Monday, February 4, 2013

Celebrate it: Choo Choo! Train Party!

Wild Man just turned three ---
which makes me so SO sad! :(
He is growing up SO fast!
We had his party at the local OKC Railway Museum ....

and it was the PERFECT "Boy" party! 
Seriously, it was an awesome location!
We rented out the "Party Caboose" ...
The caboose itself was pretty awesome, so the decorations were very simple -- a red polka dot table cloth (4 yds of Fabric from HL using 40% coupon), chalkcloth fabric placemats with a piece of chalk-- and a few pennant banners hanging from the ceiling! ;)
I also ran some wooden train tracks down the center of the table ...
which served as both decoration and entertainment...
 and that was it ... seriously simple!
Upon arrival, each kid received a conductor's hat, a train whistle and a red bandana.
(ordered from Amazon via Oriental Trading)
The little trains were .29 at HL and I just painted them with chalkboard paint!
Then there was the Paint-A-Train station ...
I ordered the trains from here ...
The kids loved painting them and then they got to take them home! :)
Then there was the food table ...
There were Turkey and Cheese sandwiches cut out like little trains ...
Railroad Fruit Kabobs ...
and adorable Chevron Fry containers filled with Veggie Straws ...
There was also hummus, veggies, spinach-artichoke dip, pita chips & chicken salad croissants!
I found this little train at the thrift store for .49!
 The lunch boxes were ugly Spider Man ones I spray painted red!
Oh and then there was cake!
it was DELICIOUS! {and super cute!} :)
 Wild Man loved blowing out the candle! :)
 But THIS was MY favorite part ...
 A Vintage suitcase cooler!
I found this suitcase at the thrift store for $5 ... I just put a garbage bag in the bottom, some ice and the drinks! I just LOVED how it turned out!
Oh and that banner? It's leftover from little H's first birthday!
All of the party printables (including the invites!) came from Party Popper Studio!
They were SO wonderful to work with and seriously?
Trains + Chevron = so perfect!
The water bottles had coordinating labels --
as did the cupcake toppers ...
 the mini ice creams ...
and the Favor Bags! :)
 {which included a wooden train and Thomas Fruit Snack!}
{so make sure you check out Party Poppers for your next party, the prices are awesome!}

But the BEST part of the party was NOT the decorations ... not even close!
It was the trains!

The running, the exploring, the climbing, the pretending.
It was exactly what I had in mind!
Boys just being Boys...
 on a perfectly beautiful February day!

Where was the coolest place you've had a party?

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  1. What a wonderful party, kids sure had fun on that train!
    Thanks for sharing our printables.

  2. this is awesome!! i hope i find the energy to do all of this for my little one's first birthday..we are also doing the hungry caterpillar! too cute!


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