Keeping with my previous format, I'm separating the party pix into two posts. Each time I look back and see how many pictures I showed before and end up adding a few more to the current party. Pretty soon you'll be looking at hundreds of images from one event.
Well, I think I mentioned, Theo is crazy about race cars. And checkered flag finish lines. (And railroad X's, but that's another story) So the theme this year was a no brainer.
I'm just going to let you enjoy all the gorgeous images, and I'll add some of my sources for those who might care. The next post will have the events of the day, but needless to say, a great time was had by all.
Photography: Christianne Ebel
Invitations and graphics: Kara Thauer (my sister, she doesn't currently sell them, but could probably be convinced...)
Vinyl number and stripes for car: custom by Janey Mac Press on etsy
Large fabric banners and table runner: me
Matchbox car plywood race track: me. If there's enough interest I could make a little tutorial for this, but it's pretty straightforward. I originally saw several online, including one here.
Hubcaps: walmart @ 4 for $16 (and a few a friend had)
Theo's mechanic outfit: me and it was a mash-up of patterns. I took shirt and pants patterns and combined them adding a few detail. The patch was from here.
Drink station: poland springs water dispensers and funnels with labels I made (The idea came from a friend of mine. I suggest you laminate your labels or buy water proof ones). I constructed it out of a bakers rack we owned.
Red place setting cars: $5 from walmart (brand is Jada) I had to visit probably a dozen different walmarts to gather enough red ones because they come in a variety pack and you can be sure what colors they'll have.
favors: trinket bags inspired by this tutorial by Amazing Mae with 3 matchbox cars in them
"Real" race car: borrowed from a friend and vinyl numbers and stripes added. I tried everything to rent a red convertible (particularly a mini cooper) but around here it's just not possible.
Cake and cookies: me