Disney Cars Themed Birthday Party Ideas

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The boys had a blast at their Disney Cars themed birthday party.

Below are some of the Cars decorations, treats, and fun themed activities we did:

Indoor Fun: Car mat w/ cars

Find a similar rug here: Disney Pixar Cars Racing Interactive Game Rug


Jacob colored a Lightning McQueen cutout and then we had smaller cars as well to decorate the living room


The cake table was setup with balloons, some cars cutouts, and the goodie bags


Dessert #1: Rice Krispie Treat Stoplights- I had planned to dip the rice krispie treats in chocolate before putting the m&m’s on them but we were short on time.


Dessert #2: Cars cake


The boys LOVED this huge Cars mural. It was over 5 feet tall. I got it from Party City and plan on finding a permanent home for it in the boys room.

Here is a similar wall mural: Disney Pixar The World of Cars Giant Decorating Kit


I found this trophy and thought it would be perfect for the party. I told them it was the Piston Cup, just like the Cars try to win in the movie. They are still carrying it around days later :)

Here is a similar Trophy Set- Great for Goody Bags


The kids enjoyed doing a Cars sand art project. It was really messy so I was happy that I’d chosen to do it outside!


All of the children had fun breaking apart the pinata. I liked this one because all they had to do was pull strings for it to open. The ones that need to be broken open with a bat are not so easy for my young kids to do.

Find one on Amazon here: Disney Cars Lightning McQueen Pinata, Pull String


I bought Mater party hats but we found them hard to put together. The kids didn’t like them because the hats covered their eyes. This was the one party item I bought that I wish I wouldn’t have.


At the end of the party the kids got Cars themed goodie buckets overflowing with Cars themed fun.

Overall it was a great party! :)


  1. love the cars themed stoplights!!! that’s genius!!!

  2. What a great party! I love everything….the cake, the decorations, the treats! I’m sure everyone had a great time! And you have some great photos to remember the day. I love the photos we have of birthday parties of the past.

  3. Super fun! My daughter is obsessed with the Cars movie and I am thinking of having a Cars themed birthday for her when she turns 3. However, can you tell me where you got the car mat?? I have been looking to get one but this is great with the Cars theme on it!!!

    • Alicia Marie says

      Thanks! I think we got this Cars mat at Walmart by the Cars toys. It came in a plastic pouch with cardboard car cutouts that looked like little game pieces. Hope that helps :)

      • Hi Alicia, I love the party ideas you’ve posted. The goodie buckets look great. Can you tell me what fun things you put in? I’m having trouble getting the goodie bags together esp within budget. :)

        • Alicia Marie says

          Thanks! I tried to put all Cars themed items in there. I found some themed things at Party City but Oriental Trading Company might have some cheaper. I had a little plastic car shaped box that I put candy in, little notebooks with cars on the front, Cars themed pens, a bubble wand set w/ Cars picture on it, and I think a few other items too. I’d also check Target’s dollar section, Walmart and your local dollar store for some Cars themed items. Hope that helps :)

  4. Everything looks great!! My son is turning 1 on the 31st and Im throwing him a cars party. How did you get the m&ms to stay on the rice krispie treats??

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  6. So fun, the stoplight rice krispie treats look like a big hit. I also have a birthday party site filled with fun children’s party ideas, you might get some fun new ideas from it too! http://www.birthdaypartyinvitations.ca

    Keep up to great work!


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