Choo-Choo Train Party

Does the little one in your life love things that go chugga-chugga choo-choo?  If so, then this Choo-Choo Train Party display is sure to inspire your next party!!!

I fell in love with the adorable Cute Modern Train clip art images by Sanquetti Designs and knew it would be perfect for a train party.  I loved the bright colors and the lovable characters in the set and wanted to play on that for the party items I designed.

SDtrains Choo Choo Train Party

 

As always, I designed an invitation that I wanted to be bright and bold using my design software.  I created a the train by linking the different images together and included party details in a ticket style frame.  I also created the patterned background and wanted to again use colors that were bright, bold and definitely kid friend.y.  I also like to use envelope wraps to decorate an otherwise, ordinary plain white envelope.  For this set, I created a fun envelope wrap that works for passing out invites.  You can also use ones that include space for writing in your address.

Train Party Invitation and Envelope Wrap Choo Choo Train Party

Train Party Envelope Wrap 2 Choo Choo Train Party

As I mentioned earlier, I loved the character images in this set and wanted a way to showcase the different options available.  I printed out a few of the images and cut them out, then added them to a wooden stick to create a centerpiece pick.  You can dress up a centerpiece stick by adding coordinating ribbon and anchoring them in a glass vase or canister filled with candy or in this case, colorful yarn pom-poms.

Train Party Centerpiece Picks Choo Choo Train Party

If you’re having a train party – you gotta have a train track somewhere!  I used a wooden track (compliments of my little boy) and created a railroad to plate a variety of snacks.  I put different treats – healthy and sweet – in small bowls that I got from Ikea and using a 1″ round punch, cut out ‘wheels’ from black cardstock and glued them onto the bowls for an instant train!

Train Party Food Cars Choo Choo Train Party

Train Party Bandana Wrapped Soda Bottles Choo Choo Train Party

In thinking of trains, I thought about bandannas and hobo bags and how I could incorporate that idea into this display.  So, I found a bandanna for about $2 and cut it into strips to wrap around these root beer bottles.  It adds a lot of color to a plain beverage bottle and looks perfect with the other items on the table.  You can also tie a ribbon or twine along with a straw to the bottle to make it easy for guests to enjoy their soft drink!

Train Party Party Hats Choo Choo Train Party

Nothing says party like a festive hat.  I love using fringe, curly ribbon or yarn pom-poms to dress up my hats.  To create the hats for this party I cut a cone shape from the background pattern I created and sealed it close with tape.  I topped each hat with a fluffy yarn pom-pom and added a party dot featuring some of the clip art images  to the front of the hat.  Another option would be to purchase engineer hats, you can find them on Amazon for $15 for a dozen.

A festive banner is also a fun decorative element for a celebration. I created a pennant banner and hung it against a burlap backdrop.  I really wanted the colors and patterns to pop.  I used the cute railroad crossing sign image from the set to work in the railroad/train theme.

 Train Party Happy Birthday Banner Choo Choo Train Party

One of my favorite snacks is buttery popcorn and I try to have it at every party I host.  You don’t have to always serve popcorn in little boxes, they look really cute in paper cones too!

Train Party Popcorn cones Choo Choo Train Party

No party is complete until you send your guests home with a special treat.  I love these nostalgic wooden train whistles I got at the Target $ spot.  You can find so many good party items in that section of the store!  I created a favor tag that I was going to use for party bags, but that they would look cuter attached to the whistles.  Using some of the fabric from the bandanna material that I had left over, I made a ‘ribbon’ and used them as string to tie the tag to the favor.Train Party Train Whistle Party Favor Choo Choo Train Party

 

Creating a train party is a really fun way to celebrate the little engine that could in your life!   You can use these same ideas for a first birthday or baby shower.  This party is not just for boys – add in a few girly elements and and you could throw a Princess Train Party!  All you need is a little creativity, a touch of whimsy – and a free wooden train set icon wink Choo Choo Train Party

All photos & styling by Keisha Sibert – Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams

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  1. Cute, cute!! What a great party!

  2. Such a gorgeous party, Keisha! I love the train track with the bowls and cardstock wheels…super cute idea!

  3. Very cute party – I love the hats!

  4. Thanks, Elizabeth!!!

  5. Very cute party. Nicely done!

  6. such a cute party!

  7. Love it! Especially the drink wrappers!

  8. Love it, Keisha — especially how you used the bandanna!

  9. I love those whistles and didn’t find them at my target… how long ago did you get them? all the ones I am finding online have horrible ratings…

    • Hi Dana – I got them about 2-3 weeks ago. That’s interesting you say that, I picked up 8 – and 2 of them didn’t produce an effective whistle. I just thought it was me and my asthma so, I didn’t worry much about it. They are a dollar though, and I guess sometimes you get what you pay for. I wonder if Target will take them back or look into a better quality whistle.

  10. Love, love, love the party! I am in desperate need of helps putting my baby’s 2nd birthday party.

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