Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Vintage Train Birthday Party

hip hooray for train birthdays!

     The party was a huge success, and the guests all had such a great time.
here are my favorite pics from the day.

Many thanks to the fantastic team at Hostess With the Mostess for the grand feature!

party details are below.

party inspiration:

• invitations were punched to look like real train tickets
• table backdrop is a simple duck cloth hung from a portable backdrop kit
• juice boxes were served in little muslin sacks, and customized using inkjet iron on transfers
   and did you know the standard juice box hole is the perfect size to fit a retro paper straw!!?!
• cupcakes were baked into candy cups
wooden utensils were gussied up using a strip of washi tape on their handles
• yogurt parfaits are served in mason jars with burlap squares and bakers twine holding it all together
• loot bags were customized using the same design from the juice box, but printed on ink jet labels
• mini hot dogs were just standard franks cut in half. here's how we got the look:
      thaw frozen dinner roll dough and let rise per package instructions
      reshape dough to hot dog shape & rise again
      brush with a thin egg wash and sprinkle with poppy seeds, then bake per package instructions
      cut mini dill pickles into spears and serve with desired condiments
      nestle each mini dog into a standard-sized cupcake liner
• we have loads of cardboard at our house, so we upcycled all our boxes to create a station master's
    office for the guests to decorate. what fun!!!

vendor credits:

invitation suite by kellyallison photography
table design by may boury styling
sweet treats by frost cake & cupcake design
paper goods & party sundry from fort & field and paper source



  1. Another fabulously creative and beautiful party. What a feast for the eye. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is an amazing party! I was wondering, did you design the invitations yourself? I would love to do something similar for my son's train party. Thanks for the help! Leslie

    1. Thanks, Leslie. I did design the invites. Glad you like! We don't have a model train set up, so I took the train photo at the local 2Toots restaurant.