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My two year old son loves anything on the move so Planes, Trains &
Automobiles was the perfect theme. We are also decorating his bedroom in this theme so I knew the decorations would be put to good use beyond just the party!

Idea

Party Highlights

  • Desserts

    My mom made an awesome Planes, Trains and Automobiles cake which was the feature of the dessert table along with the Up in the Clouds Jello, Teddy Graham Cars and Traffic Light brownies.

  • Party Favors

    I wanted favors to go with all three, planes, trains and automobiles so each kid received an "in flight snack" of pretzels, a train whistle and a wooden car and markers. I made traffic light favor bags to put all their treats in.

  • Activities / Games

    Most of the activities were outside so we spray painted a race track on the lawn for the kiddie cars, played traffic light bean bags and had a foam airplane toss. We also had a wooden car cut out that we used as our "photo booth" for all of the guest. I included a copy of their photo in their thank you note and made a collage of all of them for my sons room.

  • What People Ate

    Lots of fun themed food for this one. "Submarine" sandwiches, "Wheelie" good pasta, Veggie Train and of course hamburgers and hotdogs with stop light condiments!

  • What People Drank

    We used camping water dispensers to look like gas cans (the idea of using an actual gas can seemed confusing for kids). And the construction cone cups were a hit!

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29 comments

  • Lisa B

    Lisa B wrote:

    This is awesome! I feel like everything I've been envisioning for my son's 2nd birthday party, you did! Great job! And thank you for the inspiration!

  • Randi S

    Randi S wrote:

    Where did you find these?

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    Cindy M wrote:

    Awesome party! This is exactly what I want to do for my son's birthday party! Where did you get the printables??

  • notsoperfectparties

    notsoperfectparties wrote:

    Randi S - I found the wooden cars and marker sets at orientaltrading.com, i bagged them and added the tag! Cindy M - I created all of the printables. I purchased a transportation graphics package on etsy (to get all of the vehicles themselves) and then designed the rest! Glad you like it, thanks Cindy! :)

  • Venus S

    Venus S wrote:

    Hi, I love this theme!! May I ask where did you get the sign table cover? In the 5th picture:) Thank you for some great ideas!

  • notsoperfectparties

    notsoperfectparties wrote:

    Thanks so much Venus! The table runner was just a piece of fabric I bought at Joanne's. Happy party planning!

  • April F

    April F wrote:

    Love all the decorations!! What does the sign say on the entry way table? And what is the name of the book on the table?

  • notsoperfectparties

    notsoperfectparties wrote:

    Hi April! Below is the text for the sign. The book was Richard Scarry's Hop Aboard! Here We Go! Stop here you see and write a special message to me! A birthday wish or just say hi, to your favorite TWO year old guy. On the front, the back, or any page, It’s something I’ll treasure to remember this age!

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    Poornima R wrote:

    where can i get these?

  • Alyssa C

    Alyssa C wrote:

    Where can I find the construction cone cups?

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    Jami V wrote:

    Can you share where you got your invitations? Is that something you designed yourself? They are wonderful! The best I've seen!

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    Jami V wrote:

    Oops! Disregard my previous comment! I just found it on Etsy!!!

  • Corinne N

    Corinne N wrote:

    Hi, I have made this snack with my kids, but didn't get any pictures. I am planning on blogging about a bunch of snacktivities I love to do with my kids. Would it be ok if I use this picture on the blog post? Thanks, Corinne cmnoble90@gmail.com

  • Miranda D

    Miranda D wrote:

    I have been searching on etsy for the invitation and can't find it. Can you tell me who the seller was? Thanks! It's absolutely perfect for what I'm trying to do for my son.

  • notsoperfectparties

    notsoperfectparties wrote:

    Sorry Corrine - just saw your comment, you're welcome to use the photo if you still need it!

  • notsoperfectparties

    notsoperfectparties wrote:

    Hi Miranda - I purchased this transportation clipart set on etsy so that I could coordinate all of the designs. https://www.etsy.com/transaction/140980620 This etsy shop uses the same clipart for their invite design https://www.etsy.com/listing/175241862/transportation-birthday-invitation?ref=sr_gallery_11&ga_search_query=transportation+birthday+invitation+&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery

  • Miranda D

    Miranda D wrote:

    Thanks so much!

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    Kathy A wrote:

    Wondering where you got this hat from!? I am looking for one !!! Help Please!'

  • notsoperfectparties

    notsoperfectparties wrote:

    So sorry Kathy, I just saw this! I made the hat with fabric, ribbon and felt!

  • Lauren B

    Lauren B wrote:

    Do you have an Etsy shop? I love all of your printables! Planning the same kind of party for my almost two year old who loves anything that goes!!

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    Jessica S wrote:

    I absolutely love all of your decorations... Any tips on where you got these?! Planning my sons and wish I could just buy all of your stuff!!!

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    Jessica S wrote:

    So cute

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    Shreya S wrote:

    Hi, Where did you find the stuff using to decorate fire mantle?

  • notsoperfectparties

    notsoperfectparties wrote:

    Hi Shreya! Here's the rundown of the mantle decor: Truck and Plane are Green Toys (Amazon) Route 66 and Pontiac Metal Signs (Hobby Lobby) I also bought the red frame and the wooden K there. I painted the K and added the wooded vehicles with hot glue. The color blocked framed picture as well as the speed limit sign I made. The banner I made from the same transportation clip art I referenced above. Hope that helps!

  • Alisha B

    Alisha B wrote:

    I am in love with this my little man is turning two and I love this theme will be doing this as well! Quick question were did you find mini track cones from?

  • Alisha B

    Alisha B wrote:

    Also sorry where did you get the shirt from? Thanks!

  • notsoperfectparties

    notsoperfectparties wrote:

    Thanks Alisha B! I believe all of the cones came from Oriental Trading. The shirt I made myself!

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    Jaimedevries76@gmail.com wrote:

    I am trying to use the link you provided above for the invitation and the template but I can't find it. I love your entire party and am trying to plan my son's second birthday party for next month. Can you please let me know how to find the invite and cutouts templates? I greatly appreciate any help you can give me!!!! I am going nuts trying to find these templates

  • Melissa B

    Melissa B wrote:

    Is there a link to print the in flight snack labels?