Aiden's 4th Birthday - "I want a CHUGGINGTON party!!" Not exactly an easy feat considering the wonderfully enchanting new show does not have a line of party products on the market yet. But loving my little boy the way I do and being a crafty individual I figured there had to be a way to make it happen. All of that creative thinking and hard work paid off when I saw the look of absolute delight on Aiden's face the day of his party. In fact the Happy Birthday banner is still hanging in my living room under Aiden's request.
How we did it -
The colors that were my inspiration actually came from the bright paper gift bags I found at a local Walmart. The cheery red, blue, lime green and yellow are key colors from Aiden's favorite new show. Using pictures I found on the Chuggington website I printed high quality graphics on photo paper, mounted onto to white cardstock and adhered to the gift bags with 3D dots. After filling the bags with custom made goodies I used contrasting tissue paper for a fun, fresh look.
The same colors inspired me to create those delicious homemade chocolate cupcakes with fresh whipped buttermilk frosting. A few drops of food coloring made the icing extra special. The 'traintastic' cupcake toppers were created on photoshop and then the circles were adhered together with a toothpick in the center.
We recycled a used Happy Birthday banner from a previous years party by applying custom sized Chuggington graphics that were designed on photoshop.
Our 'chuggingtinis' (for the grown folks) are actually just simple kool-aid...of course no alcohol was served with children about!!
Loot bag goodies consisted of crayon boxes covered with printed Chuggington graphics, the back of the box featured a coloring page. Custom made coloring books were created using the coloring pages found on the Chuggington website. We also made some Chuggington stickers by printing our favorite designs onto sticker project paper.
And last but definitly not least came the fantastic Chuggington ice cream cake. I brought in a picture to our local Dairy Queen and they were able to make it happen.