It’s time to rev up your engines and crash on over for a Monster Truck Birthday Bash. This Monster Truck birthday is full of fun printables and party ideas for a crashing good time.

Monster Truck Monster Jam Birthday Party

I’m so excited to finally share my little man’s third birthday party from last Fall, a Monster Truck Birthday Party, which we referred to as “Everett Jam,” and was inspired by his love for all things cars and trucks.

This boy will rarely allow me to put him in a dinosaur shirt, which was the obsession of his older brother and of course what all of our hand-me-downs are made up of.

Nope! Cars and trucks only.

I guess I don’t have to worry about having to repeat a theme and throw another dinosaur birthday party! Ha! 

Monster Truck Birthday Party

First things first, I started with defining my color scheme and creating the first few printables for the party.

I paired black, yellow, silver/gray, white, blue, and green. The colors are fresh and fun!  

I hope you love all of the awesome details from this Monster Truck Birthday, including:

  • Amazingly detailed desserts: custom sugar cookies and flag patterned cake
  • a DIY centerpiece with most items you probably already have at home
  • Easy menu ideas to take the stress out of party planning
  • a full printable printable set including oversized party backdrops

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Monster Truck Birthday Dessert Table

For the dessert table, I used my console table in our living room, which the front door steps right into.

Large backdrops work really well on this wall so I had a huge 36×48″ poster printed out at Vista Print that called out the party theme, “Everett Jam.”

I used 3M command strips to hang the print, making this very easy to install (you might need an extra set of hands to position it).

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Monster Jam Party Dessert Table
Monster Jam party dessert table

I didn’t go overboard on the decor accents as I wanted the dessert itself to shine.

These little inflatable tires were a fun way to add in some monster truck elements and then I added in lots of racing flags:

Food Tent Cards and a small sign add the final touch to the decor.

Monster Truck Birthday Cake

The cake was such a hit with our party guests.

I brought my vision for it to Target Bakery and had them create the checkered racing flag on the side with a little mud pit top.

With the help from the birthday boy, we then sunk in some monster trucks and racing flags on the top.

The sugar cookie was a cute little addition to the front of the cake. I love the “Everett Jam” logo. More on those in a bit.

The cake is displayed on a bright and durable yellow cake stand that is available from Sprinkles & Confetti, one of my go-to party suppliers. Jackie, the owner, and her staff will curate an awesome party box for your theme.

I purchased the tabletop supplies from Sprinkles & Confetti too: plates, napkins, forks and cups. Jackie sourced a great selection of Monster Jam party supplies that met my budget. 

Checkered flag birthday cake
Monster Truck Cake

Custom Monster Truck Sugar Cookies

These cookies were so perfectly detailed from The Polka Dot Cookie, a local Twin Cities Baker (now relocated to Southern California), who also provided custom cookies for my “Rosé and IPA Before the Big Day” wedding shower.

I shared some of the Monster Truck party printables and Kelly took it from there.

Custom Monster Jam Sugar Cookies from The Polka Dot Cookie
Custom Monster Truck Sugar Cookies

Spare Tires and “Mud Cups” Pudding Dessert

To complete the dessert offerings, I picked up some round mini brownies and made some mud cups with chocolate pudding, crushed oreos, and whipped cream topping.

These mini square appetizer bowls and the mini checkered spoons made the mud cup desserts look so cute and were a great party portion size!

Mini Brownies become "spare tires"
Mini Mud Cups Dessert

Monster Truck Party Favors

I don’t always have party favors, but when I found these cute little pull back monster trucks at Oriental Trading, I thought it would be fun to pair them with some candy in a little take-home favor box.

This clear favor box was the perfect size and easy to decorate with some custom stickers I had printed at Vista Print. 

Monster Truck Party Favors

Monster Truck Birthday Food Table

For the second area of decorations, which was the food table in our dining room, I started by creating a DIY backdrop using Dollar Tree plastic table cloths that I cut into strips.

Then I added in a balloon garland and another oversized party printable.

Monster Truck Party Food Table styled by Elva M Design Studio

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I “shopped” our home and gathered up a bunch of monster trucks and Hot Wheels, which I used as party decor throughout the event.

This simple centerpiece took only minutes to create. In fact, I let the birthday boy help put it together by asking him to load up a small glass fish bowl with Hot Wheels cars. 

We then placed some checkered flags in the bowl and topped it off with a monster truck.

Those Hot Wheels are about to get crushed! 

Checkered racing flag and truck centerpiece

A disposable blue table cloth and checkered racing flag table skirt complete the look, alongside a “Monster Munchies” printable sign.

Monster Munchies printable buffet sign

Monster Truck Party Menu Ideas

All that crashing and crushing is sure to work up an appetite. These Monster Munchies were easy to serve and allowed me to focus on what I love most – the decor! 

Earlier in the year I catered my oldest’s Ninja Birthday from a Chinese restaurant, and I was determined to make the same choice for this party.

We decided on Jimmy Johns and ordered a platter of subs to do the heavy lifting, and added in some sides to round out the meal.

Here’s the full “Monster Munchies” menu:

  • Jimmy Johns “Monster Subs”
  • Jimmy Johns Pickles
  • Selection of Chips (we could have ordered these from Jimmy Johns, but it was cheaper to pick up a mixed bag at the grocery store)
  • Veggie Tray (pre-cut of course!)
  • Nuts and Bolts (this party bite took the most effort, which my Mother-in-law took on; here’s a recipe from Taste of Home)
  • Selection of olives
Monster Truck Party Food

With the amount of people it was plenty of food and by hosting the party at an off hour (3 pm), I didn’t stress if people weren’t completely full (we did have leftovers so I think everyone got their fill).

To wash everything down, I served a non-alcoholic pineapple sparkling punch, which I served in my mason jar drink dispenser (similar). (I forgot to save the recipe I used!)

Refueling Station with Punch

We had such a great time celebrating Everett’s third birthday. Even though it’s still months away, I can’t wait to see what theme we pick for his fourth birthday! 

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Vendor Recap

Party Styling, Printables, and Photography: Elva M Design Studio

Please note, not all of the printables from this party are available for sale.

Oriental Trading:

Sprinkles & Confetti:

Amalfi Decor: 12″ Metal Black Cake Stand

The Polka Dot Cookie: Custom Sugar Cookies

Target Bakery: Birthday Cake

If you are looking for other fun boy birthday ideas, you might like this Lumberjack first birthday, this adorable puppy pawty, or this “Upgrade in Progress” Robot party.

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Author

Hi, I’m Meghan, party lover and designer at Elva M Design Studio. I’m a mom of three young boys and so passionate about celebrating all life has to offer. I love party planning and bringing people together, whether it’s for Champagne Friday, celebrating a new baby, a birthday, or just because! Sign up for my email list to enjoy all the free printables.

8 Comments

  1. I really really like your monster truck design. I love the colors you used and the design style. I would love to purchase the invitation and maybe stickers for favor bags. But the only thing that is available for sale is the back drop. I will be purchasing that too, but also I need the invitation to match the whole theme. So please let me know. Thank you.

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  3. How can I get the Name Jam sign? That looks large which is my preference.
    Thanks
    Sherry

  4. Sara Hutchison Reply

    Can you please tell me how to print and do the envelopes?

    • You can DIY and print your own envelope inserts that then slide and get glued inside the envelope. Hope that helps.

    • I designed all of the printables! Right now the monster truck one is available in my shop for a variety of ages.

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