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A Boy’s Train Themed Birthday Party

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Now boarding the birthday train! Grab your ticket and check out this boy’s train themed birthday party by Abbey, of The Cards We Drew, for ideas on good eats, sweet treats and “on-track” party décor. You’ll love the red and blue color palette, adorable printable invitation and coordinating party decorations by Dimple Prints plus the festive ideas for take home favors.

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boys train birthday party invitations

I love a great themed invitation! Designed by Carli of Dimple Prints, these “All Aboard” ticket-style invitations, return address labels and ‘deliver to’ labels are seriously cute! What little boy wouldn’t love receiving this invitation? A fabulous invitation not only sets the stage for the event, but helps simplify the planning process by identifying the theme and color palette. Abbey designed an exciting, colorful party around the invitation and coordinating printables.

boys train birthday party dessert table

One of my favorite details from this party is the creative twisted crepe paper backdrop for the dessert table! While time-consuming, it’s a budget-friendly detail that packs a lot of punch! It’s a great alternative to a bigger, bulkier backdrop stand or display, especially if space is a factor.

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boys train birthday party cupcakes

Look how great the variety of train-themed desserts look in front of the backdrop, all displayed on a colorful red-gingham runner. I’d chugga, chugga on over just for a taste of one of those adorable train-themed cake pops by Autumn Lynn’s Chocolate Sins. Abbey rounded up a delicious looking display of desserts, from cupcakes topped with matching train toppers (Your Cupcake Story), to colorful suckers displayed in mini suitcases to train shaped cookies and red gingham chocolate covered Oreos. Custom wrapped candy bars were another great addition to the tabletop treats.

boys train birthday party cupcake toppers

Abbey did a terrific job utilizing her table space by covering boxes with wrapping paper, embellishing them with printable labels and ribbon and using them to add different display levels for more treats. An engineer’s hat and railroad crossing sign added to the dessert table décor. There was even a small spot for some vintage train whistle favors.

boys train birthday party prints

To create a cohesive look for the dessert space, a printable banner and hanging paper fan decorations added some fun festive touches.

A separate area was set up to hold plates and utensils. Instead of a plain table covering, Abbey created a railroad track tabletop, complete with railroad crossing signs. This is another budget friendly idea and could be replicated using many different materials: duct tape, ribbon, cardstock or even fabric scraps. The party hostess decided on a fun taco bar with three different meat choices, a vegetarian choice and five different salsa options for her guests to choose from. Printable food labels matching the theme were used so guests could easily identify their choices.  

Love all of these great ideas for a boy’s train themed birthday party from The Cards We Drew? You can follow Abbey on Facebook.

Custom Birthday Hat: Dainty Couture

Vintage Suitcases: Paper Source

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Jennifer Carver

As the mother of 4 children, 3 of whom are busy boys, much of Jen's free time is spent at the ball field, brushing up on video game terminology and building Lego towers. Jen is the owner and creative mind behind Banner Events. With a passion for event planning & party styling and an obsession with the little details that take an event from ordinary to extraordinary, Jen wakes up every morning excited to get to work.