If you are looking to throw a Monster Truck Birthday Party or any type of transportation themed party, here are a few fun ideas for you! I wanted to make Graham’s 4th birthday fun and memorable with small details. I’ve even included links to some free printables you can use for your Monster Truck Birthday Party!
Making a Monster Truck Birthday Cake is easier than you would think! We let Graham pick out 2 different monster trucks and 3 different cars to go on the cake. I simply made two round cakes using a marble cake mix and dark chocolate fudge frosting. I baked a small batch of brownies to use as the mud for the top of the cake.
Once you have your two cakes together (frosting in between), cover the stack of cakes completely with frosting. Crumble the brownies in a separate container leaving some bigger pieces. Place the 3 cars in a straight line (the crushing line) on the cake making sure to leave room for a brownie mud pile and monster truck. Begin adding the brownie pieces to the top of the cake. I made a pile at the top of the cars in order to form a small hill and lined the cars in brownies as well. Have fun and be creative! For the finishing touch, I added a monster truck climbing the cake. Just press one of the wheels into the side of the cake. You can download the free checkered flags (print them small) and place them on lollipop sticks.
We also served Monster Truck Tortilla chips as a fun appetizer! They are extremely easy and fun to make. Serve them with salsa, guacamole, or sour cream. I purchased the Monster Truck Cookie Cutter from A Baker’s Place online and was very pleased with the quick service.
Another delicious idea is to create Monster Truck Wheels using bananas, whole wheat tortillas, and Nutella! Yum!
I also created Graham’s invitations on Photoshop. You can print off a generic version of the Monster Truck Birthday Invitations for free! I made it so that you can fill in your information. I’ve also included free printable monster truck cupcake toppers or lollipop tags for you to use. Here’s an easy recipe for cake pops:
What You Will Need:
- Regular box cake mix (flavor of choice). Try to avoid “extra moist” varieties. If you have a moist variety you can always cut out half of the egg and oil. I’ve done this on several occassions.
- One tub of frosting (flavor of choice)
- Lollipop sticks with plastic covers and ties
- 1 pack of candy melts (any color)
- Bake the cake over night in a rectangle pan
- The next day, cut the cake into 4ths
- Rub two pieces of the cake sections together over a bowl to crumble as fine as possible. Make sure to crumble larger pieces. Repeat this process until all of the cake is crumbled.
- Mix half of the tub of frosting into the crumbled cake well. You want to mix until you see no frosting on the back of your spoon.
- Start rolling into balls about 1 1/2 wide
- Place them onto wax paper in the freezer for about 15 minutes
- Melt the candy melts in the microwave (be careful not to over melt… about 30 seconds and stir)
- Move the cake balls to the refrigerator and only work with about 4 out at a time. They need to remain as cool as possible.
- Dip one end of the lollipop stick into the candy melt and then into the cake ball (about halfway in) then swipe the entrie cake pop into the candy melt covering as much of the cake ball as you can. Use styrofoam or an egg carton to stand the pop on to dry.
- Repeat this process until you are done and then cover with plastic wrap once they are dry
Looking for a cute way to decorate? You can also download this free Happy Birthday Bunting printable I created to match the yellow and black theme of the party.
I love to see birthday party ideas! Please feel free to leave links to your fun birthday parties in the comments below.