Cars Birthday Party Ideas
I can’t believe little face is three years old. It seems only yesterday I brought him home in a little blanket all wrapped up from the hospital. I love and hate that he is now a little boy. For me three is when you are no longer a baby and are a big boy. Three is my favorite age. He likes to play with his toys and his favorite is Disney Cars. He loves the movies, the toys and everything Disney Cars. So the theme for this is Cars Birthday Party!
I love to throw a birthday party. One of the best ways to throw a birthday party on a budget is to have a theme. Once I had the theme for a cars birthday party, the rest was easy. I was a bit lazy and sent the invitations through evite. I like to include a picture of the birthday child holding something from the theme. This year he held is Tow Mater Pillow Pet and Lighting McQueen car for his photo.
When people walk up into the party I want them to be so excited to rush inside. This really sets the theme for the cars birthday party even before the guests stepped inside the door. The front door was revved up with a Welcome Race Fans sign I printed and taped to a large piece of construction paper. We just finished the floors on the inside, so I was not in a sewing mood. What’s better than sewing, tape! I taped checkered fabric to the sides of my Welcome Race Fan sign. Along the sidewalk to the house I placed little construction cones I found at the soccer store. So far these cones have been all over our house!
Once in the door, the front entry needed some pop of color. The entry was lined with red balloons and black strings to go with the colors of the cars birthday party. This just looks so cute. The goody buckets were on the table filled with a hot wheels car, race pencil, bubbles with fire duct tape and cheez it crackers. I choose the red plain buckets instead of the themed bucket that were a $1 more. I really wanted checkered duct tape I found at JoAnns, but they were all out when I went back the next day. I was pretty bummed about not getting the black and white checkered tape. I got the hot wheels car looking flame duct tape instead. The little red buckets needed something, so I put the flame duct tape at the top to add a little pop and put Cars stickers on the bottom to continue the cars birthday party theme.
For the bubbles inside the goody buckets, we took off the boring paper and put the flame duct tape around the bubbles. For car wash bubbles! These turned out so cute. It is amazing the things you can do with duct tape.
Cars Birthday Party Cake
The cake will be a separate post next week. This is always the star of my parties. I am so lucky the friend behind me loves to do cakes. I bake the cake and put on a crumb coat and then she comes over the night before and decorates it. We make a great team! To keep with the cars theme we decided on a race track stadium and placed Lighting McQueen and Tow Mater in the center. What do you think of that cake? Come back next Wednesday for a step by step.
The snacks had to have clever little Radiator Springs names to keep in theme with our cars birthday party. Since I only a black and white printer, my options were limited. Good thing the colors were already black and white. I choose a black and white checker board pattern for the outside and then came up with catchy little Car names for each of the items. We kept the menu real simple Hot Rod Dogs for the kids and Flo’s V8 Hamburgers for the adults. Everyone had a great time. Find out how to create a great hot dog bar with printable.
Just as soon as we finished eating then the rain started and had to continue the party inside on our new wood floors. We opened gifts and it was an awesome, action packed racing cars birthday party.
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