One of our readers, Heather, is planning a firehouse birthday party:
My sweet 2nd child is turning four on June 8th. On June 12th we'll be taking him and 15 of his closest preschooler friends (GOD HELP ME) to the local fire station for a guided tour and rip, roaring climb on one of the giant ladder trucks. Pure, raw, crazy, preschool fun. In previous years we've only had parties for Brady with grandparents and close grown-up friends, but now he's a big boy in preschool and turning four (weep) so we're having a real party...Would any of your many talented writers (or readers) have any suggestions as to how we should decorate a boring, blah, bleh fire house party room for a four year old's first real birthday party?
How fun! Here is a roundup of some fun firehouse birthday ideas.
Modern Hostess made great use of balloons at a firehouse birthday party, lining them along the length of the table.
Design Dazzle used a red brick back drop to add color to the room (check your local parent-teacher store, perhaps, for something similar). I also love the use of simple tissue pom-poms, which are easy to make and would look fantastic in red, orange, and yellow.
The Five-Alarm Fire Birthday on Make it Mine Parties offers quite a few great ideas--bright red tablecloth, tissue paper pinwheels, and a personalized banner (which is, apparently, key to a firehouse party as it appears in all three parties highlighted here. Whip one up from fabric or themed scrapbooking paper).
How cute is this cupcake kit from Meri-Meri?
Readers, do you have any ideas for a firehouse fourth birthday?