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Jonah’s Train Themed 1st Birthday Party


A train themed first-birthday party filled with candy.

Design Inspiration

My husband and I love trains and thought it would be a great theme for our little guy's first birthday party. I got a lot of great ideas from other Project Nursery and Pinterest train parties.

Decorating Style

Modern with vintage touches

Project Details

Most of the decorations were handmade or items I already had around the house (such as the gumball machine, various glass jars, and Conductor Snoopy music box). My best friend made and decorated the cupcakes.

Admit One Invitations: LollipopPrints on Etsy

Light Blue Mailbox: JoAnn Fabrics

'1' Iron-on Patch and Red Shirt: Hobby Lobby

Blue "Train Car" Containers: Target

Candy: Party City

Train Whistle: Michael's

Martha Stewart Train Paper Punch: TJ Maxx

Favorite Items

It's so hard to choose! From a sentimental standpoint, I love the 12 months train banner. It was the perfect way to sum up how my much little guy grew over the first year of his life. I actually used the pattern from a sign-in train that was made for me for my baby shower. I also love the way the tags for the favors came out. Oh, and the cupcakes, and the mailbox, and the train cars...I loved it all!


For me, it's always about starting with a basic theme, then working on small details and letting the project evolve from there. I started collecting items that were train-related or baby blue and red many months before the party, knowing I would find uses for most of them as I put everything together.

Train-Themed Birthday Party - Project Nursery

Monday 6th of October 2014

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