{BN Black Book of Parties} Racecar Party

Does it seem like I’m always featuring fabulous girl parties? I feel like I’m always drawn to the girly girl parties, so sorry to all you moms with boys!  But today I have a great boy themed party for you – an awesome Racecar Party by Carol at Partylicious!  Two years ago I created a Mario Kart party for my son who was really into Mario Kart at the time and it’s still one of my most viewed parties.  I think racecars will always be a popular theme for boys.

I love that Carol’s son Mauricio is loving REAL race cars.  As Carol put it “He is obsessed with cars.  Not the movie, not NASCAR, but top of the line, exotic cars which he calls “race cars”!  He literally can name any brand of vehicle there is, even I can’t believe it sometimes.  So since he loves his Hot Wheels, I envisioned a “race car” themed party featuring only one type of car, along with my favorite color combo and patterns.”

I love the checkered flag bunting Carol added to the invitation – darling!

Carol carried the checkered flag pattern throughout the party details, from the background to all the paper details.  Johanna from GloboArte created the checkered balloon background and two traffic lights on each side – love it!  Carol created the tissue pom poms from scratch and placed them on top.  She also created the fabulous name banner out of silver rosettes that spelled out the birthday boy’s name.

The cake was designed to mimic the car design on the invitation and it turned out just perfect! The mini flag Happy Birthday banner on the cake is a wonderful little touch.  Sugar cookies were also ordered to match the car design and delicious cupcakes and matching candies filled the dessert table.  The rosette cupcake toppers and chevron wrappers created by Carol are another fabulous element to tie the theme together.

The layered Jell-O cups and spoon decorated with checkered flag pattern duck tape is another one of my favorite elements of the party.

Other fabulous details included red & black chevron bags for guests to fill with sweet treats, personalized water bottle labels, each with a paper straw and flag tied with bakers twine, and utensils wrapped with a matching party circle. Guests were served Blue Vodka Lemonade, hummus with home made baguette chips, chickpea salad, chicken burritos, burgers and hot dogs and juice for the kids.  The kids favor bags included a racing cap, bouncy balls, tattoos and candy, Hot Wheel cars for the boys, and custom made bead necklaces and bracelets for the girls.

It looks to me like Mauricio had a fabulous time at his birthday party!  Thanks Carol for letting us share your son’s special day with our readers, you did an amazing job!
Party styling, printables & photography: Partylicious  facebook.com/partyliciousevents
Cake & Cupcakes: Local Baker Wanda González
Sugar Cookies: Cookies by Peggy Pérez
Chevron bags, paper straws & demitasse wooden spoons: Shop Sweet Lulu  www.shopsweetlulu.com
Candy: Economy Candy www.economycandy.com
Favors: Oriental Trading & WalMart

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