A few months ago we celebrated Middle One's 4th Birthday.
He is a Pixar Cars nut, Cars 2 being the first movie he was able to go to the theater to see! So, of course, he wanted a Cars Party!
If you're doing Cars...you HAVE to include McQueen & his best bud Mater.
My first project was making fork & spoon holders after being inspired by Simply Crafty!
Here's what I did...
Mater & McQueen are empty tissue boxes. I cut out the tissue opening to look like their mouths were open. Then I spray painted Mater brown and McQueen red. Everything else is cut from construction paper! I used the tissue boxes as a guide for how wide to cut out their eyes. Mater has one working and one broken headlight. And McQueen has his racing number on his nose (?), and I cut out yellow lightening bolts for each side. These were a huge hit! Now they're on John's dresser and hold all his treasures!
Here's a shot of the cake table. I make the kid's cakes 90% of the time. John's birthday fell in the middle of the busiest and craziest month we've ever had! So I sucked it up and bought one! He already owned the character pillows (Disney Store on our trip to Branson in 2010). I bought the funnels from the auto section in Wal-Mart.
And here's what the tables looked like! I also got this idea from Simply Crafty and I used it on the guest tables and the cake table. It's as easy as putting down a black plastic table cloth and then running yellow duct tape down the center. Instant Road! And each table got a cone in the middle!
I was pretty pleased with how fun everything looked, with fairly little effort!!! John was thrilled...and his smile is the best decoration EVER!