07 Jul

Modern Grand Prix Race Car Birthday Party

pit racing birthday party dessert table

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! Paula Casas of BluGrass Designs planned this Modern Grand Prix Race Car Birthday Party for her son, who loves watching Formula One races with his Dad. I am loving the clean, sleek look & color palette combined with the shabby-chic vintage details. Plus, how cute are those personalized drivers’ licenses for each little race car driver?! Careful folks, there are going to be some pretty adorable little speed demons out on the raceway! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Black & white checkered printables + ‘fuel up’ party flags at the Fuel & Oil drinks station
– Race car themed chocolate covered Oreos + vintage race car driver’s helmet cake pops
– Tire tread stamped wooden utensils +  black tire macarons at the Pit Stop dessert table
– Beautifully detailed race car cookies & an orange car cake topper + wooden car party favors

pit crew race car driver helmet cake pops and driving themed chocolate covered oreos

race car grand prix birthday cake

race car birthday party fuel drinks


race car birthday party drivers licenses

race car birthday party cookies and tire doughnuts

race car birthday cake topper

black and white checkered birthday party printables

wooden race car toy party favors


PARTY DETAILS as told by Paula

My son Mathias is obsessed with cars and loves watching Formula One with his Dad so I thought what would be better than to have a Grand Prix birthday party for him.

I knew I wanted something vintage with modern touches, so I started with the color palette, I initially design two boards, one with red, yellow and black and another with orange, teal and black. I showed it to the birthday boy and without hesitation he chose the orange palette. I was hopping for that choice, it was also my favorite!

After some of the graphics were done, I contacted an amazing group of vendors to use my designs as an inspiration to create the most fun, cool and delicious sweets for the “Pit Stop” table, we had tire macarons, vintage racing helmet cake pops, chocolate covered Oreos with Grand Prix fondant symbols, custom sugar cookies, checkered cupcakes, a red velvet speedway cake and a fuel up station for the thirsty little racers.

We had a driver’s license and registration station where each little driver received a gable box with chocolate, a wooden car and a personalized driver license. They were very excited to decorate their own car using stickers and paint to get them ready for the speedway!



– Party Printables, Striped Paper Straws & Wooden Utensils: BluGrass Designs 
– Photography: Black n’ White Creations Photography Studio
– Cookies: Nat Sweets Cookies 
– Chocolate Covered Oreos & Cake Fondant Car and Tires: Love Sugar Kisses 
– Tire Macarons: La Petite Sucre 
– Wooden Cars: Oriental Trading
– Checkered Napkins: Zurchers 
– Checkered, Tire Print Washi Tape & Chevron Paper Straws: Swig Shoppe 
– Clear Plastic Gable Boxes: Papermart 
– Cake & Cupcakes: Le Sucre Cakes
– Vintage Helmet Cake Pops: My Sweet Indulgence

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Michelle - I DO invitations by michelle SAYS:

Gorgeous! Love the pretty modern details!! :)

Reply July 7, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Tim Dierkes SAYS:

Good stuff! May I ask where you got that white shelf that you have the soda bottles on?

Reply July 7, 2014 at 10:41 pm

BluGrass SAYS:

Thanks Tim!! I got it at World Market

Reply July 8, 2014 at 3:08 am

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