September 15, 2014 · Posted under Birthday Parties, parties for boys, train
For her son August’s 4th birthday, my friend Courtney of Courtney Adams Design envisioned a train party with a chic color scheme of deep teal, ochre yellow, brown and black. I customized my train party theme to suit her custom colors, and as an ultra-talented interior designer, Courtney brought her signature sense of style to the party, layering fabrics, textures and bold details on the party table!
The “4” door sign was made from a piece of MDF with a rusty grate material stapled to the board. The railroad were welded together in the shape of a 4, then welded to the grate. After the party, Courtney hung it in August’s room so he can enjoy it all year!
The hanging lanterns on each side of the table came from Factory Direct Craft, and the engine front was a great find on clearance at Hobby Lobby.
Food included “smokestack sandwiches,” “fruity freight,” “chugger treats,” and “clickety clack chips.”
To make the popcorn cones stand up, Courtney left a small little hole in the bottom of each cone. She cut a piece of styrofoam to fill her serving dish, stuck long lollipop sticks into the foam, and placed the cones on the sticks. Paper crinkles were added last, to cover up the styrofoam.
Courtney made adorable drink cups by putting a cupcake liner under a mason jar lid, then punching a paper straw through the liner. The front of each jar was embellished with a printable circle.
The water bottle labels are from Chickabug.
The kids loved having a low dining table, just for them!
August’s birthday banner was hung across the front windows of the house.
Instead of regular ol’ cornhole, the kids played “Throw the Coal in the Hole”!
Kids also played “Pin the Smoke on the Smokestack.” The sign is a printable, and the game was homemade.
I love this!! Such a happy birthday boy!
Thank you SO much for sharing, Courtney! Happy 4th birthday to August!
Party styling – Courtney Adams Design
Photography – Monica Torres Photography
Train party invitations, water labels and party printables – Chickabug
Train whistles – TrainParty.com
Fabrics – JoAnn
Lanterns – Factory Direct Craft
Engine front – Hobby Lobby
This party was also featured on Kara’s Party Ideas.