The little prince has turned 4! I know every mother says this but "where in the world did the time go?". This year was a little more sentimental for me because I realize that he is moving farther away from being my 'baby' than he was the year before. One more year of preschool before kindergarten....what is a mom to do!?!
For his 4th birthday he decided that he wanted a party. Originally I thought that we were going to forgo any idea of a party and just go somewhere special for an "experience", but a year in preschool with his friends talking about their parties changed that. Now let me tell you, I plan his parties 6 months out (pretty extreme I know but I need that time, really...lol) so for him to decide that he wanted a party in April threw mommy into somewhat of a tailspin. He has yet to pick his own party theme (he likes parties - could care less about the theme) so knowing that he is in love with trains, I decided that would make the perfect theme for this year.
With only a couple months to plan and put together a successful party, I was very happy with the end result. Keeping in mind that my decor budget needed to be minimal, I was able to craft most of the decorations myself using my Cricut machine. I baked and decorated my own cupcakes and spent the big money on the trackless train that was the main attraction.
Happy 4th Birthday to the Little Prince!
*I found these great tags at Oriental Trading and used them to create a "luggage tag" invitation with my Cricut and computer*
Welcome to our guests!
The dessert table
*Train banner created with my Cricut (My World cartridge), train centerpiece made from two boxes wrapped and decorated, dollar store funnel as train stack; luggage is a USPS box covered and decorated*
Gifts for each guest ~ an engineer hat and train whistle
*Guest table centerpiece - unfinished wood train painted in party colors navy blue and orange. Each table decorated with white plastic table cloth; using black duct tape to create tracks*
Each guest received an "Official Train Rider" button before boarding the train
*Buttons found at Michael's and I created the badge on my computer...cute, right?*
What a "chugging-ly" great time! The party was awesome and best of all the birthday boy had a blast! Hugs and kisses to you my special boy!
Where we like to party!