Start your engines, it’s party time!

Matthan loves race cars, so that’s exactly what he wanted to do for his 3rd birthday party.  He chose two of his favorite NASCAR drivers, Jimmy Johnson and Kasey Kahne (he has their toy cars) as the main attraction for the party – Jimmy Johnson cake and Kasey Kahne piñata – the boy knows what he wants!

I found the perfect invitation (that just happened to match the blue and red of the chosen race cars, whoo!) . . .

We ordered the birthday cake and cupcakes from the fabulous Holly (who also made his first and second birthday cake) and were not disappointed.  Her cakes  always look amazing and are incredibly delicious!

We had boxes ready for each of the kids to make their own race car.  They chose a number and “decals” to decorate their cars with, then our helpers (my wonderful nieces) helped put their tires on their cars.

Before they could head to the race track, they had to make a pit stop to tighten their tires and gas up their cars!

We planned on having some racing events, but had a few freak outs due to the many adults staring at them (I guess I can understand that).  Thankfully, at the end of the party (and after getting some sugar from the cake) they all went back outside and ran around the track while the adults chatted inside.

The party ended with a Mexican tradition (Matthan is 25% Mexican after all).

Everyone got to hit the piñata, then we had to have our friend David finish it off so the candy would fall out! These Mexican piñatas are very well made! : )

The kiddos each got a bag to put their candy in and took that, and their race car, home as their party favors.

The party was so much fun and a big success (thanks Megs for all your help).  So thankful for all our friends and family who came and showered Matthan with lots of love on his special day.  And, to make things even better, he did get to “drive” the race car like he wanted to when it first arrived! : )

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11 Responses to Start your engines, it’s party time!

  1. rene smith says:

    how cute! I am glad he had a good birthday!

  2. gillian says:

    oh my goodness! what an awesome birthday party!!! LOVE the cake!

  3. Merydith Melton says:

    Wow, look like so much fun! I’ll be calling you to help me plan some fun birthdays :) Miss you!

  4. Meghan says:

    What a fun, fun day! Loved seeing the look on his face when he saw the race track for the first time! You are such a creative Mom! :)

  5. Amy says:

    What a fun party! I’d ask you to help me with mine, but I think we’re doing ballerina…you don’t have much practice with that, do you? :) Maybe soon you can have a ballerina party! :)

  6. Leigh Ann says:

    WOW! Your creativity amazes me! You and Meghan should open a “party planning” business for sure! I noticed it didn’t look like there were any MOE’S giftcards in the pinata this year. BUMMER! :0

  7. sky says:

    Tha was fun!

    He’s a lucky boy to have you as his mom :-)

  8. Bailey Stamper says:

    Matthan You are soooooooooooo big .I rember when you were just born. Now you are a big boy.Rember drive safely.

  9. Karen says:

    OH MY GOODNESS! How ADORABLE! I love all your attention to detail–such a fun party!

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  11. Vicky says:

    Hi. I saw your party on the creative hostess, how lovely! Just wanted to let you know I am running a contest where you can win $100 gift card to Anthroplogie- I think your party would be a great addition-


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