Throwing a baby shower for a future mother expecting a bouncing boy can leave you at a loss for a good and unique theme. If you want to make the day special, go beyond the blue theme traditionally reserved for a baby boy. Think outside the box by planning a train baby shower, which is easy to do and inexpensive. All guests will be there in your railroad station to join the fun as the locomotive express of delightful treats unfold to welcome the little tyke on board.
Hop on the Choo Choo Train
Design invites like train tickets with perforated ends. As guests arrive, tear the side off and lead them to their designated seat number. You can also send out invites shaped as a suitcase and use words to set the tone that the party train is about to leave. This gives guests the idea to come carrying their gifts in a small suitcase. Upon arrival in the party venue, they can set the gift on a stack of vintage suitcases with a sign “Luggage Area.”
Paint empty cardboard boxes in various bright colors. Cut out windows and doors, and attach the black painted board shaped as wheels. Set the train in the middle of the party area where a railroad crossing barrier is also placed.
Plan the Runaway Train Menu
Go for a simple but satisfying food fare. Line up the appetizers, main courses and desserts on top of railroad tracks made of construction paper running down the middle of the table. For appetizers, choose tiny morsels such as olives, pita chips or spiced nuts that can be easily popped into the mouths, like what travellers on the go do.
Surround a standard 4-tier nappy cake with a toy train. The cake is not only the traditional centerpiece, but it’s also the star of the show. However, it doesn’t mean you can’t have other sweet treats such as cupcakes and ice cream cookie sandwiches to make sure there are more options to offer.
A train baby shower has a built-in entertainment factor. Guests can’t help but be awed over train booties, so there’s no need to bring in other circus acts. Just add a bit of music in the background, but make sure the sound of locomotive express doesn’t drown the drone of conversation by travellers who found the time to drop by.
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