My little guy just turned 4, so to celebrate we threw him a birthday party actually *at* our local fire station. He loved fire engines, fire trucks, firemen, fire hoses, fire hats, fire dogs.... you get the idea, so this was the perfect 4 year old birthday party idea.
Did you know they did this?
And for free, I might add:) Plus they give out hats and stickers, which just means I added bubbles and pinata candy and called it a day on favors. You can read more about how I feel about party favors here.
First we all met at the fire station, where the fire fighters put on a safety demonstration for the kids about fire safety, and their gear.
Next, the kids get to go outside and actually spray the water hose down the street.
Seriously, cutest thing ever!
Parents can try it too (with more pressure), and boy, that isn't easy, no wonder firemen are so ripped! Of course I tried it to show that girls can do it too, good role modeling for my daughters:)
Post fire station, we walked around the corner to a local park for snacks and playing.
The kids played on the play structure while grown ups talked and snacked (I bought Sofia cans of champagne which are the most brilliant invention ever).
I made cupcakes (red velvet with cream cheese frosting) in fire truck liners, with little fire hats and fire dog toppers, super easy, and easy to transport with a Collapsible Cupcake and Cake Carrier cupcake carrier I have owned but not put to enough use:) My cupcake carrier is collapsible, so it doesn't take up too much space at home.I bought the kit of liners and toppers at HomeGoods, but it's similar to this one: Consruction Cupcake Kit
It was windy, and we forgot the lighter, so had a friend bring it, but no dice, no fire. He didn't seem to mind:)
Happy Birthday my sweet boy!
You can check out my previous kid parties on my parties page, including last year's construction machine party