Friday, June 7, 2013

A Fireman Birthday Party- at a Fire Station!

4 year old's fire truck birthday party, complete with a visti to the fire station!

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.

fire man birthday party at a fire station

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. 

birthday party at a fire station

Next, the kids get to go outside and actually spray the water hose down the street.

fire station birthday party- kids get to spray the fire hoses!

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).

decorations for a firefighter birthday party

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

fire hat and fire dog cupcakes for a fire truck birthday party

fire station cupcakes in a collapsible cupcake carrier

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:)

fire fighter birthday party in a park

Then time for a Firefighter Fire Engine Pinata(from Amazon, where all good things come from).

fire engine pinata for a birthday party

Happy Birthday my sweet boy!


You can check out my previous kid parties on my parties page, including last year's construction machine party

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Jesse @ Scout & Nimble said...

Adorable!!! And I had no clue fire stations did this...I may have to check that out! And you are right...every fire man I know is in pretty good shape...makes sense now! ;) Jesse @ Scout & Nimble

Colleen said...

what an adorable theme! love the pic of you with the hose!! lol

Unknown said...

What a fun party! I love how the kids got to spray the water hose! My little boy would love that!


Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

I had no idea they let you do that! How fun!! happy birthday to the little man. :)

Lori said...

So cute! We also made a fire station party for my son when he turned 3 and he LOVED it. They didn't let the kids use the hose, but they did give all the kids rides in the fire engine!

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

Cutest birthday party ever! And I totally didn't know about the fire station hosting parties. That's awesome!

Kelly said...

Oh this looks SO SO fun! Definitely keeping it in mind for Westo's fourth!

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