facebook pixel

Party Central

25 Train Themed Birthday Parties

By  | 

This round up of train birthday party ideas will amaze you with the diversity this theme affords!

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.

Boy's Train Birthday Party

See Also

train birthday party

1. Train Robbery Birthday Party

From Million Dollar Smile Celebrations via Spaceships and Laser Beams

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.

train themed boy's birthday party

2. Train Birthday Party

From Prop Shop Boutique via The Little Big Company

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!

train themed birthday party dessert table

3. 2nd Train Themed Birthday Dessert Table

From Style My Table via Amy Atlas

A child’s wooden train set chugs across this dessert table; the backdrop and cake coordinate perfectly!

boy's train birthday party


4. 4th Birthday Train Party

From Dolce Drive via A to Z Celebrations

Royal blue and Kelly green, with black accents, really make this party combo pop!

vintage train birthday party

5. Vintage Train Party on a Budget

From Spaceships and Laser Beams

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.

boy's train birthday party table

6. Vintage Train Birthday

From Style by Belle

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 piece, four flavor train birthday cake.

alphabet train first birthday party ideas boys

7. All Aboard a 1st Birthday Train

From Tabletop Treats via Spaceships and Laser Beams

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.

subway train themed birthday party

8. NYC Subway Train Birthday Party

From Amelia Collections via Kara’s Party Ideas

This train party is entirely unique and I love it! It’s a contemporary rendering in brights with black accents.

modern train birthday party

9. Party Central Birthday

From Wants and Wishes via Spaceships and Laser Beams

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!

boy's vintage train birthday party

10. Vintage Train Party

From Kelly Allison Photography via Hostess With the Mostess

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!

boy's train birthday party dessert table

11. Retro Train Dessert Table

From Little Birdie Events via Amy Atlas

Rosette fans and a pennant banner in neutral colors look very handsome against golden tones in the brick background. The dessert collection is awesome!

vintage train birthday party dessert table

12. Vintage Train Birthday Dessert Table

From Mulberry Paperie via Spaceships and Laser Beams

Here’s a cheery party that the stylist only had 45 minutes to set up and it’s darling!

train birthday party for boys

13. Birthday Train Party

From Banner Events via Kara’s Party Ideas

Want lots of inspiration? Study Jen’s creative details and you’ll come away with a lot of ideas.

boy's train birthday party

14.  Chugging Train Birthday Party

From Styled by Belle

Here is a refreshing blue and yellow version of this popular boy theme. There’s another cute cake here, too.

15. Train Inspired Birthday

From Julie via Amy Atlas

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. Boy Bash on a Budget

From A Piece of the Pikes via Spaceships and Laser Beams

This party is absolutely darling and it was truly done on a budget. Check out her idea of using the toy train table.

boy's train birthday party table

17. Blue and Green Train Party

From Autumn Lynn’s Chocolate Sins via Hostess With the Mostess

Pinwheels and polka dots, plus tassel poms and balloons, make this fun even to look at!

18. Train Themed Birthday

From Kori Clark via Celebrations at Home 

My favorite components that star here include the train track backdrop made from a sheet and duct tape, plus the train track table runner.

train themed birthday party

19. 3rd Birthday Train Theme

From Louise Sanders via Hostess With the Mostess

Boy handsome in tan and blue, this attractive party will give you some cool food ideas too.

vintage train birthday for boys

20. Budget Vintage Train Birthday Party

From Stunning Party via Spaceships and Laser Beams

I love how high-end this low budget celebration looks!

train birthday party

21. Train Party

From Flaired Affairs via Pretty My 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. Train Birthday Celebration

From K Kustomables via Pretty My Party

Royal blue and light green give this train party for a two-year old a fresh edge.

23. Thomas the Train 2nd Birthday

From Project Nursery

If you’re going for simple as this mom did, check out her ideas and be sure to notice the terrific train cake.


Train Birthday Party Ideas

24. Train Birhday Party Ideas

From Paige Simple via Spaceships and Laser Beams

Sweet and simple with green and blue modern elements describe this amazing party that is full of great details.

vintage train boy's birthday

25. Vintage Train 4th Birthday

From Nu and Nug’s Adventures via Spaceships and Laser Beams

Although there are lots of great ideas at this party, my favorite is the backdrop behind the food table display.



DIY Candy Train

Candy Train Party Favors

From Lulu the Baker

Here’s a DIY tutorial for making cute and easy, train shaped, candy favors.


Check out these train themed birthday party supplies sourced by the Spaceships and Laser Beams team:

(Amazon Affiliate Links)

Climb aboard for more great train themed boys’ birthday party ideas.

Plus, don’t miss this Choo Choo! Train Party

Train Themed Birthday Party

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.