Adam has a total train fixation, so of course his 3rd birthday party had to be all about trains! We rented a pavilion at a local park, thinking that the weather would be perfect. Wrong! We had a crazy heat wave come through and temperatures were over 100 degrees. We were all melting, and so was some of the food! But it was a great party, nonetheless.
For food, I kept it simple. We had pizza, jello cubes, chocolate dipped marshmallows, pasta salad, chips, and fruit.
We decided not to go all out on the decorations since we would be outside. The colors were red, blue, and yellow, which I carried out through the birthday banner, balloons, and cupcake toppers.
I had several easy activities for the kids. Instead of cake, I found this cute pan from Williams-Sonoma. I baked a bunch of little train cars and set out icing, candies, and sprinkles so that the kids could decorate their own mini cake. For a craft, I found this cute train puzzle from Oriental Trading. Each child decorated a train car and put their name on it. These are now displayed in Adam's bedroom, and it's a great way for him to remember his friends (since we moved shortly after the party). I also had several train stamps and blank paper so that the kids could make a picture to take home. And we had pinata too, always a favorite!
All in all, the party was a success (despite the heat)! Adam and his friends all had a great time :).