As I peruse the internet for birthday party ideas for my little loves and showers for my fantabulous friends, I am simply amazed at the amount of talent that is "out there" in the world! I noticed that most of the blogs were from large cities here and there. I sort of felt like I needed to represent the small{ish} towns out there, like mine. Mostly because I am surrounded by a mega-talented group of friends! This blog is dedicated to all of them and to all of you. For the love of a sweet soiree!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Choo Choo! Tristan's Train Depot!

This Train party was for my son's 3rd birthday! It was the first birthday he was really able to give me input about what he wanted so it was super fun to plan and anticipate! {invites by Creative Blank}
Here is my little man excited to claim himself "3"!

I made a train out of some square storage boxes I had and put snack food in the "cars"! Muffin tins and construction paper made the wheels and the steam can be cotton!

I found the little wooden trains at a craft store. It was a fun way to spruce up the little things and add some detail!
I made all of the cupcake toppers myself! I found a wonderful tiny train embosser by Martha Stewart! It was the jackpot!!!!
I ordered all of the candy from Oh Nuts! They were super quick and had all the candy I wanted! I tried to keep with the blue, green and red scheme which made it easy.

I set out little chinese take-out boxes at the candy buffet and people filled them up as they left as the party favors {I am not big on little toys as favors}.

I also ordered these train conductor hats as favors and put them on the kid's seat! I got them from Oriental Trading Company for a really good price!

We even had a little barrel train pull the kids around the yard! It was freeeezing, but they had fun!

And there you have it! I had SUCH a wonderful time planning this party! I think my little guy had fun too!!!!


  1. You did such a great job! I especially love the cupcake toppers and the "train" filled with snack foods!

  2. Oh my goodness, SO CUTE! I love love love that snack table...that was fabulous! Too too creative, I love it!

  3. everything was perfect!!! Fabulous job Nic!!

  4. Amazing Job! Thanks so much for an amazing blog I can follow here in Ecuador and be inspired from afar!

  5. Adore the train on the table as serving pieces! Love it!

  6. that train filled with snackies is adorable! :)

  7. I love all the details! The cake, the serving train boxes, the hats, - adorable!

    Kim @
    party inspiration

  8. Such a cute and creative party! Where did you get the personalized t=shirt?

  9. I love everything!!!!

    Where did you get the containers for the snack train?

  10. Hello,

    Where did you order the colored chinese take out boxes and what size are they?

    thank you