Our garbage and recycle loving little man is turning 4 next week so we are celebrating with a garbage & trash party. I will give a full run-down of the festivities after the party but I couldn't wait to share some of the decorations and the cake.
The Recycle Truck Cake & the Inspiration
I am really proud of this one. I love how it turned out and my sun is already bouncing off the walls and he hasn't even had any sugar laden frosting yet! I used bread pans to make the cake and shape them in to the truck and mini-donuts for the wheels.
Inspiration for the decorations was pretty easy - reduce, reuse & recycle...or raid the trash bin. I made the banner using a roll of blue ribbon and I cut triangle penants out of the Sunday newspaper. Since I don't have a fancy dicutting machine (insert hint to my husband here that a Cricut or a Silhouette machine would be awesome) I cut apart a simple Happy Birthday banner from the dollar store. I would have loved to cut up food wrappers and boxes for the letters but I ran out of time and well, I love the bright colors of the banner.
I found these small blue garbage cans at the Dollar Tree several months ago and just knew I had to pick them up. They are going to work great for chips and pretzels for the party.
The party is in the morning and I must get some sleep. I will share more about the fun after we celebrate our little garbage man turning 4!