Thomas The Tank Engine Party Game Ideas
Once you've sent out the invites, done all the decor and made or had the food delivered, the only thing left to do is entertain a horde of kids for a couple of hours. I've been to a few parties recently where the sum total of entertainment was a large bouncy castle and a game or two of pass the parcel. The kids absolutely loved it.
If you want more than that for party games, however, Pinterest is a treasure trove of DIY, cheap and cheerful, and most importantly, fun games to make any party a success.
Whether bought or home made, a pinata is a great idea for a party. It gets everyone involved and burns off some steam. A friend of mine had a Thomas party for her then two year old, and she made the helicopter( is it Harold?) into a pinata, and rather than sweets, filled it with bubbles, erasers and so on, bulk bought from the pound shop. It was rather brilliant.
The party classic, pin the tail on the donkey can be reworked quite easily to pin the stack on the steam engine, or the eye on Thomas, or the steam on the steam train, hitch the carriage on the engine... or one on a hundred different options. I particularly love this 'put the engines in their sheds' game from Etsy, though I'm sure a printer and laminator would do the job just fine.
I use stickers all the time in parties, they are so versatile! They can be treasure for a hunt, or decorating at a craft table for example. Another fail safe is to have an activity pack of colouring pages, ideal for quieter children or those that need a little time out from all the fun.
What are your go-to party games?