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The Little Engine That Could Birthday Party


My son's biggest passion right now is trains.Trains of all types, sizes, and of course, all of the sounds that come along with them! I was inspired to do a Little Engine That Could theme because I really wanted the party to be personal - while incorporating his love of trains.  Lately I've been noticing him say  "I can't", A LOT so I hoped this could also be an educational opportunity too get him saying "I can" and understanding he could do many things.  Leading up to the party we read the book regularly + afterwards -  I transitioned most of the party decor into his room to continue to remind him that he could.    

Design Inspiration

The Little Engine That Could book + my son. A huge thank you to all of the amazing vendors who helped make this party perfect! - Event Design + Concept: The Petite Soiree - Photography: Dexter Kyle Photography 

- Custom Stationary: Cake Ink 


- Cake: Mary's Cakes 

- Cake Pops: Entirely Sweet 

- Cookies: Sugar + Flour

- Damsel Outfit + Bonnet: Lullaby Birds 


Decorating Style

I would say Im eclectic, modern, vintage, whimsical and classic. 

Project Details

When going DIY my best advice is to repurpose as much as possible. Also diy doesnt always mean making something it could mean taking away to create a certain effect. I did this by taking regular crayons + removing the traditional wrapper for instance to create a more upscale, hip + understated look OR by using plain frames to decorate. 

Favorite Items

the tin mugs + plates 


always start with your guest in mind and everything else will easily fall into place :) 

Lisa @ HR Creative Design Studio

Wednesday 4th of January 2012

Very Cute party by The Petite Soiree!

Alison Lawson

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012

LOVE this party!

Inspiring Giggles

Monday 2nd of January 2012

Great party!!! : )

Catherine Serendipity Soiree

Monday 2nd of January 2012

Very sweet party Stephanie. :)

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Good luck!


Monday 2nd of January 2012

I don't know if I "liked" it...I don't see a like on the left side of pin it : (