Alex's Drive-In Movie Party

All of Alex's friends were out of town at the beginning of August so we planned Alex's birthday party for a few weeks later so everyone could come.

The invitation as my first ever from-scratch Photoshop project. I am pretty proud of it.

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The drive-in movie theater in town closed right before we moved here. A few weeks before the party, they tore down the screens. Although a real drive-in would have been cool, I think our home version was even better.

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Alex's requested hot dogs for his birthday party. It was a great and easy movie food.

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When everyone arrived, we started building our cars.

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Each person got six tickets and they were able to buy what they wanted. It helped them not be totally hyped up on candy. I covered boxes with red wrapping paper so they could use them as trays. Then they took their food back to their cars, turned off their headlights, and the feature presentation began.

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The kids sat in their cars the entire movie. I couldn't believe it. We showed Mater's Tall Tales because it is only 30 minutes long and Alex loves it. We could have shown a two hour movie and those kids would have been happy! I think it was because they were each in their own cozy box.

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The parents got to eat and chat during the movie.

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Alex was having a blast!

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After the movie, we had cupcakes. I painted watered-down food coloring onto the marshmallows with a paint brush. That was my crazy party moment.

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Alex opened the gifts his friends had brought him. He was so spoiled!

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Super cute birthday card!

Kids love Sam so much.

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Each child got their own movie kit party favor.

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Edison was testing out the cars earlier in the day before the party.

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I planned to make funnel cakes at the party so I practiced them a few days before. They were delicious but I decided to do cupcakes instead of funnel cakes.

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The aftermath...

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I am glad we could celebrate Alex with this party. My first baby is four! 

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Nathanael Neil said...

You can be my birthday planner next year! That looked amazing!

Geevz said...

That looks amazing! How fun!

Sarah said...

That looks like the funnest birthday party ever!

Fiona said...

CUTE! Great job, Emily! I totally might steal this for one of my boys...lol!

Fiona said...

Oh, one other thing I was going to say. I am always paranoid to mix food with kids in my house because our carpet is really light. The boxes are a great for containing the mess, too! I might start doing this even when my kids want to watch a movie and have popcorn!

Carissa and Tanner said...

Holy macaroni - I knew we missed out but I didn't realize HOW much we missed out on. That looks intense and awesome and mostly more awesome. Nice work! I'm very much impressed.

Jershelly said...

You are so creative Emily! You really know how to throw a party. Happy Birthday to Alex!

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