Top: 1. race car coloring track 2. decorated styrofoam cooler 3. paper pennant bunting
Oscar's birthday party was supposed to be at the park, but the weather was uncooperative. :( We moved the party inside to our apartment to avoid the rain, and although it was close quarters, we all had a great time.
I used Pingg.com to send out invitations. Normally I am not a e-vite sort of girl, but it really kept things simple and it was nice to have the rsvp's tracked automatically. Did you know you can use your own image to create your invitations? I designed the little red race car using a combo of MS Paint and Picnik.com and then used it in the invitations and party decor.
All of the little guests were 2 years old, so we avoided organized games and activities. Instead, we set out a large piece of craft paper with a painted road to color with race car crayons and Oscar's new car playmat with a big bucket of matchbox cars to zoom around.
My Silhouette craft cutter saved a lot of time with the party decorations. I used it to cut the pennants for the bunting, the backing for the watch-me-grow birthday banner, and the little cars that decorated the styrofoam ice cream cooler.
I ordered a giant red balloon in hopes of extra cute birthday photos. In my mind I pictured a bright sunny day at the park, little boy, big balloon. Instead, it has rained for the last 4 days straight and I don't have a good photo of Oscar with his balloon, which is now sagging. :( Oh well, you can't win them all. You can find big round balloons HERE at Darlybird.
Oscar's birthday shirt was a 90-minute shirt with a big number 2 appliqued on the front. It matched his car playmat because yes, I am that crazy.
Here are some images I created for Oscar's car party, which you are welcome to save for personal use. Upload them to a photo editor (I use Picnik) and they are easily customizable to any age party.