Featured Real Party: Race Car Birthday, from Paper and Cake

Honey comb decorations in red, white, and blue by Paper and Cake

Start your engines! Get ready for an amazing Race Car-themed Birthday Party, courtesy of fab party-printables specialist Paper and Cake. And it’s a real party, too, styled like a true pro by mom Charlene using Paper and Cake’s race car party collection. The photos alone already had us revved up to share this as a Bellenza feature. But as we read Charlene’s account of all the decorative details, we just knew we had to let you in on her creative ideas!

Vroom! Vroom! Race Car Party Details

The key to this super-appealing party scene was P&C’s themed printables collection. But what truly wowed us was how this decor base was maximized so cleverly! Check out how mom Charlene pulled this off:

Race Car Birthday, from Paper and Cake

- She built upon the printable set’s basic palette of red, light blue, and white that gave everything such a clean, crisp look. And we love how she enhanced it even more with hanging honeycomb balls in matching colors!

- She played up the iconic black-and-white checks of a racing circuit and used this pattern throughout the basement party venue—from the cake table and dining table, to a wall-mounted mini-car display, to the pennant banner overhead.

- In effect, the entire basement was transformed into a mini race track with pit stops for drinks and snacks, a gas station, mechanic station, a table for car tattoos, and Hot Wheels race tracks all over.

- Charlene customized the printables to include the birthday boy’s age on the car graphics, and printed out the 2-inch circles from the set to serve as “Fuel Up” labels for juice bottles and party cups.

- She even enlarged some of the car images and spray-mounted them on a foam core to create stand-up decorations. Now, that’s clever!

- Then, she used portions of some of the printables to dress up plain white loot bags that held more take-home treats—aside from the goodies packaged in printable car trays.

- For a fun activity, mom prepared mini car cakes for the little ones to decorate and, of course, enjoy afterwards!

- And although she didn’t describe these, we couldn’t help noticing all the kiddie vehicles the guests could actually ride around on, plus a race circuit mat in the center of the room, framed car prints on the wall, and color-coordinated candies for all to enjoy.

Such fabulous inspiration for you to zoom off and decorate your own little racer’s birthday bash, don’t you agree?

For all the party pics and details, be sure to visit the full post. And the Race Car Party printable collection is available at the Paper and Cake shop.

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