Toot Toot. The party train has gathered some memorable Thomas the Train Party Ideas for your little one! Gather inspiration from other moms who created the perfect train birthday party with Thomas and his friends!
There’s two, there’s four, there’s six, there’s eight…. okay, really there are twenty fun and creative Thomas the Train Party Ideas for your toddler birthday boy or girl!
Our little man is turning two and in an effort to perfect his party, I had to gather Train Birthday Party Ideas to perfect his day and maybe help in perfecting your day too! From creative entrances, unique party favors, ways to display your food car, and cute party favors, we have an abundance of memorable themed party ideas for your little conductor!
How can I make a train birthday party fun?
Entertaining a toddler can be fun and easy. When it comes to a toddler birthday party, it’s important to fill a party with bright colors, train-themed birthday party decor, and (of course) your child’s favorite characters. Print decorations and games to create the perfect venue and space that includes loads of fun and excitement.
- Create a train track out of tape to welcome party guests
- Hang railway signs with free train printables
- Play fun train games with party guests
- Make your own DIY train car out of recycled cardboard boxes
- Play a few train songs using Spotify or Amazon music
- Have yummy food with a cute train theme.
A birthday party can easily be turned into a fun event with a little bit of planning. Don’t worry, you don’t have to break the bank with train birthday party ideas. In fact, many of the homemade train party ideas we share are low-cost and budget-friendly adding the perfect DIY Thomas the Train touch to your celebration.
We’re here to help you plan the best Thomas the Train birthday party ever. Toot Toot! Happy birthday!
Thomas the Train Birthday Party Decorations
You don’t have to break the bank when decorating for a Train Party. Thomas the Train party decor can be as simple as balloons, free party banner printables, and tape to create train tracks. Take a look at these low-cost Train Party Décor ideas.
Toot Toot! The party train is leaving the station and inviting guests to come aboard. Any little train lover will adore the train tracks on the way to the birthday party. I love how red balloons flank the porch lights. Follow the tracks. Choo Choo party fun ahead!| Nellie Design
Want a freebie? We do too! Download your free Printable Train Birthday Banner – Happy Birthday! Print, cut, and hang on ribbon or yarn for a homemade Thomas train backdrop. I suggest printing at Staples for quality printing. | Doodle Bug Designs
One more freebie for your low-cost train birthday party. Download a Free Yellow Railroad Crossing Printable. This can be hung in many places around the home. Put it on the wall, at the door, in the yard, etc. | Printable Signs
Thomas the Train Party Food
We have to share our Character Cake Tutorial – you guys this is so easy and can be done with any character – DIY Thomas, Percy, Emily, Toby, and other thank engine friends will turn into a cute train cake! Using a classic Thomas color sheet, take a look and figure out our Birthday Cake Hack! HInt you will need a color sheet for this Thomas the Train Birthday Cake. | Frugal Coupon Living
For tasty treats, look at this! It’s like party decorations and party food in one. We love this display of fun ideas for setting up your food table! I love that this train set offers quick and easy cleanup. Use bread pan tins from The Dollar Tree and toss them at the end of the party or reuse them for another time. Fill with sweet treats like popcorn for the corn car, pretzels for the log car, animal crackers for the animal car, and OREOs for the coal car. Filled with fun candies & snacks, this is a cute touch to the dessert table. | Amidst the Chaos
Red, yellow, green… These Stop Light Fruit Kabobs are great for your railroad crossing picnic. If you worry about toothpicks and smaller kids, have adults guide the fruit to the child’s plate taking off the bamboo skewer, or alternatively, make small fruit individual fruit cups for each party guest. Ding, ding, ding. | Bebeh Blog
Another cute idea for your Train Food Cars is table decoration tracks. It looks like easy stripes of painter’s tape make the DIY tracks on your party table. Painters take make adorable train tracks on the table and also give you an outline for your Thomas birthday party food. Just label each train car and viola- instant table decor and so much fun! | Kristine’s Kitchen
Train party ideas tip! Use a train-shaped cookie cutter to shape mini sandwiches or cookies. Ideas for sandwiches include ham, peanut butter and jelly, egg salad, and more. Be aware of allergies for this train themed birthday party. | Get the Train Cookie Cutters Here
Thomas Birthday Party Supplies
What is your little conductor going to wear at their birthday celebration? Personal touches are a must to let your little one shine. We love this Personalized Thomas the Train Birthday Outfit. Don’t forget the boys’ overalls! | Little Lulu Designs
Did you know that Dollar Tree plastic tablecloths can create a great backdrop for a photo booth? In addition, create memorable photos with these Train Photo Booth Props. All Aboard! | Get Them Here
What are you going to gift your guests? Pick up these adorable Thomas the Train Party Favors Boxes (also in a pattern not for a two-year-old!) Find items like small toys to fill the box with train theme ideas including stickers, whistles, bandanas, and more. | Orange Party Duck
This is the best for birthday fun and is so simplistic. Make your own homemade Thomas the Train Costume. Include many of the popular Thomas the Train characters like Percy, Thomas, Henry, and more. Have train boxes for each one of the kiddos including the birthday child. | Hello, Wonderful
Another freebie – yes, please! Download your Free Printable Thomas Water Bottle Labels. These would not get wet, well. It would be best to have your water bottles displayed on a table instead of an ice chest. Cheers! | HaleGrafx
These are cute Party Favor Ideas – Train Whistle, Banana, and Conductor Hat (all together in a set on Amazon!) Everyone will have lots of fun with that wooden train whistle. This makes it easy to grab birthday party packages for train birthday party favors. Everything is in one spot. | Get The Train Party Favors & Costumes Here
How are you inviting your passengers? These Personalized Train Ticket Invitations are so cute! They make a perfect, frugal friendly Thomas the Train Birthday Party Invite. | Coral Balloon (similar here)
Turn your paper straws into a Birthday Railroad Crossing. It would be very easy to make this on your own. Simply use a word document to make the X railway sign and buy paper straws. | Whirligigs Party Co
More Free Thomas the Train freebies. Download these free Thomas the Train Tank Engine Thank You Notes. Sometimes what happens after the party is just as important as what happens during the party. Teaching your son/daughter to say thanks is important. What would Sir Topham Hatt do? | HaleGrafx
Make a sign for a Luggage Carousel or Baggage Claim for Party Favors or Present Drop Off. This gives you pretty train party décor but also is a great way to see your conductors and party guests out. Make sure everyone claims their baggage! | Project Nursery
Train Party Activities & Games
What will your passengers do? Download these Free Thomas the Train Coloring Pages and get coloring. Display crayons on a table and use a fun party activity. | Mom Junction
Looking for a Thomas the Train Party Idea – Toss the Coal is cute! This party game will be a blast for young kids. | Catch My Party
Make a birthday party more interesting with games like these Thomas the Train games. Take a look at the Frugal Coupon Living store where we have plenty of ideas for Kids’ Party Games including Train Party Games. It’s time to put the play in your party plan. Purchase a set, download, and personalize by changing characters and words to match train themes.
Ready to party? Keep the kids entertained. Take a look at these 50+ Kids’ Party Games – indoor, outdoor, night, and birthday.
Thomas the Train Birthday Party post was originally published on August 19, 2018.
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Last Updated on April 20, 2023 by Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living