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Indy 500

"The Greatest Spectacle in Racing"

2011 - 95th Running

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100th Year Anniversary


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The 100th Anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 starts at noon (ET) May 29th, 2011.  Live coverage on ABC and the IMS Radio Network begins at 11 a.m.  During pre-race ceremonies, watch Indy 500 past champions drive winning cars (including one that won the race in 1912!) around the fabled brickyard oval track.

Invite your friends, neighbors, family and racing enthusiasts to an afternoon of race viewing, game playing, eating, drinking and socializing.


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Invitations

You can make your own invitations with this free printable invite from Party Supplies Hut. All you have to do is print, cut, fold and fill in the details.

 Set the Scene

Make black and white your main color scheme, with splashes of green, yellow and red.

Float helium filled balloons on the ceiling to replicate Indy's huge balloon release

Checkered Flag table cloth and skirt

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Mix and match dishes or paperware in green, yellow and red

Racing flags and checkered crepe paper will add racing flare around the party rooms

Set out bowls of Black and White Chocolate Sunflower Seeds


 Activities

 Before the race begins, warm up the party with a couple of quick games:

Who Can Name All the Drivers?  The list is 42 participants long, although some of the drivers have yet to be named.  We'll keep our Party Saviors Drivers List updated, so you'll have the latest information on race day.

Flag Signals - See if anyone knows all the flags used on race day.  Details on all 9 flags is provided on the official NASCAR site.

 The main event is the telecast race. Make sure all TVs are tuned to ABC and there is plenty of seating.


 Party Favors

Racing Favor Mints

2010 Indy 500 Winner Diecast

Racing Flag Tote Bags to carry home favors and prizes


 Party Prizes

2011 Indy 500 Program

Indy 500 Cap

Indianapolis Motor Speedway: 100 Years of Racing


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Cheesy Sausage Balls

Apple and Dried Berry Salad with Yogurt Dressing

Pork Tenderloin Sandwich 

Beer Batter Onion Rings

Especially for the kids - Chocolate Covered Graham Cracker Indy 500 Car

Checkered "Flag" Cake

 

 Beverages

Beer

Lemonade

"Pit Lane" Lemonade - adults only

 Music

Cars Original Soundtrack

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 Start Your Engines


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