Start your engines – it’s party time!!! The Speckled Freckle Party Place stock a great range of race car party supplies for your car themed birthday party. Coordinate your race car party plates, cups, napkins, table cover, blowers, kids party invitations, loot bags, party boxes, race car balloons, decorations and party games.
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Milky Way Cars
- 1 packet Milky Way Bars
- 1 packet Tiny Teddy Biscuits
- 1 packet chocolate Smarties
- Handful of Choc Melts
1. Assembling the Milky Way Cars works best in a production line. Setup the bars and allocate four Smarties per car, all the same colour.
2. Melt the choc melts in a small dish. Use melted chocolate to stick on the Smarties.
3. Using a thin object (eg: a chopstick), place a small amount of melted chocolate onto the Smartie and then stick the Smarties to the Milky Way bar.
4. Holding the Milky Way bar by the sides, press the tiny teddy gently into the bar.
5. Repeat until you have completed all bars. Very simple, very cute and very tasty!
Oh how we love these gorgeous Mater themed party cupcakes. We hope these inspire you for your Cars theme party.
*This is an American recipe so some items may need to be substituted in Australia.
- 1 box cake mix
- 2 16 oz cans of milk chocolate frosting
- 16 oz can of vanilla frosting
- 6 cup large muffin baking pan
- 12 cup regular size cupcake baking pan
- 4.44 oz box of Keebler Fudge Shoppe Grasshopper Cookies (100 Calorie Right Bites)
- Ziploc bag
- 12 White M&M’s candies (headlights)
- 12 Green M&M’s candies (eyes)
- 6 Eclipse gum pieces (teeth)
- 6 inch cardboard cake boards
- Black edible ink pen
1. Coat both pans with non-stick spray. Prepare cake batter and fill both pans about 2/3 full. Bake as directed on the package and let cool.
|2. Count out 60 cookies and set aside. Place the remaining cookies in a Ziploc bag and finely crush them with a rolling pin or glass.|
|3. Set aside 12 green and 12 white M&M’s. (Use yellow if you can’t easily find the white ones.)|
|4. For Mater’s teeth, cut each piece of gum into two pieces so one piece is larger than the other.|
|5. Cut the tops off of 6 of the cupcakes so you can place them upside down for the truck bed. Before turning upside down, frost the sides and bottom (now top) with milk chocolate frosting and sprinkle with cookie crumbs|
|6. Place the cupcakes, cut side down toward the back of a 6-inch cake board. Place a dollop of frosting on the board to help the cupcakes stay in place.|
|7. Frost the sides of the larger muffin-size cupcakes. Sprinkle some of the crushed cookie pieces on the sides and then place on the cake board right in front of the other cupcake. Frost the top and sprinkle with more cookie crumbs. Attach one cookie to the front of each muffin-size cupcake for the mouth.|
8. For each tire, attach two cookies together using frosting and then attach two tires to the larger cupcake and two in back to the smaller cupcake.
|9. Place one more cookie on the top for the tire on Mater’s hood. Attach the teeth to the cookie mouth with a small amount of frosting.|
|10. For the top of the trucks, first frost about half of each of the remaining cupcakes with vanilla frosting. You can place these in the freezer for a few minutes for the frosting to harden and then it will be easier to frost over the vanilla edges with chocolate frosting to finish Mater’s face. Frost the sides and top with chocolate and sprinkle with cookie crumbs.|
|11. Attach two green M&M’s in place for eyes and two white M&M’s in place for headlights. Use a black edible ink pen to draw pupils on the eyes and when dry, you can use a toothpick to dot a small amount of vanilla frosting for extra detail. Heat it slightly in the microwave and it will be easier to dot on.|
This great race track was made from a roll of black plastic. You would find this at your local hardware store. Tape it down with masking tape and use it to make the “lines”. Then use masking tape to make the dashes in the center of the road and the finish line.
Make traffic light skewers with scoops of different coloured melons.
1. Cut the melons in half and use a melon scoop to make balls of different colors.
2. Push a straw through the middle of the balls of melon. Remember the order is red, then yellow, then green.
Recipe taken from Annabell Karmen Mummy and me Cookbook and found here.
Who needs a cupcake stand when you can display your cupcakes on a race car track! This looks super and is sure to be a talking piece at your party.
Race track cakes are perfect for your car themed party.
We love how this race track has been shaped into a number 2.
Perhaps a traffic light cake is more your style!
Wow, look at this fantastic Lightning McQueen party cake! I think we will leave these ones to be made by the professionals!
The Speckled Freckle Party Place thanks - Car Birthday Cupcakes by Glorious Treats, Race Track Party Cake by Sweet Smith Bakery, 2nd Birthday Race Track Cake by Sweet Art Cakes, Traffic Light Cake by Cake Central, Lightning McQueen Party Cake by Cake Central
Easy Race Car Cake
- Bake 2 round cakes using one cake mix. (If feeding a larger crowd, use 2 cake mixes, bake 4 rounds, and stack.)
- Set them side-by-side and shave off a bit of the edge of one round, so that the other round can fit into it like a puzzle.
- Make 1 batch of buttercream icing*. Leave about 1/2 cup white, and dye the rest green.
- Pipe or spread the green icing to cover the whole cake.
- Put several Oreos or other chocolate cookies (minus the cream filling) in a ziploc bag and use a rolling pin or a glass to crush them. Put crumbs in a cup, and pour slowly into a figure 8 pattern, pressing into the icing as you go. I put a small bowl in the center of the cake to give me a good circle outline to pour around. After all your pouring and pressing, it still won’t have a perfect edge, but that’s where your white icing comes in.
- Pipe white icing to outline your track, and add little road lines while you’re at it.
- Stick some cool new cars on top, that will double as presents later.
*Easy Buttercream Icing
1 lb icing sugar
1 stick butter or margarine
1 tsp. vanilla
3-5 tbsp. of milk
Soften butter at room temp for awhile, or set on the stovetop while the oven preheats- don’t get it too melty though. Beat the powdered sugar into the butter+milk a bit at a time, so you don’t find yourself in a powder cloud. Add the vanilla. If it’s still too dry, put in another spoon of milk.
I have been getting lots of requests for ideas for a race car themed party. Here are some great ideas for those celebrating with a race car party theme.
Make sure you deliver your kids party invitations 2-3 weeks in advance.
Consider limiting your party to no more than two hours. At this point the energy level of most children starts to fade, and all of those amazing party activities you have planned will cease to be fun. A two hour party will provide enough time for your child to greet all of his/her guests, play a few party games, open gifts, celebrate with refreshments and cake, and say goodbyes.
Think about how you can “transform” areas of your home, yard, or other party space so that your guests truly experience the party theme. Reinforce the party theme with coordinating wall and table decorations. With this Start your Engines party theme the possibilities are endless, so don’t stop there!
Are you creative? Try crafting various stations to be used throughout the party. These could include a Registration Desk, Pit Stop, Garage area, VIP Box, Finish Line or Victory Circle. Create activities or challenges for each area to give your guests a true racing experience.
If your party is at home, don’t forget to decorate the outside of your house! This will help set the mood for the party and direct guests to the correct address. Consider: Black & White Checkered Flags lining the driveway & sidewalk and “Welcome Race Fans” banners & signs.
Race Car Party Games
To encourage participation from everyone at the party, it’s always a good idea to stick to simple games that children may already know or can learn easily. Consider starting with something less active to allow the party goers to warm up to each other. It’s also good to have these kinds of activities or games at the end of the party also, so that your guests can start to wind down prior to refreshments and saying goodbye.
As guests arrive, direct them to check-in at the “Registration Area”. Provide a Pit Pass for each guest (which can be personalized with a photo) and a paper license plate for them to decorate while you wait for the rest of the guests to arrive.
Think of simple ways to adapt standard party games to complement the theme of the party. These could include Red Light/Green Light (What’s the Time Mr Wolf) , Pin the Helmet on the Driver and Pass the Car (like Hot Potato).
Make sure you have enough activities to last the length of the party, and then some. Running out of activities can quickly take your event from loads of fun to a party downer.
Some great race car party games include:
This is just a simple bean bag toss game using an old car tyre! The kids will have a blast trying to throw bean bags ( or an other soft object you choose to use) into a old car tyre. Use your creativity and make up different games, rules and difficulty depending on the ages of the children. Old tyres also make great room decorations for your car themed party.
Guess Which Car the Cone is Under
Place a car under one of many traffic cones. The kids have to guess which cone the car is placed under.
Piston Cup Race
Make a start and finish line with some tape. Give each child a different coloured wind up car ( or place names on cars with stickers). Start your races! Winner gets the prize!
Set up some traffic cones and divide the children into teams. Each team has a car tyre and 1 person at a time has to roll the tyres between the cones from start to finish. Fastest team wins!
Red Light, Green Light
*Another version of What’s the Time Mr Wolf
The goal of the game is to be the 1st one to touch the leader.
Draw start and finish lines on the ground a good distance apart. Select one player to be the leader ( or the policeman), then have all of the other players line up side-by-side at the start line.
To begin the game, the leader turns his or her back to the rest of the players and yells, “Green light!” The other players start walking or running toward the leader, and continue moving forward until the leader yells, “Red light!” and turns around to face the other players. The players freeze as soon as they hear the leader say, “Red light!” If the leader sees any of the other players moving at this point, the players in motion must go back to the starting line.
The game continues with the leader alternately yelling “green light” and “red light” until one of the other players touches the leader. The first player to touch the leader becomes the new leader.
Fill a jar with some car shaped lollies. Ask the kids to guess how many lollies in the jar and the person who guesses the closest wins the jar full of lollies.
Don’t Wake the Driver
Pick one player to be the Driver. The Driver lie’s down on the ground, pretending to be asleep. Place several toy cars around him. Other kids must approach the Driver and quietly snatch one car without being caught. If the Driver wakes up and catches one of the players in the process of stealing cars, they would trade places, and the Driver receives a prize!
Washing the Car
Depending on how many kids at the party and the weather, you may like to get the kids to all wash your car for you! You will be amazed at how much fun they will have doing this together.
Tyre Changing Station
Attach colored plates to a cardboard “race car” box with velcro and have the guests change out with different colored plates.
Race Car Party Food Ideas
Pit Crew Popcorn
Hot Wheel Hamburgers
Traffic Light Cookies
Wagon Wheels make great treats for you kids party bags
Chocolate donuts look like tyres
Cupcakes with check flags
The Speckled Freckle Party Place thanks Creative Expressions for some great race car party tips.
These cute traffic light biscuits are perfect for your race car themed birthday party.
- 125g unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 2/3 cups plain flour
- 14 each green, orange and red Lifesaver lollies
1. Place butter and sugar in a small bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg and extract. Beat until combined. Transfer mixture to a large bowl.
2. Add flour to butter mixture. Using your hand, mix to form a smooth dough. Turn dough out and shape into a rectangle. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
3. Roll dough between two sheets of baking paper to form a 20cm x 28cm rectangle. Cut dough into 14 x 4cm wide by 10cm long fingers. Using a 2.5cm round cutter, cut out three holes down the centre of each finger. Place fingers, 3cm apart, on two oven trays lined with baking paper.
4. Cook, one tray at a time, in a moderate oven (180C) for about 10 minutes, or until lightly golden. Place one green, orange and red Lifesaver lolly in holes of each biscuit. Return to oven. Cook for about 3 minutes, or until lollies have melted. Remove and cool on trays.
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