This past weekend we celebrated Caiden’s first birthday at Travel Town Museum. I still can’t believe my baby boy is ONE already! His actual birthday was on 9/10…so my little boy got 2 birthday parties this year. The first one was his “Indonesian” birthday party at our place-I’m gonna post those pics once Danny (my DH) uploads them.
This was my first time throwing a children’s party and I thought it was a success…but I did learn a few lessons. One: always have the food catered or get it from Costco! I definitely don’t ever want to deal with making food for his birthday parties if it’s more than 10 guests…it’s just too much, especially with a very active boy in my hands. 🙂 Two: since it gets extremely hot during his birthday month…I decided to keep his parties indoors (well…depending on the venue).
With all that said…let’s talk about Caiden’s Train Party! For the invitation, my original plan was to have a photo of Caiden playing with a wooden train…but because I procrastinated, it was too late. 🙁
Instead, I purchased the invitation from Anders Ruff via Etsy and it was exactly what I was looking for. I wanted the theme to be a vintage/train/picnic party because of the beautiful vintage trains on display in the park museum. At the same time, I wanted to stay far away from anything/everything Thomas the Train (sorry for those you like Thomas-I’m just staying away from characters)!! I chose the colors: red, navy, yellow and aqua. Hope you enjoy some of the pics from the party! Big thank-yous to Leah and Michele for taking pictures!
|Invitation by Anders Ruff|
|Gable Box from Oriental Trading Company with party favors inside. Oh and I actually made the “Caiden express” label!|
Not the best picture of the favor (taken at home by me). Party favors: train whistles from Amazon and “paint your own train” from Target. I put them in cello bags and sealed them with card stock and labels from Anders Ruff.
|Cake from Portos|
|Kinsey busy painting her train!|
|Lulu and Caleb working hard on their craft projects!|
|With our local celebrity, Joe!|
|My Flag Banner!|
|Caiden busy collecting rocks!|
|Caiden’s best bud, Max!|
|Pinata from Party City (I got really lucky that it was in my party colors)|
|Click here for Lunch bag templates|
|Water bottle labels from Anders Ruff|
|Caiden and Micah|
|Love the Train that goes around the park|