Abigail Barnes of Paper & Cake helped a friend whip up this super cool BMX Birthday Party for her son, and it honestly looks like a BLAST. I mean, dirt bike racing, spray bottle water fights, yummy food… sounds like the makings of Xtreme fun to me! I’m seriously tempted to swap out the orange for hot pink, bling out some helmets, and try this same thing for my next “grown up” birthday party!
PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:
- BMX themed lunch trays, individually wrapped in cellophane to keep the dust out (smart thinking!)
- Awesome BMX rider silhouette cupcake toppers + printable “number plates” fo the bikes
- “Cool Off” spray bottles for the riders, which they used on each other of course ;)
- Iced coffee for the “Sponsors” watching from the sidelines (a.k.a. moms & dads)
PARTY DETAILS, as told by Abigail…
Sometimes, boys just want to do their thing — even if it means getting covered in dust, dirt and sweat. When a good friend of mine said that her son was having a BMX party at a local dirt track, I begged her to let me help with the planning and decor. You heard me, begged. I love working on real parties, the logistics of how to serve lunch and cake at a dusty, hot venue, with gusty winds — I’m totally not kidding!
For lunch, the mom made turkey and cheese sandwiches, cut with a round biscuit cutter. She placed them in printable lunch trays with goldfish, a fruit cup and a granola bar, and packaged the whole tray in a cellophane party favor bag to keep the dust out. She also made cupcakes, which we placed on this wind proof hatbox-turned-cupcake-tower, and topped them with BMX rider silhouette cupcake toppers. Totally awesome, right?
To keep the parents happy, and cool, iced coffees were offered in a matching orange bucket… those did not last long! After rides around the track, kids grabbed a water spray bottle and kept each other cool. Also, kept the parents cool, the plants cool, the dirt cool, the bikes cool, the chain link fence cool. Party favors of sour jelly bellies, stickers, and a coordinating bottle cap charm were easy and inexpensive!
All of the party guests were offered a “number plate” for the fronts of their bikes. This printable item was so easy and fun to come up with! Just add your text, print it, cut it, hole punch it, and tie it to the handlebars. We chose to laminate ours, but you could cover them in clear wide packing tape, or just leave them as is.
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