A Firefighter Birthday Party
Decorating and Menu Ideas
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Fun Fireman Party Ideas To Set The Mood
Choose from our list of decorating ideas to create a firefighter atmosphere for your party! Try just a few, or go all out!
- Visit your local fire station before the party and pick up fire safety activities they provide for children. Depending on what is available, these can be used as decorations, or as activities for the children as you wait for all the guests to arrive on party day.
- If you own a stuffed Dalmatian dog, set it by the entrance to the party.
- Make a banner that says “Welcome to the (your last name) Fire Station!” and hang it near the party entrance. See our selection of Firefighter Banners and let us do the work for you!
- Choose red and yellow as the colors for decorations such as streamers, balloons, and table covers.
- Draw a burning house on your driveway using sidewalk chalk.
- Call your local fire station and ask if they can bring a fire truck to your house the day of the party. Many will do this as a community service to help children learn about fire safety, although you may want to make a donation in appreciation for their work. Remember that the firemen could be called to a real emergency that day, and may not be able to come to the party. For this reason, you may want to make it a surprise by not telling the birthday child or guests ahead of time. This will avoid disappointing the children.
- Cut large flame shapes from red and orange poster board. Attach them to your front door and windows, or on the walls of the party space.
- Decorate with any fire trucks and Dalmatians your child already owns. Arrange them on tables in groups of three or more.
- Place a yellow rain coat on the back of a chair, with a home fire extinguisher on the seat, and rain boots on the floor.
- Cut strips of red, orange, and yellow streamers, and hang them vertically from the ceiling to resemble flames.
- Make a fire truck from an empty appliance box by painting it red and cutting some windows. Draw the wheels and a hose with black paint, and add two stools inside for seats.
- Place cut-outs of trucks, firemen, or Dalmatians around the party area.
- Buy plastic firefighter hats and set them around the table at each guest’s seat. Your guests can wear them when they arrive at the party.
- Balloons always say “Party” to children! Tie groups of helium balloons together and anchor them in place with balloon weight. For greater impact, combine fire truck shaped balloons with red and yellow latex balloons. Tie a balloon to the back of each chair, and tie a group of five balloons to the birthday child’s chair!
- Consider a pull-string pinana if you would rather not have small children swinging a bat.
- Consider using our Firefighter Party Box, which comes filled with fireman party supplies, such as plates, napkins, cups, a table cover, streamers, balloons, and more.
- Or see our Firefighter Party Decorations for more quick and easy decorating choices!
When it comes to food, partygoers are usually perfectly content to eat pizza or hotdogs, which is certainly much easier on the hosts! However, if you have the time and would like to serve some firefighter-themed snacks, consider these ideas:
- Use red and yellow sand pails decorated with firefighter stickers to hold chips, cutlery and napkins.
- Place a large toy fire truck in the middle of the food table as the centerpiece. Or use a fire truck piñata as the centerpiece and take it outside later for the children to burst open.
- Label your food with fire related names like Blazing Hotdogs, 2-Alarm Chili, Flaming Chicken Tenders, and Water-hose melon. Keep the seasonings mild for the children, though!
Firefighter Cake - Here are three options for making a cake your child will love!
- Create a firefighter's helmet by baking a domed cake in an oven-proof bowl, and one round cake. Cut a crescent shape from the round cake to create the bill of the helmet (you won't need the rest of the round cake, so feel free to eat it as you decorate!); fit the crescent shape snuggly against the base of the domed cake. Next, cover both cakes with red frosting (i.e. white frosting with red food coloring in it). Then use gel food coloring in a dark color to create 3 crisscrossing lines across the top of the domed cake, to resemble the markings on a fire helmet. Affix a plastic fire chief badge to the front of the helmet, or draw the outline of a badge and use icing to write "Fire Chief" within it.
- You can turn a 9"x13" rectangle cake into a fire truck. First cover it with red frosting, and then draw the outline of a fire truck using dark icing. For wheels, place two chocolate cookies at the bottom of the cake.
- Or use a fire truck-shaped cake pan. These pans give you a perfectly shaped cake!
- Flaming-Hot Drinks - For drinks, serve “fire soda.” Before the party, pour red juice or fruit punch into an ice cube tray and freeze it. At the party, serve your guests a clear lemon-lime soda, and let them drop in the red ice cubes. As the cubes melt, the red juice or fruit punch will dilute into the drinks and make them look and taste more interesting!
- Dalmation Cookies - Serve Dalmatian Doggie Biscuits! Just use our sugar cookie recipe, and a bone-shaped cookie cutter. After baking, ice the cookies with white frosting, and press chocolate chips upside down into the frosting to create spots.
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