Rowan’s second birthday party was a couple weeks ago on a Saturday, in our backyard. I tried to make it as simple as I could. I mean, Rowan is two – how fancy did I need to get?
Simple Race Car Themed Toddler Birthday Party
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I’m not big on character themed birthday parties. Budget wise, a character themed birthday didn’t make sense to me, even if Rowan is obsessed with the movie Cars. And let me just say, if you want to throw a character themed birthday, please do. Next year, I’ll probably have to since Rowan will be able to tell me what he wants.
The Birthday Invite
For food, I went fairly simple. Costco made croissant sandwiches, a quinoa salad, and a veggie tray. We bought a huge box of chips.
But that was just for the adults. The following is why you should not browse Pinterest after making party plans:
I made individual lunch boxes for Rowan’s friends.
I made uncrustable peanut butter and jelly sandwiches instead of buying them. Uncrustable sandwiches are actually pretty easy to make. I’ll post how to do them soon.
I wanted to make the lunches as easy for toddler and parent as I could. So for sides, I bought applesauce pouches from Costco and Annie’s cheddar bunnies snack packs from target.
The cute little boxes, I found on Amazon. If I had time, I would have made labels for all the boxes, but seriously I thought of this idea five days before the party.
The Dessert Table
What’s a party without desserts?
I made Rowan’s birthday cake with funfetti cake mix and store bought frosting. Like I said, I was striving for simple. I used black sugar sheets to make a road and I just put two (washed) matchbox cars on top. On the side of the cake, I used crumbled up Oreo’s, you know to make it more like a road.
I put Oreo’s out and made car gummies with a silicone mold.
Decorate your own race car
I always like to have something for the kids to do at an event. Brady built a race track from scraps of wood and I bought little wooden cars for the kids can decorate, then race.
And that’s it. Short, simple, and sweet. Until our next party.