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Start your engines for a car-themed party that will delight any little speed racer. Kids will love painting and decorating their own cardboard cars, and can zoom around in them for hours. If that sounds too fast or too furious, let partygoers take the scenic route- park ’em in the living room for a fun drive-in style movie night. Read on to see decorations and activities for a party that’ll be leader of the pack.

DIY Cardboard Cars (via Hostess with the Mostest)

We had a hard time picking our favorite part of this race car birthday party, but these DIY cardboard race cars just might be it. Easy, fun, and good for hours of make-believe.

Car Party Favors (via Cute Kids Food Box)

Serve snacks or deliver party favors in these snazzy cardboard Cameros. Sure to be a hit.

Wood Toy Cars (via Northwest Toycrafters)

This set of handcrafted wooden cars and trucks contains everything from a classic coupe to a convertible – and of course, every kid’s favorite – the fire truck. And how cute would these look on our DIY car clock?

DIY Car Wash (via Design Mom)

Follow this tutorial to make a backyard car wash that your kids can ride through on their toy cars or tricycles. It’s a must-see! All the details are right and the materials aren’t complicated.

Custom Printable Car Invitation (via Spaceships and Laser Beams)

These hip party invitations will look like they were designed just for your child. Once you’ve sent the designer your details, she’ll give you a PDF of the invitation that you can print at home.

DIY Drive-In Car Movies (via Great Stitch)

We love this twist on movie night- make your living room a drive-in theater by helping each little moviegoer construct and decorate his or her own simple cardboard car.

Race Car Party Supplies (via Minted)

Nothing says car party like decorations covered in vintage racing stripes and bold checkers! Look no further for banners, garlands, signs, and stickers.

Car Cupcake Kit (via Meri Meri)

You’ll have everyone racing for the dessert table when they see these race car cupcake toppers. The kit has cases and toppers enough for 24 tiny speed demons.

Race Car Party Favors (via Melissa and Doug)

A blank wooden race car makes an awesome blank canvas for little artists. Paint and stickers are included.

Car Cupcake Toppers (via A Forest Frolic)

This Etsy shop has more adorable cupcake toppers than you could believe, but these embellished car-themed toppers really take the cupcake.

For more kids’ party ideas, see:

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Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.