For those that don't know, Logan is my nephew and he is turning 2 this year. My sister's original plan was to do nothing at all. Well, I just can't have that! So I volunteered myself to put together a party for him and on only two weeks time. Eek! When I plan parties, I generally start months in advance so this is really putting the pressure on but you know what they say..."No pressure; no diamonds"
When kids are this young its really hard to pick out their favorite thing because 1) they can't communicate with you what they want and 2) they are usually interested in SO many different things. I guess coming at this from an outside view, planning the party is easier there. I don't know everything he likes but I do know what he likes when he comes to my house: Lightning McQueen!
So, first things first, I had to get the invitations done and handed out or in the mail. This is the process I am currently working on. I did a google search of "Lightning Mcqueen birthday invitations" and I almost always choose to look at images as opposed to anything on the web. And that's how I found this great idea! I'll admit, at first I was a little intimidated but anything worth having or doing takes a little effort. I like the invitations that she made but I come from a small rural area and the chances of finding the stamp she used: impossible. I racked and racked my brain trying to think of how I could get Lightning McQueen onto this invitation. My first thought was, if all else fails, I could print out an image and use that but my printer is out of color ink and my checking account is out of money. Then I thought, "I bet I could find some neat Lightning McQueen stickers at the party store." You know, the little favors they always have; well they didn't have them! I even went to a Walmart (in a bigger town because our Walmart never has anything). Yup, nothing there either. So, as a last minute SOS I went to our Walmart and low and behold...Lightning McQueen stickers. You can mark that as a first!
So, without further ado: here are the invitations.