Celebrations, Parties

Chugga Chugga Two Two!

For Camden’s second birthday, I decided to go with a train theme. He had received a train set for Christmas so it seem like an easy theme to pull off between me working full time and being 6 months pregnant at the time.  There are all kinds of Thomas party supplies out there, but I opted to go with a more simplistic red and blue color scheme. There are all kinds of Thomas party supplies out there, but I opted to go with a more simplistic red and blue color scheme.

I designed the invite myself and used a boarding pass for inspiration. My favourite touch was the puffs of smoke coming from the train forming 2’s.

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Decorations mainly consisted of a train banner I cut out for the mantle and balloon garland I created and strung up throughout the main floor.  I also had some small circular hanging decorations I created using a train graphic I designed for the invitation.

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We kept the food simple with ready-to-bake pizzas, wings, fruit and veggies.  Veggies were displayed in small plastic containers with paper wheels made to look like train boxcars.

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My cake decorating skills are still pretty basic at this stage so I am very proud of how the cake turned out.  I am still scared to attempt working with fondant so using toys as decoration is a quick and easy way to bring your kids favorite characters onto their cake.  For those that didn’t want cake, I also had train shaped sugar cookies frosted with red and blue royal icing.

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Please visit my pinterest planning board for more great train ideas.

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