The season of birthdays in our family has officially begun!! Charlie turned 2 on Saturday, and his cousin Jackson turned 5 last Monday, so we thought we’d have a Thomas The Train birthday party to celebrate both! Charlie’s favorite thing on earth right now is Thomas and all his train buddies. He could play trains all day long. He loves the movies, he loves the shows, he loves the books … he’s obsessed. He can name each character, and I’m pretty sure that the train names are half of his vocabulary right now.
He was actually pretty excited about his Thomas themed party (I wasn’t sure if he’d notice the theme). It was a wonderful weekend! The boys got to see all their grandparents, cousins, and aunt & uncles! And, as a fabulous bonus, the weather was beautiful (especially Sunday). I’m still exhausted, but I thought I’d share some pictures from the weekend.
I covered our large Room and Board picture in our ‘dining’ room with seersucker fabric (I reminded me of Engineer overalls) to create the backdrop to our dessert / fruit table. I made a banner (at 1am on Saturday morning) out of cardstock and chalkboard looking letter stickers from Michael’s:
The overall color scheme was based on the colors of Charlie’s favorite trains; Red for James, Blue for Thomas, and Green for Percy. The boys helped me create some fun cupcake toppers out of cardstock, glue on eyes, and lollipop sticks. We made a couple in each color:
I also ordered some fun PLASTIC mason jar glasses from the Party Fairy on Etsy (I originally saw these fun mason jar cups on Sonnet’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s party post). With a little color coordinated baker’s twine and some fun paper straws, these looked cute AND were a big hit with the kids.
I also ordered those fun polka dot bowls for fruit from the same Etsy shop. Too bad they didn’t have green as an option!!
Sticking with the train theme, we also picked up some ‘COAL’ (brownie bites) and ‘STEAM’ (lemon merenges).
Since the party started at 10:30, we decided to do a brunch menu. Charlie seemed to enjoy his:
I thought about baking a cake for Charlie and Jackson … then I came to my senses, and realized baking is not my forte. Instead, I bought a delicious ice cream cake from Cold Stone Creamery. I meant to put a cute cake topper on it, but I ran out of time! We had sparkler candles instead. A ‘5’ for Jackson and a ‘2’ for Charlie. Who’s turning 52 (that’s what it looked like … ha!). Charlie was NOT a fan of the sparklers, however. They also set the fire alarm off … which caused Molly (our dog) to start howling for a good 3 minutes. Chaos!!
Charlie was thrilled to get MORE trains for his birthday (including the train named Charlie!). I did get one picture with my new TWO year old (although he wasn’t going to stop playing to take it …
Such a fun party and weekend!
Now, to start thinking about planning Owen’s 4th birthday in just over a month! He and this new baby could possibly share the same birthday … their due dates are one day apart. Stay tuned …
Thanks for stopping by! Hope your week is off to a great start!