My little guy has been obsessed with the trash truck since he’s been able to show expression. I wanted to create a theme for Lennon’s 3rd birthday that focused on changing the world, recycling, and saving the planet while concentrating on his love for the trash truck.
We started with a color palette of sage, slate blue, brown, yellow, and a darker green. From there, I was set on building out a whole center for Lennon that focused on recycling inclusive of the truck, of course, a recycle can with an image of a tree as part of saving the planet, a rack with Waste Management vests, and a recycling center that focused on all the items we can recycle.
Cat from Modest Peach absolutely nailed this build-out and my vision. We used the recycle cart as a dessert stand to showcase all the incredibly beautiful desserts and cakes made by Dien of Sweet Deetails. Dien also designed the graphic of Lennon as a Waste Recycle Worker. We also customized each child at the party with a graphic design of themselves as a Waste Recycle Worker. Malisa from Creative Amme then created place cards for each child for their table settings. I also got customized trash can utensil holders with each child’s name made and ideally suited stir sticks of a recycling truck and the phrase “Let’s Change The World.”
Party Shop Ave did an amazing balloon install to resemble trashing coming out of cans, and the truck and Shana from Sharp Balloons made Lennon’s little garbage truck balloon that he would not let go of. As always, Brie from Pavan Floral stunned us with her gorgeous floral arrangements. We also had bumper cars for the kids, a massive hit provided by Busy Bee Soft Play rentals.
The highlight of all was the Waste Management team arriving. I have never seen a happier Lennon. They let him go into the truck and blow the horn. They brought him a present. It was truly special. Hopefully, these kids understood the importance of recycling and striving to save this planet. Photos by the incredible Kara Coleen never fail to capture every event so beautifully.