How to throw a CARS Birthday Party for your little CARS fan

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CARS 3 is rip roaring into theaters June 16th and that means your little one is going to be all about our favorite motor vehicles from Radiator Springs. One of the easiest parties to throw is a CARS birthday party. Bonus, it hasn’t gone out of style in the last five years so chances are it’ll be a classic. I truly wish that I either had unlimited resources or was incredibly crafty and could DIY all of my ideas. I’m not that gal but I can do themed party foods. Trust me, honey, if I can throw a fun and simple CARS birthday party you can too.

How to throw a CARS birthday partyHow to Throw a CARS Inspired Birthday Party for Your Little CARS Fan

These fun little bars were a huge hit for the kids and us grown ups! I got this idea from Mad in Crafts. Rice Krispie bars, chocolate frosting and M&Ms. If you want to take the way easy route, or you for some reason cannot seem to get the hang of making Rice Krispie bars (ahem, like my friend, *wink wink*), buy the pre-made treats and canned frosting. Easy peasy.

How to Throw a CARS Inspired Birthday Party for Your Little CARS Fan

Fun drink idea?  Kool Aid squeezey bottle things and call it Fillmore’s Organic Fuel! Then I removed the labels from 2 liter root beer bottles and taped these Rusteez labels onto the bottle.

How to Throw a CARS Inspired Birthday Party for Your Little CARS Fan

Now the photo below is a wide-angle shot and to be honest this party was thrown in 2011 and I wasn’t as into blogging as I am now. See those apples? You cannot help but offer some kind of healthy snack for the kids at a CARS birthday party. I loved this idea of making apple cars by halving apples and then adding toothpicks with grapes on the end. If you slice the apple in half again, not only does it look closer to a race car but you also get more apples. Also, adding these little checkered flag toothpicks makes anything look like a race car.

How to Throw a CARS Inspired Birthday Party for Your Little CARS Fan

And don’t forget about tires, you cannot have a CARS birthday without some kind of tires. I used chocolate mini donuts and stacked them in piles to look like the towers of tires at Luigi’s in Radiator Springs.

How to Throw a CARS Inspired Birthday Party for Your Little CARS Fan

For other ideas on how to throw a CARS birthday party check out these fun game ideas.

You can also download this CARS 3 activity kit. Click the images below to print a FREE PDF copy for yourself.

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Katie · November 14, 2011 at 2:30 am

Very cute Beth!!! You did a GREAT job!! Brennan and Kendall are lucky to have such a loving, creative, and resourceful mom!

Brenda · November 14, 2011 at 4:23 am

I LOVE pinterest too! Looks like you made great use of it!..btw pinning your photo below:) I’m your newest follower from

KristaM · November 14, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. Now following you as well 🙂

Diane · November 14, 2011 at 10:16 pm

I’m a new follower from Monday Mingle Please stop by my blog too
I love the Birthday theme — and the cake is awesome

Mommy Bags · November 14, 2011 at 11:48 pm

What a great party. I love the top light treats. Looks like your little one had allot of fun. New follower from the hop hope you can come by and say hello.

Bonita Hall · August 18, 2013 at 4:54 pm

I haven’t follow you that long but I did find this post on pinterest! I am probably doing a cars theme for my son’s first birthday!

    FirstTimeMom MN · August 22, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Thanks for letting me know Bonita! It was a really easy party to do and I’m not crafty at all so if I can do it anyone can!

Molli Vandehey · June 1, 2017 at 1:32 pm

ohhhh this is great for an upcoming party in december! my daughter lovces cars!

polly · June 4, 2017 at 1:07 pm

Awesome job…Our grandson turns 4 in July & he is such a cars fan…this will be perfect! Thanks for sharing!

EdyeNicolesMakeup · June 4, 2017 at 5:43 pm

What a fun theme! I love CARS! 🙂


    Bert @ First Time Mom MN · June 5, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Yeah it was a really great party and super easy to do!

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gmoney222 · June 7, 2017 at 8:24 am

NO boys in our family but my friend has a little girl that loves cars. Passing this on to her.

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