This post is sponsored by and created in partnership with Oriental Trading for their Fun365 site.
Although I am a contributor for Fun365 and was compensated to create this party, all of my opinions and thoughts are 100% my own. For more information, see my disclosures here.
Racers, start your engines and zoom on over for some high-speed birthday fun!
Hi Friends! I’m super excited to share with you this new race car party that I created in partnership with Oriental Trading and Fun365. I had an absolute blast working on this party. It is such a classic and timeless theme!
So, grab a pit pass and join the crew! You don’t want to miss these high-octane highlights from the party—including a DIY Race Track Cake Stand, a fun themed Sugar Rush Raceway game, and a FREE race car party printable pack guaranteed to kick your party into high gear!!
Check out the full party post at Oriental Trading here!
Rev up and roll out! When I was first envisioning this race car birthday party I knew I wanted it to be black and white, symbolic of the checkered flags used at every race track, with pops of bright yellow and red. I also wanted to add unique custom elements throughout. From the personalized pit passes to the donut “spare tires” and “fueling (drink) station” this party is full throttle fun.
I first started by designing the invitation for this race car party. I wanted the design to resemble a ticket. I loved the idea of all the little racer party guests receiving the ticket invitation before the party, and it being their “admission” to the celebration. Fun themed invitations really add excitement and anticipation for the party ahead.
Don’t forget to fuel up!
Every racer needs a lot of fuel and every birthday party needs lots of sweet treats! At our race car party we had a full “Fueling Station” with lemonade and bottles of “coolant” water as well as chocolate donut “spare tires”, popcorn in Fuel Can Popcorn Boxes and delicious cupcakes. I designed custom toppers for the cupcakes that matched the theme. Also, to display the cupcakes, I made a DIY Race Track Cake Stand. I love how this DIY turned out. It was such a fun added detail to the party.
Sugar Rush Raceway Gumball Race Track Game
A fun activity at our race car party was the Sugar Rush Raceway. This DIY race track made out of pool noodles raced machine-sized gumballs on 8 different tracks. The little racers had an absolute blast with this game! When they weren’t racing, they could easily grab a Checkered Flag Sucker from the track and cheer on the other racers too! Appropriately named, this game was definitely a sweet victory!
All of our racers went home with goodie boxes and donut tires for the road! The Black Favor Boxes were filled with Checkered Pencils with Tire Toppers, Race Car Notepads, Winner Trophies, Small Checkered Flags and Die Cast Cars. I also created a fun race car treat bag topper designed to fit small chocolate donut tires. This printable, as well as the thank you favor tag, are available for free as a part of the full race car printable pack.
Thanks for racing by to join the crew!
I hope you enjoyed this race car birthday party! If you use any of these ideas or designs, I’d love to see them! Please tag me on Instagram. I love connecting with all of you and seeing your awesome celebrations!