How To Plan a Race Car Themed Birthday Party

How To Plan a Race Car Themed Birthday Party by Yombu
Yombu Post Author Chanel Hoole

Written by (Author):  Chanel Hoole
Last updated:  November 17, 2023

Vroom vroom! Little boys love race cars. With so many Fast and Furious movies out there, and just the natural tendency of boys to love all things fast and fabulous, they’ll probably be driving well before the legal age! Get them prepped with a cool race car themed birthday party, complete with pit passes and a refueling station. Here’s How To Throw A Race Car Themed Party for your F1 driver:

1) Pick A Car for your Car Themed Birthday Party

There are so many different kinds of racing cars, it can be hard to choose for your race car birthday party. Speaking of F1, your boy can opt for his favorite teams color and car, or go for something spruced like the cars in Fast and Furious. Vintage screams American muscle like the Mustang GT500. An adorable option is to tie it in with the party theme, like Fast Five (if he’s five – four works too), or ‘Little Mustang Man turns Speedy Six. You get the idea.

2) Race Car Party Invitations

Invitations are the first clue as to how amazing your party will be. All the little VIPs need exclusive pit passes to get in. Yombu allows you to get the perfect themed digital invitation online; you simply click on the button below, fill in all of your party details and download the finished version, all in less than 60 seconds.

3) Race Car Birthday Decorations

Birthday in a Box supplies amazing race car themed décor for cars, trucks, Disney’s Cars, hot wheels and monster trucks, and offers great ideas for making your aesthetic believable, such as having remote control cars, racing video games or watching a car related movie – that might be great for a car themed sleepover! If you’re feeling extra energetic, draw a racetrack on your driveway or add checkered flags at your front door. Amazon also has some great bundle packages for you to choose from that are race car themed. Check them out here! Momo Party has a beautiful balloon garland available for the DIYers.

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4) Race Car Party Games

You HAVE to have racing activities at a race car themed party. You can go big, or simple, depending on the budget and venue. Yombu offers partnership with professional kids party entertainers who can adapt to your preference and pocket. Find entertainment packages or solo entertainment services as you need. Their party games coordinators round up 7-8 children per hour in interactive games that encourage teamwork, social skills and coordination – and give you a break! Some race car party games that could be played include relays, balloon races, sack races and red light-green light (like statues). If you’re opting for a great venue like K1 Speed, Yombu’s entertainers can come through too!

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5) Race Car Themed Birthday Party Food

Well, maybe not. But the kiddos will get hungry with all the racing. If you have only the children to worry about, you can definitely win with racing fuel juice boxes, dipstick pretzels and brownies. If you don’t want to be too restricted here, you can really go wild and then just artfully decorate the table with great race car props and toppers. Edith Patisserie an adorable race car themed cake, as well as mini bites.

6) More Race Car Party Ideas

Race Car Party Colors: you can keep the traditional red, black and yellow, but a modern twist of pale blue and pale yellow, with silver accents will look fabulous. Put them all together in a balloon garland and some bunting.

Are you ready to race? Then follow our step-by-step guide on How To Throw A Race Car Themed Party and you’re sure to come out number 1!


What are great race car birthday party favors?

Mini race cars, race car straws, key chains and temporary tattoos are all great party favors for a race car themed party. Check some out on Amazon.

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    1. Joel Kiula

      As a big fan of racing myself especially F1, i must admit that i did not know you can have such a great racing themed package. I am trying to get my son to love theF1aport and by making him a birthday party full of racing theme will look absolutely interesting. I love the whole idea

    2. Shanice Carr

      My little guy is such a big racecar fan and it’s been hard to find actual racecar themed birthday ideas instead of “Cars.” The exclusive pit passes are an absolute must, and a great way to immerse the kids in the whole racecar theme. Also, love the idea of the tire cake!