Sunday, December 1, 2013

All Aboard The Birthday Polar Express

 

Can you believe Henry Patton will be 4 years old tomorrow?! Neither can we. We celebrated his birthday last weekend with his first all boy party, polar express style.


I had so much fun preparing for it, as you can probably tell! My mother who is never at a loss for words said it looked like Polar Express threw up in my house. She was SO right and we loved it!
We had a breakfast pajama party with 7 three and four year old boys. It was such a fun time.

 
I had his pajamas monogrammed with a train and his name. He loved them and I liked how they sort of looked like the ones on the movie. Henry loved all the bells I had everywhere. There is no doubt we believe at this house. We had the jingle loud and proud!
 

I had his invitation made from a shop on Etsy and I was very pleased with them. One of his little friends came to the door ready for me to punch his ticket. It was so cute. I ran to get a hole punch and punched it for him.

Every good party has to have goodies to take home, of course. I ordered train whistles, train conductor hats, made train smoke out of white cotton candy, I had bells for each child and a fun photo prop station.

I purchased these on Etsy and had them printed. I am excited to use these all season long for my various parties and get togethers. So much fun!


Henry loved the conductor hat. I loved how much fun he had at his party. It was worth all the work just to see him smile, hear him squeal in excitement and have him say, "Thank you for my party, Mama".


I set up tables in the kitchen for the boys to sit at to eat. I had fun decorating them. I used fabric to cover them and got balloons. I had fake snow, bells and tableware. It was easy and cute.

 
I made snowmen out of donut holes, icing and fruit roll ups and put them on a lollipop stick. I also had sausage balls. It was cute, but 3 and 4 year old boys don't eat when they are all together, so I threw most of them away!

The cake was SO cute. Note: eating cake at a breakfast party is not normal. We had lots left over. I had the girl who made his fireman cake last year make this one. He loved it.

 
Happy Birthday to my Christmas and train loving little boy, Henry Patton. I cannot believe it has been 4 years since I kissed those cheeks for the first time. What a blessed 4 years it has been being this sweet child's mama!
 
Abby