RACE CAR 3rd BIRTHDAY PARTY

Our youngest son just turned 3 and seeing as how he is a huge car fanatic (he's obsessed really), I thought a race car-themed birthday party was the perfect choice!
RACE CAR 3RD BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS from The Scrapbooking Housewife
RACE CAR 3RD BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS


As with all of the parties I plan, I print out my birthday party planning checklist and get to work! I love this checklist I made to keep myself organized! I have this available for you, check it out here and download your own birthday party planning checklist!

FREE BIRTHDAY PARTY PLANNING PRINTABLE CHECKLIST

The first thing I like to do when planning birthday parties is search the internet for inspiration! This is why I love Pinterest so much! If you haven't checked out Pinterest before, it's just like a virtual magazine and instead of ripping out pages and pinning them on my bulletin board, I "pin" the images to my virtual bulletin boards! It's addicting, really!

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Anyhoo, if I don't have any digital products to match the theme in my stash on my computer, I then scour the internet to find theme-related digital elements.

I then piece those elements together to design the party decorations such as the invitations, thank you labels for the goodie bags, birthday banners, and cupcake/birthday cake toppers, etc.

RACE CAR 3RD BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS from The Scrapbooking Housewife
RACE CAR 3RD BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS

RACE CAR 3RD BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS from The Scrapbooking Housewife
RACE CAR 3RD BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS

The cake was super fun to make! I printed out a number 3 to use as a guide and traced the edge with a toothpick. I then filled it in with Oreo cookie crumbs and edged it with red, yellow, and green M&Ms.

I added some chocolate rocks to the cake as well, which all the kids seem to love, added a banner sign and black and white checkered flags, and topped it all off with little play cars! So fun! My son loved it!


I don't like to load the goodie bags with cheap toys that are just going to break and get thrown out, so I decided on Play-Doh, bubbles, a toy car, & car cookies. Easy and simple for these 3 year olds! I was excited to find this tricked-out "punch buggy," as our kids just love those cars!

RACE CAR 3RD BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS from The Scrapbooking Housewife
RACE CAR 3RD BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS
We also have a family party where we invite immediate family over to celebrate the kids' birthdays, and I like to make cupcakes for those get-togethers! By the way, this chocolate buttercream frosting is ah-mazingly delicious!! I can't wait to share it with you soon!

I made mini black and white checkered flags for the cupcake toppers and decorated some of the cupcakes with red, yellow, and green M&Ms (to mimic traffic lights) and others with an Oreo (to mimic tires).

RACE CAR 3RD BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS from The Scrapbooking Housewife
RACE CAR 3RD BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS
So, that is it for birthdays for our family until our daughter turns 13 in June!! It will be here before I know it, and I am already thinking of ways to make this milestone birthday a special one!

Be sure to read all about our 8-year-old son's Beaver-themed birthday party he just celebrated here, complete with DIY wood chip chalkboards! LOVE the way they turned out!

Do you still plan your kids' birthday parties? What are some fun ideas you could suggest for my daughter's 13th birthday? Feel free to comment below. Ella's parties are more and more low key the older she gets, but it's still so much fun to plan for this Mum!



2 comments:

  1. Those cupcakes are so cute! I did a race car party for my son when he was younger and I remember doing the race car cake and I even made race cars out of packets of bubble gum & mini candy bars!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Carrie! :) Oh, those race cars made from candy sounds like fun!! Great idea!

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