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{train themed party}

A couple of weeks ago two of my main guys had a birthday.
What better way to celebrate than with a big ol' party!
Brody is REALLY into trains lately,
and, well... my hubby, he likes to make everyone else happy.
So, he was also REALLY into trains for the day.

Honestly, they both wake up extra early every day and build the best train tracks I've ever seen, while Beckam and I are still snoozing, so it was quite fitting. 

I kept things pretty simple.
For entertainment I brought all of Brody's trains and let the kids go at it.
Surprisingly, they were very entertained.
The cake helped too.

Brody picked the menu, which consisted of pb&j sandwiches, fruit, pasta salad, popcorn, animal crackers and Oreos. I also threw in some veggie cups for health reasons. :)

I had gotten used to making tractors cakes after the past few years, so this train cake threw me off.
I think I pulled it off though!

I used electrical tape on yellow plates to look like a crossing, and
I also busted out some photoshop paper products which added some fun elements I think.

Take a look at the party via this major photo dump.

Train parties are where it's at!
If you are interested, feel free to ask about where I purchased something.
I'm an open book.



  1. What a cute party! I think every boy goes through a train phase at some point so this is perfect! I love how you displayed the food and the cake is perfect!

  2. So flippin cute!!! I love how you put the food in the little train car bins and those bandannas and train whistles, so much fun!

  3. You did such a great job!!! I love what you did to the plates and the little autograph table to sign The Little Engine That Could book- awesome idea!


  4. I love everything about this! What a sweet birthday party! I like how you had everyone sign a book. That is a great idea.

  5. love all those printables - they're wonderful!

  6. Sooo sweet. Not sure if I can have bday parties that don't include a disney princess somewhere, but awesome IDEAS! So cool.

  7. That party is so adorable! I would have loved to attend a toddler party like that for sure. PS I just discovered your blog through 2/3 Hazel...new follower :)

  8. oh my gosh, the train to hold the food platters, genius! You did great!

  9. That is the cutest train party ever. When my eldest son was a toddler, he used to watch a video called "lots and lots of trains". It was just footage of trains on tracks. Seriously, he watched it so much that the tape (yes VHS tape!) broke and I had to find another one on eBay! Enjoy!

  10. This is absolutely adorable, aww!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  11. What an adorable birthday party! The train theme is too fun :D

  12. This is FANTASTIC! I love trains and never would have thought of all these cute ideas. Love it!


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