Vroom! What little boy (or even some girls for that matter) doesn't love Hot Wheels? They are classics and there are so many great idea for a Hot Wheels themed birthday party. So fasten your seat belt and let's go for a ride of what it would be like for me to plan a Hot Wheels Party!
I love the simple decor idea of using a yellow plastic tablecloth, black paper for a road, and small orange traffic cones. You could even get smaller cones and have names on each one for place markers. Provide some cars at their seats and the kids can even have fun playing with their car on the table while waiting for food or an activity.
These Hot Wheels cupcakes are super cute and easy. Just ice the cupcakes whatever color you want (red and blue would be the best choices for Hot Wheels) and put Hot Wheels cars on top of them. The kids can wash off the cars and take them home with them (this also doubles as a party favor. Win-win!).
The last picture is a game that can be played at the party. You create the race track using a pool noodle cut in half (the big kind, not the small ones from the Dollar Tree) and some Duct Tape. Place the noodles on an incline, perhaps even landing in a small pool of water, give the kids cars and let them race. You could even hand out little trophies for the winners. What an easy and fun game!
Some other ideas are pictured above. The balloon stop lights are so cute, would be relatively inexpensive, and are awesome decor. They could also be used for a photo booth opportunity and you could make a car outline using cardboard and have chairs behind it for people to sit in and pretend to drive the car.
Some other game ideas are "Pin the Car on the Race Track" which takes a classic and puts a Hot Wheels spin on it, and Balloon Bumper Cars. Balloon Bumper Cars is where the guests have a untied balloon on the back of a Hot Wheels car and they let go of the balloon inside an arena (perhaps made from a cardboard pizza box or something similar) and watch as the cars bump into each other.
The cake idea with the race track in it is just awesome! It could even be part of your child's present (the race track) and you can race the car through the cake. It might be a little difficult to pull off, but it would be so fun and worth it. I would recommended freezing the cake first before cutting it to keep it from falling apart.
Ready, Get Set, Go and let's plan a Hot Wheels Birthday Party! If this is something you think your child would just adore for their next birthday contact me and let's get the wheels rolling ;)
I was contacted about a month ago to help someone out with a "Hamilton" themed sleepover for her soon-to-be 10 year old. The thing was, she was in California. And so the idea was formed that I could offer party plan "spreadsheets" for people who are further away or who just need a push-start for their party. I spent a few days researching and came up with a detailed plan for her including games, food ideas, art activities and more. I included how to create the ideas for the party and around the cost it would take.
The entire time I kept in contact with her, answered questions, made sure I knew exactly what she was looking for and put together an easy-to-follow party plan. Pictured below are some of the ideas I gave her put into action.
They played a game like musical chairs called "Musical Colonies" where they walked around on stars with the names of the 13 colonies on them to Hamilton music and when the music stopped, one of the colonies was called out and those standing on that colony were out.
I sent her food ideas and she used some which are pictured on her menu in the middle. Then, they also did a photo booth which I sent ideas for and that is a cheap and easy way to have fun at a party. Not pictured is the "Escape the room it happened" game, because those were videos but it's like an escape room game where they had to solve clues or questions to open a box full of prizes. That one looked really fun!
If you are not local or just want some help with the party plans and you want to put the plan into action, I can create a custom party plan "spreadsheet" for you. All I ask is that you write a review and let me share about the party on my website (I don't have to use pictures of people's faces). The cost ranges from $30-$50, depending on what you want. Just reach out to me and let me know what you are looking for. Please give me 5 days to put the plan together and send it out to you. I would love to help you plan your next party!
I have always been a lover of Mary Poppins. One year for my mom's birthday we had a small Mary Poppins party for her, because the movie came out the year she was born. It was so much fun to plan! The ideas are endless!! Let's jump into what it would be like to throw a "jolly holiday" birthday party.
Some food options for the party are pictured above. I love the cheese wheel umbrellas with the straws for the handles. I actually created cupcakes like the ones pictured in the middle above. They were so cute and easy. After making and icing the cupcakes, I just had to get small plastic tea spoons, use some ribbon to tie bows and then I had my own "spoonful of sugar" cupcakes. The cupcakes with the kites for the toppers are also another cute idea.
No party is complete without some fun games. Here are a few game ideas. Pin the bow-tie on the penguin would be easy and cute. You can also have a spoonful of sugar race where contestants race to fill up a bowl with sugar first (you could use white sand if you didn't want to use sugar). My personal favorite would be a little more difficult to pull off, but would be totally worth it. Having a carousel horse race would be spectacular! The horses are made with pool noodles, yarn, ribbon, and googly eyes (using a hot glue gun of course) and the goal is for the guests to get through the obstacles and return their horses to the "carousel", which is a small kid pool with colorful play balls in them. Obstacles can be made with cones, more pool noodles and even lines of tape where the kids have to walk on the lines or jump over them.
If you wanted to include some cute party favors you could send your guests home with bags of birdseed feeders and chocolate coins, or you could send them with some chalk so they can create their own bit of magic with chalk at home.
It would be more than just an "element of fun" to plan a Mary Poppins birthday party for you! If you are interested in this party theme, please reach out to me. I would love to customize it for you and bring you your own "jolly holiday"!!