The Place: Oklahoma Railway Museum We rented out a caboose that was on a "dead track". This was really cute and, of course, it went with our theme!
The Food: Since the party was right between lunch and dinner and it was only for a couple of hours, we decided to do cupcakes and cookies. The sugar cookies we made ourselves, using my MIL recipe. We bought a train cookie cutter at Michaels and then used her icing recipe to glaze the cookies. We added blue and red food coloring to make blue trains and red trains. VERY CUTE.
Sugar Cookie Recipe:
1/2 c. margarine 1 c. sugar 1 egg 2c. flour, sifted
1.2 tsp. salt 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Cream together margarine and sugar until fluffy. Blend in egg. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder. Add dry mix to the preceding ingredients. Blend in vanilla. Bake on ungreased sheet at 350° for about 9 minutes.
3/4 c. sifted powdered sugar 3to 4 tsp. water Drop or two of desired food coloring
The cupcakes were the best cupcakes I have ever had...seriously. I ordered them from Sugar N' Spice.
The Decorations: This is where the talent of my husband came in handy. I decided I would like to have a "food train" to be the centerpiece...so that is what I got. L used cardboard boxes and butcher paper to make the cutest train for our centerpiece. We used a green tablecloth for "grass" and black electrical tape to make a train track. Some of the boxes were turned upside down to hold the cupcakes and the other ones were lined with white tissue paper and filled with the sugar train cookies.
|This isn't the best view of the train because of the sunlight and the time stamp, but you get the idea.|
The Games: We played Pin the Nose on Thomas, had a bean bag toss, and of course...a piñata! Again, some cardboard boxes and butcher paper go a long way!
|The bean bag toss. We used it for carrying things back to the car afterwards.|
|Pin The Nose on Thomas.|
|The Piñata (from Party Galaxy)|
The party was fun. The food was good. The setup was exactly what I wanted for my little man.