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3 Train Snack Ideas that will Keep Your Party Chugging Along


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Trains are a favorite topic of many young children. This means train parties are always in style. It also means you will likely attend a train party or two yourself before your little one grows up.

If your birthday boy or girl has requested a train birthday party for themselves, you might be searching for ideas to make their party a special and memorable one. After all, every parent wants to see their child having a great time on their special day. However, making your party stand out from the rest might prove to be a bit of a challenge.

One of the best ways to make your party stand out is to offer some creative and fun snacks. Below we have gathered a few of our favorite train party snacks:

Popcorn Train — Using a large toy train engine (such as this one) and a set of rectangular boxes (like these), you can create a fun popcorn box snack your child and their guests are sure to remember for years to come.

To make your train, count out enough boxes for each child to have one. Paint the boxes to look like train cars if you wish, and use glue to add bottle caps or paper wheels to each car. Fill each train car with popcorn, and line them all up behind the toy engine on the snack table to make a snack display that is definitely worth taking a picture of.

Engine Sandwiches — Sandwiches are always a great party food. However, making them train-shaped makes them an even better solution for feeding hungry kids (and parents).

To make these adorable finger foods, make several sandwiches like you normally would. Using a train cookie cutter (such as this one), cut each sandwich into the shape of an engine and pile the finished sandwiches onto a plate.

Coal Bucket — Everyone knows steam trains can’t run without coal, and neither can excited party guests. For this reason, you will want to make sure to have plenty of “coal” available for them to snack on.

This fun snack can be made by labeling a metal bucket with the word “coal” using black paint. Fill the bucket with a dark-colored snack (such as mini chocolate cookies) and add a shovel for serving the “coal” with.

Of course, no train party is complete without a real ride-in train! Here at The Mini Express, we offer kids party train rentals for parties and events of all sizes. Want to learn more? Please contact us today!