Race cars and race car birthday parties are always a huge hit with boys. There are so many fun ideas! To make Mom look like a hero, I wanted to share some easy ideas for crafts and activities to host the best race car themed birthday party ever. I even through in some fun gift ideas to share with Grandma or the Aunts.
Party Games and Activities
1. Driveway Race Track. Ask the party guests to bring their fastest Matchbox, Hot Wheel or other car to race at the party. If you have some old race car track from when you were a kid, go ahead and set that up for the race but otherwise, read this post on how to create a race course on your driveway for maximum racing fun. Perfect for 3 to 10 year old kids.
2. Obstacle Course Race. Set up traffic cones or other obstacles in the yard. Have the kids line up a starting line and then race each other through the obstacle course. Time them with a stop watch to see which car (kid) is the fastest. Make or grab some racing flags to wave at the start of the race. Depending on how hard you make the obstacle course, this game is perfect for 4-10 year old kids.
Craft Activity Ideas
3. Build Race Car Treats. Get the kids to create their own party treats out of Zingers or Twinkies. Read the instructions here. It’s so easy! Perfect for 4 to 10 year old kids.
4. Design a License Plate. Grab some grey or silver foam sheets as well as foam letters and car stickers at your local craft store. Cut the sheets into a license plate shape by rounding the edges. Then let the kids decorate their own license plate. You can help them think up some racer names like “Lightening McQueen,” “Red Rocket,” or “Black Thunder.” Or look online for some funny vanity plates and share them with the guests to inspire their creativity. Perfect for ages 3-years-old and up.
Have a great party!
Want more ideas for a Race Car Themed Birthday Party for your little boy? Check out my Race Car Party Board on Pinterest.