Retro 50′s Race Car Themed 1st Birthday Party

Posted on December 31st, 2012 by Kara
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How adorable is this RETRO 50′S RACE CAR THEMED FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Nikka Morell of Triple M Good Parties! I just love the cookies, cake, framed toy race cars…and more! There are so many darling ideas here!

Here’s what Nikka said about planning the party- “I created this race car/diner party for little 1 year old Zane. Zane is an only child and his parents are above the moon with this little man. Every milestone is celebrated with nothing held back.

This is a total DIY party. I jazzed up some boring trays with a can of spray paint and glued some wooden knobs on the bottom to give them some height. I then lined them with the black and white check paper to compliment the party. The bigger pedestals are wood candle sticks and the smaller ones are old glass candle sticks from The Goodwill, with a small piece of wood on top. The candy jars are my favorite so far! I used some modge podge to glue the fabric on terra cotta pots and then topped them off with a muscle car. I also glued some muscle cars to some card stock paper and placed them in black frames.  The flower vases are old Starbucks bottles wrapped in color coordinated yarn. I wanted Zane’s party to shout that he was in fact turning 1. I wrapped a bunch canvas frames with fabric then glued some tissue paper on to make a 1 and give it some texture. I also wrapped some canvas frames in paper and then glued painted wood 1′s on.  To bring the diner feel into the party, I used a vintage straw dispenser, a short napkin holder, some tall acrylic ice cream dishes and real black french fry holders. My old school looking popcorn machine fit perfect with the party. Zane turned 1….we all knew it…Zane had the best day!”

Vendors and Credits:
All party decorations and planning: Triple M Good Parties
Cake, cupcakes: Triple M Good Parties
Photography: Tetuan Photography
Cookies: The Cookie Jar

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4 thoughts on “Retro 50′s Race Car Themed 1st Birthday Party

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  1. Kp

    I don’t know what exactly it is about the number one shaped cookie in the top picture that says “vroom” but I love it so incredibly much.

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