Sierra and friends had a great time at a Thomas the Tank Engine inspired birthday party hosted at the Children's Museum of Denver.
Thomas and Friends!
Old school, classic Thomas the Tank Engine: red, blue, and yellow color palette, trains, engines, train tracks, engineers, etc.
I went as easy as possible since the Museum only gave us 15 minutes to set up and tear down. Plastic throw-away table cloths, paper plates/napkins, plastic forks, etc. Instead of fretting over home-made, I just chose wisely what items I wanted to buy to tie everything together. Train track table runners went on the solid table covers and one Thomas table cover for the gifts area took care of a lot of the decor. I bought a large Thomas wall cling so I could get pictures of the kids. Each kid received a red bandanna to wear as well as a Thomas cone party hat (of which no kid wanted to actually wear >.< ) as well as a goodie bag full of Thomas treats! The cake was easy and came from King Soopers. Two of the tables had Thomas coloring paper and crayons for the kiddos, too.
I thought the cake was really good, especially for the price! Also, each goodie bag had a Thomas toy in it. They were originally $12.99 each (OUCH!) but King Soopers had them on sale for $1.00...yeah, $1 each!
For those of us who work full time and have kids, it is totally OK to have a bought-party-goods event instead of entirely homemade. I am 100% happy with how our party turned out! Also, I really liked rockin' a train birthday for my daughter! It was a lot of fun and we completely avoided an explosion of pink.