Friday, June 1, 2012
Every year that I put in hours of time planning, cooking, cleaning, and throwing my daughters' birthday parties, I always tell myself that next year I'll make changes so that I'm not so exhausted.
And then the following year arrives and I'm just as overwhelmed and tired. But does it matter? Nope. It's all worth it when I see the happiness radiating from my girls and their friends.
Even though I don't consider myself anywhere near an expert party planner, I still know that the first big hurdle is deciding on a theme. Once we've decided on that, items such as the decorations, cake and party favors all start to fall into place.
So, after having had past parties with themes such as Monkey, Rock Star, Sesame Street and Superhero, what's next? Thanks to the new Chuggington-themed party supplies from Hallmark, we just might be having train-loads of fun come birthday time this year!
If you have a young Chuggington fan in your life, Hallmark's new line of invitations, plates, napkins and more is just the thing to get your upcoming birthday party on track for fun. From start to finish, these products have the ability to infuse just the right amount of Chuggington excitement and style to make your little one's day even more special.
I appreciate that the interior of these cards are simple yet concise (including For, Date, Time, Place and RSVP spaces) and that the exterior is bright, colorful and cheery. What a great way to set the mood for a party! Retail price: $4.19 ($3.99 from Party City and $2.99 on Amazon).
When the big day arrives and it is time for the party to commence, Hallmark's paper products are just the thing to put a smile on the faces of all of the children (and adults) in attendance.
The Chuggington Beverage Napkins measure in at 5 x 5" and are a small way to add a little traintastic addition to the table with Wilson and Koko's smiling faces. Retail price: $3.69 for a pack of 16 ($1.84 from Party City and $4.09 from Amazon).
This is a great size napkin to have on hand when it comes to children and eating, as you just never know when you'll need a larger way to keep party clothes clean or quickly wipe up a spill. Retail price: $4.19 ($2.09 at Party City and $2.29 from Amazon).
Add in the Chuggington logo and the blazing "Traintastic Crew" message and party guests will surely be even more excited to enjoy their lunch or snacks. Retail price: $3.99 for a pack of 8 plates ($1.99 at Party City and $2.59 from Amazon).
What a fun way to enjoy the yummy goodness of dessert with kids' favorite trainee pals! Retail price: $3.69 for a pack of 8 plates ($1.84 at Party City and $2.59 on Amazon).
Featuring the always-loved Brewster, Wilson and Koko, these stickers show off the trainees individually, in pairs and as a group of three while riding the rails. With fun messages such as "Traintastic Crew" and "Let's Ride the Rails!" these are such a cute way to extend the enjoyment of the party further for guests. Retail price: $1.89 for 4 sheets of 6 stickers per sheet (94¢ at Party City and $2.99 on Amazon).
These cheerful notes feature Wilson under the headline "Chugga-choo..." and a large "Thank you!" declaration. With a blank interior, there is plenty of room for kids to write or draw a picture of gratitude to end their Chuggington adventures. Retail price: $4.19 for a pack of 8 cards and envelopes ($3.99 at Party City and $4.59 from Amazon).
If you have a young Chuggington fan in your life, Hallmark has made it easy to throw a traintacular party to remember. Add in a tablecloth and streamers in primary colors and kids will surely be honking their horns at being able to include their favorite Chuggers in their special day. Find these and other great party supplies now on PartyCity.com, Amazon.com and other online retailers.
(Other than the Chuggington party supplies that I received from Chuggington, I was not provided with anything or enticed to do this review in any way. This review is solely my opinion of these products.)