Saturday, April 4, 2009

Race Car Birthday

Although it was a week later than expected, N had his birthday party today. This year he decided to have a race car theme, so I started preparing a couple of weeks ago. First I got 4 boxes from the grocery store and cut them so they would look like cars.
Then I spray painted each one a different color.

Then came the fun part- docorating! I spray painted numbers on each car, added headlights, tail lights, and a grill.

I cut out decorations for each car and then named them.

They were finally ready to go! This morning when the boys arrived, we started off with painting wooden race cars.

Once they were finished that, we handed out racing caps, divided them into teams of two, and went out to the race track set up in the backyard.

The boys were supposed to run half a lap to a partner who "changed" the velcro wheels at the pit stop, and then run back to the beginning where they switched places. We did a practice race first, so that everyone was clear on the directions, and then we had the real race! The boys had a fun time, even if the cars kind of fell apart and the wind was blowing spare tires across the yard.

After the race, we had an awards ceremony where everyone got a trophy, which was a huge hit.

Then it was inside for cake. Since N is GF, we made him an individual race car cake, and then ordered a cake from the grocery store for the rest of the guests.

We finished off the party with opening presents, and then the boys played until their parents came to pick them up.
As usual, we had a great time, but man, these parties are exhausting!


Amy from Occupation: Mommy said...

It looks like it was so much fun! Happy birthday, N, we are glad you are feeling better!

The Family K. said...

No wonder you're tuckered out at the end of these parties. It's clear you put lots of forethought and work into making birthdays special for your kids. Nicely done!

sanityseeker said...

oh my goodness Daisy, this is amazing. You did such a good job! How creative!!! N is a lucky guy to have you as his mama.

EEEEMommy said...

You are the COOLEST. Mom. EVER!!!
Seriously, I never had such a cool party, and I've never thrown such a cool party! No doubt you were exhausted! ;)
So fun! Happy belated birthday, N!

The Moser Family said...

They are exhausting because you put so much time and energy into them! It really shows though, what a great idea and wonderful execution. I bet that party was a huge hit. And, most importantly Noah is loved in a very tangible way by his Momma. You run that race well!