Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Alexander turns 2!!

It's been a whole year already?  I cannot believe I am posting another birthday party for my lil (sniff sniff) man.  He turned 2 at the end of January.  Time files.

This year we went with a Vintage Trains theme because AJ is really diggin' all things train.  Not just Thomas the Tank Engine, ALL trains.  His Daddy is pretty excited  to be building train yards with him too :)

 Alexander's art  easel greeted his guests requesting them "All Aboard!" for the party. Lots of helium balloons decorated indoor and outdoor.  I love balloons and they really add a lot for so little money and effort.

 I did a quick wreath on the door using the welcome sign from the cute printables I ordered from Paper Cow Designs.  I think it is so cute!

The favor table was located at the front door and was a pretty big hit.  Everyone seemed to love it.  I purchased conductor hats, train whistles and red bandanas for all the kids.  My mother in law also bought the kidlets a lil treat for the paper bags- cute train drink cups and train cookies.

The chalkboard Arrivals and Destinations board was just a foamy poster board and chalk.  easy as pie.
We used places the guests were arriving from.

These little Thank You tags are what sold me on this set.  I just thought they were so sweet.  Sorry it's a bit blurry!

I made the cupcakes and again, the toppers were from the printable set. I used to have a cupcake & cupcake pop bussiness a few years ago so baking these is a snap.

 The cake was made with love by my Auntie Liz.  She made AJ's first birthday cake as well as our wedding cake and wedding cupcakes. I left the design in here hands.  Loved the details and AJ loved Thomas!

Probably the coolest thing we did was rent an electric train for the kiddos.  Alexander was so excited when he saw it and of course tripped and fell running to it-but he was ok. phewf!  He loved pushing it around at first but finally hopped on and rode and rode and rode. 

 He was such a trooper: shared, played, ate well (go figure!) and smiles galore. Thanks so much to everyone who came!  We all had a blast!

P.S. Would you believe no pictures of the food table turned out?  It was pretty darn cute too!

I linked up with Jenn over at Clean and Scentsible