Party ideas theme post : Racing Cars as a boys birthday party theme
Remember when you were young? Remember all of the things you liked? Chances are, if you are a bloke, when you were little, you really really liked fast cars. Perhaps matchbox toys. Perhaps you were more of a hot wheels kid. Or if you are 1970s vintage, maybe even slot car racing – way before radio controlled cars were even thought of.
It should come as no surprise then, that when the Pixar film Cars was released, that it was such a big hit. Fast red cars, older slower cars, and a secret race car emerging from retirement to train the new crop of racers. Personalities, humour, baddies, and yes, lots of racing. Even a catchy soundtrack and of course, merchandise. Kids loved it, and no wonder.
For many boys, this love for cars carries on from childhood, through to being a teenager, and beyond. Many grown up men still stop and stare, enraptured, when a special vehicle comes into view, or the sound of racing cars fills the living room on a Saturday afternoon.
If your son, or a male child in your life is a big fan of cars, you could do a lot worse than hold a cars themed birthday party. Either inspired by the movie if that is what they enjoy, although a few years ago now, or perhaps a Formula One or Mount Panorama V8 inspired birthday party. What a great theme – there are loads of things you can do to make this one special.
Let’s begin by discussing some invitation options. One of our favourite cars themed boys birthday invitations idea is to use photo invitations – with a picture of the birthday boy smiling at your party guests, backed up by clever artwork or a picture of a racecar and racing imagery. Here is an example of a race car birthday party invitation, and below we have a few pics if invites we found on Pinterest. Gotta love Pinterest when it comes to getting ideas easily for all kinds of things from decorations to colour choices.
Now that the invites are sorted, it’s worth your while to give a thought to how you will decorate your birthday party room. Bright and sparkly is probably not the best idea for this party theme.
Let’s think race track. Zoom zoom…..like huge chequered flags, the sort they wave as the cars cross the finish line….Perhaps a trophy, with two big handles…a winners podium even. These make excellent party banners – if you cannot actually HAVE a podium, trophy and winners flags, then a personalised banner using these as artwork ideas is a good second best.
Now for a birthday cake. With a bit of looking around you can find a business online that can help here too. Some options are small cake topers that look like race cars. Even candles. Our suggestion is to find an edible image business and get them to print one for your party. A good online provider might even be able to match the invitations and banner and edible images in the same theme. How cool would that be – your boy will really be the champ!