Planning a Cars party can be fun and easy once you know what you want to do. Here are some Cars party ideas from my son's 3rd birthday party.
After all of the hard work and anticipation, my son's Cars-themed third birthday party was (mostly) a success. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't perfect. These things never are, of course. Overall it was fun, though, and everybody seemed to enjoy themselves; almost everybody, at least... The star of the party wasn't feeling very well, and retreated inside to watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episodes throughout a large portion of the party. Sigh.
You think that you are planning all of this for the birthday boy, and then the big day arrives, and the birthday boy shows no interest in his party. Then you start to wonder, "Have I been planning all of this, then, for me?!?!?!"
Luckily, the other kids seemed impressed and really enjoyed themselves.
Despite all of the work that goes into these sorts of parties, I love planning them. In fact, I often get told that I should do it as a career :) ; but as much as I love doing it, I think it would drive me crazy if I were to do it full time.
So, where do I begin?
Here are some of the Cars party ideas I used...
Here’s where I placed my signs:
I used the Lizzy’s Curios sign for the gift bag table. The gift bags were, of course, the souvenirs of the party.
The idea of Sarge’s “Surplus of Sweets” was used at many of the Cars parties online. I just made my own sign to fit in with my decor.
For Sally’s Cozy Cones, I had bought ice cream cones that I, of course, forgot to bring out and use. Luckily I had also made cones out of orange paper for the snack foods, and stood them up on the kids’ table inside an inflatable tire. (see slide 1)
I had some small donuts and donut-shaped cookies for the leaning tower of tires at Luigi’s Casa Della Tires. I also handed out some “spare tires,” aka mini donuts, in each child’s party favor bag.
The others are pretty self-explanatory.