Kids Birthday Party Ideas: Thomas the Train Party Ideas

Choo-Choo!  Did you hear that Thomas the Train was rolling into town for Monkey’s birthday.  We went all out creating a fun and interactive Train party experience for the guests including games, decorations, and a train cake!  Coming up with kids birthday party ideas can be difficult, but with a little help from pinterest I was able to find a ton of great Train Party Ideas.  Here is overview of our Thomas the Train Party:

Thomas the Train Party Ideas

Invitations:  I created a invitation in powerpoint and saved it as an image that I emailed out to friends and family.  I personalized it by including a picture of Monkey and made sure to include all of the important party details.3rd birthday Thomas the train invitation

Decorations: Decorations included both store bought and hand made items all based around Thomas The Train.  Plates, napkins and table cloths were blue and white to keep with the colour theme.Thomas the Train Party ideas

Thomas the Train toy

Food:  I posted earlier about the Thomas the train table decorations I created for serving snacks and food.  Check out how to make these Food Serving Trains in my other post.

Thomas the Train Party decorations

Thomas the Train Party decorations

Beverages:  The “Diesel Fuel” (aka my super easy Fruit Punch) was served in large punch bowl complete with ice cubes containing raspberries inside.  Not only do they look pretty but the help to keep the punch cooler for longer on a hot day.  I picked up some Thomas the Train cups from Target (also available at many party stores) for $1 for the kids at the party.  I labeled each cup with the child’s name using sticky address labels that I printed on my computer.  At the end of the party everyone got to take home their cup with them.

Thomas the Train Party ideas

Thomas the Train Party ideas

Thomas the Train Party ideas

Arrivals and Departures:  Also known as Gifts and Loot Bags.  Even though we has asked for people to not bring gifts to the party I knew that there would be a few presents coming.  They were collected on the Arrivals Platform until it was time to open them.  I created loot bags by printing out address labels and sticking them on paper bags from Greenmunch. The loot bags included 2 Kinder Eggs and a FUN soap from Lush.  Thomas the Train Party ideas

Thomas the Train Party ideas loot bags

Activities:  Everyone had tons of fun playing with the Thomas the Train and Friends Engines we made.  Have fun making your own.  The kids also loved taking turns trying to break open the Thomas the Train Pinata!  Let me tell you Thomas is one tough train.Train Party games

Thomas the Train pinata

Cake:  Of course you can’t forget the cake! Get the step-by-step instructions on how to make your very own Thomas the Train Birthday Cake.Thomas the train cake 9

There are so many possibilities with a Train party.  Have fun, get creative and come up with some awesome Train Party ideas!

Thomas The Train Party Supplies:

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Originally posted July 2013


16 thoughts on “Kids Birthday Party Ideas: Thomas the Train Party Ideas”

  1. I may have to steal most of these ideas next year… This year’s bday is going to be pretty low-key without a theme (#2 will be a few weeks old maximum) BUT next year… I can’t wait!

  2. Super Cute party! My son is having a Thomas party in a couple weeks. I am looking for last minute ideas and just had to tell you how jealous I am of the Kinder Eggs! I lived over seas as a kid and loved them, but they are banned here in the USA. Sadness.

  3. Oh my gosh…I love so much of this party that I don’t know where to start! The tracks on the table, the little trains to sit in, the “arrivals” and “departures” – all so clever! I honestly wish I could plan a birthday party for my son every month because there are so many cute ideas out there!

  4. This is so cute! I use to watch a boy who love Thomas! I think making the snack trays little train cars was so smart!! Thanks for linking up to Party Time on Moms & Munchkins and we hope to see you next week.

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  6. What an adorable Thomas train party you had! I am having one for my son, and I love your goody bag idea! What did you have in the goody bags? Im stumped! Its a 1 yr old party so there will be different age kids there . Range from 1-12!

    1. I had 2 kinder eggs and kids hand soaps in these goodie bags. I have also done gift cards to McDonalds in the past as well.

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