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Race Car Party Ideas

This Kids Racing Car birthday party guide features race car party games, racing invitations, birthday decorations, party favors suggestions, and birthday party supplies for a Race Car theme party.

Order your racing party supplies online to make shopping easy.This is one of the best time-saving tips because you avoid making trips to different stores.Then use this party guide to plan the decorations, games and party activities.

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Race Car Party Invitations

To make your own invitations, use a photo of a race car from the internet and add wording like this:

  • Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!
  • Race on over for Kyle’s 6th Birthday Party
  • Location: [your last name] Speedway at [address]
  • Join the Race Team by Calling: [your phone or email]

Take a look at these personalized Race Car Party invitations:


Race Car Party Decorations

Here’s a list of decorating ideas. Choose the ones that will work for your family:

  • Attach two checkered racing flags to your mailbox or criss-crossed on your front door.
  • Set out all of your child’s Hot Wheels toys 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 Hot Wheels cars and a toy racetrack as a table centerpiece.
  • Use chalk to draw a “Track” 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.
  • 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.
  • Make driver’s licenses for each child before the party on your computer. 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.


Race Car 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 .
  • Remote Controlled Car Races – Set up races using remote controlled cars, if you have them.
  • Hot Wheels Races – 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.


Race Car 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!


Race Car Party Favors

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


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