Sound the alarm! What little boy wouldn't love to be a firefighter for the day? For my little mister's 3rd birthday we headed on over to the Westmont Fire Company in Haddon Heights, NJ for a fun filled afternoon he and his guests would never forget.
Rebekah of A Blissful Nest designed the most adorable set of party printables that incorporated bright, vibrant colors with a modern touch. With traditional firehouse colors of red and black and a hint of yellow, everything from the invite to the cupcake toppers to the favor tags really made the party "pop" inside the firehouse.
As soon as the kids got to the firehouse, they were allowed to check out the rows of engines with the firefighters. The kids got to sit up front and "drive" and had a blast checking out all the different types of equipment the firefighters use. The men of the engine company couldn't have been more wonderful with the kids and showed them all how fast they had to get dressed during a fire alarm. The kids even got to try on some of the equipment!
After the kids met with all the firefighters it was "break time". To make it an easy lunch, I got bright yellow lunch bags from the party store and filled them with simple treats such as yogurt, applesauce, goldfish, raisins and a water bottle. We finished up the party with cake and cupcakes topped with the most adorable fondant toppers from Cakes and Kids! They matched the theme perfectly!
Each child was sent home with a favor bag that included a delish chocolate lollipop from Suckers by Steph shaped as a fire engine, a personalized cup from I Have A Favor and a decorated sugar cookie from Batches. The engine company also gave each child a fire safety bag that included a coloring book, a fire hat and other goodies!
The best part of the whole day was the family ride through town in the fire engine. What 3 year old can say they rode in a real fire truck! It was the best surprise from the engine company and one we will never forget!
I didn't think it was possible to even have a party at the firehouse! I literally called 20+ fire stations in our area and finally found one! They were so accommodating and even set the tables up for us before we arrived! The kids truly had a blast and it is a day we won't forget. I guess my best advice ~ it doesn't hurt to ask :) And if they don't allow parties, you can always schedule a small tour for the kids and then treat everyone to pizza or ice cream nearby!
Michele graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Marketing. After having her first child in 2007, she decided to stay home as a full time mom. In the fall of 2009, she took a 9 week sewing course with a friend and a new passion evolved! A few months later, she opened her own Etsy shop (Sweet Threads Clothing Co.) and each day it grows more successful. Michele has always had a passion for shopping, fashion, & party planning & has turned that into an unexpected business venture.