Anyways, last Sunday we had a family birthday party for LP. Last year we had a tractor birthday party but we decided to move onto another form of transportation this year, so we moved to his second favorite thing with wheels - trains! We based the whole birthday party off of one of LP's go-to books, Freight Train.
Anyone that knows me, knows I love to send cards, and now that LP is getting older, I love to make cards with him. So LP and I made his birthday card by using his thumb and finger prints to create the Freight Train from the book.
Once we got the invites out, it was time to work on the birthday party decorations. I do have to admit I had way too much fun putting all this together. I guess it is the event planner in me that just loves doing things like this! The first thing to make was a banner. I just made this banner on my computer and I put it up behind our kitchen table, that way it'd be in the background of photos while LP was eating his cake and ice cream.
|My Farmer, LP, Niece and Father-in-Law helping LP blow out his candles|
Next, I made a couple "Welcome" signs for both of our front doors. These are just something simple to make that hopefully gets all of our family ready and excited for the birthday party. I just made these on my computer by using the same train I used for the banner and a scanned image from the Freight Train book for the other.
The last decor item I made was a "2 yr old crossing" sign. I saw something similar to this in the background of a photo on Pinterest and I thought it was too cute not to make. I used an entire sheet of poster board to make this and then but a yard stick behind it so it could be moved around. LP really enjoyed the crossing sign and played with it before and after the party.
|LP opening gifts next to the crossing sign|
I'm not quite sure what is going on with his face, looks like he's getting ready to kiss someone
|Popcorn bar on top of table cloth I simply made by using a large black marker|
|My Farmer, LP and I next to his train cupcakes|
I made a "railroad track" out of kit-kats and frosting in the shape of a 2
and I made train cars with graham crackers and oreos
that I placed on top of a poster board
|LP enjoying his cupcake and ice cream|
What was your favorite birthday party as a child? What made it so memorable?