So we have decided to have a small party for my son's 4th birthday. I do NOT plan to get sucked into the clown/ bouncy castle/ pizza parlor party mode as thats just not FRUGAL, especially for a 4 year old!
So we (meaning my son) decided on a theme of TRAINS tonight. Here are some of the things I am thinking of doing. Feedback would be appreciated on additional game ideas or any advice from others who have weathered a 4yos birthday LOL.
Cake: Train with caboose cake. I will make it myself. Easy peasy right?? =p
Games: Pin the tail on the donkey will be translated to pin the caboose on the train!
Bean bag tosss: going to take shoe boxes and make them into a train.. make some homemade bean bags (with real beans no less) to toss into them. Get a box get the prize in it
The great cardboard train race! We will make cardboard "trains" out of boxes for them to wear and pretend to be engines. Have a "race" with them once they are done decorating them.
Party Favors: train based of course, though I will have some bling for little girls in attendance too =D I am thinking some inexpensive stickers, maybe a model train car and the like
Other food: hamburgers, hotdogs off the grill, peanut butter n jelly sandwiches, veggie platter, icecream to go with the cake, milk, juice, soda and iced tea for the adults. Probably chips and salsa and potato chips and dip too.
Going to make invitations on my printer and suggest they come dressed up as "engineers" =D
So.. what do you think? Too much or anything else I am maybe forgetting about?