All aboard! I’m so excited to share this girly train birthday party that Krista of Hoopla Events designed for her daughter, Kamryn’s 3rd birthday. Krista had the privilege of having Jen from Banner Events as her assistant for this event. Working together was an absolute delight. It was fun to tackle a traditional boy theme, creatively transforming it into something girlie and fun! Just wait until you see the glittery decorations, perfectly pink invitations and unbelievable cake and cupcakes, complete with train accents and adorable details. The printable invitation and coordinating party décor was beautifully designed by Maureen of Anders Ruff Custom Designs. The inspiration for this girly train party came directly from the birthday girl herself. After Kamryn attended a Thomas the Train party for her little buddy last year, she has wanted a train party for her 3rd birthday. After a little reluctance at first, Krista agreed to make her daughter’s train party dreams come true, but with a girly spin on the train theme by incorporating shades of pink mixed with white, gray and silver. Everything from the décor to the custom outfit Kamryn wore that had that cute girly look! A darling “dining car” eating area was established for guests to enjoy as they ate and chatted. The tabletop was dressed up in adorable striped party paper. Each chair was adorned with an engineer hat and a gray bandana. The hats and bandanas also functioned as take home party favors!
Atop each place setting sat a perfectly packaged “box car” lunch. Gable boxes were decked out in satin ribbon, pink and white polka-dotted party paper ribbon and the cutest coordinating train label. Not only did this add some festiveness, but it made serving lunch to a large crowd of young children much more manageable. Each dining table was accented with centerpieces constructed from Blumeboxes, paper shred, party paper ribbon (Smashcake & Co.) and printable centerpiece designs affixed to wooden skewers. Trains were spray painted pink and silver to match with the décor. Plastic square French milk bottles were embellished with printable beverage wraps, striped straws and sweet custom straw flags. The kids also got to rehydrate with “chuggachugga” water. I just love the cute custom labels, which transformed ordinary water bottles into a fun theme-coordinating beverage! Keeping the party “on track” and little engineers focused can be hard. Each guest got a coordinating placemat-style activity sheets, crayon wraps and puzzles. These tabletop activities were set up at an activity station, embellished with sparkly confetti-style trains.A gorgeous sweets station was also set up for little engineers to enjoy. Nothing gets little engines going quite like some yummy treats. Apothecary jars were filled with shimmer gumballs and made for a lovely display.A pretty serving dish showcased stunning & delectable cookies! The details on these are just incredible and made even more lovely on a bed of silver Sixlets.And what would a train party dessert table be without a train themed cake and cupcakes? A simple white fondant cake was accented with black fondant train tracks and added to this were phenomenal fondant train cars made to coordinate with the party décor!Pink paper suitcases were filled with custom treats like Unicorn Pops. Platters were lined with mini silver popcorn boxes housing popcorn –Kamryn’s pick! Each was adorned with custom party logos. Smaller cube-shaped Blumeboxes housed sweet custom lollipops with Krista’s sweet daughter’s photos on them! These were propped up on pink glittered frames for height. Custom packaged cotton candy and delicious candy ‘bobs’ sat on the Baggage Claim table as party favors. A separate photo booth was set up in front of an oversized train backdrop. Guests loved using the creative photo booth props! Following all of the fun, party goers got to let off some steam aboard a real trackless train and enjoy the ride! Before departing for home, we invited guests to visit our “Baggage Claim” area to collect their party favors. O’Byrne Station (a repurposed lemonade stand) was filled with fun favors & sweet treats for guests to choose from. Some highlights included a train whistle!And more candy and popcorn. Darling “Thank choo” tags were added to favor boxes for guests to fill with their goodies.
Kamryn loved celebrating her 3rd birthday with sweet friends and family, making this girly train birthday party a big success!
Credits & Vendors
Concept & Styling: Hoopla Events// Styling Assistance: Banner Events// French Milk Bottles, Striped Paper Straws, Pink/White Striped Plates: Hoopla Events Etsy Shop// Photography: Lauren Oliver Photography// Printable Invitations & Décor: Anders Ruff Custom Designs// Printing of Large Format Backdrop Items: Print My Picture Online// Custom Laser Cut Wood “Kamryn” Railroad Crossing Sign: Ten23 Designs// Wind-up Trains, Train Whistles, Napkins, Paper Plates, Cups, Candy, Cutlery, Popcorn Boxes, Treat Boxes, Fry Containers: Oriental Trading//Blumeboxes: Blumebox// Ruffled Tablecloth: Cupcake With Character// Photo Booth Props: Little Retreats// Chunky Bubblegum Necklace: W(e)il’d Hair & Accessories// Custom Train Shirt: GreatStitch// Custom Train Track Garland & Shimmer Trains: Tutus & Bowties Events// Tissue Paper Tassel Garlands: Fancy & Fold// Personalized Clipboard: Sweet Madys// Pink Enginer Hats: PartyCheap.com// Pink and White Striped Paper, Pink Polka Dot Paper Ribbon: Smashcake& Co// Custom Lollipops: Lollipics// Custom 3-D Train Topper & Train & “3” Cupcake Toppers: Edible Details// White fondant cake with train tracks: Cakeitecture Bakery// Pink & White Personalized Cotton Candy: Soiree Event Design// Train Themed Candy Kabobs: Sweets From Heaven, Outlets At Orange// Custom Sugar Cookies: The Sugar Canvas Boutique Bakery
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- Pink Girls Engineer’s Hats – 12 Pack
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- Railroad Train Crossing Photo Prop
- Set of 3 Apothecary Jars
- Set of 3 Vintage Pink Suitcases
- Pink, White and Silver Tassel Banner
- Set of 6 Vintage Glass Milk Bottles
- Pink and Silver Party Straw Mix
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