Nov
10

Train party: James is 1!

All aboard the birthday train! The sweet, vintage-modern, primary-colored, bright and beautiful birthday train! Seriously, I can’t say enough about the beautiful job that crafty mama and professional photographer Jennifer did for her son James’ first birthday party. From the first balloon to the very last cookie, every detail was perfection!

A balloon wreath greeted guests to the party, and the printable banner triangle hints at what’s to come.

Inside, James’ train invitation is displayed in a bright yellow frame…

…and the party table is absolutely stunning! The paper lanterns were hand-painted with polka dots and stripes to coordinate with the rest of the decor. The printable pennant banner ties the whole table together.

To add height to her table display, Jennifer turned white milk crates upside down. (The crates were a bargain find at JoAnn’s.) It’s such a sweet touch, and the white slats coordinate beautifully with the pinstriped table runner and backdrop.

Little man James is SO cute in his vintage-inspired outfit!

James’ cupcakes, each decorated with printable cupcake wrappers and toppers, are so perfect all lined up in a row!

The drink station includes a jar of straws, each topped with a straw flag. Putting a bandanna in the bottom of the jar adds a nice pop of color!

On James’ personalized water bottles, the train wraps around to the back of the label.

Buffet cards mark each item on the table. The card by the candy says, “grab a bag and fill ‘er up!”

To keep with the vintage feel, Jennifer presented the candy in old-style candy jars.

Jennifer made James’ cake herself! Note how she decided not put a bow in the front of the ribboned cake stand – it’s a minor detail, but it gives the presentation of the cake a modern feel.

Cake time! That’s a little guy behind all that cake. : )

I love this picture showing James’ perspective of his big moment. Such a special (but rarely seen) photo op!

Jennifer used printable napkin rings to decorate her candy bags. (Such a great idea!)

James’ adorable train cookies were made by the ultra-talented Beth of SunshineBakes.

Jennifer packaged up each of SunshineBakes‘ cookies with a printable treat bag label.

Such a beautiful family, and such an amazing first birthday for James! Thank you so much for sharing, Jennifer!

Photography – Jennifer Smith of Unearthed Photography, Dallas, TX
Milk crates – Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Store
Fabric – Hobby Lobby
Cake and paper train cut-outs – homemade
Party lanterns – hand-painted with stripes and polka dots
Invitation, water labels and party printables – Chickabug
Cookies – SunshineBakes

This party was also featured on Pizzazzerie.

Train theme party paper goods & printables from Chickabug

Shop for personalized Train Theme party paper goods and printables here.
Or, check out more Train Theme party ideas on Pinterest or here on my blog!

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  1. 1
    Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 at 3:28 pm
    Brooke Senter says:
    Hi ~ was wondering if you'd share where you found your red/white stripe and blue polka dotted lanterns?
  2. 2
    Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 at 3:30 pm
    Brooke Senter says:
    oops ~ just saw the answer in your footnotes. sorry for missing that. really, you handpainted them? freehand.....they look to perfect!
    • 2.1
      Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 at 10:03 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Brooke! It's no problem! Actually it wasn't me - it was my customer, Jennifer, who painted the lanterns. She did do an amazing job though!! I think the stripes might be easier to make than the polka dots, because you could follow the 'ribs' of the lanterns.

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