If your child is a fan of the Disney movie Cars, you may find yourself planning a Cars birthday party soon. As you begin shopping, you will find that decorations for a specifically themed birthday party can be quite expensive. If you are planning a Cars birthday party on a budget, you can get away with purchasing a lot of generic car-related birthday party items, while throwing in a few Disney’s Cars items to tie it all together.
Cars Birthday Party Decorating Ideas
If you are having more than a handful of guests at your Cars birthday party, the cost of plates, napkins, cups, and plastic ware can be expensive. This is one area where you can easily cut costs. Purchase a Cars tablecloth, and stick with red or black plates, napkins, cups, and plastic ware. You have made the point that it is a Cars birthday party with your tablecloth, so skip the expensive extras if you are trying to keep costs low.
Putting Lightning McQueen’s face on a regular old balloon instantly makes it more expensive. Purchase one actual Lightning McQueen balloon, and buy a big package of red and black balloons for the rest of your decorating. You’ll save a lot of money, and the colors will still go very nicely with your Cars birthday party.
Cars Birthday Party Favor Ideas
If you are planning a Cars birthday party on a budget, pre-packaged party favors should be avoided. You will be spending a lot of unnecessary money if you purchase these. You can buy a stack of red gift bags (lunch type bags) for very little money. Grab some of these, purchase a Cars item to put in the bags (maybe Cars stickers, or something else inexpensive), and finish the bags off with car-related and other small items. Divide up an inexpensive package of cars (not Disney’s Cars – that will cost too much), put car or racing themed stickers, stamps, or coloring pages in the bags, and finish off with something like bubbles that you can get a lot of for a low price.
Cars Birthday Party Cake Ideas
Most grocery stores that have bakeries have Cars birthday cakes available. If you want to avoid this cost though, you can make your own cake. A Lightning McQueen shaped cake might be a little too difficult for most of us, but you can make a round cake and decorate it like a tire or a racetrack. You could also make a regular cake and use yellow frosting to decorate it with Lightning McQueen’s lightning flash, and use red frosting to draw his number, 95.
Cars Birthday Party Game Ideas
There is no need to spend money on games for your Cars birthday party. Just use your imagination and take the ages of the children at the birthday party into consideration. Young children can easily be entertained with simple, classic games. Instead of Simon Says, try “Lightning McQueen Says”. If you have room outside, divide the children into teams and let them race. Print out a picture of Lightning McQueen or Tow Mater and have the kids “pin the wheels on McQueen” or “pin the hook on Mater”.
With a little planning you can save a ton of money on your child’s Cars birthday party. By adding a few Cars objects, and a lot of inexpensive products, you can create a memorable Cars birthday party for your child without breaking your budget.