Nascar Birthday Party Ideas
Racing Invitation ideas
White and black checkered invitations
Invitation flags - Print out party information on black/white
checkered scrapbook paper 4 x 6" (off set the information 1" to
the right). Glue left edge of the paper to a 10" straw or
Make tracks invitation - on plain note cards with a matte finish
(not shiny) make track marks across the front by dipping the
wheels of a toy car into black acrylic paint and rolling it over
the front of the invitation.
Nascar Racing Decoration ideas
Decorating for a
Nascar party can be done in many different ways.
Use the Nascar logo colors of
black, white, yellow, red, purple and blue.
Use black and white with touches
of your favorite driver's colors.
Decorate the party in your favorite
driver's colors with their number clearly displayed.
Tie black and white helium balloons to the mailbox.
Line the driveway and walkway to the front door
with black and white checkered flags. You can buy them on
line, or make they yourself from checkered scrapbook paper, wrapping
paper, or fabric.
Hang a banner over the front door that says "Let the race begin!" or
"Gentlemen start your engines!"
For the party table - decorate using a
white tablecloth and black cups, plates (wheels) and napkins. Add
a touch of red or yellow with the flatware.
Black and white checkered bandanas as
placemats (these can double for a party favor).
Make black tire tracks over a white table cloth
(use cloth or paper table cloths - plastic doesn't work well) by dipping
a tire (motorcycle, lawnmower or any wheel with tread) into black
acrylic paint. Lay the table cloth flat and roll the tire over the
cloth several times in different directions. Let dry and place on
Black and white helium balloons on the
table are a great touch - tie them to small wheels (wagon or lawnmower
wheels) and place around the party table.
Make an oval track
around the party table with black electrical or duct tape.
Set small race cars at each place so kids can play with them while they
Racing Party Activities
Tire print shirts - Buy a shirt for each
guest at the party - buy them in different colors, your favorite
driver's colors or black. Lay the shirts flat and insert a
large piece of cardboard into the shirt so that the shirt isn't
stretched, but isn't loose either. Fill a large
rectangular container with black fabric paint (acrylic paint
won't work unless you add a fabric medium to it) - the container
needs to be large enough so the wheel can be put inside it to
get paint on the tire. Don't fill the container very high with
paint 1/4" or so is fine. Using a wheel from a motorcycle
(or any tire with tread) place the tire in the container and
cover the tread with paint. You can also use a paint brush
to paint the tire tread.
Then let the kids roll the tire over the
shirt in different directions. We like the reverse look of a black
shirt with white tire tread prints too.
A variation is to use small toy cars across the
shirts. Let the shirts dry (you may have to iron them to heat set
the design before the guests go home - check the instructions on the
fabric paint) and then give them to the guests as party favors.
Recycle racecars - On a large table set
out empty containers, paper towel tubes, pipe cleaners, lids (for
tires), brads, paperclips, rubber bands, construction paper and glue.
Let party guests build their own race cars. You may
want to make up a few samples before the party to give the children some
Foam license plates or picture frames -
Let children decorate a large rectangular piece of craft foam or a
picture frame like a license plate with large foam letters and paints.
Nascar Racing Party Games
Racing relays - set up an oval track in
the back yard, park or party area. Divide guests into 2 teams and
have them race around the track doing any or all of these fun relays:
Racing car on a wooden spoon - One by one
team members hold a wooden spoon with a hot wheels car on it (like the
egg and spoon race). Once around the track and then the next
person in their team goes. First team done wins. If the car
is dropped the person must return to the line and begin again.
Hula hoop race - One by one team members
have to roll a hula hoop around the track.
Holding a black balloon or tire between
their legs as they run.
Clean sweep - using a broom to sweep 3
balloons or ping pong balls around the track.
Balancing a plastic tire or steering wheel
cover on their heads.
Pit stop - (for outside parties!) Teams
must fill a small watering can with water, run around the track and
empty it into a container by their team. Use a large container
filled with water at the "starting line" for both teams. On
a table between the two teams set up identical see through containers
with a line marked on the side where they need to fill it to win.
For more fun use plastic cups with a few holes poked in the bottom
instead of watering cans. (Test to make sure the water leaks out
of the cups the same amount to make it fair.)
Tire relay - have children roll a
motorcycle or small tire around the course.
These games can also be played individually by timing the children with
Traditional games with a Nascar twist such
as Pin the Wheel on the Car (played like pin the tail on the donkey),
Race car walk (played like a cakewalk using black round tires made from
construction paper to make the cakewalk circle) or Red Flag - Green Flag
(played like red light - green light) are also fun at a Nascar birthday
Nascar racing food ideas
Hotdogs (use 4 mini Oreos for tires and attach to the sides with
Wagon wheel pasta (steering wheels) with alfredo or cheese sauce
Oreos, mini chocolate doughnuts or pinwheel cookies (wheels)
Nascar racing party favors
Hot wheels cars
Packages of Oreos or mini chocolate doughnuts (spare tires)
Nascar racing goody bags
Tie party favors up in a black and white checkered bandana or fabric
White paper bags with black tire tracks painted on them