My son had a Disney/Pixar Cars theme for his 4th birthday. I spent about a week making things for this party. One day I used my glue gun, my sewing machine, and my mixer! Yay craftiness!
My son with his cake. He is wearing the shirt I appliqued with a number 4 on it using Cars fabric. Separate cake post here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=381158.0
Cake and favor display. I got all the Cars partyware on clearance at Target.
Close-ups of the favors. I made cars out of candy. (Dots, Rolos, and Hershey bars to be specific.) I glued them together with a glue gun. The traffic cones are made out of scrapbook paper. I used this template: http://family.go.com/disney/pkg-disney-crafts/craft-952433-sallys-thanksgiving-coneucopias-t/
I glued them together with a glue gun and blew mine up to 150% to fit some more stuff in them. I put a ball, some stickers, markers, and a little frisbee inside. The sand mold wouldn't fit. I got all the favors at the dollar store. They have tons of Cars themed toys.
One of the tables with a highway table cover. I just bought a black plastic table cover at the dollar store and put some lines on it using yellow crepe paper. I got the traffic cones at Target for $2.50 for 5 of them.
Some of the party food. We also had hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, awesome spinach dip and pita bread chips, potato salad, and drinks.
Close-up of the fruit cars. Apple slices with grapes on toothpicks for wheels.
Traffic light cookies. I used this recipe: http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/lovin-from-the-oven-685398/
I used green apple Jolly Ranchers, butterscotch, and cinnamon hard candies to make the lights.
The pinata I bought at Party City. This was our first experience using a string pinata. We all thought it worked better than the regular kind, plus no dangerous bat swinging.
His grandparents rented a bounce house for his party. All the kids loved it.
I had so much fun making things for this party!