Hey everyone! I’m excited to share some of my work with you today that will hopefully make you smile… or get super hungry… or both! 😉
This is a Food Truck Kids Birthday Party theme that I originally designed for Fisher-Price. Scroll down for all the fun creative details, starting with a peek at the adorable food truck toy that inspired it all. Our darling neighbor was more than happy to come over and “test it out” for us!
1. Food Truck Party Invitations
Download these playful food truck party invitations and print at home or at a local print shop. For an extra-creative touch, make the invitations double-sided by printing the (optional) yummy food pattern on the back.
2. “Saucy” Splatter Paint Art
This messy art activity was probably my favorite element from the theme… I always love a clever or surprising nod to a party theme! Just don’t try to put any of these “condiments” on your burger. ;)
- Fill condiment squeeze bottles with washable tempera paint: red for ketchup, yellow for mustard, green for relish, and white for mayo.
- Fill salt and pepper shakers with white and black glitter.
- Give kids white paper plates and plastic spoons (for painting/smearing), and encourage them to have fun decorating their plates and creating artwork using the “ketchup”, “mustard”, “salt” etc!
3. Printable Food Garland
- printable food & drink silhouettes
- white card stock
- tape and/or hot glue
- plastic straws
Print and cut out the food and drink silhouettes. Arrange them to your liking on a flat surface, then flip them over and lay the twine (or string) on top. Tape or hot glue the twine to each silhouette. Trim a plastic straw for each drink silhouette and tape or hot glue it to the back.
4. Cheeseburger Cupcakes
I was really happy with how the cupcakes turned out… and even used store-bought vanilla cupcakes and brownies to make creating them easier! See the full recipe here.
5. Pint-Sized Pizzas
Turn lunch into an activity by letting little ones choose their own toppings!
- refrigerated biscuit dough
- pizza cheese
- pizza toppings
- paper plates
Preheat the oven to 350º and set out bowls of toppings and cheese. Have a grown-up (or 2) prep pizza dough for each guest by pressing refrigerated biscuit dough out into a 6-inch round and covering it with sauce.
6. Serving in Style
Once the mini pizzas are baked fresh from the oven, serve them up “food truck style” in kraft paper food trays with checkered liners. For smaller party guests, cut the pizzas into slices that are easier for little hands to pick up.
Note: Even though this specific party was geared towards toddlers and very young kids, I think a few of the ideas would work really well for older kids too – like the cheeseburger cupcakes, paper plate backdrop, and printable invitations and garland.
The darling smoothies, however, are definitely perfectly sized for tiny hands… :)
7. Spill-proof Smoothies
Serve smoothies (or other favorite drinks) in toddler-sized to-go cups with lids and colorful straws. For the healthy party treat shown here, we mixed up frozen strawberries and bananas with Greek yogurt and milk.
I hope you’re feeling inspired to throw a Food Truck party or playdate now!
Don’t forget to tell your guests to say CHEESE… burger! 😜