While Cars and Lightning McQueen still hold the number one spot in G’s heart, he also loves, loves, loves Thomas the Tank Engine. Doesn’t every kid go through a Thomas the train phase at some point? He decided he wanted a Thomas the train birthday this year, so we did some simple DIY projects to pull the theme together for an intimate Thomas and Friends birthday party. Click here to see my inspiration board for the party planning on Pinterest, and pin this post for when you need these Thomas the train party ideas for your own train themed kid’s birthday party. I also have links to free Thomas birthday party printables at the end of this post.
After Sawyer’s big Rock n Roll Themed Birthday Party in April, and the huge Disney Cars Themed Birthday Party we did for Grayson last year, I needed to keep it simple for G this year (especially with his birthday falling right before Christmas and right in the smack of all the holiday madness). The solution was to keep it to a small number of kids (just close friends) and hold the party somewhere besides my house (less to clean and prep). So, per G’s request, we held the party at a local indoor playground that G and his friends love.
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Here are some of the party details!
Thomas the train birthday party décor
Thomas and Friends party food ideas
Thomas and Friends birthday party favors
Party activities for a Thomas the train birthday
A simple (and cheap) activity idea for our Thomas the train birthday party were printing some free Thomas coloring pages found online (just do a Google search and you will finds tons), and providing small boxes of crayons for each child (found by the dozen on Amazon). So, there you have it! A simple Thomas the train party with some easy personal DIY touches, that was a lot of fun for the kiddos. Let me know if you have any questions, and check out my Thomas party pinboard on Pinterest here.
Thomas and Friends party printables
All printables for the party are available in this post here. These printables are free, but I would appreciate a follow for @fabeveryday on social media (you can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram) in return. If you post pictures of your parties, tag @fabeveryday in them so we can see what you do! Finally, if you blog about your party, please link back to fabeveryday.com in your blog posts to credit the printables and Thomas the train party ideas and inspiration.
More kid’s birthday party themes:
- Anime-Themed Birthday Party
- Bendy and the Ink Machine-Themed Birthday Party
- Classic Nintendo Birthday Party (Mario Bros., Zelda, Kirby and More)
- Clifford the Big Red Dog Birthday Party
- Construction-Themed Birthday Party
- Despicable Me / Minion Birthday Party
- Dinosaur-Themed Birthday Party
- Disney Cars Birthday Party
- DIY Escape Room Kid’s Birthday Party (with lots of escape room puzzle ideas)
- Emoji-Themed Birthday Party
- Ice Cream Social Birthday Party
- Jungle-Themed 1st Birthday Party
- LEGO Movie Birthday Party
- Minecraft-Themed Birthday Party
- PAW Patrol Party Ideas
- Pokémon-Themed Birthday Party
- Power Rangers-Themed Birthday Party
- Rock n’ Roll Themed 1st Birthday Party
- The Legend of Korra and Avatar: The Last Airbender Party
- Thomas and Friends / Thomas the Tank Engine Birthday Party
- Tiger-Themed Birthday Party Planning Ideas