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Vintage Truck Birthday Party

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Do boys ever outgrow their love for trucks?  I think not, as evidenced by this awesome vintage truck themed birthday party planned by Virginia Barrera, of Amador de Parties, for her husband’s 33rd birthday.  Full of creative detail ideas like a dessert table hoisted up on old tires, vintage garage-inspired decorations, and a road sign topped cake, this is one party that boys—young and old—will love.  Cruise through the photos by Snapberry Photographs and enjoy the ride!


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Clean and classy with a vintage flair, Virginia styled this party in shades of red and navy blue.  The theme was carried throughout the party, starting with the classic invitation inviting guests to celebrate at Alfonso’s garage.  The welcome was extended at the front entry walk, where guests were greeted by a tire display with a license plate welcome sign and festive pennant flags.

Vintage Car Themed BIrthday Party Table Ideas

Vintage Car Themed BIrthday party Table Centerpieces

Vintage Car Themed Birthday Party Plate Ideas

The actual party was held in the garage—a perfect setting for a Chevy truck-inspired party!  Virginia dressed the space by decorating two round dining tables in coordinating linens.  Custom centerpieces were fashioned from two small tires, a bit of burlap and personalized double-sided “Alfonso 33” logos. Eye catching place settings consisted of red charger plates, topped with custom themed plates.

Vintage Car Themed Birthday Party Drink Cup Ideas

Vintage Car Themed Birthday Party Place Setting Ideas

Mason jars were made party ready with navy and white paper straws.  Red napkins and silver tone utensils were bundled and topped with coordinating napkin wraps.  Each place setting also included a scratch off card, designed for the celebration. What a fun way to choose a winner from each table! And did you notice the terrific vintage truck favor boxes?  Love!  Tabletop “Alfonso” confetti completed the look.

Vintage Car Themed Party Dessert Table Ideas

Vintage Car Themed Party Decoration Ideas

One of the elements I love most about this party is the dessert table.  Would you believe Virginia got all of the tires for her truck themed table for free?  She posted a request for old, free tires on her community page.  With a little elbow grease, they looked perfect and shiny for the party!  A white IKEA tabletop was added and gave a nice clean look.  A license plate-inspired birthday name sign was added to the front of the table for interest. For fun garage themed props, Virginia raided her pantry and wrapped cans of corn with adorable oil and gas labels. My favorite prop of all is the vintage gas pump—so perfect!

Vintage Car Themed Party Food Candy Popcorn Ideas

Vintage Car Themed Party Food Popcorn Ideas

Vintage Car Themed Party Food Cookie Ideas

Desserts were plentiful.  Red and blue candy coated popcorn filled apothecary jars. Chocolate covered Oreos (they remind me of tires!) looked lovely on cake stands.

Vintage Car Themed Party Food Decorated Cookie Ideas

Bellaria Bakery made the unbelievably detailed vintage style cookies.  Check out that old Chevy truck—wow!

Vintage Car Themed Party Food Macaroon Ideas

For the macaron lovers, there were chocolate and cinnamon toast macarons from DD’s Macarons to enjoy.

Vintage Car themed Party Food Cake Pop Ideas

Red metal tool boxes became the perfect display pieces for scrumptious looking cake pops by Jaya Jolie’s Confections.

Vintage Themed Car Birthday Party Food Cake Ideas

And don’t you love how the cake was displayed on top of a tire? The Route 33 cake topper was a perfect choice to dress up the cake.  Circle labels with names of gas stations embellished the cake stand.

Vintage Themed Car Birthday Party Candy Bar Ideas

Vintage Themed Car Birthday Party Candy ideas

Candy bars received a makeover with custom wrappers.  Make sure you take a closer look at the custom food labels.  I love how clean and coordinated everything looks.

Vintage Themed Car Birthday Food Menu Idea

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Vintage Themed Car Birthday Party Food Sign

Vintage Themed Birthday Party Food Ideas

Vintage Themed Birthday Party Potato Salad

For the meal, guests helped themselves to a full-service hotdog and popcorn bar. The awesome custom labels and signs kept the theme going. Aren’t the license plate inspired signs for the cheese, Pico de Gallo, lettuce and guacamole great?  Other “extras” included potato salad, chips and chili.

Vintage Themed Car Birthday Party Food Drink Ideas


Vintage Themed Car Birthday Food Drink Lemonade ideas

Drinks were dressed up to look like oil (sweet tea) and anti-freeze (lemonade) dispensers —so clever!

Vintage Themed Birthday Party Car Sign

In other areas of the party space, vintage signs advertised various gas and oil products and directed guests to “ultra clean” restrooms. I love how Virginia made these from printables attached to dollar store pizza pans!

Vintage car themed decoration ideas

Virginia also added a creative touch to a cardboard letter “A” by gluing on dollar store wrenches—an awesome find and so budget-friendly!

Vintage Themed Birthday Party Photo Booth Ideas

You’ll notice coordinating décor in the photo booth area and lots of fun props to use for posing.

Vintage Car themed Party Favor Ideas

What a cool vintage truck celebration for one lucky husband!  Virginia is one crafty lady with great attention to details! To see more of her work, check out her Facebook page.

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.