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!