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25 Train Themed Birthday Parties

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The first steam train was invented in 1804, but did you know that a basic form of the railway goes all the way back to 600 B.C.? I guess man’s love affair with cross country travel has been long term; maybe little boys’ are hard wired to enjoy trains! The train theme is one of the most enduringly popular boy birthday party ideas. This round up will amaze you with the diversity this theme affords!

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1. From Million Dollar Smile Celebrations via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Train Robbery Birthday Party – Even if we didn’t get invited to the original party, this celebration is a joy to look at! The cupcakes are fabulous and especially worth noting. You’ll discover tons of inspiration for hosting a stylish and fun train themed gathering.

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2. From Prop Shop Boutique via The Little Big Company: Train Birthday Party – Light blue and white, with a few touches of red, dress this party in gingham and polka dots. The cake and cookies are especially sweet!

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3. From Style My Table via Amy Atlas:  2nd Train Themed Birthday Dessert Table – A child’s wooden train set chugs across this dessert table; the backdrop and cake coordinate perfectly!

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4. From Dolce Drive via A to Zebra Celebrations: 4th Birthday Train Party – Royal blue and Kelly green, with black accents, really make this party combo pop!

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5. From Spaceships and Laser Beams: Vintage Train Party on a Budget – Wanna see CUTE? This is it! Check out my ideas for creating a party that looks wonderful and costs way less than you could imagine.

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6. From Styled by Belle: Vintage Train Birthday – Belle styled this celebration for her own son’s birthday—it’s fabulous! There’s a painted canvas ticket window backdrop, a train whose box cars hold the desserts plus notice the four piece, four flavor train birthday cake.

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7. From Tabletop Treats via Spaceships and Laser Beams: All Aboard a 1st Birthday Train – Soft blues and greys are used in this stylish party and decorate all well-coordinated elements on this table. I love how the tabletop display and the backdrop are tied together.

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8. From Amelia Collections via Kara’s Party Ideas: NYC Subway Train Birthday Party – This train party is entirely unique and I love it! It’s a contemporary rendering in brights with black accents.

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9. From Wants and Wishes via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Party Central Birthday – All of these stripes look so railroad appropriate! One of the unique features on this dessert table is the build-your-own train…to eat!

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10. From Kelly Allison Photography via Hostess With the Mostess: Vintage Train Party – Weathered clock faces, vintage fans and vintage style luggage add a lot of charm to this gathering. Buckets, muslin bags and metal serving trays are a little out of the ordinary for this theme—looks good!

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11. From Little Birdie Events via Amy Atlas: Retro Train Dessert Table – Rosette fans and a pennant banner in neutral colors look very handsome against golden tones in the brick background. The dessert collection is awesome!

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12. From BluGrass Designs via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Vintage Train Birthday Dessert Table – Here’s a cheery party that the stylist only had 45 minutes to set up—and it’s darling!

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13. From Banner Events via Kara’s Party Ideas: Birthday Train Party – Want lots of inspiration? Study Jen’s creative details and you’ll come away with a lot of ideas.

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14. From Styled by Belle: Chugging Train Birthday Party – Here is a refreshing blue and yellow version of this popular boy theme. There’s another cute cake here, too.

15. From Julie via Amy Atlas: Train Inspired Birthday – Shades of green, plus white and tan, are combined for a lovely effect. The party hats are especially sweet.

train birthday party on a budget

16. From A Piece of the Pikes via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Boy Bash on a Budget – This party is absolutely darling and it was truly done on a budget. Check out her idea of using the toy train table.

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17. From Autumn Lynn’s Chocolate Sins via Hostess With the Mostess: Blue and Green Train Party – Pinwheels and polka dots, plus tassel poms and balloons, make this fun even to look at!

18. From Kori Clark via Celebrations at Home: Train Themed Birthday – My favorite components that star here include the train track backdrop made from a sheet and duct tape, plus the train track table runner.

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19. From Louise Sanders via Hostess With the Mostess: 3rd Birthday Train Theme – Boy handsome in tan and blue, this attractive party will give you some cool food ideas, too.

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20. From Stunning Party via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Budget Vintage Train Birthday Party – I love how high-end this low budget celebration looks!

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21. From Flaired Affairs via Pretty My Party: Train Party – Here’s another celebration that arrests your attention with happy brightness. All the details were covered in this party; a small touch that adds a lot is the cup and table service display on the guest table.

22. From K Kustomables via Pretty My Party: Train Birthday Celebration – Royal blue and light green give this train party for a two-year-old a fresh edge.

23. From Project Nursery: Thomas the Train 2nd Birthday — If you’re going for simple as this mom did, check out her ideas and be sure to notice the terrific train cake.

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24. From Fun Baby Shower Ideas and More via Hostess With the Mostess: Goodnight Train Birthday Party – A sweetly simple ribbon and star backdrop looks lovely with moon pops and star cookies.

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25. From Nu and Nug’s Adventures via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Vintage Train 4th Birthday – Although there are lots of great ideas at this party, my favorite is the backdrop behind the food table display.

BONUS:

candy train party favor

From Joy and Delight: Candy Train Party Favors – Here’s a DIY tutorial for making cute and easy, train shaped, candy favors.

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From Baked Perfections via Amy Atlas: Train Dessert Feature – Go here for cookie inspirations for your train themed party.


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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.