My son, Hudson, is majorly obsessed with race cars so for his 3rd birthday I decided to throw him a Grand Three race car birthday bash! I brought the stadium to my backyard with race tracks, checkered flags, a concession stand and plenty of cars for the kids! It was a dream day for my little racer!
I had two main areas of decor focus here. The first was the dessert table. I knew I was going to make a table out of the Penzoil cans living in my husband's backyard and wanted to use a red toolbox to add height to the table. My favorite detail was the custom Grand Three poster I had my friend Nicole at Palm to Pine Design make for me. I always love how races have Grand Prix posters of the certain cities that host them so a custom Seattle themed poster for my son's 3rd birthday was SO fun to see!
The second area was the giant checkered flag podium backdrop. I made the checkered flag backdrop, then added a balloon garland to the top, and finished it with a racers podium my husband made. It was the perfect photo op for all the kid racers to pose on with their trophies after their big race!
This party was fun, modern, and perfect for my little racing fan! The Party Plan from Allison Carter Celebrates made it stress free and saved SO much time as well!
What People Ate
Guests were invited to choose items from a concession stand! Hot dogs, bags of chips, fruit, and soft pretzels.
What People Drank
Juice boxes, a big batch of self serve margaritas and beer for the adult pit crew members!
Desserts included a checkered flag birthday cake and buttercream sugar cookies from Seatown Sweets, mini chocolate donuts, sweet popcorn snack mix, and concession stand candy bars in a vintage red toolbox on top of a table resting on big Penzoil cans.
Guests got to take home trophies that said "Worlds Best Racer" and Pit Crew Pass lanyards.
Activities / Games
I built a race course in the backyard for kids to race real red race cars in (an electric Tesla and Ferrari), a smaller race track ramp for Hot Wheels, and there were buckets of Hot Wheels everywhere for kids to race and play with!
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Party Planner and Stylist
Everything necessary to host this party can be found in the Race Car Party Plan straight from Allison Carter Celebrates. Decor, menu plans, dessert table help, activities, favors and more are all outlined and linked for you to add them right to your shopping cart saving you TONS of time, stress and money!
Palm to Pine Design
Palm to Pine Design designed and printed the invitation, the Hudson's Grand Three poster, racing banner, Pit Crew passes and trophy stickers!
Seatown Sweets baked the checkered flag cake and themed buttercream sugar cookies