ohmygosh. I love parties! I love planning them most of all, so when my friend Aimee asked me to help with her youngest son's party, of course I was on board. (train pun intended ;)
We decided on a train theme-and when she saw this fabric on my sewing room floor, decided these colors (teal, brown, and green), would be so cute. I think it all came together really well!
let's have a look see, shall we?
First stop: the cake.
Phew! This thing was fun to make and only took about 2 hours, but still...I think I made the biggest mess my kitchen has ever seen making this cake. And that's saying something.
It's a chocolate cake with buttercream frosting (not going to link to the recipe because I didn't like it much) and is covered in homemade marshmallow fondant. I used the train cookie cutter I cut my cookies with for the engine, then cut out the other cars and decorated them with pieces of green fondant. The wheels I cut out with a piping tip-it was the perfect size!
I cut out the letters on top with some plastic scrapbooking letters-I love how it ended up looking. Believe me there were a few tense minutes while I scrambled to find something to trace. ;)
I made these sugar cookies -not much to say there besides the fact that they were really fun to make-I especially love the little 2 in the windows of some of them!
Aimee made these awesome train "cars" for snacks-she had a produce car, coal car, and a...
...log car! Clever huh? We found the idea here.
We also made two of these railroad crossing signs which turned out so cute! She also brought a blanket and her train sets from home for any interested kiddos.
For the favors she bought some wooden train whistles and conductor hats for the kids.
I also made these little train pops for the kids to take home as favors-she added these tags which are free to download here. They were the perfect color!
Charlotte wore her hat the way all the cool kids do...sideways. Seriously, she did that herself.