I got the 3D car from Shindigz, which is a great place for party props.
To begin, every child received a t-shirt that said "Bailey's 2nd Birthday".
I wanted the party to be a little of an adventure so I created different stations for the kids. This was in order for them to get their license to drive in the big race at the end of the party.
Following getting their tags, we needed to test their driving skills. The older kids had their driving test on the WII station and the smaller kids used the Smart Cycle Hot Wheels game. They all had a blast with this. After the driving test, I handed out pre-made drivers licences to each kid. In order to do this, I asked each parent to send me a head shot prior to the party.
After the kids had their driving test we knew it was time for a "Pit Stop". The kids needed to refuel with food in order to get ready for the big race. We had the eating area set up in a different room. Below are some of the decorations. I got the materials for the car centerpiece from awesome events.
Following the race, all of the kids received metals and then had race car cake. We got this cake from Sugar Bakers in Baltimore. It was really really good! The cupcakes came from Cakes Plus. Since we love both bakers we needed to share the love.
We then made sure that all of the kids took their Polaroid picture in the car. The pictures were placed in a photo car frame and given to each guest.
At the finish line were the favors. I uses race car helmets, turned them upside down and filled them with everything race car. A lot of the items came from Oriental Trading, but I found the perfect wooden race car with the #2 on it from the Target dollar section. They bring these back from time to time.