Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Train Birthday Party

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Train Birthday Party

We had a Train Party for my 3 year old this past weekend and he loved it! My 9 year old helped me so much get everything made & set up..couldn’t have pulled it off without him!

Here is my sweet little 3 year old Birthday Boy!

Here is my sweet little 3 year old Birthday Boy!

We started out by making our backdrop. We got a green board from Michaels for a few bucks & covered the top with blue wrapping paper for the sky. We drew on a track with marker & printed out train cars to say..Happy Birthday Levi! Super easy and it turned out really cute….

Train Party Setup

We decided to make a train cake to look like a actual train. Since we were making so many things I totally cheated this year and bought pre-made Sara Lee pound cakes. I didn’t want to get into cutting blocks of cake and try frosting them with all the crumbs. These little pound cakes worked out perfect and made things fun for us to decorate….

We decided to make a train cake to look like a actual train.

We covered a board with green wrapping paper. My 9 year old suggested that we make a hill using small empty boxes that we had. It was easy and we had fun making it. We used green construction paper to cover up the sides of the hill. We used brown & black paper to make the track….

Using Cardboard Boxes To Make Hills

We frosted the cakes with this frosting HERE. It tasted wonderful with the pound cakes! We used chocolate graham crackers, Twizzler strings, a ice cream cone, Keebler cookies, & M&M’s to decorate the front…

Train Cake

We colored our frosting in different bowls for the separate cars. We used candies & snacks we had on hand to fill the cars like chocolate covered raisins, pretzel sticks, gummy worms, & Swedish fish…

We colored our frosting in different bowls for the separate cars.

This was a fun and easy cake to make and the kids loved it!

We colored our frosting in different bowls for the separate cars.

We also made these super easy Train Sign Marshmallow Pops. All we did was cut jumbo marshmallows in half. Spray them with yellow edible color & also wrote on the top with black edible marker. For the Railroad Crossing signs we cut the sides from a square s’mores marshmallow using kitchen scissors & then wrote on the front with the black edible marker…

Train Sign Marshmallow Pops

Here is my happy 3 year old with his Train Birthday Cake…

Here is my happy 3 year old with his Train Birthday Cake

This is our party table….

This is our party table

Some of this was last minute stuff, but we put grapes on skewers, filled containers with snacks. We printed off wheels and glued them on mini bread baking containers that we found at Walmart. My 9 year old made the big train from boxes….

My 9 year old made the big train from boxes....

We made a little sign with my 3 year olds picture in the train….

We made a little sign with my 3 year olds picture in the train

We also made other containers from popcorn boxes & my 9 year old made this train as well….

We also made other containers from popcorn boxes & my 9 year old made this train as well

We had some healthy train snacks using pineapple & fruit leather….

We had some healthy train snacks using pineapple & fruit leather

We made these easy train railroad crossing cookies using vanilla wafers & black edible marker. We put peanut butter in between the cookies….

Train Cookie Treats

We added a train track around our screened in porch & my 9 year old made tunnels….

We added a train track around our screened in porch & my 9 year old made tunnels

The kids had a blast!

Train Bouncy House

We made these cute little Hershey Candy Trains for the kids to take home. This was a big hit and super easy to put together! We covered a package of Rolo’s with construction paper. We taped Cookie & Cream Kisses together for the wheels. We put a miniature Twix on the bottom & taped the Rolos on top. We broke a toothpick in half and pressed it in a kiss for the top. We unwrapped 2 Rolo’s for the top and wrapped them in aluminum foil. We then taped a Hershey’s miniature on top of that….

Candy Trains for the kids to take home

This is how we had them set up for the kids to take home….

This is how we had them set up for the kids to take home

Happy Birthday little Levi…we love you so much!!!

Chugga Chugga Choo Choo!

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9 comments

  1. What a fun party! How special for such a special boy! Happy Birthday!

  2. Wow, you thought of everything, Jill! Your older son had a great idea with the hill for the train cake; He definitely has your creative genes:) Fabulous and fun party…the birthday boy is so cute too!

  3. What a cute little party! I bet he loved it!

  4. Wow! This is adorable. I love all of the train food. You always amaze me:-)

  5. Such a cute party! I hope he had a GREAT birthday =)

    I am featuring this on TGIF today. Thanks for linking up and sharing your creativity with all the rest of us. Have a GREAT weekend,
    Beth

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  7. How creative, that cake train was so attractive.

  8. Yeah, what a party!! I hope you enjoyed your birthday there. Your birthday cake was look very yummy and beautiful..

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  9. These are great ideas! I am going to share your page on my website at http://www.MagicTrainParties.com to give ideas to parents that are planning a train themed birthday party! thank you