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After contemplating various 1st birthday party ideas, I settled on a Thomas the Train theme. Decorations such as hanging 3d clouds, cloud posters, highchair banner, Name; letters and numbers, candy buffet containers and banners, favor bags and luggage tags, wall decorations (corresponding trains) and tissue poms, edible treats; candy apple (favors), cookies, jello cups, Chocolate lollipop (#1 center pieces), all of the aboved were created and designed by myself. Water bottle labels, smash cake and cupcakes were outsourced, via a local baker, and etsy

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Party Highlights

  • Desserts

    Vanilla cupcakes with alternating blue and red buttercream icing. Layered jello cups (strawberry, lemon,and blueberry), homemade sugar cookies with homemade icing, Color coded candy; red and blue airheads, yellow banana taffy's, and Thomas the Train gummy snacks.

  • Party Favors

    Homemade Red of Blue (Blue Raspberry) candy apples, Wrapper with "Amari" cookies, #1 chocolate lollipops, assorted Thomas the Train trinkets; bubbles, crayons ect.

  • Activities / Games

    No organized games, just allowed the one year olds to be one!

  • Budget

    Didnt set one, definitely didnt stick to one, In retrospect bought a lot of unnecessay things, a lot of which are still in its original packaging (couldn't locate my reciepts)! I did utillize Dollar Tree when able, Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and Party City.

  • What People Ate

    Chili Bar; Two crockpots of chili, both beef one with beans, one without beans. Chili offered by itself, or to be placed on top of nachos, hot dogs, and/or pasta. Condiments provided; sour cream shredded cheese, salsa,ketchup, mustard, and relish.

  • What People Drank

    Homemade sweet tea and lemonade, and water.

  • Best Moment

    My son's smile.

  • Funniest Moment

    Son attempting to smash his cake only after realizing he'd need to be a bit rougher to get through the fondant.

  • Most Touching Moment

    Realizing your celebrating one year of life, when knowing life is not guarenteed.

  • Best Dressed

    Wasn't even on our mind. Cliche answer... our son!

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