I am so excited for Elias’s train party celebrating his third birthday. (His actual birthday was yesterday and we had a great day celebrating as a family.)
I have scoured the internet looking for train party ideas, and despite it being one of the most popular young boy party ideas, I have found very little. Sure you can get lots of Thomas stuff, but I wanted something for a little more unique train party.
Here is the plan.
Like last year, we are having the train party at a local park, which will help to keep things simple and the kids entertained. (We will have lots of liquids on hand since it will be so hot!)
My main train party inspiration is this Ann Kelle train fabric.
Isn’t it adorable?
Elias is going to wear a special outfit for the train party using the fabric for a custom shirt that I made. I have also created a coordinating girly onesie dress for Adeline.
I sewed a special banner will hang at the park using the train fabric and following this tutorial.
I ordered these invitations from Zazzle.
All the kids are going to get conductor hats, which I ordered from Oriental Trading, as well as paintable train banks, which I found at the Dollar Store.
It is a morning party and so the food is going to be really simple – fruit, pretzels, etc. I am going to put it all in little fabric covered boxes with wood trains attached (I bought the wood trains at JoAnns for 50 cents).
After much consideration, I am going to make my own train cake, following this recipe for the train on the top of a simple two-tier cake. I was going to use this Williams Sonoma pan, but I just didn’t love how the cars looked and think it might be too much for me to make enough trains for everyone at the party. Elias is REALLY excited about his train cake, so I am going to do my best to appease him, yet not go overboard.
The party is Saturday, so you can expect a wrap up next week!