Race Car Party
CARS the Movie
Take plain white invitations and paint black squares on them to look like
Race Car party supplies
Party supplies available from
Birthday in a Box
Cover the table with white butcher paper
and draw roads on it. Place matchbox cars and let the kids "drive" them
around. Make Road signs from construction paper to put on the backs of the
chairs. Use black and white checked wrapping paper to decorate tables. Make
road signs from poster board and attach them to stakes for the yard.
Solid black or solid white tables cloths
(plastic) add cut out pictures of Nascar drivers and cars and some
racing sayings. Use wide clear tape to
place them all over the tablecloths. Put
checkered black and white
flags all over the party area in flower pots.
Set out a big checkered flag on the mail box by the road, like people
do balloons for a birthday party. Use white wicker baskets and
spray painted some black for munchies.
Use race car theme cups, and black and white paper plates and napkins.
Go to all of your towns quick
change oil places and they will be more than happy to give you empty boxes
that the oil comes in. We used these as decorations, as giant building
blocks, and for an obstacle coarse They will also give you old
stand up displays to use as decoration, posters, and empty plastic oil jugs
that we filled with water and used as helium balloon weights. Just tie
the balloons on the jug handles.
Two round cakes with holes cut in the middle.
Place the cakes and frost them to look like a figure 8 race track. Cut the holes in
half. Place these on top of the track to create hills in the track.
Crushed Oreo's can be used for dirt. Make small checkered flags and glue them to
toothpicks that are painted white. Use small cars on the track to make it look like
they are racing.
Car Cake: Make
a 2 layer 9x13 cake, shaped it into a car, frosted it, use ring dings for the wheels.
Put child's birthday # on the roof and hood - this idea and picture by Jen
Take two round cakes
and cut a slight "dip" into the "top" of one and fit the other cake into
it. Frost the edges with green colored icing and the use Oreo cookie
crumbs and green sprinkles for the top. The white track divider is just
white colored tubed jel you can buy at any grocery store. Used a
posterboard cut in circles to guide the crumbs and make a nice "track".
find tiny "Nascar" flags on the internet and print them out and glue to
them toothpicks for flags and find some matchbox cars for the top.
Other Food Ideas:
Red Stoplights - red Jell-o jigglers
Or Stop and Go Lights - red and green jigglers
Graham Crackers with red, green and yellow M&M's to make stoplights.
Race Track Snack: Oreo cookie
cereal (tires) Cinnamon
Toast Crunch cereal (available with a checkered flag design at the time)
M&M's...red ones, green ones, yellow ones...(traffic light colors) and pretzels
called KIDZELS which are shaped like various vehicles.
Decorate with with pictures from car
magazines. Give each child a computer made "drivers course certificate,"
matchbox cars, mini checkered flags, whistles, paper cars, car erasers and key
chains. Make drivers license on the computer, take a picture of all the kids and
cover with laminate or use clear contact paper.
Games and Activities:
Take the kids pictures with a Polaroid,
digital or other 'fast' printing camera. Have a sign up that says "Department
of Motor Vehicles" Use the pictures for license, etc.
Bean bag toss:
Make bean bags to look like tires. Either toss
them through an old wheel that is suspended or make a card board cut out of one.
Make cars for each child from computer paper boxes (or other).
Cover them with colored butcher paper, add 2" strip of black and white checked
wrapping paper around the top of the box. Use colored, inverted paper bowls as head
lights (brads to adhere) and colored paper plates as wheels.
Now for the fun part. Let the grass in your yard grow out a
bit, then mow, before the big day, a race course design. The kids are guaranteed to
have a blast!...Clutterbuck Family
Red Light / Green Light:
Use their cars. One adult is the light.
Pit Stop Relay Race:
Need: Butcher paper with car drawn on it, a
marker, rag or dry sponge, pitcher or plastic container for each team. Strips of
paper stating what needs to be done. Tape the paper to a wall at kid level.
On the paper strips list:
Change tire (draw tire) make two of these
Wash window (with sponge or rag)
Pump Gas (pour empty contain)
others that you can think of
The first in line of each team draws a slip, runs to the "car" performs the task
and runs back. The next in line does the same.
Need-craft foam cut to the size of license plates
Let the kids decorate them with markers, sequins, beads, etc. Could also use these
and set in a picture of the children.
Pass the Dump Truck -
Fill the back of a dump truck with wrapped
presents. Play music and when the music stops the child holding the truck gets to
pick one gift and puts it in their goodie bag. Continue.
Car Jar - get
a large clear plastic jar and put as many Hot Wheel cars and Lego tire
wheels in it. The idea is to guess how many WHEELS are in the jar, not
cars. It makes it a little harder, and you can have an old number of
wheels by putting in those extra lego tires.