This year on the third, my little guy will be three! I could write loads and loads about how fast time is going and how he was just a baby a second ago, but I am sure you can sympathize.
Golden birthdays only happen once in a lifetime, I wanted to make sure I make a big deal of this momentous occasion so he can look back at pictures and know that it was not forgotten, but celebrated! (My other son was born on the 30th so he will be in charge of planning his own. ? well, unless he still allows me to give him a party when he’s 30…)
My little three year old loves Thomas the Tank engine, so for his party I will be combining Thomas with gold decorations! Here is a look of some of the things I came up with to spice up (or “goldenize”) his special day!
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I simply designed a Thomas invitation in Adobe Illustrator with a gold engine and customized it to say his name, age and all of the party information. If you would like to download a free template of a similar version to customize, in word, click here.
The easiest thing you can do to emphasize that this is a golden Birthday is to decorate in all gold. I bought gold balloons, a gold foil curtain, gold crepe paper streamers and I used a white and gold table cloth. I also bought a gold “happy birthday” balloon banner to drape across the wall.
I also wrapped his presents in gold wrapping paper. Since he is three, I placed some Thomas decorations around the room as well. Luckily there were a couple of gold swirls included with them! Hopefully the gold theme is coming through. I also created an 8×10 “Golden birthday” keepsake frame with all kinds of goodies about who he is and what he is like at this age! To do this, I used different chalkboard fonts in gold on a black background and added his picture, I then placed it in a gold frame.
Creating the cake:
I let my son pick out what kind of cake he would like. He chose a white cake with rainbow sprinkles. I frosted it with white butter cream frosting and sprayed the entire cake gold with edible spray (doesn’t taste). Then I added all kinds of gold sprinkles that they sold in a set, and added white piping around the edges. I also found these awesome gold star sprinkles a little too late for me to order in time:
In the middle of the cake, I placed a wooden Thomas toy that just so happens to be a special gold one. (Don’t worry, I washed it!) I added a gold “3” candle and three plain gold candles so he has a bunch to blow out! Then I wrote his name on there with a cake pen. I would’ve chosen a different color, like gold or white or even black but the supply was limited for some reason.
The party turned out to be a success! Of course who doesn’t have fun opening presents, playing with friends and eating cake? Most importantly, I get to live in peace, knowing that I did not let his golden birthday go unnoticed!
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