NASCAR Theme Party

NASCAR Theme Party

Are you and your friends race fans? Then host a NASCAR theme party and buckle up for some good times! Here are our favorite NASCAR party ideas to make race day even better.


Great invitations can get your party started right.

You can always find lots of great online party invitations with a free RSVP manager at Evite,



There are also lots of great racing invitation options available to purchase. Here are some that we like:

Race Days Personalized Invitations
Race Days Personalizable Invitations


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Make your friends feel like they are headed to the speedway by decking out your home or party area. Here are some ideas to help you decorate for a NASCAR party theme:

Line your front walk with black and white checkered flags and orange traffic cones.

Hang a Welcome Race Fans Banner across your front door.

Have a favorite driver? Set up a life sized cut out and let them greet your guests! Amazon has lots to choose from!

Danica Patrick Stand Up

Denny Hamlin Standup

Tony Stewart Standup


Use a model race car as a centerpiece base to hold checkered racing flag balloons.

Use smaller sized wheelbarrow replacement tires as bases to hold your serving bowls.

Line clean toolboxes with black and white check napkins and use them to serve chips and dips.

Add some metallic zing to your serving ware by using galvanized aluminum pails as ice buckets to serve your beverages. Wrap some yellow and black striped electrical tape around the pails for an automotive feel.

Use small new screwdrivers as party picks to serve appetizers such as cubed cheese, olives, or antipasto.

For a little raceway humor, label your bathroom door with a sign saying, “Pit Stop Area.”

Use black and white in your party decorations. You can use black and white checkered tableware, balloons, and streamers for an instant party atmosphere.

Here is a complete set of black and white checkered party supplies from Shindigz that comes all in one package and would be great at a racing theme party.

Racing Ultimate Party Pack For 8
Racing Check Ultimate Party Supplies


The main activity at your NASCAR party will probably be watching the race, but it’s always more fun when you have some other activities to keep everyone involved. Here are some suggestions:

Organize a Pool — Before the race starts, have your guests pick a driver’s name out of a hat. If their driver wins the race, they win a prize!

Play a Timed Pit Stop Car Assembly Game — Everyone knows that a good pit crew is an essential part of racing. For this activity, divide your guests into pit crew teams and give each one a NASCAR snap together car assembly kit. Drop the checkered flag and see which crew can work together to assemble their car first.

Show a Racing Movie — If you can, set up a TV in a separate part of your party area for those who might need a distraction from the race. Show a race theme movie such as Talladega Nights – The Ballad of Ricky Bobby , NASCAR – The IMAX Experience, or Days of Thunder.

If you have a video game system, you might also consider setting up an action game, such as these NASCAR themed PlayStation games or Mario Kart Wii so your guests can get in on some of their own racing action.

Make Your party a NASCAR Themed Costume Bash — If you’re having a NASCAR party, you might as well go all out! Ask your friends to come dressed as something related to racing…they might be their favorite driver, a stereotypical fan, or whatever else comes to mind.


Wondering what to serve at your NASCAR party? Here are some ideas:

  • Fried Chicken — a tailgating classic
  • Sub Sandwiches or sandwiches cut into race car shapes
  • Chips and Dip (serve in a toolbox–see above)
  • A Veggie and Cheese Tray (use screwdriver serving picks — see above)
  • Beer, Pop, and Winner’s Circle Champagne!


Need some great awards for games or party favors to make your event complete? Check these out:

Hope you found some helpful NASCAR theme party ideas on this page. Enjoy the party!

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