A fun train themed party with a modern twist of red, blue and aqua. While our inspiration was Thomas the Tank Engine, there were no cartoon characters actually used. The party took place in our backyard and the real excitement came when a trackless train gave rides around the neighborhood!
Once we created the logo inspired by Thomas and Friends, we ran with it. The logo was used throughout the entire party from cupcake toppers to centerpieces, welcome signs, banners, etc. Even the favor bags had the logo that said "Thanks for riding Austin's party train!"
I prefer clean lines. I like to use two to three colors to set a contemporary tone and theme for any party design.
All the design ideas and paper good were provided by Kelly of WHhostess. She was awesome. I especially love the paper bunting she created above the dessert bar. I couldn't have done any of this without her.
Etsy shop Two Sugar Babies added a lot of detail and drama to my dessert bar with their amazing fondant cupcake toppers and 3D train!
It's a toss up. The logo was perfect, loved the way the dessert bar came together but I also loved the 3ft tall balloons! There aren't that many pictures of them but they were a terrific touch for the cocktail rounds I rented. Oh and I thought the carrot, snow peas and hummus cups I served was clever!
Soak in as much inspiration as you can from all the wonderful party blogs. These ladies know what they are talking about. The inspiration was endless and I wish I could have incorporated so many other great ideas I found on the web. However, part of me was afraid that the other preschool parents would think I was nuts! :)