Last year we took Avery on his very first plane ride. When we boarded the plane the pilot asked if I had my camera handy. Then he let Avery sit in the pilot's seat for pictures. It was such an awesome way to remember his first plane ride.
If you saw my last post....this is the finished layout. Even though I had layed everything out before I started gluing things down I still kinda messed up. I slid the hexagons off the paper before gluing and somehow ended up gluing them in rows of 4-3-2 instead of 4-2-2-1and so I had an empty spot at the bottom. I punched out another hexagon but didn't like the countdown of 4-3-2-1 so I punched out another. I liked having a variety of same color scheme papers...but now it feels like too many different patterns to me. But I had already glued down so it was too late to repeat papers. But, all in all, I still like it.
My desk is a bit of a mess right now. I'm in the middle of a project and working on the flowers for it at the moment. The letters on the layout are kinda wonky cause they aren't glued down at the moment. I usually like to lay things out and see how it looks before I start gluing. But, this is my desk...I hope you enjoyed your peek at it. You can peek at other peoples desks over at Stamping Ground.
My son just turned 3 and we threw him a Thomas The Train party. I spent weeks looking on pinterest and blogs for ideas...so I thought I would share some pictures from his party for others who might be looking for ideas.
The invitations: I tried to make them look like train tickets.
The decorations: I purchased a banner and a scene setter. Plus the "pin the steam pipe" game doubled for a decoration as well.
As guest arrived: I set up a small train set for the kids to play with while waiting for the party to start.
The spread: I loved the idea of making a train for the food. I was trying to keep everything in Thomas colors so I added paper and titles to the train cars so they weren't just silver. I also displayed a picture from "Day Out with Thomas" of my son.
Games: It's really hard coming up with games for 2 and 3 year olds.
Conductor Says (like Simon Says).....turned into the kids just jumping and dancing after only a few minutes...but it was really cute to watch.
Pin the Steam Pipe (like pin the tail on the donkey). The kids needed a little parent help for this one. The Thomas blindfold was hilarious.
Push Trains...I was gonna have the kids race them...but ended up just letting them have free play with them.
The cake: I had a ton of trouble ordering this cake and cupcakes. I went to four different places (two weeks before the party) and none of them had the supplies. I ended up having to buy the toppers from a cake decorating supply place and then add them myself. But the cake HAS to match the theme!
The goody bags: I love the idea of the engineers hat, bandana and train whistle....but I could only find them in bulk. And I didn't want to buy a dozen of each when I only needed three of each. So, I went with the little trinket toys and candy...which had to be all red and blue.
Well, I hope you enjoyed looking at pictures of Avery's party. And if you are planning a Thomas party for your own little one, I hope this helped. :)