(StatePoint) Whether you’re celebrating a birthday party or just want to a host a fun get-together, the animated preschool series, “Go! Go! Cory Carson” makes a great theme for little ones.
Nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards this year – Outstanding Directing Team for a Preschool Animated Program and Outstanding Editing for a Preschool Animated Program – the show is a hit with kids, critics and parents alike.
“My sons love watching the show and watching Cory Carson navigate the ups and downs of childhood on the winding roads of Bumperton Hills,” says Alison McKown, a content creator, professional graphic designer and founder of Just Add Confetti, a blog focused on creative and attainable party and gift ideas.
To get you started on planning your own celebration, McKown is offering her own tried-and-true ideas:
• Bumperton Backdrop: Create a party backdrop to be displayed behind the main party table for an eye-catching focal point. All of your little party guests will be thrilled to see Cory and his pals larger than life on the backdrop. Get inspired by the whimsical styling of the show and use bright colors and tactile textures. To recreate the hills and winding roads of Bumperton Hills, tape two pieces of white foam board together and cover them with blue sky bulletin board paper. Next, add large hills made out of green poster board. Create roads out of construction paper and trees out of felt and pom-poms. Last but not least, add printed VTech product graphics of Cory and his pals.
• Fun Food: Creative themed foods don’t have to be difficult to make and they add so much fun to any party. Fuel up with fun car-themed foods like 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.
• Colorful Place Settings: Create colorful, vibrant place settings inspired by the show. Then, layer the place settings on top of the road and add toys from VTech’s Go! Go! Cory Carson collection.
• Fun and Games: Adding Go! Go! Cory Carson toys to the main food table, as well as the place settings, makes them perfectly in-reach for play after enjoying the party food and clearing the plates. And with a new line of playsets and character toys available this fall on Amazon.com and other retailers, there are so many options for imaginative play with Cory and his friends.
• Delightful Party Favors: Who doesn’t love some cookies for the road? For a simple and sweet party favor, print a VTech product graphic of Cory and then slide it into a clear treat bag. Add two chocolate cookies to represent the tires.
For additional inspiration and information, visit vtechtoysblog.com.
With some expert party planning tips, you can throw your very own Cory Carson celebration with your children, family and friends!