Friday, January 27, 2012

Disney Pixar Car's party for Girls (or as close as)

My daughter is a wonderful mixture of girly girl and tomboy. She loves her twirly skirts and the color purple and her Cars and dinosaurs. I love it....except come party throwing time. When Anna told me she wanted a Cars themed birthday party I thought I could focus on the girl cars in the movies. (ie Sally and Holly Shiftwell) But which characters do you think are her favorites? Franchesco and Finn 
This proved to be the hardest party for me to execute but challenge is good....right? So for a month I researched and planned and created things for a Cars party. Then 4 days before the party my sweet Anna comes to me and says she has changed her mind and would like a Minnie Mouse Bowtique party. I turned 3 shades of red and my husband reminded me that I loved my daughter very much and removed me from the room. We informed her it was too late to change and she loved her Cars birthday party.

This puzzle was the inspiration for the invitation that I made. 

I wanted people to walk into our home and know it was a Cars party but not NASCAR. 

I wanted to combine both Cars and Cars2 movies into this party so I borrowed my husbands globe and made the Route 66 sign from poster board.
The party favors where purchased at the Dollar Tree.

There is a website that will calculate the mileage from point A to point B for you so these are all accurate from Richmond, VA.

Luckily my daughter already had the Cars toys for me to use on the cake. (it was hard to separate her from them for the few hours of the party but she managed) I created the flags from fruit roll ups and icing and the roads from chopped Oreos.

Purple Kool-aid

For activities we had Cars themed tattoos and I found over-sized Cars coloring sheets at the Dollar Tree for kids to color. The Dollar Tree was my one stop shop for this party!

The party went off without a hitch. Not the snow that fell the previous night or the big sister who had strep throat put a kink in this party. As I was cleaning up that evening I looked over to the couch and overheard Anna telling her new Pillow Pet that this was the best birthday party ever. My heart melted and I was reminded again that I have the best job in the world.


  1. Great job, Lisa! You certainly put a lot of thought into her party. And I love the picture of the three of you!

  2. ...And it was the BEST!! Such a precious family.