Friday, July 26, 2013

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Henry's party was a 'Planes, Trains & Automobiles' theme this year and I had a blast getting everything together. Everything was super simple and I didn't spend nearly as much time as I did with his puppy party last year on the decorations or prep.

Stoplight Brownies, I followed the directions for more 'cake-like' brownies on the box instead of making them real fudgy so that they stuck together better in order to cut them like this.
We had a candy train.
These were the favors, boxes full of bubbles, little toy cars, candy and more.

Oreos as spare tires. We thought of using chocolate donuts as well, but thought the Oreos would go over better.

The birthday cake! I had originally wanted to put a road in the shape of a two with the car, but I hate sheet cakes and there just wasn't enough room on the round cake. I thought this was just as cute.

I made the banners from scrapbook paper and paper cutouts. They were super simple to do and I just used a yarn needle to string the twine through them. I sewed the banners together last year with my sewing machine, both works really well in my opinion.

Birth, 6 months, 1 year, 18 months and 2 years old. I can't believer how fast he's growing up!

His big gift from us was his new train table. All the kids played with it for the rest of the party. I had games planned (pin the wheel on the car, racing, paper airplanes, water balloons) but they just weren't interested. From age 2 to age 7, this was it for the rest of the night!
Henry was so pooped from all the excitement that he passed out on the floor at 7:30 and slept until 9:00 a.m. the next day. I don't think he's EVER slept that long!


  1. What an adorable theme! I love all of your ideas especially the candy train and the stoplight brownies!

  2. So cute!! Awesome theme. Love the cake with truck & banner.

  3. So sweet! Miss hearing from you over at my blog. Have a great weekend :)

  4. That is adorable! I'd definitely say he had a great time!

  5. Oh my gosh, love the pictures of the party. Great job momma!


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