thomas the train | the party dress & project nursery

by Toni on April 12, 2010

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A collaboration between The Party Dress and Melisa of Project Nursery – this party is going to knock your socks off!  As you know, it’s not easy coming up with really cute parties for boys.  It’s a tough balance to strike – not too cutesy, but still stylized and unique.  As a busy blogging-mom to two boys (including a newborn!), Melisa came to Kelly of The Party Dress for help designing a concept for her son, Austin’s 3rd birthday party.  Inspired by Thomas the Train, we created a concept that was playful and full of stylized details.

A custom Austin & Friends logo from WH Hostess was used throughout the party – from invitations, to decorations and party favors – it truly set the tone and color palette for the party.  Some of our favorite decorations included the use of 3 foot balloons for a modern statement and simple centerpieces that consisted of blumebox eco-friendly vases, shredded tissue paper, and custom centerpiece sticks.  The dessert table was truly the shining star of the party.  The table was styled with two cupcake stands, plates of sugar cookies, jars of aqua and red candy, and a chocolate cake (from Costco, as requested by the birthday boy himself!).  Two Sugar Babies created monogrammed fondant toppers for the cupcakes and sugar cookies, and a 3D train to top the cake.  WH Hostess created coordinating cupcake toppers to add another touch of style.  A custom banner hung above the table, truly defining the space – the whole thing had a very colorful and happy vibe!

Activities at the party included bubble fun (mini bottles of bubbles with custom stickers) and a trackless train that rolled thru their neighborhood.  The kids were each given an engineer hat and train whistles as they boarded Austin’s party train – this was definitely the highlight for the kids!  Party favors included Thomas the train tattoos, coloring paper, and homemade train-shaped crayons (packaged in cellophane bags with custom toppers that read, “Thanks for riding Austin’s party train!”)

If you are loving the red and turquoise color combination for a boy’s party, check out our recent Around the World Party for more ideas.

party  thomas the train | the party dress & project nursery

party  thomas the train | the party dress & project nursery

Toni Danielson, ad agency working mom of a big brown-eyed little man, wife to an amazing husband, Digital Media Lover. Blogger. Infographic-obsessed. Expat. Happy Hour Mom. BBall Wife. Not all in that order. Join me in my journey to become the ultimate Happy Hour Mom!

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Kelly Lyden @ The Party Dress April 14, 2010 at 7:21 am

Thanks for sharing, Toni and Shannon!

Kelly
http://www.whhostess.com | http://www.thepartydress.net

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