Terrific Train Birthday Party

Train Birthday Party

I’ve had a little break from birthday parties, but there are a couple right around the corner now. Before my son celebrates his 3rd birthday, it might be a good idea to blog his 2nd birthday. It hit at a really busy time last year and I just didn’t get a chance to get the post up. It was a small-mainly family-event, but it made a certain 2-year-old train-enthusiast very happy.

train ticket invitation

Of course, a ticket makes the perfect invitation to come aboard the Birthday Express! I printed these on cardstock and then used a circle punch to cut out the notches on either side.

At the Train Station

It was kind of a no-brainer to have the party at our friend’s home. They are the ones that have the train made of water barrels and the huge backyard in which to drive it. And they happen to be some of my son’s biggest fans! They have been so generous to let us use their property for lots of parties (like the Rapunzel, and the County Fair parties).

train birthday-9211

I wanted the party tent to feel like an old rural train station. I had my printing friend print up a couple of these big signs identifying it as “Alecville Station” I hung one in front of the entrance to the tent, and the other on the side, where the passengers would be loading and unloading from the train. I used a couple of vintage suitcases to collect the presents and help set the atmosphere.

train birthday-9135

Inside the station we find the sort-of complete food table. For some reason my husband and family were hungry, and were a lot more interested in eating, than in letting me meticulously style and photograph the table. #realpartyproblems train birthday-9164

Anyway, we set up a couple of tables underneath a railroad crossing sign, and had a couple of trains getting ready to cross. One was the birthday cake (more on that in a minute) and the other was a SUBWAY train. (Get it?)

train birthday-9143

We set out the long sub sandwich on the table, using toothpicks to help make a train shape in front. Each train car got cucumber wheels and the subway drove past some broccoli bushes.

train birthday-9144

We ate off of yellow railroad crossing plates. Since I hadn’t found any like this to purchase, I bought plain yellow and black plates. I cut X’s out of the black paper plates and glued them to the yellow plates. The red napkins tied in the red bandana favors.

train birthday-9153

For refreshment, our little engines (engineers) headed to the water tower or to fill up on some diesel fuel (rootbeer, I believe).

train birthday-9154

Washi tape and railroad crossing signs on the cups to further the theme.

train birthday-9155

train birthday-9148

Perhaps my proudest moment of this party was the 3D train cake that I made. I will give directions for the cake in another post if there is enough interest. I had to get creative about how to make the train shape I was after.

train birthday-9150

But despite being handsome, I wanted my cake to be a useful engine. So, it carried the party favors in its cars (baskets from the dollar store). Also it carried a supply of black coal (licorice), in case it ran out of steam. train birthday-9163

The track was also made of strips of black licorice.

train birthday-9168 train birthday-9170

The hats, bandanas, and train whistle favors were big hits with the guests and the birthday boy!

train birthday-9174

Besides eating, the main event was riding on the train–which was just what this two-year-old wanted to do all night.

train birthday-9173

train birthday-9186 train birthday-9187

But just incase that wasn’t enough fun–or enough sweets–we put together these little candy train favors, too!

train birthday-9194

Everything is left in its packaging so it is still edible. The body is a lifesaver roll, held up by a small pack of gum.The wheels are individually wrapped life-savers and the top had a Hershey’s kiss, a caramel, and a package of chic lets. The moms and big kids put these together since we used a glue gun to attach it all.

train birthday-9202

And here is a happy 2-year-old, surrounded by all kinds of trains!

train birthday-9207

Make a wish!

Any guesses what theme I have up my sleeve for birthday number 3 next month?

Comments

  1. This turned out really cute, Kendra!!!

  2. Thanks for your personal marvelous posting! I seriously enjoyed reading it, you are a great author.
    I will remember to bookmark your blog and will come back in the foreseeable future.

    I want to encourage you continue your great writing, have a
    nice holiday weekend!

  3. I was curious if you ever considered changing the page layout of your website?
    Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a
    little more in the way of content so people could connect with
    it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or
    2 pictures. Maybe you could space it out better?

  4. Gabrielle says:

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I truly appreciate your
    efforts and I will be waiting for your further post thanks once again.

  5. Simply wish to say your article iis as astounding.
    Thhe clearness in your post is simply cool andd i can assum you’re an expert on this subject.
    Finne with your permission let me to grab your RSS feed
    to keep updated with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please kedep up the
    enjoyable work.

  6. I am now not sure where you are getting your info, but great
    topic. I must spend a while finding out more
    or figuring out more. Thanks for excellent information I used to
    be searching for this information for my mission.

  7. If you do, chocolates are the necessary enjoyment
    for you. The risk is that nobody knows for sure
    what the maximum price of an item, but it is inevitable that prices
    rise more and more like rare objects behave like antiques, the value almost always
    increases with the number of times it changed hands.
    That is a two floors building with pink walls
    and gray tile. They often exaggerate the shortcomings of their own and have self-esteem, self-blame and guilt.
    They should keep distance with it in using, otherwise it will cause
    dizziness, hair loss and other terrible symptoms. s more,
    it can reduce the burden of skin around eye. Alright,
    now that you have made your character, its time to play.
    The houses are made up of the noble and elegance stone which always hide in
    the flowers and woods. However, for beginners, easy money to see, some creatures are more kamas, while others appear to be less generous.
    As we all know, “Pirates of the Caribbean”, with its simple and honest and well-behaved they reveal the unique
    shape, the color of the horse across the great, elegant fashion and luxury features such as the system does not delete files Niece loved by so
    many players, being the case, wow is MM favorite send these “Pirates of the Caribbean” course designed to pull air choice for you because of who.
    Any 1-year baby will have fear with light, sound
    stimulus or any unfamiliar things. Frankfurt Christmas Market has
    a long history, and it is one of Frankfurt’s most ancient and attractive markets, which dates back to 1393.

    These foods are likely to be the source of bacteria and cause fetal harm.

    Moreover, they will cost a lot of time to chat online, play games,
    etc. Only on the wedding day, they would wear the most
    beautiful clothes. Your character can be named whatever
    you choose, unless of course, the name is already
    taken. DOFUS – Over 25 million players are enjoying DOFUS, the colorful
    and enchanted universe based around a fantastic storyline involving dragons and a very special hero.

    Tory is an experienced game player who is fond of sharing game experience with other players.
    For most office ladies, contact lens is not suitable
    for long wear. As the history tells, the Cra were originally ordinary
    archers but their arrows became ineffective against more powerful monsters so their god,
    Cra gave them each some of her power to help. Anti-inflammatory
    effect: The polyphenols compounds in black tea have anti-inflammatory effects.
    You can get single battery, single charger, earphones and data access.
    Parents properly controlling can provide help for
    children. Robert Claut and his colleagues of Mellon
    University make a personality assessment for some of the subjects after a year or two years of using the Internet.

    You should wait until your character is a pretty high level, so you can
    beat more monsters when you get to the pay to
    play area.

  8. I hope this article helped you learn and understand a little more
    about Dofus. After childbirth: During pregnancy, the
    female hair is in the best condition. Mothers just gave birth to the baby, very
    weak, need to her husband’s care and care, hope the new dads are more patience
    to his wife and children, carefully take care of them, and don’t give this very happy time leave any regret.
    If you feel discomfort in stomach, you can buy some to adjust your stomach and intestines.

    All of these questions around one focus, that is the safety problem.
    Play is turn-based, like the Final Fantasy Tactics series, and games
    take anywhere from 10-20 minutes. Look and Feel – Dofus is a cute game, almost
    too cute. The Spring Festival is the reunion of the
    festival. Read our short report to see how firewall
    software can protect your computer. There is a choice of twelve
    classes to chose from, each with different spells and appearances, from fairys to catlike things.
    ” It is with great variability in current prices that are very “expensive” can be considered as “cheap” on the other and vice versa. They can install an application in the computer, hijack the data files, steal confidential banking and identity data, or use the computer to hack another computer. Anyone who has had the honorable luck dofus kamas hack of beating out the plots net boss will probably every plot is moving to be a esthesis. Obviously, many white-collar overtime has far beyond the law. It’s free to play if you wish to stick to a limited area and have limited options as far as jobs. Your character can be named whatever you choose, unless of course, the name is already taken. Exercise makes the heart and lung function been strengthened. Then you need to download the game to your computer. This time dad should embrace the baby on end, gently pat baby’s back; it helps the baby hiccups, prevent the baby spat with milk. There is no extra decoration in the appearance which makes this phone simple and gentle. The green mountains, the white walls and red roofs of farmhouses, the colorful flowers and full of green wood make up amazing scenery. The study found that running shoes increased knee and hip torque when compared to running with no shoes at all. In the market stage, interesting entertainment programs attract many visitors: “Dialogue moment” provides opportunities for the children to have close contact with Santa Claus; manual movable tent at Thomas lawn give children chances to start creation. In fact, different kinds of cosmetic products eventually have different proportion of the raw material costs, such as washing powder may account for 60% to 70%, and toothpaste, shampoo account for 30% ~ 40%. Maple Story may not be a game for many hardcore gamers, but it is perfect for casual gamers who put fun and community interaction first.

  9. Good day! This is my first visit to your blog!

    We are a group of volunteers and starting a new project in a community
    in the same niche. Your blog provided us valuable information to work on.
    You have done a wonderful job!

  10. Thanks on your marvelous posting! I definitely enjoyed reading
    it, you happen to be a great author.I will remember to bookmark your blog and will eventually come back down the road.
    I want to encourage yourself to continue
    your great work, have a nice day!

  11. Such representations may reflect aspects of Chachapoya symbolism, whose meaning
    has been lost in time. A lot of pundits are primed for a down
    turn on Austin’s part, but they don’t have any idea as to the power of the Kardashian allure.
    New homes are inherently more energy efficient, so politically connected homebuilding
    giants will do all they can to keep older housing stock from catching up.

    Signature Grill hours are: Monday-Friday: breakfast: 6:30 A.
    Their regular entrees consist of the following: steak, ribs, fish, chicken
    and pastas. Halloween is here and it is a time to have fun dressing up and pretending to be a different character.
    He was named to the Pro Bowl in 1982 and 1983, and led the Redskins to victory in Super Bowl XVII, and
    a loss in Super Bowl XVIII.

  12. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I really appreciate
    your efforts and I will be waiting for your next post thank you once again.

  13. What the heck i just read? The earliest factor is to discuss with
    a physician prior to making use of this supplement.
    The extract of Garcinia Cambogia can be purchased as capsules and products and advising a physician will
    give you you a clean idea of the fact will it fit you
    or not. This supplement commonly meets requirements of all the persons but differences
    will always be there. So, you must make sure that you are not the one that cannot use this
    solution. Another important problem is concerning the medication dosage.
    You have to consult your medical professional concerning the
    intake and be special about this authentic Garcinia Cambogia.

    WOW.Nice read here. The real key to just how this remedy
    is effective is it is actually a dual-action diet solution, meaning that it operates as being an appetite reducing drug as well as
    a “fat burner”. This actually shows that it oxidizes your fat skin cells by using anti-oxidants,
    and this ends up in very much more vitality for yourself
    - although only if you know how taking authentic Garcinia
    Cambogia in the ideal fashion.A lot of diet solutions on the
    market today are made near reving up your fat
    burning capacity, which is certainly not really secure for some – and that is why so many people decide
    to get Garcinia Cambogia extract instead.

  14. Hi there this is somewhat of off topic but I was wondering if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML.
    I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding experience so
    I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience.

    Any help would be enormously appreciated!

  15. This is my first time pay a visit at here and i am actually pleassant to read
    everthing at one place.

  16. They contain features such as rear controlled air conditioning system, tinted windows, plush interior,
    comfortable leather seating, hi-fi sound system, satellite radio
    and a lot more. Sammy’s Limo professional chauffeurs are expertly trained in handling
    every aspect of your special event with professionalism.
    With the site visitor mindset, they will likely truly feel improved along with
    calm along with this kind of design.

  17. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I
    find this matter to be actually something
    which I think I would never understand. It seems too complex
    and very broad for me. I’m looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of
    it!

  18. I am genuinely delighted to read this webpage posts which
    includes tons of valuable data, thanks for providing these information.

  19. When you make your initial contact,bring a list of questions with you.
    If you’ve been in an accident, you’ve probably received a lot of well-meaning advice from strangers, family and friends
    alike. However it is recommended that you choose a
    well experienced and reputed personal injury lawyer.

Trackbacks

  1. [...]  Terrific Train Party at Me & My Insanity [...]

  2. [...] had a request for more details about the 3D cake I made for my son’s 2-year-old Train Birthday Party last year. I should clarify before I start, that I am not a trained baker (wait until I show you [...]

  3. […] Sources: invitation, bandana bunting, mason jars, cake, hats, cookies, railroad crossing plates […]

  4. sbobet says:

    sbobet

    Terrific Train Birthday Party – My Insanity

  5. attorney for discrimination says:

    attorney for discrimination

    Terrific Train Birthday Party – My Insanity

Speak Your Mind

*