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Mauricio’s Race Car Birthday


My boy is obsessed with cars. Not the movie, not NASCAR, but top of the line, exotic cars which he calls "race cars"! He literally can name any brand of vehicle there is, even I can't believe it sometimes. So since he loves his Hot Wheels, I envisioned a "race car" themed party featuring only one type of car, -- a Porsche -- along with my favorite color combo and chevron pattern. 

Design Inspiration

Porsche - top of the line exotic cars

Project Details

The invitation is one of my favorites so far.  I found these amazing graphics from Baby Star Design and customized it to my boy's likes... a red car with his number 4.  From this graphic I created an SVG file of the car to place on the invitation along with a checkered flag banner hanging from bakers twine.  

I carried the checkered flag pattern all along the party details, from the background to all paper details.  Johanna from GloboArte created a checkered balloon background and two traffic lights on each side.  I created the tissue pom poms from scratch and placed them on top.  My favorite element of the background is the name banner I made out of silver rosettes that spelled my boy's name.  

The biggest surprises I got were the cake and the cookies.  These two amazing women, Wanda and Peggy, managed to mimic the car design I sent them and did a great job with the cake topper and sugar cookies.. stunning!  I created a mini flag Happy Birthday banner to complement the cake topper and rosette toppers for the cupcakes, along with chevron cupcake wrappers.  

We had lots of red, black, blue and orange candy:  gumballs, sixlets, licorice wheels, sour cherry balls, silver kisses, Oreos, among many other favorites.  I made Jell-O cups in three colors and placed a demitasse wooden spoon from Shop Sweet Lulu on each one.  I decorated the spoons with checkered flag pattern duck tape I found at the Home Depot... everyone loved them!  I also personalized red and black chevron paper takeout bags for the kids to fill with lots of candy.   

Other fabulous details were personalized water bottle labels, each with a paper straw and flag tied with bakers twine, a custom made Keep Calm and Race On poster (note the little car silhouette on top), and a picture of my boy with his favorite car.  Our guests had Blue Vodka Lemonade, hummus with home made baguette chips, chickpea salad, chicken burritos, burgers and hot dogs and juice for the kids.  The kids favor bags had a racing cap, bouncy balls, tattoos and candy, Hot Wheel cars for the boys, and custom made bead necklaces and bracelets for the girls.  And of course, each one took home a lot of candy from our candy bar!

The best part?  My sweet boy's happy little face... now THAT is priceless! 


Cake & Cupcakes: Local Baker Wanda Gonz√°lez

Sugar Cookies: Cookies by Peggy Pérez

Chevron bags, paper straws & demitasse wooden spoons: Shop Sweet Lulu

Candy: Economy Candy

Favors: Oriental Trading & WalMart

Photography: Partylicious

Paper Products: Partylicious

Favorite Items

Jell-O Cups just because I made them myself! 

Elsai Colon

Thursday 23rd of August 2012



Thursday 2nd of August 2012

Very, very cute.

Jasmine C.

Tuesday 31st of July 2012

I love the combination of black, white, red and blue. They are such strong colors and have a really nice and clear impact.