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Kid's Party Ideas - Firefighter Party Ideas, Firefighter Party Supplies

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Firefighter Party Ideas

Why develop a theme for a party in the first place?

Themes tend to improve your overall event for you and your guest. A theme will help focus attention on a main topic and provides a unifying factor which will pull the whole event together. The use of a theme will keep your affair from looking disjointed or like it was planned haphazardly. Incorporate your theme into all areas of the event - the invitations, food, decorations, entertainment to reinforce the overall effect.

Party Slogan:

After selecting this theme for your party, choose a slogan or theme to use in your invitations and for tying in decorations and personalized favors to your firefighter theme. Try one of the following, or brainstorm with the birthday boy or girl to come up with the perfect slogan for your party:

  • ”Sound the Alarm…Joey is turning 5!”
  • “5 Alarm Party!”
  • “Fired Up for Birthday Fun!”
  • “Nathaniel is our Birthday Rescue Hero!”


Fighting fires, saving lives, rescuing kittens stuck up in the tallest of trees…ask a room full of young children what they want to be when they grow up, and you’re sure to hear many of them say, “I want to be a Firefighter!” Never has this timeless theme been more popular as our nation has been so touched by the heroics of those who rescue and protect us. Choose a
Firefighter Invitation to let your young guests know what a red-hot time they will have at the party:

As an alternative, purchase inexpensive Fire Hats for each party guest. Attach a computer-generated sticker with all the party details to the back of the hat. Hand deliver the invites, and ask guests to wear them to the party with a rain slicker. They’ll be all “fired up” for the party!

Decorating & Party Ideas:

Setting the tone for your party can be easy with some basic decorating tips. Whether you are using a "theme" or have decided to use a color scheme.

When using a color scheme use one or two main colors and build around these. If you choose to use only one color for your decorating, try to add little touches of another color or a lighter or darker shade of the same color to create a more pleasing effect. Adding little splashes of white, black, gold or silver will not detract from your main color choice, and the effect will be considerably more dramatic!

Greet your guests by hanging a personalized birthday banner from your front door or entrance, with a special message for the guest of honor. If you have decided to use a theme, then use a custom theme banner. A fabulous way to add spunk right from the get-go!

Start by attaching a bouquet of helium filled 12" latex balloons to a light post or mailbox so there will be no mistaking where the fun will be that day!, Add a Fire Truck Balloon to the top of the bouquet.

Bring color to the table via napkins. Give each person two napkins slipped into one napkin ring. Use two different colors, two coordinating patterns or one patterned and one solid-colored napkin. A colorful setting can be achieved with little effort this way.

Tie napkins with curling ribbon, gossamer steamers, or add theme related items to serve as a napkin rings. Beads, bracelets, necklaces, headbands, rings, ribbon, and flowers, are all great items to use for napkin rings. Place your napkin in the center of each plate at an angle. The cutlery can also be added before the napkin is tied.

Unfold the napkins, pinch each in the center of the napkin, and place the center point in the bottom of each glass or cup. This adds a decorative touch while the glass or cup is still empty.

The napkins can be laid out on a serving table, or can be displayed at each place setting. Place napkins in the center of each place setting at an angle.

Decorating with balloons, is an inexpensive but powerful way to transform your party area into a festive space in minutes.

On our Balloon Decorating Tips page, we offer some instructions on how to make balloon clusters, balloon garlands, balloon arches, balloon columns, & more. You can also find directions for making rosettes from crepe streamers.

Balloon arches are ideal for photo backdrops, entryways, and to hi-light different areas around your party room and are easy to make.

Balloon garlands make the perfect accessory. They can be swagged and hung across the room.

A column of balloons will work much the same way that arch does, and can be used for entryways, photo backdrops, or for a terrific splash of color when placed at intervals around a party room. You make columns in the same way as arches but they stand straight-up and can be built to any height you wish.

Balloons can also be used on your floor space, just blow them up and scatter them all over the floor. Scatter single balloons & also clusters of balloons.

Fill balloons with helium. Tie curling ribbon to balloons and group them together. (Odd numbers look best: 3, 5, or 7) Place groupings of balloons around the party site.

Tie a bunch of helium-filled balloons to the guest of honor’s chair, or tie one balloon to the back of each chair around the birthday table.

Fill balloons with helium and attach to a balloon weight to create inexpensive centerpieces.

If you choose not to use helium, tie balloons to varying lengths of curling ribbon and hang balloons from the ceiling or from a light fixture over the party table.

Inside your front door, hang an enlarged picture of your guest of honor displayed on an easel. Attach helium filled balloons or a mylar balloon displaying their new age!

The Food

Firefighters have to learn to eat on the run! Besides hot dogs and chips that are always a hit, try some of these firehouse foods. Serve chips in our firefighter hat.

Serve Hero Sandwiches, potato chips, and vegetables & dip. Let the kids construct their own sandwiches by providing trays with cheese triangles, lunch meat triangles, shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes, pickles, olives & etc. Use French Rolls cut in half.

 Serve your child's favorite ice cream.

Thirst Quencher Punch - Lemonade or Fruit Punch.

Hot Wings

Place chicken wings in Bar-B-Que sauce and bake in 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes.

3-Alarm Chili

  • 1 Lb. Ground Beef
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 2 Cans (12oz.) Kidney Beans
  • 2 Cans (16oz) Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Tsp. Salt
  • 1 Tbsp. Chili Powder (or to taste)
  • Hot Pepper Sauce to taste

Brown the meat — about 10 minutes. Add all other ingredients and let simmer for 30 minutes. Your choice of hot sauce may be added to taste.

Make a Fireman Theme Cake by adding small Fire Trucks or Fire Truck Candles
on top. Make roads with crushed chocolate sandwich cookies. Add a small Fire Station, using graham crackers and piecing together with decorator frosting.

Games & Activities

Bucket Brigade

Place a tub of water between two evenly divided teams. Have each team member scoop water from the tub with a small bucket and race a short distance where they dump their water into separate tubs. At the end, measure the water in each team's respective "tub" to determine the winner

Fire Truck Piņata

Here's one emergency vehicle everyone will welcome to the party!

Every child loves to break open a piņata. Simply fill with a Piņata Filler and candy. It also makes a great centerpiece!

Fire Hat Relay

Divide your guests into two equal teams.
Have them form 2 lines facing the back of the person in front of them. Give each team leader one of our fire chief hats.

At the start of the relay he must pass it to the person behind him through his legs. The next person must pass it to the person behind him over his head. Keep alternating this way until the last person who then reverses it and passes it back to the leader of the line. The first team to finish first wins.

Arrange a mini field trip to your local firehouse.

Make sure to make a reservation in Advance by calling your fire department. You can also ask if they could send a fire truck to the party location to give rides to the children. They are usually happy to help out if they are not on a call.

If you live in Houston, TX. you can also call 4-Alarm Hose Co. (713) 522-6225 They provide Fire Truck Rides & Rental and lots of activities to keep your guests entertained for 60-90 minutes. They even provide an axe to cut the cake and a Fire Chief's Hat with your child's name & age on the front shield.

Play Fireman Says -(same as Simon Says)

Make Firemen Badges

Read a Book about Firemen

Pass the Axe

Play like Hot Potato - Everyone sits in a circle and passes a toy plastic axe from one person to the next. Someone calls time or stops the music and the person left holding the axe is out. Continue until there is only one person left.

Pin the Fire Hat on the Fireman

Play Stomp Out the Fire

Place a slips of paper inside of some balloons on the paper write the name of a prize. Leave other balloons empty with no slip of paper. Place the balloons in a pile in the center of the room. Tell the children the balloons are the fire and they have to stomp it out ( break the balloons) to find the prizes.

Variation: Place empty balloons in a pile, have the children stomp out the fire. The child who stomps the last balloon wins the prize.

Fire & Water

Play the red light, green light game but substitute "fire" & "water" for red light, green light. One of the children "The Fireman" stands with his/her back to the others. He calls "fire" and the children move toward the fireman.

At any moment he turns around & yells "water" and the children must immediately freeze. If someone is caught moving they are sent back to the start. The first child to reach "The Fireman" becomes the new fireman.

"Fireman" "Fireman"

Similar to musical chairs. Place a chairs in a row with backs together. Place a bell and fireman's hat under one of the chairs. Start the music and the children walk around the chairs as in a regular musical chairs, but when the music stops and the children sit down, one of the chairs has the fireman hat and bell under it, the child who sits on that chair has to pick up the hat and put it on their head and then ring the bell. If the child forgets to do this or uses the wrong sequence (rings the bell before putting the hat on) they are out. When a child leaves the game also remove 1 chair. To make the game more difficult for older children add more actions to the sequence ( put on hat, then suspenders, a pair of boots, and finally ring bell.

Have a Fireman Relay

Have the children divide into 2-3 teams and line up in a row. Place a chair for each team across the room, place a piece of red poster board cut in a shape to resemble flames of a fire.

Use items that a fireman would have like a coiled up hose, plastic axe, fireman hat, plastic bucket, rain slicker, suspenders, black boots & etc.

Place the items in a pile next to the first person in the line. When the game starts the first person in the line must put on all the items in the pile or carry those that cannot be worn, run across the room to the flames of the fire (if they drop and item, they must go back to the start). When they reach the chair with the flame poster, they must take the hose and pretend to put out the fire. Then they must return to the next person on their team. Play continues in this fashion until all the members of the team have completed the task of putting out the fire and have returned to their team. The first team to finish are the winners.

Variation 1: Do a Dalmatian Relay, same as above but use items like a white baseball cap with Dalmatians ears pinned to it; a dog collar, dog leash, a dog biscuit or bone, dog dish & etc., then play as above.

Variation 2: Will need to play this one outside. Place an empty bucket on the chair, give each team a bucket filled with water. Give each child an empty paper cup. Place the bucket of water next to the last person in line. When you say "Ready, Set, Fight the Fire", the last person in line must fill their cup from the bucket then fill the cup of the next person in line, who in turn fills the cup of the next person in line from their cup, when the person at the beginning of the line has their cup filled they must then, run, jump, hop to the bucket on the other side of the room and pour the water into the empty bucket. (The amount of water they get into the bucket, counts more than speed). They then return to their team and go to the end of the line. They now fill their cup and start the process over again. Play continues until all members of the team have placed water into the bucket and returned to the end of the line. Each team must finish before a winner is announced. The winner is the team who has filled the empty bucket the fullest. Use a measuring pitcher to determine the winner.

Let's Be Fire Fighter's 

"Let’s pretend" is a game all children love. Here are some ideas to help your party guests become brave fire fighters, 

Set up a fire station in your backyard with make-believe firefighter equipment and paraphernalia.. The kids can practice their aim with a working power spray fire hose (garden hose).


This helmet is made from construction paper or oilcloth. Cut 8 triangles 6 1/2" high and 4" wide. Fasten together with a paper fastener 1" below points. Spread in a circle. Make a cardboard band to fit head loosely. Staple or glue triangles evenly around band.

For brim, use 9" x 12" sheet of heavy construction paper or lightweight card board. Round one end and corners only of the other end, as shown. Draw oval to fit the crown about 4" from back and 1" from front and sides. Cut out 1" inside line.

Cut slits to line of oval, fold up tabs and glue inside crown. Roll back of brim over table edge to shape dip. Add cardboard badge painted silver and glued to front of helmet. 

Fire Station

A large appliance carton or other large pieces of heavy cardboard can be used to make a fake front for your fire station. Cut double door opening and then re-attach the cutout doors with wire or cord through holes punched in the cardboard to form hinges so doors can be opened wide when the alarm sounds. Paint the fire station an appropriate color and add the name -"Center City Fire Station" above the double doors and engine number -"Engine Co. 159 on the doors. Make your doors large enough so a wagon "fire truck" can pass through.

Alarm Box

Some place near your fire station you will want an alarm box. This can be a detergent box or any similar box. Paint appropriately and place a bell of any kind inside. If you have no bell, use spoon and pail for a gong.

Fire Truck Equipment

You can dress up a coaster wagon for a make-believe fire truck. Use a piece of old garden hose or other rubber tubing for a pretend fire hose. When playing indoors, attach the hose from your vacuum cleaner to the blower end and add paper streamers for make-believe water.

If you can find a bicycle siren, use it. Otherwise, the firemen's vocal chords can supply the familiar wailing sound.

Firemen’s Net 

You will need a hula hoop and a fabric circle which is several inches larger than the hoop opening. Sew the edge of the fabric all around the hoop, attaching it firmly.

Burning House

As with the fire station, all you need is a house front, made of cardboard. Paint on windows and doors, but be sure to cut out an upstairs window through which a fire fighter, standing on a chair at back, can drop a doll into the net being held by the fire fighters below. 

Your now ready for your fire fighter's to have a great time pretending to put out fire's and conduct rescue's. Oh! don't forget to provide them with a doctor's bag, so they can be paramedics too.


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