A train themed birthday party is a popular option to consider for your young one’s next birthday. Kids love trains and are fascinated by them in all forms; from real life trains to model trains to Thomas The Tank. Given the popularity, a train themed party is fairly simple to plan for. You can find train themed decorations and ideas for the party by simply checking online or local party stores. Here are some further tips to ensure your train themed party is a success!
You have many options for train themed birthday party invitations. You can choose to fashion the invitations after an old timey train ride advert, or design them to look like train admission tickets. You can also make invitations that are shaped like the birthday child’s favorite train. With so many options, you can have a lot fun and express creativity with the invites.
A train shaped pinata is a great opportunity to have the kids participate in a fun activity that ties right into the party theme. This is a natural fit for any train themed birthday party. To add to the fun, you can have the kids dress up as train engineers (all this requires is overalls and a conductor hat) and yell CHOO CHOO as they wack the pinata. For the pinata design, you should be able to find regular train and Thomas The Tank variants.
Cake ideas for a train themed birthday party are plentiful and varied. You can choose from many options including a standard steam engine train, Thomas The Tank, The Little Engine That Could, The Little Red Caboose, and The Polar Express. You can even get a custom cake that is shaped like a train with multiple train cars (these can be small cake pieces or even cupcakes). The ideas are endless!
What train themed birthday party is complete without some giveaway goodies? In addition to the standard candy, small toys you may want to consider a train whistle or an airhorn (be sure it isn’t loud) for some train conductor fun even after the party is over. One of my favorite goodie bag ideas was at a train themed party that I was performing at, all of the goodie bags included a little train cab that could connect to the other train cabs included in the other bags, and the birthday boy had the front train piece. This is a great idea to bring back memories of the fun train themed birthday party whenever the kids play together.
Finally, if you’re looking to go the extra mile for your train themed party you may want to consider getting in touch with a local train company and see if you can host the party on a train cab (and even see if the train can make a trip during the party). A train museum is another good option to consider if there is no local train in your area.