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NASCAR Party Ideas

Does your child love Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and everything about NASCAR races? Then this NASCAR party theme is perfect for you.

Order your NASCAR party supplies online to make shopping easy. Then use this party guide to plan the decorations, games and party activities.




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NASCAR Party Invitations
To make your own invitations, use a photo of your son’s favorite NASCAR race car from the internet and add wording like this: Join Kyle’s Pit Crew for a NASCAR Birthday Party! Race Date: Race Time: Racetrack Location: [Party Address] Call the Pit Captain at [phone number] to reserve your place today! Take a look at these personalized NASCAR Party invitations:


NASCAR Party Decorations

  • Make racing flags to decorate and use during activities. First make a green flag which signals the start of the race, and a checkered flag, which most people recognize marks the end of the race.
  • Set up one table as Victory Lane – This table can hold either the goody bags, or prizes for the party games.
  • Attach two checkered racing flags to your mailbox or crossed on your front door.
  • Set out all of your child’s toy cars for the guests to play with as they arrived.
  • Make a large sign out of white paper saying “Welcome Race Fans” to hang on your door.
  • Use small toy cars and a toy racetrack as a table centerpiece.
  • Use chalk to draw a racetrack on the driveway and/or sidewalk leading up to your door.
  • Hang lots of checkered racing flags or a racing pennant streamer.
  • Hang posters of famous race car drivers like Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Carl Edwards, and Kevin Harvick.
  • Place bunches of Balloons around the party area. For each group of 5-7 balloons, use one mylar car balloon with the cheaper latex black and white checkered flag balloons.
  • Hang a car pinata as a decoration, and it becomes an activity later during the party.
  • Before the party, make a driver’s license for each child on cardstock. Buy lanyards at an office supply store so the children can wear them around their necks during the party. Hand them out as the children arrive, or set up a check-in station to kick-off the party activities.
  • Orange cones, if you can borrow some.
  • Background music like CARS-the movie soundtrack, or make your own with songs like On the Road Again, Little GTO, Born to Be Wild, etc.


NASCAR Party Games

  • License Plate Craft – Set out pieces of white poster board (or foam sheets) plus stickers and markers, and let the kids design their own personalized license plate.
  • Foot Races – Divide the children into teams and let them race across the yard.
  • Red Light/Green Light – Play using these instructions.
  • Word Find and Coloring Pages – Print out enough copies of the word find and coloring pages from this free IndyCar website.
  • Set up races using remote controlled cars, if you have them.
  • Create racing lanes on the driveway using duct tape, and let the kids race Hot Wheel cars.
  • Traffic Light Bag – Provide brown paper bags and let the children glue red, yellow, and green circles that that you previously cut from construction paper. Print each child’s name on their finished bag, and have them use it later to collect candy from the piñata.
  • All kids seem to love hitting a race car piñata

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NASCAR Party Food

  • Make a sign that says “Pit Stop” for the food table.
  • Serve food like hot dogs, chips, and baked beans in new, clean oil pans, drip pans, large funnels.
  • Small chocolate donuts can be called tires.
  • Serve cupcakes with little checkered flags on them.
  • Make quick and easy “wheels” from any round cookie, by adding an M&M or junior mint in the center as the hubcap.
  • Try these easy directions for a race track cake made from two round cake layers. Your son will love it!


NASCAR Party Favors

Good choices include a new toy race car, NASCAR racing stickers, little race flags, and candy, of course!
Take the work out of planning the favor bags by ordering complete NASCAR Party favor sets.


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