Noah’s Turns 5 and Gets an EPIC Hot Wheels Birthday Party
It’s no secret…my son Noah loves Hot Wheels. Last year, for his PJ Masks party only Hot Wheels were on his wish list. Before the party was over, he asked for a Hot Wheels party next.
One year later…here it is:
We celebrated Noah’s 5th birthday at a local trampoline park. About a half hour before party time, my friend, the host and I hustled over to decorate the room. We were so frantic that we over set the tables and broke a sweat trying to pull this together. You know how timed parties are… 😛 Nothing is perfect but I must say this party came out pretty darn close to what I envisioned. Now let’s get to the details:
Since no cars were involved, I needed to make the kids feel like they were winners in a Hot Wheels world. So each guest had a pair of Hot Wheels sunglasses and a 5 inch award trophy waiting for them back at the Winner’s Circle. Both can be purchased at Party City. I customized the trophies using address mailing labels. It just so happened that the venue uses the same color scheme as the party. That helped us save a few dollars on the utensils. 😉
Since the kids already had cool glasses and trophies, I kept the gift bags small enough just to fit a Hot Wheels car. I am not a huge candy fan so this year I was more than happy to do without it. Walmart had these Hot Wheels Mystery Models and sticker packs. The concept is like trading cards. You buy and collect until you get that special one and complete set. I just bought a bunch for everyone. I also included a Hot Wheels silicone wristband from Party City.
Funny story: Noah got a hold of all the Mystery Models and opened 5 of them one morning. Thank goodness he found the “Dark Knight” Hot Wheel or he would have ruined the surprise for everyone. LOL
Sure we had the matching balloons and Hot Wheels branded decor but nothing quite seals the deal on a party these days like a custom cake. Last year I met a local baker and she came through with the perfect centerpiece. Check out this Hot Wheels cake from DHeavenly Treats in Waldorf, MD:
I simply gave her a picture for inspiration and “D” put her own spin on this EPIC centerpiece. This was my first custom cake purchase. What made this even better is that the cake tastes as good as it looks. Yum!!! As for the rest of the table decor, I bought two mason jars from the dollar section in Target and dumped Hot Wheels that Noah already had in there. Then I asked his Father to make two “Loopty Loop” tracks and that was that!
Other details: Candles |Hot Wheels Birthday Banner | Hot Wheels Backdrop | All Table Cloths – Party City | Traffic Light – A hand-me-down | Gold Number Five Foil Mylar Balloons – Target Value Section | Black Mini Gift Bags – Party City (in store) |Hot Wheels Boys T-Shirt | Hot Wheels Adult T-Shirt
All just to see that smile. Thanks to his Grandma for coming down and helping us make this one EPIC birthday. I asked Noah if we could just keep next year low key. You know what he said?
“Lets have Lego party next!” hahaha
You can experience the fun from Noah’s EPIC Hot Wheels party with this video. The kids had a blast!