This modern CAR THEMED SECOND BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Melissa of The Cake Boutique.
Some of my favorite ideas in this car themed party are:
The popcorn served in cupcake liners since smaller portions were needed
The black favor bags made to resemble a road
The fruit kebabs threaded onto plastic straws- a safer option for little guests
This is what Melissa said about planning the party- “My son, Finley, turned two and we threw him a car themed party (his two favourite words are Cake and Car), styled around his birthday gift, a red ride-on retro tin car. We wanted it to be bright and clean, so stuck to a red colour palette with accents of blue. Grey chevrons provided a fun geometric backdrop which we repeated in the cake design. The gorgeous paperie was custom made to incorporate the theme. Guests enjoyed a variety of motor themed sweets and treats, including vanilla bean cupcakes, Mint Chocolate marshmallow tires, Jelly Fuel, Nuts and Bolts popcorn, Road sign chocolates and custom made Belgian chocolate cars.
The conservatory was converted into a mini race track with toy cars and ride-on vehicles for the kids to play with and the ceiling was strung with giant balloons in the main party colours.
The tiny guests were given a custom made Road party bag filled with toy cars, car shaped chocolates and a car bath squirter.”
Concept, Cake and baked goods: The Cake Boutique
Sweets and Paperie: Pick and Mix Buffet
Car chocolates: The Chocolate House Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Balloons Cupcake Liners Mini Jelly Cups Taster Shovels Straws
This is what Sarah said about this party- “In August last year, I had the pleasure of creating some custom printables for a client to suit a vintage car racing theme. While my customer only needed a few items, I knew the theme would look fabulous across a complete printables range, so I set about creating one.
I created this party table to show the printables in action. I came across the awesome black gasoline pump at a local discount store, and built up the table idea from there. I wanted it to be a bit vintage and rustic, but with all the fun and energy of bright colours and checkered flags. My client had me design her some oil can labels, and I loved the idea of those as props as well for this table. I used regular 400g tins of tomatoes and wrapped the labels around those – so simple, anyone can do it!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Favor Boxes with Windows Mini Pedestal Cups Cupcake Wrappers Striped Paper Straws Ribbon Paper Cups
This fabulous DISNEY CARS THEMED 2ND BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Vanessa Rodrigues of Chic & Sweet Party Design. Vanessa did such a wonderful job! Every detail is just darling! So many great ideas here!
“This party was for Felipe’s 2nd Birthday. He is Lightning McQueen’s biggest fan.”- Vanessa
What little boy doesn’t love playing with cars? This adorable “ROUTE 3” RED CAR 3RD BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Katie Malandrino of Green Apple Paperie. I love how Katie decorated the party from head to toe in red car themed items. I’m sure the ‘fast lane’ punch and spare tire cookies were a hit. Everything is oh so cute!
Katie said– “This party was for my son, Luca, who turned three back in September. I went with a simple car theme but wanted to incorporate his age into the theme in a creative way. So the idea of the Route 66 signs came to mind. I used his age inside the route sign for the cake topper, cake pops flags and the cookies as well.
The cookies were done by A Dozen Eggs Bake Shoppe in Vermont. They went above and beyond in creating custom cookies for me. I ordered them right after Vermont got hit with a major storm that caused tremendous flooding and damage around their bakery. I was very impressed that they were able to still send out my order despite the conditions of their area. Great customer service!
I made a table runner to look like a street and placed painted wooden cars on the runner to add some fun to the dessert table. My sister-in-law crafted the birthday cake.”
Photography – Caryn Scanlan
Cookies- A Dozen Eggs Bake Shoppe
Printables- Green Apple Paperie
My next wonderful party feature goes to this adorable DISNEY PIXAR’S CARS 3RD BIRTHDAY PARTY- LIGHTNING MCQUEEN PARTY submitted by Dulce Sobremesa! Now this is a cars party! WOW. I’ve had many requests for Disney “Cars” party ideas…well, folks, here you have it! Can you believe that cake?! I adore the roads going up the gable boxes. SUCH a cute party.
Here is what Dulce said about the party- “We´re so happy to share with you today Javier´s third birthday party, inspired by Disney-Pixar’s “Cars” movie. What a fun birthday party! We designed the garlands, labels, little boxes, the cookies, the cake, many other table decorations and even medals for the race winners, all of them handmade by us. We felt so honored to be a part of his special day and to work for such a wonderful family. Thank you Silvia, Javier and Javi!”
Thanks for your submission, Dulce! Congratulations on being chosen as today’s feature. Amazing party!