My baby boy is going to be two years old on Sunday. TWO! How the heck did that happen? His birthday crept up on me so fast that I completely spaced on putting together a world-class party for him. Last year, I spent so much time on his safari party, but this year… Let’s just say that I have major pregnancy brain and couldn’t get my act together. This time, invitations for his party consisted of a quick email to family members inviting them to come to a Thomas the Train “theme” BBQ at my parents’ house.
I don’t think that Junior will notice my complete and utter lack of preparation. That’s the beauty of toddlers. He’ll just love the minimal displays of Thomas, since he’s positively obsessed with his “choo-choos.” He knows the names of all the trains in his stash, and had an absolute ball at the local amusement park’s “Day Out With Thomas”:
For his daycare party on Friday, I’m making cupcakes decorated with Thomas cupcake wrappers and toppers from Pixels 4 Parties on Etsy. His “family party” on the big day will have simple Thomas decorations from iParty and a theme cake from a local bakery.
If I had the time and the energy to put together something major, here are the fabulous parties that I’d steal ideas from.
1. Use a Contemporary Color Palette
I love the cool blues used in this palette – a nice change from the traditional Thomas primary colors. The flowers are also a really nice touch.
2. Decorate with Toys
Accessorize with your child’s toys, but don’t be surprised if your party decor has been dismantled by the end of the day!
3. Get Creative With Food Display
Healthy treats are assembled in a cargo train of inexpensive tin loaf pans on tracks made of popsicle sticks – cute!
Thomas cookies and a train filled with cake pops…my mouth is watering!
Cupcakes on a “track” around little Jello cups:
4. Make a Wreath!
I’m totally enamored with the Thomas wreath! Looks like a pretty simple DIY.
Want more ideas? Check out my Theme Parties board on Pinterest.