Red/Blue Train Party

YAY! My computer cord is finally here and I can share the train party I styled this past weekend! I used our Train Red & Blue Party Package to help my friends plan their son’s first birthday party! Check out Cameron’s train first birthday party….

Here’s the invitation that was sent out with a matching return address label and “Please Deliver To.

 We used twisted crepe paper as the backdrop for the dessert table. This takes a while to accomplish, but I LOVE the end result!


 Red velvet cake pops in the shapes of a train, cabooses, railroad crossing light, and crossing signal were provided by Autumn Lynn’s Chocolate Sins on Etsy (she’s kind of amazing, check her out!)

I made chocolate covered red gingham oreos to match the party decor.  My tutorial for how to make these can be found HERE.
An apothecary jar full of rock candy was a hit with the kids, along with train whistles as favors.
Matching the invitations, fondant cupcake toppers were provided by Your Cupcake Story on Etsy.
 Train cookies were made by the grandma of the birthday boy! They turned out (and tasted) great!
We needed a table to go under the chandelier, so we placed a “railroad tracks” table underneath with the silverware and plates for the guests.
The hostess opted for a fun taco bar with three different meat choices, a vegetarian choice, and 5 different salsas for their guests to choose from. Everyone really liked the idea.
Outdoor signs led their guests to the train station for the festivities.
It was a beautiful summer day and they had tents outside with lanterns and bandanas as centerpieces.
The birthday boy and his mom–shirt from GreatStitch on Etsy
And that’s the whole thing! Special thanks to:
Your Cupcake Story-fondant toppers

Your Cupcake Story-fondant toppers

Autumn Lynn’s Chocolate Sins-train cake pops

train whistles and train suckers-Oriental Trading Company

Cameron’s personalized hat – dainty couture on Etsy

personalized shirt- GreatStitch on Etsy.

Vintage Suitcases – paper source

Flashing train light up sign and train cookie cutter-

#1 balloons, napkins, plates, candle, high chair decorating kit-celebrate express

The little engine that could book – Amazon

Hope you guys like it!!

My name is Carli, owner, designer & creative mind behind DimplePrints. I am married to my high school sweetheart & we have 3 wonderful kids. In the beginning I simply started by wanting to share a piece of our lives with loved ones by sending cards & invitations for special occasions. With the support of family, friends & great customers, it has grown into Dimpleprints.


  1. The address for the party is crossed off the invitation but not off the return address on the envelope. (just incase you wanted privacy)
    I love this idea! my son is obsessed with trains, and also named Cameron, so this really was wonderful to see. He loves Thomas the Steam Engine. Any ideas on how to incorporate that into the theme without making it the theme?

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