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Garbage Truck Party – I Stink!!

Recently I worked with Natalie at Southern Belle’s Charm to help create what turned out to be an incredibly unique and fun party. The little guest of honor’s favorite book was “I Stink” – a book by Kate McMullan all about GARBAGE.

And Natalie had a hay day coming up with all sorts of garbage-related party goodies, from book invitations to trashy wreaths, to fly shaped cake pops and trash can favors. Here are a few pictures from the party, but be sure to pop by her site to see the rest!


I’d say it was one trashy garbage truck party, all in all, and from what I hear, the birthday boy couldn’t have been happier!
Party Design & Paper Products – Southern Belle’s Charm
Printables – Frog Prince Paperie
Cookies – The Cookie Jar
Mini Donuts – Dough a Deer
Fly Pops – Lulee’s Lollies
Kandy Kones- Superchick Studios
Jones Soda Labels – Modern Moments Custom Designs

Paula Biggs

Owner at Frog Prince Paperie
Paula Biggs is a party planner, DIY crafter, and owner of Frog Prince Paperie, where you can find hundreds of party, craft and lifestyle ideas.

Susan Barrett

Monday 24th of September 2018

Can you please tell me how you made the trash wreath? Thought I might use them as a centerpiece for my grandsons 5th birthday party. He too is in Essex with garbage and recycling trucks.

Thank you Grandma Susan.

Paula Biggs

Tuesday 9th of October 2018

I love that kids still love this story! I didn't make the wreath, though, so can't be of much help there. :(

Brittany Miller

Thursday 18th of July 2013

I know you posted this blog awhile ago.... But I am wondering where you found the mini cans. I can't find them like that in bulk anywhere! I am throwing my 2 boys a garbage themed birthday party this year and I am in love with these. Thank you so much!


Tuesday 8th of April 2014

I'm also looking for the mini trash cans in bulk. I can't seem to find them online, only plastic assorted colors sold by the dozen. Please advise, I'm throwing my son's 1st bday, and I love them for the candy station.

Please Help! Thank you

Jenni Price illustration

Saturday 4th of February 2012

This is one awesome party! I love it...who would have thought trash could look so cute?!

Lisa~The SweetTalk Shop

Wednesday 18th of January 2012

Oh that is just so cute!! My cousin always said he wanted to be a garbage man. He would have loved this party theme some 40 years ago.

Lynlee - Lynlee's Petite Cakes

Wednesday 18th of January 2012

So insanely cute and original! Love every single detail... the flies, garbage cans... too perfect!