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3 Train-Themed First Birthday Ideas


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If your little one’s first birthday is coming up soon, you are probably feeling pretty emotional. After all, watching your baby grow up is always bittersweet. Still, you definitely shouldn’t let those sentimental emotions get in the way of planning an amazing first birthday party for your precious little guy or girl.

Because we know being a parent is stressful enough without the added task of planning a birthday party, we have compiled a list of our favorite train-themed first birthday ideas. We hope this list helps you plan an amazing first birthday party for your child.


The invitation is the first thing people will see of your birthday bash, so you want to make sure it’s a good one. Luckily, there are tons of train party-themed invitation ideas available online. In fact, many companies will even customize one of their train templates for you.

Ordering a custom-made invitation with the phrase, “[Child’s name] is turning one. All aboard for birthday fun!“ would be adorable and a great way to get the party started.


Customized birthday shirts are all the rage right now, and it seems a shame not to order one as a first birthday keepsake. This shirt from Etsy, for example, would be adorable on any one-year-old! Additionally, the ability to order the shirt with your child’s name makes it even more special.

Party Train

A one-year-old can’t very well take part in a game of musical chairs. However, even the tiniest passengers can enjoy a ride on a child-sized party train. Therefore, a party train is a must-have at any train-themed first birthday party.

Would you like to reserve a cute and colorful party train for your child’s party? Please contact us today at The Mini Express. We would love to help you celebrate!