Party ideas theme post : Racing Cars as a boys birthday party theme

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.

Race car themed boys party invitation with checkered flag

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.

Personalised race car photo invitation

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!

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Party ideas post : Popular invitation designs for kids birthday parties.

Party ideas post : Popular invitation designs for kids birthday parties.

If you are going to hold a birthday party for a younger child, its good that you are planning ahead.

With a little planning and timely preparation, your party is far more likely to be the success you no doubt want it to be.

One of the best ways to be certain that your little boy’s birthday or little girls party is a roaring hit is to choose a fun theme. Younger kids love a good game of make believe, and a themed party is exactly that – a whole afternoon or evening of fun and play.

We are going to have a quick look at some of the more popular party themes, along with some of the custom party supplies you can buy online that go along with these.

Personalised party bunting flags Personalised party bunting flags

One year old birthday parties :

One of the simpler parties to plan for, a first birthday is a dream. We reckon that’s because one year old children are so easy to please. A few sweet treats, a yummy scrummy cake from the supermarket or local bakery, candles to blow out. And the party entertainment? Balloons, perhaps some music, a lucky dip….loads of fun and oh so affordable. One of the must haves at a first birthday party are photo invitations. A snapshot in time of just how far we have gone and how much your little one has grown, these will stay on the fridge for a very long time. Balloons are, of course, a very popular theme on these, as well as party hats, candles and cake. Another good theme is teddy bears…for a teddy bears picnic perhaps?

Two, three, four, and five year old party themes

As our children grow older and stronger, they become more active. Their birthday parties tend to reflect this, both in terms of the activities and entertainments, as well as invitations and decorations. By this age, many children start to develop distinct tastes and preferences. Younger children may have a favourite TV cartoon character or super hero. Popular themes might include superheroes, or a popular movie theme, such as Minions, for example.

Minions inspired kids party invitation Minions inspired kids party invitation

Four and five year olds may still enjoy these themes but by then imagination has begun to develop and we often see things such as Princes and Princesses, Cops and Robbers, as well as more active entertainments. These might include a jumping castle, a travelling farmyard, or professional  character entertainments such as a pirate, a fairy, or even a magician.

Of course, if you are going to have something like this at your child’s party it makes sense that the invitations reflect this.  Hint :to make sure your guests can find your event, why not get a huge birthday welcome banner made to hang near the door. These can be bought for very reasonable prices online, but make sure you choose your online shop wisely. It’s a good idea to buy from a business that has a good reputation – checking out their Facebook following or feedback is a good idea too.

We will be posting more on this topic in further posts – hope to see you back here again soon.