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!
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!
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!
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!