Get moving with these car-themed birthday party tips and ideas!
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Is your child a car enthusiast? Well, start your engines and hit the road! Our car birthday ideas -- from kids' race car party to a Disney Cars party -- will get you in “gear” and “steer” you in the direction of pure party success. We’ve got tons of fun activities, crafts, recipes and more for the birthday child and your guests to enjoy!
Car enthusiasts of the four through nine set will be raring to go to this cars birthday party.
For peace of mind, begin planning your auto party bash six to eight weeks in advance. This will allow you time to gather all the supplies that you need, including car party decorations, gifts, and menu items. Planning ahead also gives your guests time to RSVP and make travel plans, if needed. Don't panic if you find yourself short on time; you can still plan a great party! Planning ahead simply reduces the risk of conflicts with guests' plans and may increase your car party’s attendance.
If you are making homemade invitations, gather up the construction paper and get started. Fold a sheet of construction paper in half and cut on the crease. Fold both of those pieces in half to create your cards. You should get two cards from each full sheet. Glue black foam circles onto the bottom of the front of each card, and draw on a door and a windshield. You can even trim off the corners to create the front and back curves of the car. Draw lines on the inside of the invitation to imitate a road, complete with the dashed lines that run down the center. Write your information on the “roads” for time, place, and RSVP information. If you prefer, you can follow our instructions for a printable race car invitation. Or, if you’re short on time, purchase personalized or pre-printed car birthday invitations online. We recommend mailing your invitations three to four weeks prior to the party—any sooner and your guests may forget, any later and they may already have plans.
To simplify the rest of the party planning process, check out our Party Planning Timeline, and read the paragraphs below for information on selecting car party supplies, car cakes, and more for your child's party.
What Do I Need for the Party?
If you plan to use paper tableware and cars party supplies, our Suggested Party Supply List may be quite helpful. Please note that you may not need everything on the list; it is intended only as a guide.
For this party, primary colors are ideal, such as blue and red for race cars. Fill your goodie bags with car party favors, such as toy cars, car candies, car stickers and temporary tattoos. Place all items inside clear or printed cellophane bags and tie with chenille sticks in primary colors!