Monday, January 14, 2013

Train Birthday Party!

Choo-Choo!!!
Photos from our Train Birthday Party this past fall.  Taltree was the perfect place for a train party. You can find out more by taking a peek at our visit this past summer. If you have any questions about how anything was made let me know by leaving a comment below, and I will respond right away. The pictures pretty much speak for themselves.
Instead of having the kids receive presents, we did a benefit for a local family. The train pinata was used as a giant piggy bank, and the children emptied baggy after baggy of change to donate. We received over $350 in change!

I ironed names onto these hats for every little engineer that attended.



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The Birthday Kids! 












Engineer hats and handkerchiefs!












We ended the party with a hayride through the Arboretum






10 comments:

  1. Love the invitiation for the party!! Did you make it yourself or can you download it from a site?

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    1. Hey Backyard Philosopher! Thanks for commenting! I added the link to the post, so all you need to do is click on the train photo. I will add it here as well! http://www.etsy.com/listing/119772273/train-ticket-invite?

      I ordered the customized invitation off etsy, and then sent the image to a local print shop. The also included envelopes. Much much cheaper than online invitation sites!

      Good Luck!

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  2. Interested in more details about the cupcake toppers, balloon, banner, plates, etc :) Looks great!

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    1. Jen! Thanks for the comment! You will be happy to know that everything was super easy to do!

      For the cupcake toppers, I simply printed the railroad crossing sign off the Internet and glued it to construction paper with a toothpick in the center! Just google railroad crossing sign!

      For the balloon, I ordered the centerpieces from my local balloon shop and asked them to use a silver plain Mylar balloon in the center. I printed a large railroad crossing sign onto yellow construction paper and taped it to the balloon!

      The banner was a very cheap plastic banner from Party City. I used a sharpie to add the children's names!

      The plates were also from Party City under the western themed party supplies.

      Let me know if you have anymore questions ;0)

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  3. Awesome! You're a woman after my own heart--looks like a million bucks, but didn't cost a fortune! Thanks Michelle! :)

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  4. hi... looks like it was a hit.. having my son's birthday party next month.. train theme.. where can i find the hats and handkerchiefs??

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    1. Hello Matt's Mom! The hats and handkerchiefs were from www.orientaltrading.com! By far the cheapest price around! I put the children's names on the hats with transfer paper from Michael's...but I am sure many stores carry it. It is simple and affordable because you can print the names onto the paper with your regular printer!

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  5. Love the party! Can you tell me where you got the train shirt with the 2 on it? Thank you!

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    1. https://www.etsy.com/shop/REVOLUTION46R46

      Thank you so much!!!

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    2. Thank you for the website!

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