By Alison McKown of Just Add Confetti
Go! Go! It’s a party in Bumperton Hills! If your little ones love watching the popular children’s show Go! Go! Cory Carson on Netflix, then this is the party theme for you. Featuring Cory Carson and his pals, this celebration is full of easy and creative car-themed food and décor ideas that you will be able to recreate in a breeze.
My sons love watching the show and following their favorite little orange
car, Cory Carson. Cory navigates the ups and downs of childhood on the winding roads of Bumperton Hills as he goes to school, makes new friends and explores with his family.
Creating a party backdrop, to be displayed behind the main party table, creates an eye-catching and exciting focal point for the entire party. All of your little party guests will be thrilled to see Cory and his pals larger than life on the backdrop.
In watching episodes of the show with my sons, I’m always inspired by the visuals and whimsical styling of the series. I love the bright colors and tactile textures of the illustrations and artwork. When it came time to create the backdrop for this party, I knew I wanted to recreate the hills and winding roads of Bumperton Hills! First, I started by taping two pieces of white foam board together and covered them with blue sky bulletin board paper. Next, I added large hills made out of green poster board. Then, I created roads out of construction paper and trees out of felt and pom poms. Last but not least, I added printed VTech® product graphics of the stars of the show—Cory and his pals!
After the backdrop was complete, I centered it behind the table. I next placed a photography backdrop stand around the sign. This created the framework that would be needed for hanging the balloon garland and additional signs. I also designed a large “Go! Go! It’s a party in Bumperton Hills!” sign, as well as several car-themed party décor signs, to be used throughout the party to further enhance the theme. With the photo backdrop stand in place, I was able to easily display the balloon garland and these additional signs to complete the look of the backdrop.
It’s time to fuel up and talk about all the fun foods we had at our Go! Go! Cory Carson party. Creative themed foods don’t have to be difficult to make and they add so much fun to any party! At our celebration we had Cory Carson cakes with mini cookie tires, fruit kabob traffic lights, spare tire donuts, motor oil chocolate milk, a windshield wiper fluid sport drink, and candy traffic lights.
The Place Settings
Each place setting was colorful and vibrant just like the show. I created a long road table runner out of black and yellow paper. Then I layered the place settings on top of the road and added the adorable toys from VTech’s Go! Go! Cory Carson® collection. Adding these toys to both the place settings, as well as the main food table, allowed the collection to double as party décor and really brought the car theme to life!
I created printable bottle labels and plate graphics to match the theme as well. I love printables because they are such a simple way to easily and inexpensively enhance a party theme. I layered each plate printable, of one of the collection’s characters, under a clear plastic plate to instantly transform the place setting.
At each place setting I also added a sweet party favor. Who doesn’t love some cookies for the road?! To create this party favor, I printed a VTech product graphic of Cory and then slid it into a clear treat bag. Then I added two chocolate cookies to represent the tires. So simple and sweet!
VTech’s Go! Go! Cory Carson Collection
Adding toys from VTech®’s Go! Go! Cory Carson® collection to the main food table, as well as the place settings, made them perfectly in-reach for play! After enjoying the party food and clearing the plates, the table runner road became the perfect setting for imaginative play with Cory and his friends—Freddie the firetruck, Halle the helicopter, Frannie the talent agent, Timmy the bulldozer, Kimmy the demolition crane and Cory’s little sister, Chrissy. My sons loved pushing Cory and his friends around on the paper road as the toys trigger fun sound effects. Also, you can press the light-up windshields to hear Cory and his friends talk about their specific color as well as to play four sing-along songs and six melodies. My sons also had a blast playing with the adorable Freddie’s Firehouse™ and DJ Train Trax & the Roll Train™ playsets. They thought it was so fun to recreate helping Freddie and Chrissy rescue Phil just like in the episode of the show that they watched. They couldn’t get enough of dancing and playing mixmaster with Roll Train host, DJ Train Trax. They got such a kick out of placing Cory and Chrissy on stage and watching them light up and do “The Chrissy”.
I hope you enjoyed our Go! Go! Cory Carson car themed kids’ party. I hope this party has inspired you to create your own Cory Carson celebration with your children, family and friends!
About the Author:
Alison McKown is a content creator, professional graphic designer and the founder of Just Add Confetti– a blog focused on creative and attainable party ideas, unique and easy gift ideas, recipes, and graphic designed printables. Just Add Confetti is based on the belief that every day should be celebrated. Alison believes that everyone (yes, everyone!) can be creative and can craft beautiful celebrations and memories with their children, families and friends. Alison is an advertising agency art director turned party blogger based in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband and two very active little boys. Follow along with Alison’s latest projects and ideas from Just Add Confetti on Instagram and Pinterest.