Kid's Party Ideas - Cars
Party Resource Guide
Presented by Event & Wedding Planners
When using a color scheme use one or two main colors and
build around these. If you choose to use only one color for
your decorating, try to add little touches of another color
or a lighter or darker shade of the same color to create a
more pleasing effect. Adding little splashes of white,
black, gold or silver will not detract from your main color
choice, and the effect will be considerably more dramatic!
If you have decided to go with a "theme" for your party use
colors that relate to that theme.
When using a "theme", choose basic colors, then add some fun
props related to your theme to create a spectacular party
Setting the Mood:
Invitations that let your guests know that they
are an important part of this birthday celebration.
Setting a table with the party ware, including the
tablecloth, centerpiece, cups, plates, napkins, confetti and cutlery is the
fastest way to create a focal point in a room.
For a designer look, use a combination of themed
solid color tableware, using colors that relate
to your theme.
Napkins can be laid out on a buffet table, or can be
displayed at each place setting. Place napkins in the center
of each place setting at an angle, or unfold them and place
them in glasses for a tall dramatic look. The napkins can
also be tied (and bundled with plastic cutlery) with a
multitude of items to match your theme. Try
Curling Ribbon, ric-rac or ribbon.
Greet your guests by hanging a
banner from your front door or entrance, with a special message for
the guest of honor. A fabulous way to add spunk right from the get-go!
Display your birthday cake in the center of the table…the
kids will love the close up view!
Cars decorations to the walls and
Never underestimate the
power of balloons. Balloons can economically transform any room, backyard or
park into a festive space in a matter of minutes by using
some of the following ideas:
Attach a bouquet of helium filled
Balloons to a light post
or mailbox so there will be no mistaking where the fun will
be that day!
Create a centerpiece using a bunch of helium filled
Balloons (odd numbers best:5,7,9) tied with
curling ribbon. Attach them to a balloon weight.
Tie a bunch of helium filled balloons to the birthday
child’s chair, or tie one to the back of each chair.
Balloon arches are
ideal for photo backdrops, entryways, and to hi-light
different areas around your party room and are easy to make.
If you don't want to do a Balloon Arch,
a column of balloons
will work much the same way that arches do, and can be used
for entryways, photo backdrop, or for a terrific splash of
color when placed at intervals around a party room. You make
columns in the same way as arches but they stand straight-up
and can be built to any height you wish.
make the perfect accessory. They can be hung
across the ceiling of a tent, or a room with a high ceiling
like banquet halls or a gymnasium.
Streamers offer an economical way to splash lots of color
around the site of the party. Create a fun and colorful
effect by draping streamers from the center of the ceiling
to the walls on each side of the room, or between trees if
the party is being held outdoors. The streamers can be
twisted after they are anchored to a ceiling wall or table
for a more dimensional look. Two different colored streamers
can be placed back to back and twisted for a unique look.
They also look terrific hanging from doorframes or cascading
vertically down walls.
Send guests home
a Loot Bags or Treat Box filled with fun favors.
Heat up the fun while playing games. Piñatas are always fun, I've never seen a child turn down a
chance to take a swing for a sweet treat.
Pit Stop Races
Teams race against each other to be the first to finish all
of their laps and pit stops…
Road Rally Cake Hunt
The cake is missing and your guests must follow the clues to
License Plate Craft
Get your guests' creative juices flowing by giving them
their very own license plates to decorate…
Cars Coloring Page
Print out copies of Cars Coloring Pages, and let the
children decorate them.
Party Food & Cars Cake Ideas
As the excitement is so high at children’s birthday parties,
most children under the age of 10 will eat very little, and
the waste can be disheartening. If you are entertaining a
younger crowd, schedule your party during a time when
parents will not expect that their children will eat a
meal…and serve only cake, ice cream, and a few other
munchies such as popcorn, cheese balls, or grapes.
If you decide to serve a light meal, serve food that you
would typically find at a mall food court -- pizza by the
slice, nachos, burgers and fries, or soft pretzels.
- Serve easy to prepare
- Name all the food and
beverages to match your theme.
- Display a Cake in the
center of the food table. The children will love the
close up view!
- Serve Sandwiches cut
into shapes with cookie cutters.