All Aboard the Sodor Birthday Train!

  • (c) Rhianna Ulrich 20121/3
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A Project For





Children's Museum of Denver


Sierra and friends had a great time at a Thomas the Tank Engine inspired birthday party hosted at the Children's Museum of Denver.

Design Inspiration

Thomas and Friends!

Decorating Style

Old school, classic Thomas the Tank Engine: red, blue, and yellow color palette, trains, engines, train tracks, engineers, etc.

Project Details

I went as easy as possible since the Museum only gave us 15 minutes to set up and tear down.  Plastic throw-away table cloths, paper plates/napkins, plastic forks, etc.  Instead of fretting over home-made, I just chose wisely what items I wanted to buy to tie everything together.  Train track table runners went on the solid table covers and one Thomas table cover for the gifts area took care of a lot of the decor.  I bought a large Thomas wall cling so I could get pictures of the kids.  Each kid received a red bandanna to wear as well as a Thomas cone party hat (of which no kid wanted to actually wear >.< ) as well as a goodie bag full of Thomas treats!  The cake was easy and came from King Soopers.  Two of the tables had Thomas coloring paper and crayons for the kiddos, too.

Favorite Items

I thought the cake was really good, especially for the price! Also, each goodie bag had a Thomas toy in it. They were originally $12.99 each (OUCH!) but King Soopers had them on sale for $1.00...yeah, $1 each!


For those of us who work full time and have kids, it is totally OK to have a bought-party-goods event instead of entirely homemade. I am 100% happy with how our party turned out! Also, I really liked rockin' a train birthday for my daughter! It was a lot of fun and we completely avoided an explosion of pink.


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    The goodie bag was wonderful! Ben was playing with the toy Thomas on the way home :) Thanks again! XO

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