Train Birthday Party Decor Ideas

As I said in yesterday’s Train Birthday Party Food post, it is possible to create exciting and fun birthday parties for your children without paying a lot of money.

Cake as a Centerpiece

If you’re already spending the time and energy to make a themed cake for the party, then show it off!

train birthday cake

Use the Food as Decoration

As I wrote yesterday, you can put the food in loaf pans and line them up on the table like train cars. For added flair, use brown and black or grey construction paper cut into rectangles as railroad ties to create tracks along the table that the loaf pans are “driving” on. In party decorations, I find that sometimes subtlety is key. Being creative about how to set up your food can add to your theme without cluttering up your table or emptying your wallet. Plus it puts the attention where attention is due – the food!

Railroad Crossing Signs

Apologies for the lack of photos, but this party was long before I started photographing everything I make! I used old cardboard boxes and a black Sharpie to make railroad crossing signs. You can make the station names something related to the birthday boy or girl – for example, “Theresa Station” or “Station in x Miles.”

Use What You Have!

Set out wooden train toys or electric rail trains if you have them. Depending on the age of the children at the party, they could be centerpieces or simply toys available.

At the time of the party, we had a large appliance box. We decorated it as a train car (again, very simply with Sharpies) and cut a few window holes. It was a hit with the kids at the party! Do whatever you want with your decorations. Give the kids a box? They’ll be good for the whole day!

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About Cooking for the Fam

Katie and Theresa are sisters-in-law who are passionate about food, passionate about family, and passionate about making and sharing food with their families. The Fam needs to eat. Make it good!
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