If you’re looking for a great theme for kids’ birthday parties in Utah, it’s hard to go wrong with race cars. Kids love cars – the hardware, the speed, the racers, and sometimes even the history of the sport. A race car theme is easy to set up, and when you schedule the party at a Utah family entertainment center, you can take it to the next level with real go-karts!   So let’s talk about how to plan and put together an amazing race car birthday party that’s sure to come in first for your kids!

Creating A Great Race Car-Themed Party

1 – What kind of racing?

There are plenty of kinds of autosports, and it’s best to try to stick to a single theme. F-1, NASCAR, Indy 500, or maybe even an ode to classic racing. Don’t forget all the classic movies themed around racing, from Herbie to Pixar’s Cars.  You could even get fanciful. If your child prefers Hot Wheels to full-sized cars, you can work with that too. Pick a theme your child will enjoy, based on their favourite cars, toys, or car movie, and they’ll be that much happier.

2 – Be sure invitations and decorations all match the theme

When you’re planning themed kids’ birthday parties, it’s important to go all-in. Your invitations shouldn’t be basic RSVPs, they should be event tickets or VIP passes. Put them on lanyards for extra authenticity. The same should go for any decorations you buy or make. Be sure to include plenty of checkered flags, pennants, and red/yellow/green starting lights. Almost any road signs can also be used as decorations, such as using “one-way” signs to mark the beginning of queues. Plus, of course, the more car puns the better. Kids love “dad jokes” at least as much as dads do! One note: If you’re planning on bringing a lot of your own decorations to a restaurant or family entertainment center, be sure to call ahead to learn their rules.

3 – It’s not a food table, it’s a refuelling station!

The car theme should definitely extend to the food, if you’re laying out your own spread. Keep the theme up. Try to use car-shaped bowls or printed paper plates, and appropriate tablecloths. Of course, the birthday cake needs to carry the theme as well. Put a #1 trophy on it for the perfect cake topper.

Boondocks Food & Fun Was Made For Birthday Parties

Nothing completes a race-themed birthday party like actual racing! When you choose a family entertainment center for your kids’ birthday parties in Utah, they’ll be able to enjoy actual go-kart racing, as well as bumper cars or bumper boats. It’s also a perfect way for them to burn off all the energy they’ve gotten from the food and cake. Boondocks is happy to host parties of almost any size, and we’ll work with you to make your theme a reality. Click here to contact us and talk about your reservation options.