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Firefighter Birthday Party
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Firefighter Birthday Party

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Ages 3 and upAges 3 and Up
Duration: Weekend
What better way to celebrate another birthday than to honor everyone's hero with a party that's sure to spark up a good time!
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INVITATIONS

  • Print as many invitations as you need, and have your child color them with crayons or markers. 
  • You can paste a photo of your child's face to the fire truck so it looks like he or she is driving the truck. 
  • Fill in the blanks on the invitation message: Fire Chief (child's name) is turning (child's age)! Come to the (child's last name) Fire House for a blazing good time! 
  • Ask guests to wear the color red to the party. 
  • Number the truck and the helmet with the age your child is turning. 
  • Or, create your own invitation.

DECORATING IDEAS


FIRE ENGINE-RED ROOMS


Give your party a fiery red glow with fire-engine red decorations!

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Yellow fire line or caution tape
  •  A red tablecloth 
  •  Red noisemakers 
  •  Small plastic fire helmets 
  •  Toy fire trucks 
  •  Small Dalmation stuffed animal 
  •  Red streamers 
  •  Red balloons 
  •  Safety scissors

HOW TO DO IT

  • Use fire line or caution tape to block off a part of the entrance to your home. 
  • Cover your table with a red tablecloth. 
  • Place noisemakers for children to blow at each place setting. 
  • Place small plastic fire helmets at each place setting for children to use as a bowl for eating their cake. 
  • Place toy fire trucks and the stuffed Dalmation in the #162er of the table. 
  • Hang red streamers and red balloons throughout the party room. 
     

PARTY FUN

FIRE BADGE NAMETAGS


WHAT YOU NEED

  • The Fire Badge Template we've provided.
  • Crayons, colored marker or pen 
  • Safety scissors 
  • Safety pins 
  • Plastic Fire helmets (optional)

HOW TO DO IT

  • Call the young firefighters by their last names to get the feeling of a real firehouse. These name tags can help you remember names and guests will feel like little heros. 
  • Print out the badge template
  • Cut out a badge for each party guest. 
  • Write each child's last name on the badge and distribute as guests arrive. 
  • Invite the children to color their badge as they arrive. 
  • Pin the fire badge to each child using a safety pin. 
  • Give out plastic fire helmets to each child to wear and take home.

FIRE HOSE TUG-O-WAR


Invite children to work together as firefighters in training with this new twist on an old classic game.

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Garden hose (small) 
  • 3 bandanas 
  • Plastic fire helmets

HOW TO DO IT

  • Divide the group into two teams. 
  • Tie a bandana to the #162er of a garden hose. 
  • Have each team wear their fire helmets as they hold onto one end of the
  • hose. 
  • Place two or more bandanas on the ground two feet in either direction from the #162er of the hose. 
  • When you give the signal, have each team pull on the hose. 
  • Invite the children to keep tugging until one child steps over the bandana marker.

PARTY FAVOR IDEAS


Some fun thematic favors are children's toy fire helmets, and NERDS Ropes "fire hoses."

FUN FOOD IDEAS...


RED HOT CHOW


Cooking red hot munchies will be a hit with the children! Cook up some fun memories with a menu that will catch any firefighters keen eye.

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Alarm chili (canned will do) 
  • Hot dogs 
  • Firehouse stew-tomato soup 
  • Flame broiled chicken nuggets 
  • Fire hoses and cheese just macaroni and cheese 
  • Chips and red hot salsa
  • Note: Remember, some of your guests may not want it too hot & spicy.

HOW TO DO IT

  • Keep the menu simple-simply red or fire house!

Children will love to douse these cupcakes made with "flame" candy!

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Cupcakes 
  • Red frosting 
  • Pretzel sticks 
  • Cookie tray 
  • Non-stick cooking spray 
  • Red SHOCK TARTS 
  • Yellow SPREE 
  • Red PIXY STIX

HOW TO DO IT

  • Ice each cupcake with red frosting. 
  • Place pretzel stick logs on each cupcake. 
  • Spray non-stick cooking spray onto cookie sheet. 
  • Place several red SHOCK TARTS and yellow SPREE on the cookie sheet. 
  • Bake the candies at 350 #176rees for five minutes and let cool. 
  • Break the melted SHOCK TARTS and SPREE candies over each cupcake to make the "flames." 
  • Sprinkle red PIXY STIX over the cupcakes for a sparkly effect.

SMOKIN' JUICE


Kids will keep asking for more of this juice! A little dry ice makes this punch really smoke!

WHAT YOU NEED

  • 1 - 64 oz. bottle of NESTLÉ JUICY JUICE or JUICY JUICE SCORE 
  • Block of dry ice 
  • Punch bowl

HOW TO DO IT

  • Pour one 64 oz. bottle of JUICY JUICE or SCORE into a punch bowl. 
  • Add one block of dry ice (be sure to supervise the punch so children do not touch the dry ice). 
  • Use a ladle to pour children a cup of fiery juice!
  • (makes (16) 4 oz. servings)

FOLLOW UP FUN

  • After the party, bring your local fire department a pie or other homemade treat to thank them for their hard work in your community.  
  • Have your child use the invitation template to send a thank you note to each child.

TIPS

  •  Place ice cream in the toy fire truck #162erpiece for a fun display.
  • As long as they don't have training, most fire departments would be happy to surprise your little one and the party guests with a visit. Keep it a surprise so the children will not be disappointed if the firefighters have an emergency call and cannot attend. Perhaps they can share some fire safety tips.
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