This past weekend we had my oldest son’s 5th birthday party and it was so much fun! Another Thomas themed party, luckily I had so many decorations and ideas from the others we have done. I am sure it will not be the last. Super cute and easy to pull together.
I certainly have mixed emotions about him turning 5. I am happy that he is growing into a charming, funny and always animated little boy. He is not shy at all (he obviously gets that from me). He is very friendly and approachable which is important to me and he is also very smart and loves to build anything. On the other side, I will miss him being so little and having control over his schedule. I still have my little guy Sam who is 2 to satisfy my baby cravings. These two are my perfect little packages of joy and I am good with that.
Those lips are so cute!
Here are some of the fun things I did for his party that were inexpensive and super easy. I also kept the food light and allowed the kids to do their thing while also holding us to a flexible schedule.
My plan included the following things:
Theme – This was easy since Cameron was set on the Thomas/Train theme. Some decorations I had already but I just ordered them all on Amazon. You can also get all of these same decorations at Party City but Amazon seemed to be less expensive.
Time and location: I just held the party at my house on a Saturday afternoon from 2pm – 5pm so I didn’t have to provide a meal. We created a railroad track using duck tape on our walkway to go with our train theme.
Invitations – Follow the theme (Thomas, which I had from his 3rd birthday when we also did the same theme, lol).
Food – Easy afternoon party between lunch and dinner. Snacks it is! All of my little guys favorites!
He absolutely loves veggies and hummus! Check out my hummus recipe here.
Activities – I kept it pretty simple. I just took the kids toys and put like things together in stations (table/area sections of the party space ) for the kids to play. I also asked Cameron what he wanted for an activity and he opted for a train race which we setup in the living room. I also had a piñata for the end of the party for party favors so I set up an area for the kids to decorate their own candy bags and they LOVED it. Score!!!
Cake – Train – themed of course with the big 5!
At the end of the party, all of the kids ended up outside, after cake and candy and ran around for about an hour or so and that was so great! I think the other Mom’s enjoyed that as well and I am sure all of the kids slept well that night.
All in all it was a success and Cameron thought is was SUPER AWESOME! His words, ha ha!
Next on our list is our trip to Disney which I will post about in March. I am sure a Disney trip with a 2-year-old and 5-year-old will yield some great, funny stories about our experience. Cannot wait to share!
I hope you enjoyed this post. Please let me know if you have any kid-party tips or ideas you would like to share in the comments below.