A Train Birthday Party for a Two Year Old

Choo Choo Benjamin is 2!

I remember being so excited to plan this party for Benjamin because it was the first year he was really INTO something- TRAINS!

The party was smaller than his first, with mostly our extended family in attendance along with a few friends who came to play.

The atmosphere was wonderful- the children entered right into the play area and the adults got to mingle, drink coffee, eat, and RELAX!

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This birthday party was in the afternoon, so we went with subs, pizza, veggies, and fruit, and everything was a hit!

The only thing I regret is not blowing up the balloons well ahead of time.  With all the food signs and little details- we simply ran out of time! Next time, I will blow them up at home before arriving! The other details were nice and appreciated, but nothing makes your theme POP (pun-intended) like thoughtful and colorful balloon bouquets!

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Another way to take your themed party to the next level in an inexpensive way- cupcake picks!

They really stand out and are significantly cheaper than ordering themed cupcakes from a bakery.

Cupcakes are also much easier to serve to toddlers- I usually get BOTH cupcakes for the children as well as a small themed cake for the adult guests. These ones I made myself!

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Overall, this was a wonderful and relaxed event, and I LOVE looking back at the photos of Benjamin having fun!

Our youngest was just under 4 months old at the time, and I was suffering from some mom-guilt since I had been focusing so much on the baby.

It was AWESOME to have a day and a birthday party all about Benjamin!

He enjoyed his birthday party as well- especially the cupcakes and all the TRAINS!