Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thomas the Train Birthday Party!

This was a FUN party to plan--I loved the colors and the challenge of turning the theme of Thomas into something a little bit more modern! I actually went with a color scheme of red, teal, & yellow and then only had the actual Thomas stuff royal blue. The balloons added whimsy and depth to the table where the kids ate and of course they are from Polka Dot Market! The 3 HUGE balloons in the center of the clumps were quite the hit with the little guys! Then I went on to make the party hats for all the kids which were just printed on card stock, then I added the little colored balls to the top, and some elastic. The birthday boy's hat came from a good friend of mine--her etsy shop's link is further down. The actual front and back end of Thomas were made mostly from thick colored board from Hobby Lobby and my silhouette. Obviously ALL the treats were amazing and a big hit and the children all went home with big sugar highs, but not everything went 100 perfect with this--the original amazing 3d Thomas cake did not actually make it to the party (which was a huge bummer, but things happen) because of the random humidity and our extreme high temp. of 112 that day he did not survive the delivery very well. Luckily I have an awesome relationship with bakery and they dismantled a wedding cake they had baked for the next day and turned that into a Thomas cake and literally delivered it minutes before we started--so all ended well! Another highlight of the dessert table were the drinks for the kids. I found old vintage plastic bottles here and had Full Steam Ahead "Steamy Sippers"--blue or red juice was in the bottles with striped straws tied to them, and minutes before the kids were done playing dry ice was put into each bottle so they were all steaming when they got in the room. I can honestly say I have never had this big of reaction from a bunch of toddlers so if you can put dry ice in your drinks some how--DO it lol! Other than that it is all pretty self explanatory but feel free to ask any questions... Thank you again to Jackie Lindfors Photography for the AWESOME pictures, and to Aspire kids Gym for creating an amazing atmosphere for the kids to play!
The kids got to feel like they were eating inside the Thomas train car with the front and back end of him connected to the ends of the table

This was the original cake that was AWESOME! (Both cakes from Mind Over Batter)
The impromptu cake turned from wedding cake to Thomas cake in 1 hour
These cookie pops were the favors and were made by Fun Favors

The red polka dot runner is from Sara-vs-Sarah
The adorable cake pops were shaped like Thomas, James, & Percy & were from Mom's Killer Cakepops

Full Steam Ahead "steamy sippers" were served to the kids which they LOVED!!!! Who doesn't love smoke coming out of their drink though:)

The ohhh so yummy cupcakes were BLUE VELVET and were made by Modern Cupcake and their cute Thomas fondant toppers were made by Two Sugar Babies
The amazing hat for the birthday boy was made by Paper Princess Studios
Jello "orange slices" that I made from the direction from this site