If you’re wondering how to plan a transportation themed birthday party for kids, I’ve got you covered! Here are my “tried and true” vehicle party picks based on my real-life experience as chief party planner.
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Transportation Themed Birthday Party Supplies
In all honesty, I decided on a transportation birthday party theme when my twins each wanted different vehicle themes for their birthday. (Oh, the challenge of pleasing two people with one birthday!)
Below is my shortlist of transportation party ideas. These are sure to please any kid, even twins!
Vehicles Themed Paper Goods and Utensils
Transportation-themed paper goods will really set the mood for your birthday party. I recommend choosing a main serving plate with a variety of planes, trucks, and other vehicles.
For the boys’ party, I found a great “Traffic Jam” line of plates and napkins that set the color scheme for the party (see shoppable photos below).
Fortunately, I already had plenty of plates and utensils in primary colors. It’s great to mix and match one themed plate with other cups and napkins in coordinating colors.
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Customizable Transportation Party Supplies
Looking for more personalization for your transportation party? Here are some great finds that allow you to personalize your party goods with your child’s name.
- Customize these transportation themed party cups for your special birthday boy or girl.
- If you need paper goods for a younger child, try this transportation themed plate that has a whimsical feel.
- You can also personalize this melamine vehicles plate for your guest of honor.
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Transportation Theme Cake
Many retailers offer great transportation-themed frosting sheets online if you plan far enough ahead.
You can also buy this personalized transportation-themed frosting sheet that includes a plane, train, ship, and truck.
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Transportation Cake Toppers and Cupcake Toppers
For other transportation cake ideas, see my curated list of favorites below. You’ll find a mix of cute cupcake toppers and whole cake toppers.
To add a little pizzazz to my sons’ cake, I created a “Happy Birthday” topper using kebab skewers and glitter card stock I cute with a Silhouette Cameo.
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Transportation Themed Birthday Party Favor Bags
Since I had many blue paper sacks leftover from a Cookie Monster party, I decided to create my own gift bag labels.
Using card stock and simple truck images I found online, I designed my labels (again using a Silhouette Cameo). Then, I simply hole-punched the top and tied a bow so our little guests could easily open their goodies.
My favorite party favors usually include a few “disposable” items, like stickers, stamps, or mini coloring books.
We even had enough stickers left over to keep the boys busy during church for many weeks! (Can I get an “Amen”?)
See below for some of my top transportation themed birthday party favors.
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More Transportation Party Bags & Favors
In addition, I found handmade or customizable party favors that will take your transportation party to the next level.
- Personalized transportation themed party bags come ready to stuff with favors.
- Grab these transportation party tags that you can attach to any paper bag.
- I love these crayons shaped like vehicles!
- These customizable transportation labels for water bottles would also make a great favor or decorative item for a transportation themed kids birthday.
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Party Planning Checklist
I love making lists, and I’ve planned a lot of parties. Check out my Free Party Planning Printables for a 15-page organizer that will ease your stress when planning your next shindig.