Can't believe this little guy turned 7 on March 24th! Carter wanted a car and truck birthday party, so that's just what we did.
We had everyone meet at the house, then walked over to a neighborhood park. You will see why in a minute!
Station #1- Tracks painting
All I did was grab some boxes we already had and a box of paints leftover from other crafts. The only thing I had to buy was a large pad of paper and paper plates.
Station #2 Cars in snow
My kids love to play in this, although the little ones were the only one playing at the party. I bought the fake snow at Joann's, you can also get some on Amazon. Later there was a snowball fight. This is the closest thing we get to playing in the snow in the desert.
Station #3 Car Wash
Obviously after painting and the snow, this was perfect place to get the cars and trucks clean in time for the races! All that was needed was a tote filled with water and soap. It's good to have some towels handy to dry them off.
Station #4 Park play
One of the great things about taking it to the park was that it allowed the kids to run around and play on the playground too. The kids were fighting over the digger.
Station #5 Monster truck races!
We bought plastic rain gutters from Lowe's and they make the perfect track to see who is the fastest monster truck. Carter says Batman won the most races.
Carter loved his birthday party but I think he loved his cake and presents more!
We are so proud of our big boy! He is in first grade and is reading chapter books. His favorite read alouds are from Junie B. Jones. At school he is writing books with his friend- currently his teacher is trying to get them to narrow it down from Animals, Presidents and Dinosaurs. He built the Lego City police department all by himself. Can't wait to see what he's going to do next!
Here's the cost breakdown if you are wanting to do the same type of party:
Paper plates- $3
Paper towels- $2
Plastic rain gutters (2)- $12- Bonus- We bought end caps to these and will turn these into bookshelves, see idea from Pinterest.
Cake from Albertson's- $30- If we hadn't just moved in the week before, I probably would've made the cake, so that would have cut the cost even more.
Hotwheels for party favors- $10