It’s hard to meet a child that does not like fire trucks, so what better of a place to have a party than your local fire station! Not every station will have the facilities to host a party, so you will need to plan in advance and check around to see where the best option is. Unlike most birthday event sites, there is no fee to have a party at the fire station, but I highly recommend making a donation to them and it isn’t a bad idea to bring goodies as well! Another huge perk is that you don’t have to plan many activities for the children; the firemen will usually show the truck, give a tour of the firehouse, show them uniforms, and other odds and ends of their job.
There are alot of different decorations and fun food options you can use for the party, ranging from simple to elaborate depending on how much money you want to spend on the party/event. For this specific little boy’s birthday party, we incorporated the dalmatian fire dog and the phrase “sound the alarm”. Splendid Celebrations took care of water bottle labels, cupcake toppers, favor bags and decorations; decoration examples include mason jar centerpieces filled with m&ms and number 4 candles (4th birthday party), party hats, and mostly red colors with accents of primary colors. The kids had a blast at the party and I was so excited at the opportunity to do this party as it opened my eyes to the awesome-ness of fire station parties!
I can’t wait to plan my next fire station party, and I know I will be using them in the future for my little boys’ birthday parties! I hope everyone is having a great first day of Fall. It’s absolutely beautiful here in North Carolina today, and we are headed out to feed the ducks at the Lake after the boys wake up from naptime. Have a great start to the week everyone!