What makes a preschooler happy? A Thomas & Friends birthday party, of course. You can put together your own Thomas & Friends birthday party for your preschooler. From decorations to cake design ideas, you can find inspiration here.
Thomas & Friends Birthday Party Theme for Preschoolers
For the Thomas & Friends birthday party colors, stick with the primary colors: blue, red and yellow. A bright green is also appropriate for this preschool birthday party theme.
Mini Train Favor Box Place Cards
Use plain favor boxes to make your own mini trains. The boxes may be used to hold favors, and as place cards for the birthday party table.
Print the favor box template on a piece of white card stock. Cut out the template and trace the outline on sheets of red, blue, pink, orange and green construction paper. Assemble the boxes and glue the construction paper onto the boxes.
Decorate the boxes with numbers and faces, to make them look like little train engines.
Decorating the Thomas & Friends Birthday Party for Preschoolers
Use masking tape to create a train track on the floor or on a low carpet. Place two long strips down, parallel to each other. Add small pieces of tape in between, to look like a ladder, or train track. Make tracks leading to the bathroom, as well.
Weather permitting, and if you have a sidewalk or driveway, draw train tracks with chalk, leading to the front door.
Make plenty of signs for the Thomas & Friends birthday party. There should be a sign on the front door which reads, “Welcome to Sodor” or “Welcome to Knapford Station.” Make more signs directing party goers around the house. Include one or two words on the sign for early readers, a picture, and an arrow. Make signs for the bathroom, the party table, the gifts, and the party games. On the sign for the bathroom write, “Welcome to Waterton.” The kids will get the joke.
Create triangle flags in red, blue and yellow to hang up at the party. The triangle flag theme can be used to create triangle place mats as well.
Make more decorations to use at the table and in games, with these free Thomas & Friends printables .
Designing Thomas the Cake
You do not have to be Martha Stewart to make a realistic Thomas the Engine birthday cake that kids will recognize. Start with two round pans, and split your favorite boxed cake batter evenly between the two pans. Layer the cakes when cool, with frosting in the middle. Make the frosting blue with some food coloring. Use white frosting for the top of the cake. Draw a face wtih big eyes and a smile using black writing icing. Outline the circle with the black liner as well. Stick a Devil Dog onto the serving plate, too look like a smoke stack.
Cupcake Fun with Thomas & Friends
Bake cupcakes using colored paper liners. Cover the top of each cupcake with blue, orange, green or pink frosting. Draw a big circle or square on the top using black writing gel. Add the faces, or let kids do that on their own as part of the birthday fun.