Saturday, January 14, 2012

Chugga Chugga Choo Choo, Benjamin just turned 2!!!


I saw the not so original rhyme and decided to run with it:) Choo Choo Ben is turning two! Especially because he just got a train table for Christmas--it worked out perfectly:)


"When you're running low on STEAM, CHUGGA little H2O"
on the water bottles

"CHUGGA CHUGGA--CHOO CHOO, WHISTLE BLOWING--THANK YOU!"
on the gift bags and TY cards:)

I was on a birthday budget and it became apparent that I could make a LOT of decor out of 4 .35 cent posterboards and my computer/b&w printer!:) worked out perfect!
Was a little nervous about the coloring corner with train pictures but after the party I had ZERO crayon on my wall after except from one little spot from my own son on accident:)--YAY!
For the Goody bags (which I actually think are kind of a silly tradition that I may skip in the future:) I snagged some after Christmas super cheap candy coal to use for
"Train Food: to getcha where you're going!", cute train crayons off of etsy, free train coloring printables off internet, train whistles (that turned out to kinda suck as far as sounding like a train) but were a good deal online! and some red & blue candy treats from the food table:)

Most of the crew--a lot of ben's buddies were sick, couldn't come, and some had already left before this pic because I'm retarded and didn't get a picture taken till after...but here are SOME of Ben's bestest buddies:) (L to R: Brady, Lakai, Ben, Jake & Zach)



some serious coloring...
playing with "Brinny" after the partay:) Dinner with Curfs at Hometown Pizza--yum! we left VERY FULL!

The party was a blast! I LOVE this kind of thing-esp the prep & planning:) We were bummed some of friends couldn't come but our TINY house was smoking hot and plenty packed with our fantastic friends and Ben was showered with lots of love (& generous gifts)!
Oh how we love our little Ben and we are so grateful for him EVERY day!! Here's to another wonderful wonderful year!

6 comments:

Amber said...

Too cute! You are so clever and talented when it comes to these things. I need to have to around to rub off on me(copy)!

mommy watsky said...

Oh my! You are amazing! What an adorable & fun party!

Uffens Family said...

Such a fun party and could not tell from pics that it was on a budget at all!!! Amazing! We love Ben and think he is pretty lucky to have you as a mom!

dahmush said...

It is amazing that you have "ideas" and they actually into action....i missed that gene :) glad you got it...sorry about your childhood :)

Tabitha said...

so so cute!

tarat said...

Maybe I won't show my kids this post, I wouldn't want to confirm to them just how boring their mom is!