Cameron's 1st Birthday - Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Katherine H By Katherine H  in Birthday


Party Recap

We celebrated our sweet boy's 1st Birthday with a fun Planes, Trains and Automobiles themed party. We had an amazing trackless train come to the party and give everyone rides up and down the block. We also have a drive-in outdoor movie theater for the kids. Even though our little one won't remember much of the party, we hope he can see all the photos full of love and details that went into his special day!


Party Highlights

  • What People Ate

    Catered Taco Truck, Salads from CPK, Pasta salad, and tons of sweets and snacks!

  • What People Drank

    Homemade punch, sodas, juices, water, and beer for the adults!

  • Desserts

    Cake, Cupcakes, Cookies, and Candies/Sweets Galore

  • Party Favors

    Suitcase party favors - inside was a train whistle and conductor hat, in-flight trail mix snack, paper airplane, car decorating kit with a personalized license plate, stickers, and crayons. For the babies, we made themed onsies.

  • Activities / Games

    Trackless Train Rides and an outdoor drive-in movie theater


Party Helpers

  • Ele Makes Cakes

    Cake, Cupcake, and Cookie maker

    I use Ele Makes Cakes for all my parties. The owner is the best, and always executes my vision beyond perfect! The desserts also taste so good, so it's just the best all around!

  • The Mini Express

    Trackless Train Rides

    The train rides were such a hit at our party. The train was so cute, very comfortable, and clean. The driver and his helper were also very professional and friendly.

  • Avista Rentals

    Outdoor movie theater rental company

    This was also a huge hit at our party. The company was so professional with set up and tear down. The quality of the speakers were amazing, and the who set up was just perfect for our themed party. The kids were so quiet during the movie!



  • Valmaly A

    Valmaly A wrote:

    Where did you buy the train wagon? Or what do you do?

  • Katherine H

    Katherine H wrote:

    Hi Valmaly! We rented the train through this company called the Mini Express. They were wonderful! If you live in Southern California, i definitely recommend them.

  • Jebin V

    Jebin V wrote:

    the dessert table looks amazing, love the colors!! what did you use/ how did you set up the little train wagons on the dessert table

  • Katherine H

    Katherine H wrote:

    Hi Jebin! Thank you. For the train wagons, I just bought mini crates and painted them. Then I ordered from for unfinished wood shapes of wheels, and painted them. I hot glued them to the crates. The website also has unfinished trains and cars. I love that site! I hope that helps!

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    Sue P wrote:

    Hi there! Lovely pictures! Can you please tell me where you got the vehicle streamers and hanging banners? Thanks so much

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    Maria H wrote:

    Where did you get these decoration

  • Katherine H

    Katherine H wrote:

    Hi Maria H and Sue P (sorry for the late response): I actually bought the unfinished wood cut outs on Then I just painted them individually and used bakers twine to string them together. For the hanging burlap banners, I purchased them on Then I just painted the letters. Hope that helps!