My son gets so excited whenever he sees a firetruck or firemen, so I threw him a Fireman party for his 3rd birthday.
For the invitations, I drew a firetruck and wrote the info on it. I started by saying “You’ll have a red hot time at Fire Chief Michael’s Fireman’s 3rd Birthday Party.
For decorations, I added red, yellow and orange tissue paper flames on our windows, all along the front of the house and on the front door. We placed a ladder on the side of the house. Inside, I taped the flames on the walls. I taped red, orange and yellow paper flames all around the bottom edge of a blue tablecloth and also taped the flames along the center with a firetruck and fireman figurines. I made a flag banner with red, orange and yellow flags and the flags looked like flames. In the middle was a circle with mini flames that I added around it with Happy Birthday Michael written inside.
We got an appliance box at the home improvement store and painted it fire truck red. We removed part of the top in the front of the box so they sit comfortably and stick there heads out to take pictures, while pretending to drive the truck. We placed a steering wheel that I made from a plate and we created a ladder from pieces of plywood that I asked my husband to cut and I spray painted the wood silver. Lastly, we painted the words Fire and Rescue on it.
As the kids came in, I gave out fireman hats and gave the kids fireman stickers to decorate the hats with. When the kids were finished with their hats, I had them play Games: Fireman Dress-Up Relay: I used his fireman costume—fire hat, rain coat, and big boots.
Then they all played Be a Hero and save Benny the dog (we used my son’s stuffed animal). We placed a step ladder up against the house and placed a doll on the top of the ladder of his slide. Each boy got to ride a tricycle to the house while ringing the bell on the bike to the ladder, climbed it (an adult stood by the ladder), got the doll and rode off and then take our hose and squirt some water to put out the fire which were paper flames.
Pin the Hat on the Dalmation. My husband drew a large picture of a dalmation and a hat and I made copies of the hat with double stick tape on the back of the hats for the children. It was hilarious where they pinned the hats.
I saved milk and juice cartons that we usually recycle for several weeks for a craft where they designed them into firetrucks with paint, bottle caps for wheels and craft sticks for ladders. We then had lunch which was barbecue burgers and chicken, corn on the cob, brownies and watermelon.
I made a rectangular cake and decorated it to look like a firetruck, I used licorice for the ladder and white icing for windows, and chocolate cookies for the wheels! The kids loved it!! They said it looked too good to cut into! But they made the sacrifice anyway!
I had a fire truck piñata filled with flame colored red, orange and yellow candy.
For the goody bags, I decorated plain bags with flames that I cut from red, orange and yellow paper and put a fireman coloring activity book, the candy that they collected from the piñata, the fireman hats and fireman stickers in each bag.