Sunday, March 21, 2010

the train party

bodhi had his big birthday party yesterday. we had so much fun. what a great celebration. jen and ray had the party at our house. everything was so nice. my sister has been planning this party for over a month. she had so many cool decorations and party details. it was so nice to see all our friends and family.

the party had a train theme of course. we finished building the large cardboard train on friday. i think it looked great. the kids had a blast playing in it. they also loved the coloring station where you could color pictures of trains and make cards.

jen and i made train stickers to match the invitations that were used for the cups and napkin rings. i sewed a birthday banner for bodhi which i forgot to photograph. it is very similar to the one i sewed for mason's party. jen also made train stamped popcorn bags and favor bags. all the kids got engineer hats that had their name ironed on the back. dahlia loves her hat. oh yes, i almost forgot the cake. she made this adorable cake that looks like a train is coming out of a tunnel. so cute. there were also custom sugar cookies that were just too precious to eat. christina and i made a fruit arrangement that i thought was a good copy of the edible arrangements. we were up super late the night before the party cutting fruit and drinking wine. it was so fun. i love parties. now that jen did such a great job planning this one the pressure is on for connor's first birthday party. i better get started planning it now.

after the party jen, ray, bodhi, christina, and zena all stayed the night. we had a fun evening complete with a viewing of the movie new moon. oh yes. it was a great weekend.


The Kimes Family said...

I am absolutely shocked that you don't have any comments for your adorable party! Such a great job and wonderful ideas! I wanted to ask where you got your cute favor bags from with the train cut-outs on top.

Thanks! :)

sherry said...

thanks so much! i'm sorry i didn't see your comment until today. i would have responded sooner. we actually made the favor bags with the train cut-outs using little bags and a train shaped hole punch from michaels.