How to Decorate a Fireman Themed Birthday Party

How to Decorate a Firetruck birthday

Lots of little one’s these days have awesome fascinations with Fireman/Fire Trucks/Fire Stations and thankfully Stephanie from Spaceships and Laser Beams knows how to do a Fireman’s birthday party right. Check out here amazing ideas


If your little guy is one of the budding help-you heroes, a fireman  birthday party will be an exciting birthday adventure for him. If you’ve never hosted a birthday party before, the thought of how to decorate can seem overwhelming; how do you put it together? My blog, Spaceships and Laser Beams, is all about boys and boy parties so I see lots of celebrations and I have decorating suggestions to help you get started with yours!

First off, a number of community fire departments are happy to provide tours of the fire station. In addition to educating kids about fire safety, they often allow inspection of firefighting equipment—including the truck. That’s a big deal to little ones! Some stations provide fire education coloring pages and even have nearby areas where you can set up your party, so you might want to check into that possibility; that venue organically features most of the decorations you’d need.

If you decide you’d rather have the convenience of staying home, whether you opt for an indoor or outdoor celebration, you can have an awesome party without the fire station. Here are just a few ideas of popular color/pattern pairings for this theme:

  • Red and white chevron
  • Solid red with black and white polka dots
  • Fat red and white stripes, giant yellow and white polka dots plus black accents
  • Blue and white polka dots, with solid red
  • Orange and red flame pattern, with grey and black accents

Your main dessert table will likely be a party focal point, so if you don’t want to decorate the entire house, a city scene makes a great dessert table decoration. Black paper silhouettes are an easy option to create. Buildings made from cardboard boxes are another idea; paint them all black or grey; give the illusion of windows with small white or yellow squares of paper. Flames of red, orange and yellow crepe paper add to your scene. Vintage-style, chalkboard backdrops can be very useful, too, especially if you want to customize with the birthday boy’s name and age.

Instead of making an elaborate backdrop, another option is to choose a few elements that relate to the theme and arrange vignettes using them on your dessert table or around your venue; fire hats, fire trucks, hydrants, Dalmatians, ladders, boots and fireman badges would all work. You don’t have to include every fireman themed element; choosing just one can work, too. I’ve seen adorable parties that only featured Dalmatians, for example.

Colorful banners and balloons always add a celebratory note plus they’re easy to use. A room crisscrossed with banners in your chosen theme colors looks terrific. A ceiling full of suspended balloons is a fun and simple “wow”.

Remember that the birthday cake or cupcakes and whatever treats you choose to serve will also become a part of your overall decorating scheme.

With all of these options, all you’ve got to do is make some choices and add imagination for a red-hot, fireman themed birthday party!

For more specific ideas and pictures of actual parties to spark your imagination, check out the fire trucks category on my blog.

How will you decorate for your boy’s fireman birthday party?

Stephanie Keeping is a wife to Mike, mom to a boy named Sam, a blogger, and an Etsy-preneur. She celebrates boyish charm at Spaceships and Laser Beams, where she talks about all things boy and birthday party. You can connect with her on FacebookGoogle+, Pinterest, Twitter and on Etsy.

Happy decorating

A ROYALE Celebration – #Giveaway


Well I normally do posts about all things baby, but I was told that ROYALE just turned 50 years old and I wanted to help them celebrate considering my household is filled with ROYALE products!!

To celebrate the ROYALE team spent the year searching its archives and gathering the brand’s best stories which have been added to a great commemorative book. Now, they want to share this book with one of my lucky readers as part of a soft and snuggly giveaway.

Thanks to our friends at ROYALE, they are offering one of my lucky readers this great gift pack!!! Open to Canadian residents only.


  • A $50 Visa gift card to try out many of ROYALE’s household paper products (because who wouldn’t want that)
  • A plush ROYALE kitten for your little one’s (we know how kids love their stuffed animals)
  • The ROYALE 50 years of kitten-y softness commemorative book – a priceless addition as it isn’t available for purchase (some reading post bedtime)
  • A white comfortable ROYALE bathrobe (something to keep you fuzzy and warm during this awful winter)

Here’s how to enter:
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Scholar’s Choice Review – Enter to Win a $50 Gift Card Giveaway

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Do you remember when you were a kid and walked into a toy store for the first time and found yourself saying “OH WOW”, it was like heaven on earth! I found the inner 2 year old in me coming out when walking into Scholar’s Choice for the first time this past weekend and saying the exact same thing and out loud at that.

I have a tendency to get slightly overwhelmed when I am in toy stores (my secrets out) as there are so many rows and I really like to sift through everything and find the toys and games that are age appropriate for my son, are fun and educational and lastly that encourage him to try new things and work on the skills he is good at.


There are so many reasons why I love Scholar’s Choice!

#1 When I started walking around the store, one of their staff members came up to me and asked if I needed help. I told her a little bit about my sons likes and dislikes and such and she guided me to the toys and games that she thought would work for him. She was extremely knowledgeable about the products that they have

#2 How I first fell in love with Scholar’s Choice was from their website! It is by far the most helpful website I have found yet (and trust me when I say I do a ton of online shopping – I hope my husband doesn’t read this). It is just so organized (every mother’s dream)! Pick the category you are looking for: Arts & Music Play, Baby & Toddler Toys, Active Play, Pretend Play etc and then from there you can search by either a sub-category, Age, Brand or Learning Skills (BRILLIANT RIGHT!). This makes it sooo easy for parents, grandparents, caregivers, cousins, aunts/uncles and such to find he right gift

#3 They ship!!! Working full time and having little to no time on weekends to get anything done, a toy store that ships gets extra bonus points in my books. You get free shipping over $100 OR there is a $10 flat shipping rate in Canada #4 I love to support Canadian owned family business and they have been in business for over 70 years

Thanks to our AMAZING friends at Scholar’s Choice, they are giving away a $50 gift card to one of my very lucky readers! Enter below on Rafflecopter, it’s just that easy.

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Happy toy shopping (i’m jealous)

Disclosure: I was not paid nor given any personal perks to review this company