Little Blue Truck 1st Birthday


Piglet’s first birthday party was better than we could have hoped for. It was chaotic, loud, and so much fun. Piglet wouldn’t take more than a 20 minute afternoon nap, and we were so nervous that he’d be a fussy pants, but he was all smiles. We were so impressed with his ability to handle all the activity. It was like he couldn’t sleep beforehand because he just knew it was his party. He was too excited to sleep! The decorations all came together, and I’m so happy with how everything turned out.

We had the little blue truck and the dump truck, complete with felt animals that I hand stitched:

little blue truck & dump truck,

little blue truck felt animals,

There were blue frosted cupcakes, with homemade cupcake toppers:

Little Blue Truck Cupcake Toppers,

I also made a chalkboard sign for Piglet. Guests said it was great because it answered questions they had about him! chalkboard birthday sign, #littlebluetruckparty

The clothespin timeline was my favorite decoration piece. I love seeing how he’s changed throughout the year. Don’t mind the glare on the pictures. I am still learning how to take good photos! clothespin timeline photo

Match was so helpful all day. He helped me put up streamers in the family room, and he cleaned up our patio and deck, and got everything guest ready. Then the guests started arriving, and it was party time!


Match got really into the theme, and even coordinated his outfit to go along with Piglet’s. I love that he is such a good sport!

Little Blue Truck Pinata, #diypinata #littlebluetruck

The kids had a great time with the pinata. Unfortunately, Match made it a little too sturdy, and we ended up having to put it on the ground and let them just whack it to death. Either way, the kids had fun and the adults were thoroughly entertained!

Piglet did not mess around when it came time for his cupcake. He had been waiting a whole year for a sweet treat, and he did not want to miss out!


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The rest of the party was a blur of opening presents and visiting with guests. Piglet’s Godparents, Geeky and Fireguy, went all out with a Giraffe rider. It was the hit of the party!


We had friends come from out of town, and Match got to see some of his academy buddies. Between the three guys, they have had four sons since graduating from Law Enforcement Academy. Pretty crazy! All the guests seemed to have fun mingling and playing together. partyguests

We are so blessed to have so many people that love our little man. Onward to year #2!

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    You did such a great job planning his party, the decorations look awesome! My favorite picture is the pic when he has the number upside down, he looks like a rock star about to smash a guitar! Ha! Happy Birthday Piglet! i have to say its fun to be a part of your journey from single to a married lady to a mother 🙂


    Oh my gosh you did such an amazing job on his party! The decorations are all way too cute, I love it! Looks like you all had a wonderful time and that the party went off without a hitch. Happy belated birthday to him 😀

    Sarah Shumate

    I love that last family photo! So sweet!

    Great job on the party! One question though – where were YOUR overalls and plaid shirt, huh? 🙂

    BTW – If you’ve got light coming in on a reflective surface (like the printed out photographs you used in your super cute decor), unless you remove the light source, you’ll get that glare no matter what. You didn’t need to take a better picture, just close the blinds! 🙂


    Looks like fun was had by all, especially the birthday boy! Love the coordinating outfits!


    The party looks great!! What a fun time. Happy Birthday little guy!


    happy birthday piglet!!!!!!! from the looks of things, the party was a huge success!! and the decorations, not surprising, were awesome! you’re so talented when it comes to that kind of thing 🙂 piglet will for sure continue to have amazingly decorated parties! 🙂


    I know you’re saying the same thing, but… How is he 1 already? What a cute party and theme!


    What a fantastic first birthday! And some seriously great decorating ideas. I LOVE the chalk board and the clothesline of pictures. The pinata sounds like it was a huge “hit”. So much fun. Wishing you and your sweet little guy a happy happy first birthday! Thanks for sharing your big day 🙂


    Would you please tell me where you found the little blue truck toy? I’ve been looking everywhere!


    What a great party! I would also like to find a little blue truck like the one in your picture for my sweet grandson. Could you please share with me where you found it? The animals were cute too!

    Mrs. Match

    Thank you! I wish I could tell you where the truck was purchased. It’s a ceramic truck that came with flowers we received when our son was born. I haven’t seen anything like it in stores.

    Katheryn Nathe

    Fantastic party and decorations! I was hoping you might share your cupcake toppers or the templates so I could make them for my son? There are several different ones out there but none highlighting Toad and the Yellow Dump Truck as you did (my son’s favorites). Thanks for considering!

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