It’s time to pop the cork on the PIGGY BANK and see what’s been deposited. Today’s featured DEPOSIT comes to us from Daphne of Moo Moo’s & TuTus! Daphne is a fellow printables designer who created this adorable “Little Chugger” birthday party for her son, Noah.

Guests were greeted by handmade railroad signs and a cute lil’ welcome sign. Each child received a boarding pass with their photo and the adults were asked to sign the guest book. I love the idea of using a themed storybook as a memento of each birthday!

Daphne decorated her mantel with a mixture of toy trains and photos of Noah featuring his love of trains.

The train theme was carried throughout the food table with train embellished baskets, a personalized NOAH name train and even train shaped sandwiches. Daphne also created a train out of boxes, cupcake liners, construction paper and a candy dish filled with licorice “smoke.” The table also included one of my favorite things…themed food! Any food can work with a party theme as long as it has a fun name!

Daphne had set up a “Decorate A Train” station to keep the lil’ ones busy while guests were arriving. She included paper trains, stickers and markers. The main activity though required a boarding pass and seemed to be Noah’s favorite…

…a train ride! For a lil’ boy who loves trains, this would create an extra special memory! As guests left the party, they were given a cookie and a train whistle.

The trackless train was a bit of a splurge but Daphne utilized dollar stores and dollar sections to pick up items that fit her theme while keeping her budget in check. The train conductor hats, bandanas and train whistles all came from dollar bins. You can click here for more details about Noah’s birthday celebration.

Hank’s Hint: Bandanas are one of the most versatile party items you can purchase. They can be used as dress-up props, to wrap favors, as napkins and so much more!

I hope you’re inspired by Daphne’s “Little Chugger” birthday party. I might just have to ride the train into Chicago today!

 

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Photographs by Leverton Photography

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