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Thomas The Train Birthday Party Theme

Updated on April 28, 2015

Thomas The Train Party Supplies and Ideas

Thomas the Train Engine is a timeless character that children love!

If you're thinking of having a Thomas Train Engine birthday party, you've come to the right place to get ideas on party games, party food and more!

Below you will find basic party supplies and some special items like birthday gifts and birthday party favors to make it a memorable party.

Flickr Photo Credit: ~Cupcakes Under Cover~

Thomas Deluxe Party Package

All aboard for a fun-filled Thomas party! Your Deluxe Pack for 8 includes invitations, and thank-you postcards, divided dinner plates, cups, forks, spoons, activity placemats, 16 napkins, Thomas tablecover, centerpiece, mylar balloon, 24 balloons (2 colors), curling ribbon (2 colors), crepe paper rolls (2 colors), train confetti and cake candles.

Click on the picture above to order your Thomas Party Package!

Train Birthday Banner

Train Personalized Birthday Banner Standard 18" x 61"

Make your child's big day extra special with a High Definition (HD) personalized birthday banner! Banners are made of heavy duty vinyl so they are durable enough to withstand serious kids-play and all types of weather. Banners also feature metal grommets for easy hanging indoors and out.

Thomas Table Cover

Thomas the Tank Plastic Tablecover

Decorate your party while keeping the tabletop nice and clean. Plastic tablecover.

Measures (54" x 96") Add even more color to your party area by covering surrounding tables with solid-color table covers that coordinate with your party theme.

Thomas Mylar Balloon

Thomas the Tank Jumbo Singing 28" Foil Balloon

Mylar balloons make decorating for a party easy and fun. Be sure to have several on hand for decorating inside (tying a balloon to the birthday child's chair is a popular idea), and outside (to easily identify the party location).

This balloon measures 28" wide and sings "Happy Birthday to You".

Train Party Food

Train Sandwiches - Cut sandwiches into train shapes and line them up on the table, letting the kids pick which one they want to eat.

Locomotive Dogs - Line up dishes with hot dog toppings. Let the kids top their own hot dogs.

Boxed Lunches - Like the food you would get on a real train ride! Fill favor boxes with a sandwich, bag of chips and juice box.

Birthday Cookies - Decorate round cookies with Thomas Train character faces. Or set out gel frosting pens and let the kids made their own train face!

Thomas the Train Large Party Plates

Thomas the Tank Dinner Plates (8)

Package includes 8 paper dinner plates to match your party theme. Each measures 9" in diameter. These larger plates are great for serving pizza.

Thomas Party Cups

Thomas the Tank 9 oz. Paper Cups (8)

Package includes 8 paper cups to match your party theme. Cups are versatile enough to serve warm or cold beverages. Each holds 9 fl. oz. Extra cups come in handy at parties.

Thomas Train Cake Inspiration

Flickr Photo Credits:


Anthony J



Thomas Cake Topper

Thomas and Coal Car Cake Topper

It's easy to create a cute Thomas cake with these colorful cake toppers. Includes Thomas train (3½"L), carnival backdrop, and 2 train rings (red and green) for the birthday child to wear after the party. Plastic.

Thomas Train Cupcake and Cake Toppers

Train Party Games!

Some fun ideas for train inspired party games.

Pin the Nose on James Like pin the tail on the donkey - with a Thomas twist!

Coal Toss Decorate buckets or shoe boxes like trains. Have each child toss "coal" (balls of tin foil, rolled up black socks or beanbags) into the buckets. 3 in a row or the most coal in wins.

Station Stops A fun idea is to create different "Stations" for each child to stop at. Tape up a sign giving each station a number. You can even pass out "boarding passes" for each child to take to the stations. Some examples of stations are:

1. Cookie Decorating Station

2. Punch/Soda Station

3. Tattoo Station (have Thomas Temporary Tattoos for the children to put on)

4. Coloring Station (Lay out color sheets from coloring books or printed from your computer).

5. Train Painting (Buy wooden train ornaments from your local craft store and set out water paints for each child to paint their own train).

Follow the Locomotive Line up the kids with the birthday child at the head of the train. Turn on some fun music and have the birthday child lead the "train of people" by making creative moves that everyone must follow (e.g., jumping, hopping, skipping, spinning, rolling on the ground, waving arms and any other fun gestures.

Thomas Favor Box Filled

Thomas the Tank Party Favor Box

Toot, toot! Each cute box includes an award ribbon, blowout, whistle, mini bubble bottle, rubber bracelet and a train squirt toy.

Train Whistles

Train Whistles (8)

WHOOT WHOOT, the train is coming! Includes (8) whistles. Assorted colors, our choice please. Whistle measures approximately 6.75"L x 1.5"W x 1.5"H.

These make great Favors or game winner gifts.

Child's Engineer Hat

Engineer Hat (8)

They'll feel like real train conductors when they put on this adorable Engineer Hat! All aboard! Striped cotton hat has adjustable back. One size.

Train Pinita

Train 18" Pinata

Discover the fun of breaking open a piñata and watching your treasures rain down! A removable sticker marks the hidden location where candy should be inserted. Piñata fillers and pull-string piñata kit sold separately.

Personalized Train Room Sign

Surprise your future engineer with a personalized sign for their room!

Train lovers of any age will love this super cute colorful sign that is personalized with 2 lines of text.

Order your Personalized Choo Choo Room Sign from All About Gifts & Baskets today!

Thomas the Train DVDs to Watch

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    • nuestraherencia profile image


      7 years ago

      I love Thomas! It was my son's favorite when he was little...We once had a Thomas birthday for him and used regular painter's blue tape to make train tracks all around our house (we had tile). The kids had a great time just following the train tracks! You've done a great job here. Wish I would have had more ideas back then.

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      7 years ago

      Cute party the birthday cakes!

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      8 years ago

      I think Thomas toy giveaways from at the end of the party is a great idea.

    • Senora M profile image

      Senora M 

      8 years ago

      Soo cool! My 2 year old is really into Thomas right now. Too bad he just turned 2 and we had a truck party.

    • squid-janices7 profile image


      9 years ago

      Love the train party game ideas!


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