Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Garbage Party - The Event

Today is my baby boys 4th birthday!  He is such a blessing and we love him so much.  This week of celebrating has been awesome and his party day on Saturday was a huge hit.  Our little man loved his recycle truck cake as did everyone who was there.  The garbage truck needed more wheels as everyone wanted a mini-donut wheel.

To add to the garbage theme, I planned a couple of simple and silly activities for the party.  First, the kids went outside (how we love the beautiful Arizona winter days) and made some noise by running and jumping on rolls of bubble wrap.  Everyone young and old loves to pop those little bubbles and what is more fun than when you are encouraged to jump on them.  It was loud (kind of like fire crackers) and lots of fun.

The second activity let the kids pick up trash using a "garbage grabber".  The kids loved picking up cans, crumpled newspaper and bottles and putting them in a box.  I think several mommas may be buying a "garbage grabber" as it encouraged a bunch of 3 and 4 year olds to clean up.  Really, is there anything better than that.

This is what I have learned - there are ALOT of garbage trucks on the market.  I believe our little trash mogul has a fleet of over 10 trucks now and no two are the same!

Happy Birthday Bubba Z!
(This last photo was taken at preschool this morning as all of his friends sang to him - cha, cha, cha!!!)


  1. What an awesome idea for a party! Happy birthday to him. My daughter just turned 4 last month. Im visiting from the Swap party. Im your newest follower, hope you will come follow me on both of my blogs.

  2. Happy Birthday to your little man!!! I came over from the swap party and am your newest follower!


  3. Love that cake. Super cute and looks way fun. Coming from I heart Naptime

  4. What a cool party. I love the fact that you're already getting these four year olds into recycling. How neat! I'm following you from the blog swap party. It's nice to meet you and get inspired by all your great crafting and decorating ideas!

  5. CUTE cake! I'd want a tire too!

    I've nominated you for the Stylish Blogger Award!


  6. That is quite possibly the most creative party theme I've ever heard of! Love the bubble wrap activity.
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  7. What a clever theme for a birthday party! And what a handsome son you have. They grow so fast, don't they? I'm your newest follower from the swap party. What a great idea SJ had! I hope you visit me too!
    God bless ... Lynn

  8. that is a really cool cake. great party idea!

    Pretty please link up to my winter blues link party "Indulge Your Sweet Tooth"


  9. What a clever idea for a boys party! I'm filing this aways for future idea.



  10. Do you remember where you found the garbage grabbers? We are having a garbage truck party for our son and think its a great idea!

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