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[Love This] Inexpensive Train Party Idea

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I often get emails from moms who have boatloads of ideas on how they want to decorate their son’s birthday party but are having trouble narrowing things down to reflect the realities of their budget and their time. My advice is to pick a few key areas that have the most impact and focus on those only, rather than trying to transform a whole room. One of those areas can be the entrance to the party, as it sets the tone for what’s inside and can really get guests excited. Monica just sent me photos of her son’s train themed third birthday. They were all super cute but I loved this idea she did at their front door. It shows perfectly how you can get a lot of impact for very little money. And think how much fun it was for guests to arrive to this little vignette. (By the way, Monica was inspired by my son Sam’s vintage train play party, where I duct taped a track on our hardwoods – eek! And I was inspired by this party.)

Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.