Thursday, April 01, 2010

Celebrating Lightning McQUINN!: Quinn’s 3rd Birthday Party

Q's 3rd BIRTHDAY! 137My precious baby boy is THREE…and celebrating him could not have been more fun! This year, he had a VERY specific request for his party theme! And, I was quick to be on board with planning the most fun Lightning Mc‘Quinn’ birthday party! …So, take a peek into our party…and know that I don’t think the pictures do it justice!…

It all started with the invite! My talented husband created the most precious two-sided “Pit Pass!” After they were printed, we laminated them, punched a hole in the top and attached it to a lanyard. The guests were to wear their invite to get in to the party!…And, surprisingly, lots of them did!…QUINN'S BDAY INVITE 2010Edited backQ's 3rd BIRTHDAY! 081 Q's 3rd BIRTHDAY! 082 Due to a series of unfortunate events, lots of people were not able to come. I started getting sad that Quinn was going to have an empty room at his party! But, then, I remembered that this was about Quinn and that he would have a great time regardless. And, all of my worrying was for NO reason! There were about 60 people at his party…ridiculous for a three year olds party!!! He is loved and we are so very blessed!

Now…on to the party…
It started as soon as you pulled up into the parking lot!!! Slickpaw brought his Corvette and transformed it into Lightning McQueen! Lightning greeted you as you walked up the sidewalk and followed the black and white checkered flags to the door! So many of the kiddos were truly star-struck when they saw it!!! What a FUN and special touch to my baby’s big day!!
Q's 3rd BIRTHDAY! 072 Quinn's 3rd Birthday Slickpaw's Camera 023 Quinn's 3rd Birthday Slickpaw's Camera 028 Q's 3rd BIRTHDAY! 099When the little guests arrived, they were given their party favor right away! It was a fun little velcro wallet that contained a Cars marker, a personalized driver’s license, a key chain and Quinn money! Q's 3rd BIRTHDAY! 040 Q's 3rd BIRTHDAY! 041 Q's 3rd BIRTHDAY! 042Q's 3rd BIRTHDAY! 095Then, with their wallet and money, they were to head to the “Concession Stand” to purchase refreshments! Q's 3rd BIRTHDAY! 045 Q's 3rd BIRTHDAY! 022 Q's 3rd BIRTHDAY! 023 Q's 3rd BIRTHDAY! 024 Q's 3rd BIRTHDAY! 025 Q's 3rd BIRTHDAY! 026 Q's 3rd BIRTHDAY! 028 Q's 3rd BIRTHDAY! 030 Q's 3rd BIRTHDAY! 031 Q's 3rd BIRTHDAY! 032 Mammer, Nana & Pawpaw ran the concession stand! Mammer & Nana made the popcorn in the fun machine…and they all enjoyed watching the sweet little ones seriously spend their money! Precious beyond words! :)  Q's 3rd BIRTHDAY! 078 Q's 3rd BIRTHDAY! 103After most of the guests had arrived and time had been made for refreshments to be purchased, Matt announced that it was time to start the “drive-in!” So, all of the kids found a spot and ate their treats while Cars played! Quinn was SO excited to see it on the big screen!!! And, it was so loud and cool in the Warehouse!
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And, before the night ended, I got a little QT with my favorite little man! Q's 3rd BIRTHDAY! 142Q's 3rd BIRTHDAY! 139 Q's 3rd BIRTHDAY! 135  It was clear that he had had a GREAT time! And, we were so happy with the result and the turn-out! Just like party #1 and #2, it was a precious memory that will NEVER be forgotten! …And, we ALL slept really good when we got home! :) Quinn's 3rd Birthday Slickpaw's Camera 076

12 comments:

Jennifer said...

What an AWESOME party! Happy Birthday Quinn

Mary said...

What a fun party! I'm sure he felt like a little Cars superstar--such a great way to show his love of the movie :) Y'all are creative. Like, really really creative!

The Bordelon Family said...

How Fun!!! I bet it was a blast! :)

Jilly said...

I'm not surprised at how fun and cute everything turned out -- you amaze me!

Leslie said...

You are truly amazing!!! What a precious party!!! You are a great mom!!! Blessings, and happy birthday Quinn!!

Laurie said...

Awesome party! I love all the details.My little boy will be 3 in August and we are having a cars/truck theme party as well.

Evan and Nicole said...

Amazing party!!!!! I love seeing your ideas every year!!! You did a wonderful job! Can't wait till next year!!! :) -- I think this was my favorite one out of the three!!!!

Nicole
babygooch.blogspot.com

麗君 said...

過去的事早已消失,未來的更是渺不可知,只有現在是真實的。........................................

Lainey-Paney said...

What an awesome party.
You guys are so creative!

Renee said...

Brittney,
Oh my gosh, what a great party! You are so creative. Quinn is such a lucky little guy!

Renee

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

This looks like the BEST birthday party ever!!! I bet Quinn and the other kids had so much fun! I bet you were wore out from all the preparing.

Nicki W. said...

brittney,
can i post this on my party blog??? let me know!!!