Sound the alarm! It’s about to get hot in here with this modern Fire Engine party! Your little firefighter will love everything about this celebration, from the fire hydrant cups, to the fire chief hats and flamin’ cupcakes. We’re excited to share some ideas, inspiration and a fun baking DIY for your own Fire Engine party!
So many little boys have an absolute fascination with firemen. What’s not to love? They wear cool uniforms, drive awesome fire engines and rescue people. They’re definitely superheroes in our books, so we just HAD to add a Fire Engine party collection to our shop.
It all starts with the invitation and this one from Minted set our hearts on fire. We loved the modern fire truck illustration and the blazing red, yellow and black color scheme makes the party sizzle.
We created the perfect setting for the birthday boy to come to the rescue by first covering our wooden backdrop in yellow fabric. Then, we simply added this giant Fire Engine art print that matches the invitation. There is definitely no mistaking this party theme!
We draped a matching tissue tassel garland in front of the dessert table and floated a giant red-marbled balloon that mimics a flame! We also floated coordinating balloons on the ground in red marble, black and yellow for extra fun.
Let’s talk about dessert, shall we? This cake is on fire! We frosted it white and added varying sizes of fondant flames in red, yellow and orange around the bottom. For the cake topper, we “glued” two lollipop sticks (using frosting) to the back of a fire engine sugar cookie and stuck it right in the top of the cake. Love how it turned out!
Aren’t these flame cupcakes super fun?! The kids will totally dig that they look like they’re on fire. We followed this tutorial, but it’s really about layering the three colors of icing (red, orange and yellow) side by side in a piping bag with a large tip. The colors mix together as you squeeze the icing out, creating the cool swirl effect. All you need are cupcakes, multiple colors of buttercream icing, a piping bag and a Wilton tip #1M. And don’t forget the number sparkler candle!
Last, but certainly not least, are the fire engine cookies. They’re ALMOST too cute to eat! Package them up and send them home with guests as a party favor.
We’re firm believers in planned activities to keep party guests entertained. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Fire Engine Visit/Rides: A fire engine party isn’t complete without a visit from a real fire truck! Many fire stations will send out a fire truck to a party or there are companies you can hire that use retired fire trucks for parties and events. The looks on the kids faces when a fire engine rolls up to your house would be priceless!
Obstacle Course: Set up a fun obstacle course for the brave firefighters. For example, have them dodge falling embers (dodge ball), walk on narrow ledges (a narrow board on the ground), carry and empty water buckets and whatever other obstacles are age appropriate.
Fire truck Cookie Decorating: Set out plain fire truck sugar cookies and let the kids decorate their own. They’ll love adding the wheels and ladder using icing and candy for the bell on top!
Look at the smile on this guy’s face! He’s loving this Fire Engine party and your little guy will too!
Photography by Tammy Hughes Photography
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