Disclosure: I received products for review purposes only. Any opinions are honest and are my own.
We planned a train party for my son's 3rd birthday. This is such a fun theme. We found our paper products, Thomas stickers, table cloths, adorable train track table runners, train centerpiece, Thomas favor pack for the pinata, a red divided tray, and train suckers for cupcake toppers at Oriental Trading Company.
I didn't really have a theme as far as food was concerned. Just good food that would be enjoyed.
It was a really hot day so it was nice to have a cold offering. The jello cups were a hit and were easy to make. In keeping with the train theme, I layered green, then red, then blue jello in each cup letting each layer firm up in the fridge before making the next layer. I chose green, red, and blue since they are common colors from Thomas and his Friends.
Loving this red serving tray from Oriental Trading Company. I'm sure I will use this a lot when entertaining. And look at the train track table runner peeking through. So cute!
I set up an art table for everyone to decorate their loot bags. You can really see the train track table runner here. It might be my favorite party decoration ever and it makes a great table weight holding the table cloth down in the wind. The train centerpiece was perfect for the art table. And the train tickets came in the favor pack. I just set them on the table for kids to put in their loot bags. So much cute stuff all from Oriental Trading Company.
Full view of the awesome train track table runner.
Our pinata was so heavy with candy and party favors that it only took one blow to bring it down. The kids didn't care. They excitedly gathered up candy and Thomas toys (from the favor pack from Oriental Trading Company) to fill their loot bags.
I decided on cupcakes because they are so easy and I knew these train suckers from Oriental Trading Company would make great cupcake toppers. Look at the detail, they are amazing. They came individually wrapped and in tiny bubble wrap too so that they wouldn't break during shipment.
Red and blue cupcakes to fit in with the Thomas theme. I made this cupcake recipe with vanilla frosting which was delicious, but the icing started melting quickly in the heat.
1, 2, 3 birthday candles!
Blue icing bliss... What more could you want?
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Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned food blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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