Tom didn’t want much for his birthday. And it wasn’t even a question that he have a party to do with all things cars. His passion for them hasn’t waned in over a year! We kept things simple, and I pulled out the easiest bits and pieces from Pinterest to call my own! Here they are.
1. Traffic Lights
These are so, so easy and very effective. I popped skewers in the ends of them and put them in a tall cup with some green straw for grass at the bottom. They can easily be made in advance too.
2. Teddy Bear Cars
These are easy peasy to make but fiddly. Luckily they can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container too. I used milky ways and melted chocolate. I ended up needing to use Arnott’s Tiny Teddies because the Aldi ones didn’t have clear faces and emotions and I wasn’t happy with the end result.
The melted chocolate sets quite quickly which makes them super easy to make.
I then sealed a cardboard box and glued some construction paper down to make a road with a nature strip down the middle.
3. Cars Playdough
I managed to pick up these Cars moulds and Lightning Mcqueen kit from the supermarket. I made a big batch of homemade playdough and the kids had a blast getting into this. It gave them a bit of downtime too.
4. Lightning McQueen Cake
I am not into making fancy cakes. I love mud cakes and I don’t do works of art. This worked perfectly for me. Just a classic mudcake made days in advance, topped with Betty Crocker Vanilla Frosting and an edible image. Nice n Easy.
We also had lolly buffets, decorations and paint a plaster cars…but I’m done with the images for now. Except this one.