A Thomas The Tank Engine Party, Every little boy’s dream!

If you have a young boy, there’s a good chance you’re really familiar with Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends. That’s why we’ve come up with this awesome DIY train party. From decorations to party favours to snacks and activities, we’ve got you covered! So stay on the right track and go full steam ahead with that party.


Let your guests know about the train-filled adventure by sending tickets out ahead of the big day. Grab paper and scissors, click and print and get ready to wow your friends and family!

Thomas tank engine party invitations

Lead guests to the station with “tracks” of black tape lining the footpath. Welcome guests with balloons or a DIY sign.


DIY Thomas the tank engine train tracks


For Thomas-themed table settings, you can’t go wrong by incorporating bright primary colours. Your local Spotlight or variety store are more then likely to stock Thomas The Tank Engine party supplies and accessories.

Birthday Banner can print personalised Thomas The Tank Engine banners with your child’s photo and information. These make a great back drop.

We have some free downloadable printables for water bottles, poppers or add to paper bags to make party favours. Just click, print and stick.

Thomas tank engine party supplies

Prep the Dining Car

Create a snack-carting train by purchasing mini tin-foil trays and gluing cut-out wheels like in the picture below. Set up a Thomas toy to lead the way, and fill the trays with tasty treats so your little party guests can go down the line and peck as they please.

Thomas the tank engine party food ideas

Party Activities & Games

Engine Coal Relay

To set up for this game, hang a train poster on the wall close to the floor. Place two boxes in front of the train poster and label them as the “train engine.” On the other side of the room, fill two buckets with equal amounts of “coal” (black bean bags, crumpled up newspaper, or foil wrap).