Last week was the little one's 5th birthday party, and he is all about firefighters. Previous party obsessions included Blue's Clues, Spiderman and Thomas The Tank Engine, so I was a little relieved we went non-commercial this time around. First stop, a tour of one of our fire stations, Number 66.
They were able to see where the firefighters hang out when they are not putting out fires, the cool call center and the best part, a close-up of a fire truck. Our guide completely suited up so the kids could see even though he was in all his gear, he's still a firefighter and there to help.Next, back to our house for more festivities....as you can see, the front door got the party started!!While I put lunch together, the kids played for a little, watched "Rescue Heroes" and painted wooden fire trucks, a score from Michael's, only a buck apiece!We had a chili dog bar and BBQ chips, along with watermelon, red grapes, carrots and fruit punch...red and orange food of course.After lunch, we had a firefighters' training course; all the kids suited up and went through four stations - putting out a "fire", Stop Drop and Roll, agility test through the tires, and safely crawling through a "fire".After the relay, it was time for cupcakes and chocolate chip ice-cream (looks like a Dalmatian, right?). And talk about the loot! The fire station gave them each a plastic firefighter helmet, and a bag full of fire safety stuff and a calendar to color.I sent them home with these cute fire truck boxes with a fire extinguisher pencil sharpener, a sticker sheet, firefighters, a firefighter cow, Dalmatian sucker, and they got another plastic firefighter helmet with their name written on it. Plus, they took home a balloon and the fire truck they painted. And of course, the memories.
I also have a cute foam fire truck kit that I'll be making thank you cards out of, I'll get those done and up sometime soon! Thanks to all our friends who came and made it such an awesome day!!!