All Aboard Noah’s Birthday Train!

When Har­riet was trans­ferred to the US from Canada in 2002, she started out sim­ply as my co-worker (who was deathly afraid of the LA free­ways!), but through­out the past nine years, she has become one of my clos­est and best friends! I have been so lucky to have been a part of so many happy and momen­tous events in her life here, includ­ing her mar­riage to her won­der­ful hus­band, Wal­ter, and the birth of her beau­ti­ful son, Noah. To com­mem­o­rate Noah’s 3rd birth­day this past week­end, they decided to party it up at My Gym with all his friends, while hon­or­ing his recent love of trains… Thomas the Train! I was so happy to help out with the plan­ning and exe­cu­tion of Noah’s party! Since the venue only pro­vided a table/counter, we decided to max­i­mize our space by uti­liz­ing it to dis­play all the food, dessert and favors, anchored by a blue and white striped fab­ric resem­bling a conductor’s hat pat­tern. To cap­ture the over­all feel of a train sta­tion, I was inspired by the print­a­bles Rachael Lewis of Phoenix Event Plan­ning cre­ated for her adorable Choo Choo Train Party, includ­ing the cute word­ing she uti­lized! Here are the details:

Pas­sen­gers were greeted at the door with a sign instruct­ing them to climb aboard Noah’s birth­day train! Once inside, they made their way to PLATFORM 3 and as soon as they grabbed their con­duc­tor hats (dis­played in a small red suit­case), they were ready to party! ALL ABOARD!

The bev­er­ages were served in adorable plas­tic train cups equipped with straws. CHOO CHOO!

When the train pas­sen­gers were ready to eat, they pro­ceeded to the DINING CAR, where they would find turn table piz­zas , along with snacks, such as fruit salad.

The cup­cakes included train-themed designs from train tracks to lug­gage to Thomas himself!

The cup­cakes were dis­played on a tower for NOAH & FRIENDS to enjoy!

Next to the cup­cake tower, we had a plush train bas­ket, which held the­matic blow­ers to be uti­lized by the pas­sen­gers to cel­e­brate! And lastly, the LUGGAGE DEPOT was located at the end, includ­ing a blue suit­case with Noah’s name and hous­ing the favors. I uti­lized the same rail­road scrap­book paper to dec­o­rate the chip­board let­ters and glued them onto the inside of the suit­case cover. When the trip was over, we made sure all the pas­sen­gers stopped by to pick up their lug­gage, which included items, such as train whis­tles, toy metal trains, steam bub­bles and Thomas the Train Pez dis­pensers to say “TANKS”!

Noah had a won­der­ful time aboard his birth­day train with all his fel­low friend and fam­ily passengers!

Con­duc­tor Noah! 
My daugh­ter was def­i­nitely a pas­sen­ger that enjoyed the fab­u­lous ride!
Anabelle and her Aun­tie Harriet
Happy 3rd Birth­day, Noah!!!

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