Cars! A Car Party! Not the movie but just the fun of driving cars around, parking them, lining them up, again and again, having them "help people." They love anything that rolls... cars, trucks, trains, big ones, little ones, fancy ones, and just plain ole' solid color ones, that use just use every bit of imagination to make fun. :)
Here are the invitations and I made the return labels with the little cars on them to match. :)
I have been so excited (and a little nervous) to make their special cake for their birthday each year. I love the tradition and hope they do too! (Here are the ones from the last year and the previous two years.)
I am so happy with the how it turned out. I love the grass around the roads, the puffy cloud and trees, and do the names look like they're written like clouds too? That was my goal ;). I made the little cars on it out of fondant, wheels and all!
I love love love all of the fun colors together. Light blue, yellow, orange, red, and light green. I just think they are great for a little one's party and they are such happy colors. :) I made pom poms for the dining room, kitchen and family room, the cupcake toppers, their happy birthday banner (I love the yellow polka dot ribbon :)), silverware wrappers, and the orange and green polka dot pompom trim runners (I made for their birthday last year). And Hubby's wonderful brother made the car images for me to decorate with! Thank you again Uncle J!
We made roads out of black cardstock and painted on the dotted lines! (Thank you for your great ideas to implement the design and for your help with so much of them Lauren (and Hubby, Dad, and Andrew!)
Watermelon car my *amazing* mom made!!! She even made a lemon steering wheel too! :)
Cupcake 'n Candy Bar
I made the stickers to go on the favor bags. And each bag had a big bottle of bubbles, a little container of playdough, sidewalk chalk, a bouncy ball, and a little pull back car.
I took boxes that held printer paper (my mom collected them all for us from work! they didn't mind :)) and turned them into cardboard box cars! I spray painted up and made two special ones for the birthday boys and one for each little guest to get to decorate themselves for some races in the front yard and to take home with them. Hubby was awesome and put a coat of primer on each one so the little ones could see all of their designs much better. And to reinforce the boxes and look like bumpers, I used soft duct tape! :) Thank you to Lauren and my Dad for helping with some of them too!
I cut out yellow headlights, red rear lights, license plates for their names, made wheels, and had crayons and stickers all ready for them to decorate with.
And then we had a fantastic bubble machine that the kids had such a fun time with.
It was such a fun day! Next post, the birthday boys, guests, and races in their cardboard box cars. :)