It could be because your child has reached the age where Thomas, the small blue engine, has become their entire world. Maybe you’ve got a future Conductor on your hands. In any case, if your child is obsessed with trains, railways, steam, and tracks, then the party ideas below are fun and amazing Thomas the Train-themed party ideas that they will love for their next party.
Thomas the Train Party Decorations
Decorations included both store bought and handmade items all based around Thomas The Train. Plates, napkins and tablecloths were blue and white to keep with the colour theme.
This train is distinguished by its brilliant colors and intricate decorations. Train tracks run across the table, and a train transports all of the dessert options, including jello, macarons, popcorn, and other delectable delicacies.
When red paper wheels are placed to the sides of plain blue buckets, along with a label for the food they’re transporting, they’re converted into train cars. The dessert options for the visitors are displayed on a blue dish placed on top.
Make a train crossing sign to decorate the dessert table or picture booth at your Thomas the Train themed party for a creative and crafty touch. The majority of the components can be printed on cardstock or created out of poster board, and the end result looks adorable in the party setting.
All aboard! This train track banner will look great hanging above your dessert table or party area. This banner was printed with a train car on each paper with each letter of the birthday child’s name inside, in matching party colors. In honor of the auspicious day, it was hung with ribbon and displayed beautifully.
Photo booths and photo props have to be my favorite way to make memories at a birthday party. You can get pictures of all your guests to remember the special day. This DIY Thomas the Train photo prop is perfect! Draw Thomas the train or trace using a projector, then cut out the face for a spot to have party guests pose.
Party Food and Snack Ideas
Make healthy snacks. Fresh fruit train snacks and activities are lovely and entertaining for your party attendees. They’re a lot of fun to build and don’t take nearly as much time as you may think! Set out a buffet of fresh fruits, such as bananas, strawberries, blueberries, and pineapple, for the youngsters to make their own fruit train creations. You could also use popsicle sticks if you don’t want to use toothpicks.
Peanut butter and jelly, ham and cheese, or Nutella and banana – sandwiches make the perfect lunch-time snack for party guests. Use a train shaped cookie cutter to turn your average sandwiches into train themed treats that no kid would be able to resist. These sandwiches look great on the food table at a party, and would also be an awesome way to get picky eaters to finish school lunches!
Birthday Cake Ideas
For train fans, this two-tiered Thomas the Train cake is ideal. Made entirely of fondant, it features tunnels and rails, trees and clouds, and even a hill for the train to traverse. Characters from Thomas the Train round out the details for a fantastic party centerpiece.
Party Games & Activities
Train Coal Shovel
Use this entertaining coal shoveling party activity to put your railway engineers to work. With a wacky cardboard train cutout replete with LED candles that light up to seem like flames in a coal compartment, this blogger brought their creative idea to reality! Cut slabs of black foam are used to make the coal. Allow the kids to shovel coal onto the train one by one. It’s one of the kids’ favorites!
Create a train track in your driveway to complete your Thomas the Train party and provide a fun activity for the kids. This clever blogger created their own railroad by laying down pieces of black duct tape in a ladder design. Add some entertaining hurdles along the way, such as railroad crossings for guests and ride-on train toys for kids. This DIY train track would delight any birthday boy or girl.
Toss the Coal in the Hole
This unique “Toss the Coal in the Hole” party game will keep your guests entertained for hours. With a recycled cardboard box, brown paper, Styrofoam balls, and a little paint, you can easily duplicate it for your Thomas the Train celebration. Allow the children to take turns tossing the coal lumps through the hole cut out of the center of the box. For different age groups, change the overall size.
Are you looking for a way to keep your train party entertained? Create an obstacle course with tons of exciting activities. This entertaining In TRAINing Obstacle course includes a coal (bean bag) toss, “hauling” freight, shifting gears train race, boulder pit dig, Clarabel’s crossing maze, badge quest, and many more activities.
Invite your guests with “All aboard! Come join Thomas for a rootin’-tootin’ party!” Print your customized message on your Thomas the Tank Engine invites and they’ll be ready to send out to your pals!
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Make your child’s favorite Thomas the Train figures, such as Thomas, Percy, and James, out of some basic colored paper bags from the dollar store. Print the faces of the characters and put them to the bag with a ribbon bow and a thank you tag. Fill the bags with your child’s favorite sweets when you’ve finished decorating them. Fillers include toy trains, bubble wands, wrapped candy, and adorned pastries.