Q :: My daughter will be three in June. She is the poster child for non-girly girl. She loves cars, trucks, trains, construction vehicles, and, most of all, the movie Cars. Here is my question: How would you go about throwing a birthday party for a girl that is transportation themed? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated! — Elizabeth S. from Atlanta, GA.
A :: Your daughter sounds like a lot of fun!! If it were us throwing the party, we would take inspiration from one of Bettijo’s favorite prints: Dwell Studio’s transportation series. We love all the colors in there — orange, green, aqua, brown and gray — these are by no means just “boy” colors. In fact we modified the shower curtain from this collection to use as a valance in Bettijo’s office. She then accented her office with lots of green, aqua and orange accessories — some of her favorite colors. Plus this color scheme lends itself very well to pops of hot pink if you want to up the girly factor a bit.
We did a BUMP! transportation-themed baby shower a while back that might have some ideas for you, especially for party food.
We also thought including some kind of a craft activity for your daughter’s party would be fun. Perhaps painting race cars — you can get kits online or at your local craft store. We recommend swapping out the provided paints with colors that match your party’s color scheme. You should be able to pick-up bottles of acrylic paints at a craft store for about a dollar each.
We hope this helps, Elizabeth. We look forward to hearing how your party turns out!
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