During these times, we made the most of my sons Birthday and shifted gears with the concept and design for his favorite Cars movie and buddies Lightning Mcqueen and Mater. With his sisters quarantined birthday as practice from last month (https://www.catchmyparty.com/parties/niyas-quarantine-pixar-birthday-party ) and being a mom who's an event planner whose kiddos are regulars at The Disney parks figured bringing the parks home was mandatory and I was up for another challenge. Alot of thought and detail went into his birthday to ensure it was as one of a kind as possible even for the guests who came to wish him a happy birthday, after all we wanted to spoil them for coming our way.
With the help of the same vendors and some new ones from the Niya's Monsters Inc Quarantine Birthday. It was no surprise the execution would be stellar. The experience was created and objective was fun for all!
As each family arrived they were greeted with the soundtrack playing in the background, the gate with decor and the tire art installation that you can see normally in front of Luigi's tires inside cars land at California adventure with a very personal touch. The Tire Installation was executed by Eva at The Party Details who captured the concept perfectly. The phrases and titles from the movie such as " Find yourself" a song on the soundtrack, KA-CHOW , which is the trademark phrase of lightning and vroom vroom for the car sound.
The mural was the next stop and Janessa Gautier did not disappoint with her spin on Cars Land, she even added VW bugs which were one of my favorite touches you may remember those from the Wheel Well Scene. Such talent for a High School Student.
The Cake, Diana from Sugar Kiss Baking Co has outdone herself, AGAIN. When she asked what I wanted, told her theme life is a highway, she really road tripped out of the state with her details. Best buds, Mater and LMQ were surrounded by a road, she included a rock arch, cactus detail and dirt even cones ! It taste even better even Bday boy couldn't wait.
The signage and paper decor had to reflect personalization and uniqueness just like the Bday boy. It included license plates of states he has visited, Interstate and Highway signs to reflect his name and his age, Lots of Piston cups to display everywhere, The banner commemorated his 4th lap around the sun. All created by a dear long time friend who I consider family, Nadine Guzman.
Cones leading to the finish line where the pit crew awaited guests to feel victory in celebrating the birthday by waving a flag with a confetti cannon. As Birthday boy watched from his window. To end their visit there treats individually wrapped to go. Oreo's for tires and even beers for the adults to enjoy at home. Most guests had masks on and took them off for photo purposes, social distancing was strictly enforced. We took photos prior to most guests arriving and birthday boy loved it.
The Vendor Quaranteam killed it, with a few weeks to pull this one off it was alot harder condensing concepts from a larger scale to minimizing the creative process for a smaller event. With the Help of offer up (free tires and Cones), Home Depot (paints and tape) and the team it was a memorable birthday that we won't ever forget. Thank you Anthu Photography for capturing it.
What People Ate
Made their own custom to go bag
What People Drank
To go Juices, Sodas and Alcohol for the adults
Cake for birthday boy, parents and sister
For these times- A Lightning McQueen stress key chain
Activities / Games
Outdoor Art walk - 3 Photo ops for all
From concept to creation she executed custom Interstate, freeway, license plates and banner for the birthday boy.
Thu Ngyuen @anthu.photography
Captured the social distancing birthday
Diana Soto Sugar Kiss Baking CO - @sugar_kiss_baking_co
Custom created a Cake for the birthday boy that captured his favorite pals Mater and Lightning Mcqueen
Eva The Party Details @thepartydetails
Decal and Stencil
Helped executing the vision of a tire installation with our own personalization that is at cars land at California adventure
Stephen Escosio @djfastrak
DJ and More
Provided PA system and Confetti cannon to enhance the guest experience
Janessa Gautier @janessa.elyse.art
Returning to our home for the second time and more in the future she once again captured the essence of the concept for Ashtons birthday mural.
She surprised Ashton with a visit from lighting McQueen! What a treat that was.
Caren @camaromcqueen on IG
Lightning McQueen Car
LMQ surprised Ashton with a visit! What a treat that was.