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Cars Birthday Party {Welcome to Radiator Springs}

Cars Birthday Party {Welcome to Radiator Springs}

For all of you out there with little grease monkeys that absolutely love anything cars/trucks/zoom-related, this creative party will knock your socks off! Chrissy Trujillo of Vitalic Photo planned, styled and photographed this McQueen Radiator Springs Cars Birthday Party for her son, who’s going through quite the McQueen phase right now. One of the best parts? The birthday boy and his other race car driver friends each got their own Radiator Springs driver’s licenses and little wooden cars — perfect for speeding off into the sunset.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Customized Radiator Springs inspired backdrop + movie inspired photo booth props & thought bubbles
– Pin the buck teeth on Mater, McQueen race car piñata + design your own license plate activities
– ‘Cars’ inspired treats, like Maters Taters potato chips & Sheriff’s Stoplights fruit ball skewers
– Bright red cardboard race cars, oil cans with birthday messages & Piston Cup trophy party favors

Cars Birthday Party {Welcome to Radiator Springs}

Cars Birthday Party {Welcome to Radiator Springs}

Cars Birthday Party {Welcome to Radiator Springs}

Cars Birthday Party {Welcome to Radiator Springs}

Cars Birthday Party {Welcome to Radiator Springs}

Cars Birthday Party {Welcome to Radiator Springs}

Cars Birthday Party {Welcome to Radiator Springs}

Cars Birthday Party {Welcome to Radiator Springs}

Cars Birthday Party {Welcome to Radiator Springs}

Cars Birthday Party {Welcome to Radiator Springs}

Cars Birthday Party {Welcome to Radiator Springs}

Cars Birthday Party {Welcome to Radiator Springs}

Cars Birthday Party {Welcome to Radiator Springs}

Cars Birthday Party {Welcome to Radiator Springs}

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PARTY DETAILS as told by Chrissy
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For my son’s 3rd birthday we knew we had to go with a Lightning McQueen theme, his current cartoon role model. Rather then going with the race car theme, we decided to incorporate all of the characters and scenery of Radiator Springs and Route 66.

After watching the movie a million times, I noticed a vintage billboard as you entered the town that said “Welcome to Radiator Springs,” so I adapted something similar for the backdrop of the dessert table which set the scenery for the entire party. We incorporated real cactus plants and other rustic elements to match the look and feel of the old fashion town. We also displayed food to match all of the characters like Sally’s cozy cones, Mater’s taters, Luigi’s tower of tires and Sheriff’s stop lights. I also created some custom labels for some soup cans to look like old vintage oil cans that said different happy birthday messages for Tanner. One of my favorite aspects of the party was the favors for the kids. We had little wooden cars that each held their own personal Radiator Springs driver’s license with their name and photo. They also received a trophy (Piston cup) with official cars pez dispensers and a little car.

For games we had pin the buck teeth on mater, a McQueen piñata, large cardboard cars to race with, a craft table to make their own license tag and everyone’s favorite, face painting at Ramone’s house of body art. We also had a photo booth, which I printed the images from and included in everyone’s thank you cards. My favorite moment was when we brought out the cupcake with a candle for him to blow out. His jaw literally dropped.

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VENDOR CREDITS:

– Photography: Vitalic Photo
– Photo booth: Snap Booth
– Design & Artwork: Chrissy Trujillo
– Characters: Disney Family
– Face painter: Judy Face Painting
– Wooden cars: Oriental Trading
– Cone drinking cups: Amazon
– McQueen shirt: Disney Store

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Jenny McKenna Daily SAYS:

Fabulous!!! Where did you find the piston cup trophies? I will be doing the same theme this summer! Do you have printable a available?

Reply March 5, 2014 at 5:53 pm

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Chrissy Trujillo SAYS:

Thank you Jenny! I got them at Oriental Trading co. I do have the original files for everything too.

Reply March 5, 2014 at 10:25 am

Emily A. SAYS:

Can we get/buy your files?! My little guy turns 3 in April and loves his Cars. Your party was absolutely perfect… I’d love to do a similar one!!

March 6, 2014 at 7:24 am

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Sarah SAYS:

Wow! What an amazing party. Thanks for sharing!

Reply March 5, 2014 at 12:20 pm

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Becci manies SAYS:

How would we find the printables for this? Etsy store?

Reply March 5, 2014 at 4:52 pm

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Karen SAYS:

I would also be interested in the printables please! Too cute!

Reply March 5, 2014 at 5:07 pm

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@AllAboutNuptial SAYS:

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Reply March 5, 2014 at 6:30 pm

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Min Wu Liu SAYS:

It's super cute!! Same question as some people previously ask, can we get/buy your files?

Reply March 7, 2014 at 3:33 am

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Chrissy Trujillo SAYS:

You can contact me directly at chrissy@vitalicphoto.com if you would like to purchase the files :)

Reply March 14, 2014 at 6:14 am

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Angie SAYS:

How much are you selling the files for?

Reply April 10, 2014 at 12:15 pm

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Christina SAYS:

Hi! I’m doing something similar for my son’s second birthday. I have a question regarding the backdrop you have. How big is the size of the backdrop and where did you print it?

Thanks!
Christina

Reply June 10, 2014 at 10:32 am

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Keslee Forrester Richard SAYS:

I was wondering where you got the pin the buck teeth on mater from?

Reply July 3, 2014 at 11:06 pm

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