Stop, drop and roll out an awesome fireman themed birthday party by observing these surefire party tips! Jennifer Carver from Spaceships and Laser Beams has ideas for party decorations, refreshments, activities and favors that will ignite your imagination.
Add some spark to the fireman party space with creative decorations. There are many ways to successfully decorate for a fireman themed party and still have it be unique. Consider the different methods you can use to bring in the fire allusion—tissue and crepe paper flames or red, orange and yellow balloons. Ladders, fireman gear and tools (hats, boots, hoses, hydrants, trucks and even the trusty spotted dog) make for some great themed décor! Fireman themed toys (check your local dollar stores) are also fun, and can double as a take home favor. Create 2 or 3-D buildings out of cardstock or cardboard boxes to use as a backdrop or centerpieces. If your budget allows, add themed printable decorations. A wide variety of fireman and fire truck printables are available to embellish beverages, cupcakes and fuel the coordination of a great celebration!
Let your refreshment station light up with creative coordinating snacks, treats and beverages.Once your creativity is sparked, coming up with clever food for your fireman themed party can be so much fun! Think of ordinary snack foods that would lend themselves to this theme. Black licorice becomes fire hose. Printable flames can be added to cupcakes. Mini “water” buckets can be filled with blue Jell-O or candies. Add in a spectacular cake—perhaps a fire hydrant, truck or hat—and Dalmatian cookies. Don’t forget the beverages; they deserve special consideration too. Give the beverages special names or labels like “red hot punch” or “hydrant H2O” for an extra thrill.
Sound the alarm with a plethora of exciting fireman themed party activities. Imagine the thrill of including a visit with real firemen or perhaps even a ride on an actual fire truck! Incorporate some fireman drills or an obstacle course. If weather permits, these could be held outdoors and include hoses and water. How about setting up some fireman themed activity stations with crafts, coloring pages and even a build-your-own fire truck station (cardboard boxes would be great for this!)?
Get guests fired up by sending them home with awesome party favors. It’s always a plus when party favors coordinate with the theme. Some red hot ideas for a fireman themed birthday party could include dress up items like a firefighter hat and badge. Activity favors like a fire truck coloring book, stickers, bubbles or puzzles are equally as exciting. Looking to send home something edible instead? What about Hot Tamales, Atomic Fire Balls, Red Hots or Big Red gum? Of course other candy choices in red, orange and yellow with more of a mellow flavor are also appropriate!
Now that your mind is ablaze with so many ideas, I hope you have fun creating an alarming a charming fireman themed birthday party for your special guest of honor!