Train Party Ideas

  • August 17, 2015

Is your little one a big fan of Thomas the Tank Engine? Trains are a HUGE hit when it comes to a little boy’s birthday party theme. If you need some inspiration to create the perfect ‘Thomas’ train party, look no further!
traintracksLets start with decorations! Mom Endeavors applied electrical tape to her tile floors to create a fun railroad track. This is fun because it’s an interactive decor idea, because the kids will want to play on it and it’s easy to remove!


This adorable dessert table isn’t complete with a ‘Choo Choo’ sign above the table. Space Ships and Laser Beams created this sign with black foam core and hand stitched the lettering with string! Simply write the phrase in pencil and use a large sewing needle to stitch the letters.

Our Choo Choo Train Fun Printed Wall Decal is a great addition to party decor! The best thing about our Printed Wall Decals is that they are removable and re-usable! Once the party is over, apply the decal to your child’s bedroom to remind them of the great birthday party they had.

A train related tablescape is very easy to create. Simply grab your child’s wooden train tracks, add a few of Thomas and his friends and encircle all the party food! Paper and Cake uses printable cards to label all the treats on the table.


A fun way to offer party treats is by making your own ‘train cars’. Catch My Party covers boxes with craft paper and labels each ‘car’ with train related names. You can put a train spin on almost any party food, such as ‘log train’ for pretzels and ‘corn train’ for popcorn!


Another great addition to a food table is by adding pieces of AstroTurf under makeshift railroad tracks—using popsicle sticks and tape! Catch My Party also uses food tins and adds simple ‘wheels’ to create mini train cars.


A sandwich shaped as a train? How cute and delicious is that? Redtri uses a cookie cutter in the shape of a train and creates mini sandwiches that will excite all your guests.

A great way to get your party guests in the ‘train mood’ is by giving out train conductor hats as party favors! Catch My Party displayed the hats on the dinner table along with red bandannas to create the perfect red and blue color scheme for their party.

A fun craft project that can be done by all ages is to decorate wooden trains with acrylic paints as shown on Bebeh Blog. These wooden trains can be found at most craft stores and are very inexpensive. Once the paint has dried they can be taken home as a party favor.

TrainwhistleFavorsA very traditional / vintage party favor for a train themed party is of course the train whistle via The Cards We Drew. This fun trinket can be used during the party and can also be a fun toy to have for years to come.

We hope that these ideas have gotten you expired to tackle a train inspired party for your little one’s next birthday party! Everyone will be sure to jump on the train and enjoy themselves, no matter your age!



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