My sister-in-law held her son’s 4th birthday at her parent’s farm. The invitation for this party mentioned trains, cars, tractors, and trucks. This was a family party with about half adults and half young cousins in attendance.
My contributions to this party:
Watermelon: I used these directions from the National Watermelon Promotion Board.I decided to make the numbers out of card stock instead of watermelon. I was a little nervous since it was my first watermelon I carved. But I have plenty of pumpkin carving experience and I have carving tools so this was easy.
Race car watermelon
Train: I used this idea (scroll down) from ID Mommy. I changed the engine and added numbers. I could not find black card stock so I used a combination of construction paper and card stock. Since my nephew was celebrating his 4th birthday I created four cars and numbered them. We filled the train with cheese, crackers, trail mix, and pretzels.
Engine and first car of snack train
Entire train (before it was filled)
Tractor: My husband came up with the concept and created this vegetable tray tractor. We forgot to take a photo of the finished tractor. The dip container was in refrigerator when I took photo. We put the cherry tomatoes around the dip container to serve as the wagon.
Green Fendt vegetable tractor
Noodle Race track: I found the directions for the track here at My Little Gems. We just balanced the tracks on a chair. The kids enjoyed playing with this! I decided to keep the tracks separate to allow for flexibility of play. It was a cheap and easy party activity.
Race tracks balanced on a chair
Contributions from others:
Traffic light fruit on chocolate and cinnamon graham crackers
Traffic light celery
Flatbed truck cake (side)
Flatbed truck cake (back) The license plate has the birthday boy’s age and initials.