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Choo- Choo! Train birthday parties are SO popular for children under 5 years old! Parker celebrated his 4th birthday with family and friends and his favorite cartoon character, Thomas the Train! See our train birthday party ideas below, full of DIY’s that can be replicated for your next celebration.
Train Birthday Party Decorations
Parker’s snack and dessert table was full of train DIY projects. Bulk snacks were served in a DIY train created by covering shoe boxes in train wrapping paper, adding 2” black circles for wheels, and displaying the individual boxes on mini straw bales. Since the party was in the morning, mini muffins and fruit were also offered. Snacks and desserts were served on clear plastic plates along with Thomas the Train paper napkins.
Parker’s train birthday cake was a colorful 10″ buttercream cake. The birthday cake was decorated with a fondant train scene, his name and a “4” cake topper. In addition to the birthday cake, we also offered train sugar cookies in both red and blue colors and store bought cupcakes decorated with printable toppers.
The children’s seated table had fun alternating red and blue plastic chairs, and was covered with a red and white striped tablecloth. Children’s red Solo cups with straws and printable straw flags were at each guest’s chair. The center of the table had white galvanized containers filled with coloring pages and crayons, and Thomas the Train party blowers for added entertainment.
Train Birthday Party Ideas- Activities
To keep guests entertained at home, offer several party activities for guests to enjoy. Parker’s party guests jumped in a Thomas the Train bounce house and played outdoors. They took keepsake photos with this hand-painted train photo booth. And, they took turns riding the trackless train around the neighborhood.
Train Party Favors
Passengers of Parker’s train station could pick up their luggage at the “Baggage Claim” when leaving his birthday party. Each party guest took home a fun collection of train dress-up clothes. We wrapped a child’s conductor hat
and wooden train whistle in a red bandanna, then tied a personalized train favor tag around the bundle with jute cord.
We hope our train birthday party ideas gave you some inspiration for your upcoming celebration. For more train birthday party ideas, don’t miss Dean’s 2nd birthday party! And, for train party supplies, be sure to browse our collection of train party printables and our fun train invitation options.