I was recently selected to host a Cars themed #DisneySide @Home Celebrations party. I was so excited to host, however I knew with my son’s 2nd birthday approaching, my budget would be limited. I found some easy ways to create a DIY Cars #DisneySide themed party for less!
**I received free products in order to host the Disney Side @Home Celebration. The opinions expressed here are my own.**
As always, I began my party planning by hunting for ideas on Pinterest! There are so many great ideas out there! Here was the board I created to collect some of the great ideas I found around creating a Disney Cars/race car themed party.
I put some of the great ideas I found into action! Several of them helped keep my party budget small, even for a big turnout!
Decorate with Tape
Using yellow masking tape, I was able to quickly turn a black plastic tablecloth into a road ready to be filled with Cars goodies!
I purchased some plain black gift bags from the party store (about $0.19 each) and continued the road theme using the same yellow masking tape.
I had found some checkered racing Duck brand duct tape at the craft store and picked it up unsure of what I would do with it. I decided that instead of designing water bottle wrappers, I would experiment with the duct tape instead! The duct tape was the perfect width to cover the label on the bottles, and was easier to attach too! I decorated each one with a Disney Cars sticker. The mini water bottles were the perfect size for the little hands at our party!
Here are all 3 tape projects together! All together these projects cost less than $20!
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I topped the cupcakes with Disney Cars cupcakes toppers and sprinkles.
Another inexpensive treat I made to go along with the Disney Cars theme were “Stoplight Brownies”. Another easy and inexpensive dessert, all this took was a box of brownies and a pack of M&M’s!
The biggest hit with the kiddos was probably the most inexpensive! The chocolate covered donuts I used for Luigi’s Casa Della Tires were one of the first treats to disappear.
When feeding a large group of people, food can be a major expense. A taco bar was an inexpensive way to feed our large group, and our guests enjoyed it!
We offered ground beef, shredded chicken (prepared in the Crockpot, so super easy), and black bean tacos.
Chips and salsa were an easy snack to go along with the taco bar.
We also prepared fiesta corn and Spanish rice (both microwavable and easy to prepare).
With our taco bar, we were able to feed our group of over 30 people for under $2/person! Talk about a budget-friendly meal!
What are some ways you get creative with party planning to save money?