Train Baby Shower

Choo Choo! All Aboard The
Baby Shower Express!

Celebrate the expected new arrival with a "Choo Choo Train Baby Shower"! Below are some cute ideas to get your wheels rolling!

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If you are feeling extra crafty, whip up some of these cuties! It's an easy, DIY pepper train - choo choo!

Trim the sides off of red, green, orange and yellow peppers, scoop out the seeds and fill with veggies such as broccoli, carrots, celery and pea pods.

You can also fill one with Ranch dip. Add cucumber slices for wheels using toothpicks.

{FREE Printable Train Baby Shower Decorations}

We designed these FREE printable trains for you to print from home, cut out and start decorating! There are so many fun uses for these little trains!

  • Punch holes in the top of each train and string onto cute matching ribbon. Use as garland and hang across a mantle or food table. You don't have to get fancy and extravagant to create a cute baby shower cake. Sometimes simplicity is just as cute!

  • Attach to a wooden skewer and poke into cupcakes, food dishes, or a plain round cake for instant "train" cuteness!

  • Attach to ribbon and wrap around napkins for festive napkin rings

  • Hang from the ceiling with clear fishing line

  • Use to make invitations, favor tags, name tags or place cards

Click on the picture to open and print your free train clip art

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More Fun Train Baby Shower Ideas

  • Set up a toy train set (ask friends if you don't have one - someone's bound to have one)

  • For a cute decoration, stack vintage suitcases in a pile and top with a cute stuffed animal. Or open up a large suitcase and set it on the gift table - have a cute sign saying "luggage area - please set your bags here" - so guests know to place their gifts in the suitcase

  • For favors, hand out hobo bags filled with goodies. To make them, buy some wooden dowels and some bandanas. Put some goodies in the center (candy, bath bombs, soaps, etc) of the bandanas and wrap up and tie around the dowels to look like a hobo bag.

  • Spruce up your table with a cute train piñata (you don't have to use it as a piñata though - use it at a centerpiece)

  • Another centerpiece idea is to purchase a big toy train and fill it with baby essentials (socks, onesies, rattles, etc.)

  • Cover your table with a white table cloth and make train tracks with black construction paper or streamers running down the middle of the table. You can also place a toy train on the track.

  • Cut out sandwiches with a train shaped cookie cutter

  • Make train shaped cookies, frost them to match the baby shower color scheme (a simple way to make colored frosting is to buy the tubs of frosting that is found next to the boxed cake mix at the grocery store - add a few drops of food coloring and stir), and serve as snacks or give away as favors

  • Serve food on blue or denim colored plates/napkins/cups

  • Float train shaped balloons all around

  • Dress a big stuffed bear in overalls and a red bandana so he can be the conductor

Train Baby Shower Snack Ideas

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What a great dessert table! The train tracks running across the table full of train-themed desserts is adorable! 

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This is a super simple (and cute!) way to serve train-themed baby shower snacks!

  • Use blue painters tape (it peels off easily without ruining paint or varnish) to make the train tracks
  • Cut card stock into rectangles to make the train cars
  • Add circles made from black card stock to make the wheels
  • Stick on with double sided tape

Below is an example of a train fruit station

Train Baby Shower Favor Ideas

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Buy doublemint gum, Hershey's Kisses, Hershey's Miniatures, Lifesavers and Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

Assemble as shown in the picture above. A great way to get the candy to stick together, without using chemicals like rubber cement - is to use glue dots.

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Another cute and easy idea for train favors is to bundle up a couple packs of gum in a clear cellophane bag - tie a ribbon around each one - add a baby shower favor tag the says "Chew Chew"

Train Baby Shower Cakes

We've got some adorable train baby shower cakes for you to see!

If you are planning a "Train-Themed Baby Shower," then these cute cakes will be right up your alley! 

Train cupcakes

For and easy solution to a train cake - go with cupcakes! Add a toy train to the beginning and then cupcakes for the train cars. You can also use Kit Kats for the railroad.

Cute Striped Train Cake

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Submitted by Gina T (Suffolk, VA)

I was asked to make a train baby shower cake to match the Carter train theme. First I baked the cake. I used two boxes of Duncan Hines white cake mix and added ingredients to it. 

Flour, sugar, sour cream, vanilla extract, almond extract, salt, oil, water and egg whites. The cake was for 20-25 people and I chose to make a two tiered cake consisting of a two layer 8"round and a two layer 6" round. 

I torted the caked and filled them with chocolate pudding. after creating a dam with stiff butter cream.

I use the Wilton recipe for my butter cream. It consists of Crisco, vanilla and almond extract, salt, powdered sugar, water, and meringue powder.

After filling I then spread on a thin crumb coating of butter cream. I used marshmallow fondant to cover each tier. It consists of marshmallows, water, vanilla extract and powdered sugar. 

I colored the fondant in the colors needed. Blue (light and dark), green, and brown (light and dark). For the train I used a mixture of colored fondant and gum paste (a few days ahead of time so it could dry). 

After covering the tiers in fondant I cut dowels to size and stuck them in the bottom tier to support the one above (each cake is on a cardboard circle). 

I then placed the whole cake on the board and began decorating. I cut out stripes in the different colors and stuck them on using gum glue (a mixtures of pieces of gum paste and water, set up to create a glue). 

I cut out the stars and attached them to the top tier with gum glue. I then rolled out the brown and cut it for the border. the buttons are cut out circles shaped with holes poked into them. 

I attached dowels to the back of the train using royal icing. Ahead of time I had taken floral wire and put on small balls of gum paste, allowing it to dry. I attached a small hollow sucker stick to the back of the train using royal icing and stuck the floral wire into it. 

I then stuck the whole train into the top of the cake and it was done!


Reader's Comments:

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by: Anonymous 

Very cute cake. 

I was wondering how you made the train top.  Is the marshmallow fondant easy to work with? I'm thinking of trying it out for a cake I'm making and if you have any suggestions I would appreciate it.

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