Saturday, March 10, 2012

All Aboard

Happy 3rd Birthday, Ethen! I love that he is old enough now to anticipate his birthday (which he has been for days now). I've been making a lot of party decorations that couldn't be hidden. Like this...

The kids have loved playing with it. I got the boxes from Ikea. They are a great resource for all shapes and sizes.

We celebrated as family this morning and he got a new wiggle waggle, which has replaced his 3-wheeled giraffe (so sad to see that cute thing go). But, he is a growing boy who has to keep up with his sister now.

In the afternoon we had a few kids over for a little train party. I got some great ideas off the internet and had fun making various things.

Again, I got the boxes from Ikea. The carrot/celery car is labeled "Produce Car," the olive car is labeled "Coal Car," and the pretzel car is labeled "Log Car."

I really wanted a beverage dispenser for the drinks, but the ones I found here weren't quite what I was looking for and way too expensive. So I opted for pitchers. The "Diesel Fuel" is apple juice.

Station House Sandwiches

Caboose Cupcakes

I laid a black track around the house made from duct tape. The kids loved this.

A fun day.


Anne said...

How fun! my kids would have loved your decor esp the train track and the train of boxes! How patient of you to do all those things! Looks like Ethen had a blast!!!! Happy birthday!

Cath said...

Shirlee - you're amazing. I love all the details. (I like those kind of things too.) And the train track? What an awesome idea! Looks like a fabulous party. Happy Birthday Ethen!

ps - your anecdote below about Maya is so sweet. She's such a good girl. xo

Hilary said...

We had so much fun! Andrew is still talking about it. Wonderful party. :D

Valina said...

Wow, you went to a lot of work! It all turned out so cute!

Fidelia Sawai Horne said...

Wow, great party! You are a great mother!

Deb said...

Wow! What an amazing party! That looks like it was a lot of work, but also a lot of fun! The track for the train was such an awesome idea!

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