Who says you have to stick to one theme? I spent ages dithering on what to pick for my boy’s birthday party – he loves trains and vehicles, George from Peppa Pig, football, colours, numbers, letters, farm animals, jungle animals – pretty much everything. So I mixed it all up. With his actual birthday on a Friday and the party on a Sunday, it was a weekend of celebrations! Here is a little video I put together of it:
For party supplies, I went to Tesco and bought rainbow coloured balloons, streamers, paper lanterns and bunting, the flaming flower candle that he liked so much from his daddy’s birthday, Peppa Pig plates, napkins & tablecover, Jungle animal plates and blue cups.
I got my mum to make not one, but TWO train cakes, so we could cut the cake on his actual birthday and on the party. So she came up with this amazing design. I’ll get some tips on how she made them later this week.
His presents definitely matched the trains and buses theme, the boy got everything! He watches them so much on YouTube, one of his favourite videos is of some guy playing with Tayo the Little Bus toys in Korea. It’s all a bit weird, but I just had to get him this for his birthday – so I ordered the bus garage and 4 buses from Korea through Ebay! It was so worth it, as you can see from his reaction in the birthday video.
And as for the party, it was a great. The decorations came together nicely and we all had a fab time, all the children got along and Tyler was a happy happy boy. This was before the party started. I put the streamers up in rainbow order using masking tape.
And here is when we all sang ‘Happy Birthday’ after the flaming candle finally flared (it took a couple of goes!). Worth it though, the kids were amazed!
To be honest, did the children even notice if it was George pig or jungle animal plates? I don’t think so. Lesson learnt – do not stress about children’s party themes!
Now do you want to see something crazy? Check out me, my brother, my sister and my boy – all on our third birthdays here.