Monster Truck Party Ideas

By Emily Churchill

Created on June 14, 2016

Smash! Crash! It’s a monster truck birthday bash! Rev your engines and get ready for a truckload of fun! These monster truck party ideas include everything you need for planning a mud flying good time. We have ideas for inviting your party crew, decorating in true monster truck style, themed food ideas that kids will be excited to eat, party activities to keep the kids entertained and party favors they’ll love.  So get into gear and let’s get this party started!

Cheryl from Moms & Munchkins styled, wrote and photographed this epic Monster Truck Party. Stop by her blog to get more ideas for a mud-slinging good time!

Monster Truck Party Invitations

A party just wouldn’t be the same without the laughter and excitement of all the party guests! You can simplify your invite process by using these creative printed invitations – just fill in the party information and you’re good to go! As an added bonus, you can purchase the Thank You cards at the same time so you’re ready to fill those out after the party.

If you want to go the DIY route and make your own party invitations, here are some popular racing & monster truck terms that would work for the party invitations:
  • Rev Your Engines!
  • Get Into Gear!
  • Start Your Engines!
  • Speed On Over To Celebrate!
  • Join us for a truckload of fun!
  • Get ready for a monster good time!
  • Smash! Crash! It’s {child name}’s Birthday Bash!

Pressed for time but still want a personalized touch? Try our Monster Truck invitations, which can be printed to include your child's name and all of the party details! For a unique touch, you can make your own Monster Truck invitations. This can be a fun activity to get you and your child excited for your Monster Truck party! Here are some Monster Truck invitation ideas for your upcoming Monster Truck party:

  • Attach a card-style invitation to a personalized Monster Truck favor such as a bag tag or zipper pull.
  • Include Monster Truck stickers or Monster Truck tattoos with your invitations. Seal the envelopes with a personalized Monster Truck sticker printed with your party information or special message.
  • Cut a rectangle out of colored construction paper to create the cab of a monster truck. Cut two large circles out of black construction paper to make wheels. Paste the wheels onto the cab and write your party details on 1 wheel and a birthday message on the other.

Monster Truck Party Decorating Ideas

The right decorations can make all the difference at your Monster Truck party!  Monster Truck events are filled with big trucks, crunched cars to jump over and lots of mud! To help set the scene for this party, there are plenty of different wall decals to decorate behind the party food table. Don’t want decals on the wall? No problem! Use some foam poster boards covered in wrapping paper and you can stick the decals on that instead.

  • Buy, borrow or salvage some large rubber tires and display them around the party area. You can create a table out of a wooden board and piled tires. Create an obstacle course or photo backdrop!
  • Place monster truck toys in a sand box or play area for your guests to play with! Toys also make for great monster truck decorations at the party table or entrance.
  • Hang Monster Truck banners and posters around your party area.
  • Group sets of red and black balloons around the party area. Include a few Monster Truck balloons for a touch of fun in your Monster Truck decorations!
  • Decorate the family van, truck or SUV to look like a monster truck! Cover the truck in banners, garland or monster truck logos. Use it as a backdrop for photos or serve snacks out of the truck bed.

Every monster truck party needs monster trucks, right? Use a few of your child’s monster truck toys to help decorate the party table. Your food area can be set up like a mechanic shop with metal trays, wooden boxes, and pails. Or you could do something completely different and set it up like an event concession stand with popcorn, hotdogs, nachos with cheese, soda and more. Here are some items to help decorate your party table and eating area:

Monster Truck Party Food

As we all know, kids can be picky eaters so it’s always a good idea to stick to the kid-favorites at a party. Some ideas that fit with the monster truck party theme are:

  • Spare Tires – mini chocolate donuts
  • Dipsticks – chocolate covered pretzel rods or chocolate ladyfinger cookies
  • Crush – Crush sodas
  • Mud – chocolate pudding
  • Dirt Cups – chocolate pudding with chocolate cookie crumbs on top
  • Stoplight Brownies – brownies cut into rectangle shapes with one green, one red and one yellow candy coated chocolates on top to look like traffic lights
  • Concession stand foods like hot dogs, popcorn, chips, bread pretzels, pizza slices, etc.
  • Nuts & Bolts – Bits & Bites Snack Mix

Here are some free printable food tent labels to help you describe your creative food choices.

For the cake, a simple chocolate cake with chocolate icing (mud) and crushed chocolate cookies would be a great choice. You can easily decorate this with small toy monster trucks and cars.

Monster Truck Party Activities

With all that sugar, you’re sure to need some high-energy games for your little partiers. There are plenty of DIY games that you can set up that are fun for kids of all ages.

  • Monster Truck Custom Shop Activity – let the guests paint and decal their own monster trucks to take home as a party favour
  • Monster Truck Bowling – using a remote control monster truck or one that you pull back on to drive, try to knock over plastic bowling pins or empty plastic water bottles.
  • Body Shop – set up your own body shop where you can apply temporary tattoos to guests.
  • Monster Jump – set up ramps (using supplies you find around the house) and let guests take turns racing monster trucks down the ramp and jumping over small toy cars. You could award prizes for the furthest jump.
  • Monster Jam 3D Ring Toss Game
  • Monster Jump Game – like a Pin The Tail On The Donkey Game but with monster trucks.

Monster Truck Party Favor Ideas

Before you close the party down here are some creative favor ideas that the kids will love:

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