Thomas The Train Party Ideas

Choo Choo! All Aboard! Full Steam ahead for a Thomas The Train Party!

Having a train party is a fun theme for your child’s next birthday party! Make your invitations look like train tickets. On the top of the invitation write “Your child’s name” and Friends. Give each guest a boarding pass with: Passenger Name, Date, Boarding Time and of course conformation information for mom of dad!

Have a travel itinerary with all the activities you plan on doing. Here are some other great train party ideas you help you plan your next Thomas The Train Party!



Thomas Party Supplies and Decorations

  • Buy a Train track table cloth or make your own with marker or use popsicle sticks
  • Thomas plates, cups and napkins
  • Hang some blue and red balloons and streamers
  • Hang some flags or display some luggage with stickers representing different countries or destination stops
  • Make a RR crossing out of PVC pipe or wrapping paper rolls
  • Hang a Thomas the Train poster or pictures of trains or a station
  • Make your train out of old big boxes paint on wheels and numbers on your “box” cars
  • Hang a Thomas Happy Birthday Banner
  • Create a train track on your floor with painters tape
  • If you are artistic draw a Train Engine smoke stack and have the words “Happy Birthday” coming out like smoke
  • Outside make and post a “Birthday Station" sign

Ask your guests to come dress as a real engineers. They can wear their Engineer Hat and stripped overalls. Or they can come dressed as Thomas The Tank, or even a hobo equipped with a hobo bag and bandana.

Use sidewalk chalk on your driveway and make a train track leading up to your house. Stand in your “Ticket booth” and use a hole punch as you receive the tickets as your guests arrive. Ask the children wrap their gifts in brown parcel paper and then place them under a “Baggage Claim” sign. If possible go on a real train ride!



Thomas The Train Party Games and Activities

  • Have a Craft center and have guests make and decorate their own toy train or picture
  • Use Stencils and Sponges (if you are brave enough to allow paint)
  • Pom poms
  • Stickers
  • Foam stickers
  • Print out some Thomas and friends coloring sheets and use crayons or markers
  • Take pictures of your guests and have them make their own passports
  • Play Pin the train on the track
  • Set up a real wooden train set to play with
  • Read a Thomas story
  • Play Red light Green light
  • Train Race (Elephant race)
  • Bubble blowing contest
  • Put together a Giant Thomas puzzle
  • Set up a Tunnel for the kids to play in
  • Plan a Scavenger train hunt and hide toy trains around the house or outside
  • More Kids Party Games


Thomas Birthday Food

  • Train cup cakes
  • Train track cake
  • Thomas the Train Cake Design
  • Hot dogs and hamburgers
  • Pizza
  • Thomas tacos
  • Fruit tray with strawberries, grapes and watermelon
  • Chips and dip
  • Carrot sticks with veggie dip
  • Brownies
  • Train cookies using a train cookie cutter
  • Popcorn
  • Doughnuts for train wheels
  • Cut your Ice cream into blocks and use Oreo cookies on the side for wheels on the train



Train Cake
Shared by Nancy

  • Train cup cakes
  • Train track cake
  • Thomas the Train Cake Design
  • Hot dogs and hamburgers
  • Pizza
  • Thomas tacos
  • Fruit tray with strawberries, grapes and watermelon
  • Chips and dip
  • Carrot sticks with veggie dip
  • Brownies
  • Train cookies using a train cookie cutter
  • Popcorn
  • Doughnuts for train wheels
  • Cut your Ice cream into blocks and use Oreo cookies on the side for wheels on the train

Train Cake
Shared by Nancy


Thomas The Train Party Favors

  • Set up a “Baggage Claim” for a your party favour packages
  • You can also wrap the favours in brown parcel paper
  • Wooden whistles
  • Engineer conductors hat
  • Stickers
  • Thomas and friends coloring sheets and crayons
  • Thomas and friends book
  • Train pencil and eraser
  • Toy train
  • Toys cars
  • Slinky
  • Thomas tattoos
  • Sand box toy trains
  • Squirt guns
  • Glow sticks
  • Play dough