A Turbo-Charged Race Car Birthday Party

Everything you'll need to throw an awesome racing birthday party!

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Race Car Cake

Photograph by Dana Gallagher

Race Car Cake

Kids will flip for our double cake, which features a rip-roaring surprise: tunnels for cars to zoom through!

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Originally published in the March 2014 issue of FamilyFun

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Self-Service Drinks

Photograph by Dana Gallagher

Self-Service Drinks

A container with a tap and a fun sign lets thirsty kids fill 'er up.

Originally published in the March 2014 issue of FamilyFun

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Pit Stop Food

Photograph by Dana Gallagher

Pit Stop Food

To make stoplights, slice mozzarella sticks in half lengthwise, then add circles of green, yellow, and red peppers. (A straw works well to punch out the circles.) For cars, push 4-inch skewers through the ends of hot dog buns and thread on wheels made from cucumber slices and cherry tomatoes. Set your hot dogs in the driver's seat.

Originally published in the March 2014 issue of FamilyFun

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Indy 500 Fruit Racers

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Roadster Roadway Game

Photograph by Dana Gallagher

Roadster Roadway Game

Fold a 54- by 108-inch black vinyl tablecloth in half lengthwise to create a strip 27 inches wide. Line the edges with checkerboard duct tape and add white duct tape lane markings. Adhere the cloth to the floor with a low-tack tape, such as painter's tape, then let kids race -- or, more likely, crash! -- their cars. Note: Tape may damage the finish on certain hardwoods, so set up the track on concrete or linoleum, if possible.

Originally published in the March 2014 issue of FamilyFun

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