Speedway Car Sandwiches. Make triple-decker sandwiches using the birthday child’s favorite fillings. Remove crusts and cut sandwiches in half. Put two halves together, holding them in place using two pretzel sticks for axles. Place half an olive or gumdrop at the end of each pretzel stick for wheels. Arrange the car sandwiches on a platter so it looks like they are racing around the dish.
Stop Light Krispies Treats. Using red, green, and yellow mini M&M’S®, mix into the Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies Treats® mix and cut out using a circle cookie cutter. Attach the three colorful Krispies treats using a stick in the shape of a stop light.
Gummy Hot Wheels™ Fruit Snacks.
Fruit Wheels. Cut out rings of grapefruit or pineapple and place a small cherry in the center.
Racecar Sugar Cookies. Prepare sugar cookies according to recipe. Cut into racecar shapes with cookie cutter. Decorate with icing and candy (this is a great step to get the birthday child involved). Use decorations to draw racecar numbers on the cookies.
Pit Crew Peanut Butter Power Balls. Gather the following i ngredients:
- 1 cup creamy or chunky-style peanut butter
- 1 cup powdered milk
- 1-1/2 cups confectioners sugar
- 1 cup honey
- Wax paper
- Optional: shredded coconut or chopped peanuts
Combine peanut butter, powdered milk, sugar, and honey in bowl. Take some dough pieces, roll into 1" balls, and set on wax paper. Optional: roll in shredded coconut or chopped peanuts. Refrigerate until firm.
Raceway Sodas. Place a small amount of chocolate chips in the bottom of each guest’s cup. Fill the cups with cream soda.
Optional: For an extra fun look, add a few drops of red food coloring to the bottle of cream soda before pouring.
Racetrack Cake. Cut a small semicircular notch from one cake, and then position the cakes together so they look like a figure eight. Cover the cakes with white icing. Place a small bowl in the center of each cake and sprinkle cookie crumbs around it to create the racetrack. Remove the bowls and add green sprinkles onto each icing circle for “grass.” Press any remaining sprinkles onto the sides of the cake. Lay a white small licorice candy dotted line along the center of the chocolate cookie crumb racetrack. Use a pastry bag to create a white icing border around the edge of the cake. Create racing flags by taping small squares of paper or ribbon to the toothpicks and placing them on the track along with the cleaned Hot Wheels® racecars.
Traffic Light Cake. Bake 9" round (or smaller) cakes according to cake recipe. Frost one cake green, the other yellow, and the last red. Place the cakes next to each other on a large tray or a piece of cardboard covered with aluminum foil so they look like a traffic light.
Cookie Tires. Use Oreo® cookies and a dollop of frosting to attach a Life Savers® to the center.
Create a Crank Oil Sundae Bar where the kids create their own sundaes with ice cream, chocolate syrup (oil), nuts, cherries, sprinkles, and whatever else sounds good.