The wind ripping through the stands. The revving of fifty engines ringing in your eardrums. The promise of at least one car wreck right in front of your seats. The flag is about to drop and you hear, “Gentlemen, start your engines!!”
There’s nothing like going to a real Nascar race, and if you’re one of the lucky ones who has been to an actual race and sat close enough to get tar and rubber tire pieces on your face, you know how exciting it can be! Nascar themed parties are some of the most popular kids themed parties we see, as well as a theme for some grown-up party themes, too! With the Daytona 500 race set to kick-off on February 26th, (this Sunday), I found it only appropriate to share a few kids racing party ideas with you.
When planning a kids race car party, you’ll want to bring forward all of the things you love most about attending a car race. Whether you take the kids to a speedway to race or learn about cars, or take the kids to a go-cart track, you’re bound to have a great time. If you don’t have a local track near you, consider having the kids build their own mini race cars at the party and race them down a hill on your street. Fastest car wins, of course! For decorations to your party, create your own race car driver cutouts of your child’s favorite driver. Leave the head off of the cutout so that you can take fun pictures of the kids, which can also make your party favors later. Check your local party store for race car themed decorations including cups, plates and silverware themed for your child’s favorite driver. If your child’s favorite driver is sponsored by M&M’s or another fun brand, decorate your party with that brand’s theme, too!
Set your party food table scene with a black and white checkered tablecloth and offer trophy cups for drinks. Serve up some roadside favorites like lemonade, deep-fried snickers, popcorn and peanuts. Make a cake that looks like a racetrack or your child’s favorite racecar driver’s car or number!
Set the scene for your party with a racing invitation that will rev your guests’ engines! Choose from race car fill-in invitations and race car fill-in thank you notes or a sporty 8.5 x 11 inch designer paper if you want a flyer-style invitation. We also offer whimsical race car kid party invitations and ticket stub invitations if you want the kids to feel like they’re getting an exclusive ticket to your own Nascar event. We also have race track and speedway invitations if you’re headed out for a day at the track!
Checkout some of our favorite kids racing invitations below and race to the finish-line at your kids next party!