2nd Annual Flanagan Double Dash Pinewood Derby Party

To celebrate gerg's birthday and welcome people to our new house, we held the 2nd Annual Flanagan Double Dash pinewood derby party last weekend.

We invite friends and family to come on over. We purchase car making kits, decals, paint, and give them access to gerg's workshop. They have 2-3 hours to design and build their cars. As they build their cars, gerg assists in the shop, I prepare nosh, and food is consumed during and after the races. The double-elimination style race is fun for everyone.

It's a pretty big party project, but it's worth it to see a bunch of 20 and 30-year-olds acting like they're 12 again.

Oh, and the kids like it too.

Check out more photos from the party here.

[where: Minnesota, Food, Minneapolis, Twin Cities, 55418]


Hot Rod said...

Awesome idea!
I came in second when I did this as a kid. Wonder how I would do now?

Reetsyburger said...

Hot Rod, the champ this year was a boy scout and a pinewood derby expert. However, last year's winner had never built a pinewood derby car!

Nick said...

Do you remember where you got your kits?

Reetsyburger said...

Nick, Thanks for reading. I ordered them online at http://www.pinewoodextreme.com/default.asp