Can you guess what kind of party Sarah requested this year?
Yep, that's right...a "CARS" party. Don't you see the car down in front of the castle? I found a really cute "girly" car cake online that I had convinced Sarah to have since she wanted a Car party, and just as I was browsing away from the window, she saw a castle cake. "THAT is the cake I want, Mom!"
I tried to convince her that it would be better to have a car cake since she wanted a car party, but she said that I could just put a car in front of the castle and she could still have a car party.
So, I obliged her, and made a yellow, lemon cake with raspberry filling, shaped as a 2-tiered castle, complete with turrets (which were going to be orange cones for the cozy cone motel originally) but we made due with what we had.
For the actual party, we went on a "tire drive" (instead of a cake walk) where the kids landed on tires that had pictures of different characters from the "Cars" movie. When their character was called they got to pick a chocolate covered donut from the leaning tower of "tires" I had stacked up.
They also played with cars on a car mat, colored velvet posters from the "Cars" movie, decorated cardboard boxes to look like cars, and they ate lunch and watched "Cars" in the "Drive-In" down on the projector in their boxes.
Sarah also hurried the party right along by opening everyone's gift as soon as they arrived (while I was still talking with parents), but I think everyone had a good time, and Sarah wore herself right out by the end of the day.
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