I am having a birthday party for my 2 year old. He loves choo choo trains. Can anyone think of some inexpensive decorations to use? Any input would help.
Ccrooker from Illinois
You could cover shoeboxes, or other boxes, with wrapping paper. Cut out black circles for wheels. Line the boxes up like a train, connected with strips of black paper, and use them to hold party favors or snacks. You could make a track for your train just by cutting strips of black paper and laying them together on a table in a track pattern. Get some poster board and make railroad signs.
Use red bandannas instead of napkins! (Get them at a dollar store)
Use your little guy's toys for decorations--esp. if he has any Brio or Thomas the Tank Engine toys.
If you can get a box big enough for him to sit in, decorate it like a train car and let him play in it--you'll get some cute photos!
Hope you have fun!
I made these for my son's pre-school. Easy and Cute
22 (2x1 1/2-inch) chocolate-covered graham crackers
4.5-oz. Decorator Icing
11 animal crackers
2 (.90-oz) fruit flavored, ring shaped hard candies (ie. Live Savers)
To assemble each cookie, pipe strip of frosting along outer edge of one 2-inch side of 1 graham cracker. Press 2-inch edge of second graham cracker into frosted edge to form 3x2 inch rectangle. ( Eleven larger choclate covered graham cracker can be substituted. Omit first step of frosting 2 graham crackers together)
Using writing tip, pipe frosting around outer edge of rectangle. Place 1 animal cracker lengthwise in center of rectangle. Pipe 3 vertical lines 1 inch apart over graham crackers and animal cracker to resemble cage. Attach 1 ring-shaped (live saver) to lower left and 1 to lower right to resemble wheels on cage. Repeat with remaining graham cracker, animal crackers, icing and candies. Arrange cookies side by side on serving tray to form train.
Use poster boards for signs like Train crossing, Train station and so on. If you have hard floors in any area of your house you can use electricians or masking tape to make railroads! If you cant do that then you could just do some tracks on a plastic tablecloth.
If you have any large cardboard boxes around (or take a visit to the local grocery or beer store to get some) you can decorate them to look like an engine and train cars. Just cut out paper wheels to paste on and decorate them any way you like. Then line them up and you can put the gifts in the cars as the guests arrive. Once all the gifts have been open the kids can then sit in the train and pretend to ride around.
Here's a link to some train games, crafts, and songs:
I have recieved several requests for train party supplies...unfortunatly I do not send them out anymore...sorry for the inconvience. I would suggest you contact your local "Operation Lifesaver" regional or state office...I am sure they would be more than happy to mail you items.
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