Monday, February 16, 2009

Party Planning 101-- Disney Cars Theme

Currently working on my son's 3rd birthday party. Decided to go with the Disney 'Cars' theme again this year. Both of the boys are into it & I just think all the characters are just adorable, especially that Mater!

Went to a party store located about an hour from us called, Party City--picked up a ton of decorations-- plates, napkins, balloons, pinata, goodie bags, banners, cupcake holders, etc.

I'm making cupcakes-- rainbow chip to be exact. Covering them with white frosting and using a red candy spray, topping them with mini characters from the movie. Titan's cupcake has a special topper-- this little guy right below...Living room will be filled with balloons hanging from the ceiling. As a door game, I am filling a Cars character with a bunch of candy and each guest must guess how many pieces are in it, closest to the amount inside, wins the whole thing.

Table scape:

Table Cover: Plastic matching theme cover found at the party store. Was going to go with a black & white checkered fabric, but it didn't quite fit the table right)

Centerpiece: Mater cutout (which was found at the Party store) I bought a 3-tier cupcake holder (Martha Stewart) which I am decorating it to match the theme.

I found this really cute red bucket that we are going to fill with ice and put some sodas and juices in. I also am making a punch-- Hawaiian punch, ginger ale & vanilla ice cream. Putting that in a matching red bowl.

Goodie Bags: Bought the boxed ones rather than the plastic. Only having a few kids, so I could go a little extra on the goodies. Filling them with some toys, cars, etc. Purchased some glow in the dark bracelets which the proceeds went to a children's foundation. Hubby came up with that idea!

We are also doing a pinata-- filled with tons of goodies, kids will enjoy that one!
We are going to cook hot dogs & hamburgers-- have chips & dip, chocolate covered pretzels & candy to munch on.

I'm really excited for this & can't wait to get the decorating started tomorrow. Enjoy your evening. Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's.

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