Our favourite little train engineer Matthew’s birthday was fast approaching, and we thought what better way to celebrate than with a retro railroad party! We were delighted that so many of his friends and family could come and celebrate Matthew turning…two…twwoooo!!
For all the party highlights check out the blog:
What People Ate
box car burgers caramel popcorn clackety clack cookies humus and baba ganouj, crudites and crisp breads sausage coals selection of lollies smoke stack brownies summer berry cups tiny teddy trains, and train wheels
What People Drank
we had a fueling station complete with diesel fuel (blackcurrant cordial) and a water tower to quench their thirst.
We had the great pleasure of having Lisa from Cakes to Celebrate by Lisa create the incredible retro railroad masterpiece, along with the most delicious chocolate cupcakes we have ever tasted. The birthday cake was a deliciously moist vanilla cake with white chocolate and strawberry buttercream, it was an absolute dream of a cake.
Toot! Toot! Little Matthew was eager to show his gratitude to each little party guest so suggested I organise a baggage claim where his little friends could collect their thank you gift. We wrapped in a cellophane bag a delicious clackety clack cookie and topped it with a cute tag that said Thank Choo for riding the Matthew Express! These tags along with the other event stationery was created by Amy from Tangerine Paper Shoppe.
Activities / Games
As I am sure you would agree, entertainment is an essential element of every party. I had initially thought of organising entertainment, however I felt that two year olds would benefit from more of a free-play scenario. So I organised for Matthew’s favourite activities, colouring and playing with his trains. The little party guests enjoyed getting creative colouring one of the four train images we provided. We loaded the train table with train tracks, train accessories and trains which gave the little ones and the grown-ups too an opportunity to use their imagination, and create fun retro railroad stories.
Anthony from my little party australia
The menu created by our resident Chef, Tony Craven, also known as “Matthew’s Daddy” was as follows:
box car burgers
clackety clack cookies
humus and baba ganouj, crudites and crisp breads
selection of lollies
smoke stack brownies
summer berry cups
tiny teddy trains, and
Lisa from Cakes to Celebrate by Lisa
Lisa Grisby from Cakes to Celebrate by Lisa created the incredible retro railroad masterpiece, along with the most delicious chocolate cupcakes we have ever tasted.
Angela from Angela Higgins Photography
There is nothing more important to us than long lasting memories from a my little party event. Angela Higgins is an incredibly talented photographer who captured all the important details of this little party so well.
Amy from Tangerine Paper Shoppe
The thank you tags along with the other event stationery was created by Amy from Tangerine Paper Shoppe.