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All Aboard This Adorable Vintage-Train Party

Jul 7 2014 - 6:44am

For 3-year-old birthday boy James, a train party was a dream come true. For his parents, the vintage vibe designed by Keren Precel Events [1] took the kiddie celebration to the next level. "I love vintage and retro-looking items. I already did vintage airplanes and vintage car parties in the past and was so happy that I was finally able to do a vintage train one!" Keren told us. See how she translated an Americana color palette, retro typography, and plenty of kid-friendly fun into the ultimate train-fanatic fantasy.

Source: Clay Williams and Alex Nirenberg for Keren Precel Events [2]

The menu included caesar salad in individual cups, mini meatballs, fruit cups, and cheese puffs. "My best advice is to serve items that all guests can enjoy — not pizza for the kids and other items for the adults," Keren told us.

Source: Clay Williams and Alex Nirenberg for Keren Precel Events [3]

"[My favorite touch was] definitely the photo booth! We took a simple Ikea stock market stand and decorated it with our own colors to match the theme. We added a flag garland, and it looked spectacular," Keren said.

Source: Clay Williams and Alex Nirenberg for Keren Precel Events [4]

Kids could choose conductor, driver, or passenger costumes as they posed at the photo booth.

Source: Clay Williams and Alex Nirenberg for Keren Precel Events [5]

Everyone went home with a "future conductor start-up set" that included a striped conductor hat, red bandanna, and whistle.

Source: Clay Williams and Alex Nirenberg for Keren Precel Events [6]

The favors were presented in organic cotton bags with a train motif.

Source: Clay Williams and Alex Nirenberg for Keren Precel Events [7]

Keren cited the sugar cookies printed with train motifs as a kiddie favorite at the dessert table.

Source: Clay Williams and Alex Nirenberg for Keren Precel Events [8]

Everything from the train backdrop and assorted posters throughout the room to straw flags and bottle wrappers was custom-made for James's party.

Source: Clay Williams and Alex Nirenberg for Keren Precel Events [9]

"Make sure to have an activity that will keep the kids on their feet," Keren said. "At that age, they need to run around as much as possible!"

Source: Clay Williams and Alex Nirenberg for Keren Precel Events [10]

Vintage suitcases were displayed alongside the party favors in keeping with the transportation theme.

Source: Clay Williams and Alex Nirenberg for Keren Precel Events [11]

Another look at the edible display. Everything was served in easy grab-and-go containers — perfect for on-the-move toddlers (and their parents!).

Source: Clay Williams and Alex Nirenberg for Keren Precel Events [12]

The bright and fun kids table proves you don't need to go overboard to make an impact.

Source: Clay Williams and Alex Nirenberg for Keren Precel Events [13]

Brown kraft paper makes an easy tablecloth that you won't feel bad about destroying when revved-up partygoers spill on or rip it!

Source: Clay Williams and Alex Nirenberg for Keren Precel Events [14]

Each place setting contained a number of personalized elements.

Source: Clay Williams and Alex Nirenberg for Keren Precel Events [15]

"The inspiration [for the look of the event] came from the classic conductor's uniform that has white and blue stripes, plus the red from the vintage suitcases that I found and had fitted for the party," Keren told us.

Source: Clay Williams and Alex Nirenberg for Keren Precel Events [16]

The exquisite "All Aboard" tiered cake was the work of Keren's Party Cakes [17].

Source: Clay Williams and Alex Nirenberg for Keren Precel Events [18]


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