It’s that time of year again. Your child’s birthday is approaching, and you have no idea what sort of party to throw them. It seems all your child can talk about lately is a train called Thomas. So what do you do? Can you throw an entire train-themed birthday party? The answer is yes! It may take a bit of preparation, but there are lots of Thomas the Train birthday ideas to help you adapt and invent party games and decorations to be perfect for a Thomas the Train party.
- Cupcakes: For train-themed cupcakes, you could try making yellow railroad crossing signs out of fondant. Or, if you’d like a simpler and easier dessert, make chocolate cupcakes with chocolate icing and smother in Oreo crumbles – they’ll look just like lumps of coal!
- Games: Try changing Pin the Tail on the Donkey to Pin the Number on the Train. Make cardboard cutouts of train numbers for each kid and hold train races. You can even decorate cardboard to look like boxcars and have beanbag tossing games to load up the freight train.
- Decorations: Use sidewalk chalk to make railroad tracks leading to your door for kids coming to the party. Inside, use bright primary colors like Thomas’s train friends. Designate game, food, and present areas with place names from Sodor Island.
- Extras: Of course, it would be wonderful if you could get Ringo Starr to come read storybooks to the children, since he did such a wonderful job narrating the TV show. If you’re not friends with the Beatle, try asking Grandpa to dress up like Sir Topham Hatt. Kids will get a huge kick out of a silly top hat. To give your party a heaping dose of fun and excitement, try renting a trackless train. The kids will be amazed at the chance to play with and ride on a working train!
Trains have always fascinated children – most people have happy memories of playing with toy trains. Give your child the birthday of a lifetime with a train-themed party. Our party trains are available for rental in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties of California. Contact us today to start planning for your train party.