Saturday, April 04, 2009

Q is for Quinn's 2nd Birthday Party


Those of you that know me, know that I am an AVID planner! I love to plan!!! So, it is probably no surprise that I started planning Quinn's 2nd birthday party around Thanksgiving. It was on the way to San Angelo that I brainstormed the theme with my mom in the backseat of the car. ...And, ever since, I have been so excited to throw my baby boy an ALPHABET themed 2nd birthday bash! ....And, planning it was too much fun...from the invites, to the decor, to the stations, to the favors...I had a blast!
And, when the day finally arrived, I couldn't wait to watch my little man play in it all with his favorite friends! So...we dressed him in his cool "Q" T that his Daddy designed, and headed to the youth warehouse at church to celebrate TWO!!!

The fun T-shirt that Matt created...if you look closely, many of Q's favorite things are inside the Q!!! He loves finding it all!!!...

Here is a glimpse at the stations that we had at the party! But, this is before they were swarmed with precious little people...{And, I don't think the pictures do it justice...it was so much cuter when you could see it all at once and hear the fun music playing!}



Here's the cake table, with is amazing cake and fun "Q" napkins!...

And, here is Quinn's Q collection from his room that decorated the tables...


The food at the party included 20 pizzas (provided by Slickpaw...thank you, Slickpaw!), IBC Root Beer, Water, plenty of Capri Sun, cupcakes and cake to your heart's content and lots of ABC snacks!!! (Alphabits, Letter Cookies, Scrabble Cheez-its, and Skittles)

One of the fun things about planning Q's party was giving everyone an alphabet assignment. Each invite had a circled letter, and that guest was to come representing that letter! Even though I thought it was a fun idea, I didn't think many would participate...but I WAS SO WRONG! I was super impressed by the creativity that came out in so many of Quinn's guests!!! Such good sports....here are a few of the almost 80 people that came to celebrate with Q...

I is for Ice Cream and IPod!...


X is for X-men...

X is also for X's and O's...


D is for DINO!...


P is for Precious Porter with his Passy

Y is for Yellow

P is for Purdum's in Pink


P is also for Princess


G is for Green and Gbaby (in Cara's GROWING tummy!)


B is for Bundled up BABY! (Q's youngest guest...and Christopher's first party!)

C is for CRAZY! (ok, maybe they weren't assigned that, but they should have been!)


T is for the T Team! (There were more of them, but I never got a whole group picture! So great!)


E is for Ellie & Emerson dressed in Elmo! (and duct taped E's...gotta hand it to 'em for participating!)

H is for High Fives for Q's great-grandma Mimi! What a special treat to have her there!

S is for SUPER SUTTON!...

And, last but not least...best dressed goes to the Webb's for...
W is for Willy Wonka and his Wonka Bar



After lots of playing, it was time to sing "Happy Birthday" and blow out the candles!!! I loved hearing everyone sing to my little man...and he did so good at blowing out his candles...



Then, it was on to more playing!!!....




After the party was over, the fun didn't end! It was clean up time...and Uncle Brooks stayed with the "Q Crew" to help with everything! The most fun part was deflating the bounce house...



Seriously, his party was more fun than I ever could have dreamed! ... So many friends blessed us with their presence and presents! (more on that later!) ... Thank you, Mammer, Slickpaw, Nana & Pawpaw for all that you did to make Q's party perfect in every way!...
Now...off to planning Party #3! ... Just kidding...kindof!!!

6 comments:

The Leonard Four said...

looks like it was a great party...and so creative! looks like everyone had a blast - especially the bday boy! i had a chicka-chicka boom boom party when my first little girl turned 2. i think that abcs are perfect for toddler parties!!! :) great job!

Garrett Family said...

That was wonderful - I loved it all. I'm planning our soon to be 4 year olds at the end of this month and then our soon to be 2 year olds in June - You have some wonderful ideas - loved it all!! We are doing backyardigans for our 4 and Elmo for 3 - they picked the theme. Any ides send them my way!!

Laura said...

You throw an amazing party! Wanna plan Jacob's for me? :)

Meredith said...

We loved being a part of it! Reid had so much fun and could have stayed right on through nap!!! Great job with everything!

allyo said...

WOW, WOW, WOW! Are you for hire?

the rodriguez crew said...

now that is a party!! kudos to you for a well-planned shindig - WOW! and that cake is amazing!!

Happy Birthday Quinn!!