Start your engines!
Invitations are the green light that tells your guests it's time to burn rubber and celebrate. Earn a victory lap from the start with these Cars party invitation ideas!
Create a custom photo invite to rev everyone up for the party!
Bring all of the race car fans together with
Cars Custom Invitations!
Inscribe a fun message from Lightning McQueen like, "Start your engines, it's Ryan's 5th birthday!" next to a photo of the birthday champ. The invites will be ready to ship within five days, and they're perfect for saving in a scrapbook.
Make fill-in invitations more fun
with tattoos as VIP party passes!
Get guests' minds racing with fun goodies inside the invitations, like
Cars Confetti and Tattoos!
These cool extras will rev up your crew for the party – tell them to wear a tattoo to the party as a special VIP pass!
Hand-deliver your invites with a Cars favor attached!
Get their hearts racing by hand-delivering invitations with a
tied onto each envelope with curling ribbon! The kids will love getting a pre-party favor that revs them up for the big day.
Cars Thank-You Note Ideas for the Ultimate Victory Lap
Say thanks for joining the pit crew with a personalized thank you!
Let the racing crew know they made the party more fun than the Grand Prix with personalized Cars Custom Thank You Notes!
Print a quote from the star birthday racer on the front and he'll be excited to write his thank-you notes! These custom cards are available online and ready to ship within five days.
Send thank you notes with a photo finish!
Cars Thank You Notes
extra-special by including a photo of the party fun! Guests will love having a memento from the party to remind them of the zoomin' time they had.
Rev up the fun!
Put the pedal to the metal with these fun and easy Cars party game ideas that'll put smiles on all the race car fans faces! Have your camera ready for the photo finish!
Start a race for candy with a Cars pinata!
Get the pit crew geared up to go with a
filled with goodies! Let them take turns pulling strings until they find the one that releases the treats inside.
Let the little racers help Lightning with this fun party game!
Partiers can enjoy life in the fast lane with this
Cars Party Game,
a fun take on Pin the Tail on the Donkey that uses stickers instead of pins. Have the kids don the included blindfold and try to stick the teeth on Mater. Git-r-done!
Take home the Grand Prix!
Our creative Cars party favor ideas make it easy to send everyone home with fun favors that will have them reliving the party’s racing adventures.
Hand out toy-filled Cars favor buckets to your crew!
Create high-octane fun for your team of race-car lovers with
Cars Favor Buckets!
Fill the buckets with crinkle paper shred, then arrange Cars goodies like whistles, pencils, notepads and medals on top.
Make Cars party cups do double duty as favor containers
Create Cars favor cups that your li'l racers won't get tired of! Fill
Cars Party Cups with paper shred and favors, then slip the cup inside a clear bag and tie shut with curling ribbon. After they play with all the Cars goodies, they can reuse the BPA-free plastic favor cups as drinking cups!
Make Cars favors in a flash with a favor pack!
Be faster than fast when it comes to making fun favor bags for your star racer and his friends with a
Cars Favor Pack!
Favor kits will prepare you with enough toys and goodies for eight guests. Just slip the favors into Cars Favor Bags and set them by the door for guests to grab as they speed home!
Show off your racing stripes!
Our Cars decorating ideas will transform your party room into a trophy-worthy Grand Prix raceway! Look below for fun decoration and place-setting ideas with a touch of DIY.
Transport them onto the race course!
Shift your party into high gear with
like a custom birthday banner, table decorations and balloons. Check out our place-setting and scene setter ideas below for more ideas to transform your party room into the World Grand Prix!
Set a party table fit for winners with Cars place-settings!
Make a tow-tally awesome party table with
and favors featuring Lightning McQueen! Get extra mileage out of fun favors like disc spinners and clappers by placing them next to Cars place-settings. Kids can play with the toys during the party then add them to their take-home favor containers for double the fun!
Checkered streamer + red tassels = winning chair DIY!
Wave the checkered flag and call the kids over! These fun chair decorations will make everyone speed to the table. Wrap a
around each chair, then add a tassel from a red tassel garland to catch their attention. Dot the corner of each chair with a paper hat for the little racers to strap on as they take their seats. Race on!
Create a winning photo backdrop!
To create a tow-riffic race track party backdrop, start with a
Cars Scene Setter
and add a silver paper garland. Make these amazing balloon towers by tying together layers of four balloons and adding a Cars balloon on top (see our
Balloon Column How-To
for details). To create your own DIY race track, lay down a black table cover, use white duct tape for the dotted line, and secure the track with black duct tape. Easy and amazing!
Ready, Set, Go with a DIY Stoplight!
Here's an awesome prop idea that you can make yourself! To create the
tape two pieces of black poster board together, then place red, gold and green foil balloons on the front.
Make a pit stop for sweets!
Refuel your little racers with yummy cakes, cupcakes and more, featuring their favorite characters from the Cars movies!
Kick your party into high gear with a treats table!
Get the kids to burn rubber to the table for these Cars party treats! From brownie stoplights and Lightning McQueen cookies to a Cars birthday cake, there's something to rev every little racer's engine. Check out
the how-to on all these yummy ideas and more
from the decorating experts at Wilton.
Add a Lightning finish to these flag treats
They'll speed to the table for these checkered flags! Learn the easy icing technique to make the flag pattern from our
Cars Crispy Rice Treats How-To.
Lightning McQueen icing decorations add the finishing touch to these yummy bites; now take a victory lap!
Make a pit stop for cheese & crackers!
Crackers, cheese and bell peppers are a speedy way to make savory snacks! Race over to our
Cars Cheese & Crackers How-To
for tips on assembling these tasty bites faster than Lightning McQueen. Ka-chow!
Give the lead racer his own unique cupcake!
Give the whole crew their own special treat with Cars cupcakes!
Bake up some cupcakes using your favorite recipe in
Cars baking cups,
then place them across the decorated table so each racer will have a treat waiting for them when they pull in for a pit stop. To make the birthday boy's cupcake even more special, place a numbered candle on top to show off how old he's turning today, then light it up so he can make his wish!
Put the vroom in their engines with a Cars fondant cake!
Treat your Cars crew to a race-track-inspired cake decorated with fondant and gumballs! Cut out black squares for a checkered-flag look on the bottom layer, then top with a red fondant layer with nonpareil sprinkles as spectators in the arena. A
Cars Birthday Candle
on top featuring Lightning and his best bud Mater, make this a Grand Prix-worthy cake! For decorating tips, cruise on over to the Cars Zoomin' Fondant Cake How-To.