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Fire Engine Theme

A classic boy theme which so many little men seem to love at some stage of their childhood! It’s cute & boyish at the same time with lots of red, yellow and black & can also feature orange and blue. Tin & metal elements could also work into this theme and you could choose to go modern or vintage.

Key images you could work into your decor are fire engines, fire hydrants, fire helmets, whistles, torches, ladders, firefighters, fire alarm bell, hoses, dalmatians, sirens…just to get you started!

I hope these ideas will either contribute to your party planning or inspire you with some ideas!

Starting off with some modern and vintage printables, they really show off how different colour combination’s could work for this party:

Fire Truck printable - Style Me Gorgeous


Vintage Firetruck invitation - TomKat Studio


Vintage fire truck invite - Mon Tresor


Old Red Firetruck invitation - Paper and Pigtails

Onto your main table & decorations and I love the idea of using this brick backdrop behind the dessert table for a traditional fire station look:

Brick wall backdrop- The Party People

I honestly was in awe when I saw this vintage fire engine bunting! The images look so detailed and this would be a stand out in a party space:

Vintage Fire engine bunting - Collecting Feathers


For another great fire theme effect, try out these these string ball lights:

Red string ball lights - Mini Style

A cute garland which can be hung horizontally or vertically with a great colour combination of red, blue and yellow:

Paper garland, red, yellow, blue - The Princess & the Pirate

Paper chains are making a comeback and this red and white combo would be a cool addition to your decorations:

Red dot paper chain - The Little Big Company

These quality fabric buntings in vibrant colours would also make a great feature:

Liberty Smart garland - Little Sooti


Boo smart garland - Lovely Little Parties

These other hanging decoration options would really bring out the colours you have chosen and brighten your party space for a fire engine theme:

Honeycomb paper ball - Mon Tresor


Teal paper fan - Mon Tresor


Black Paper Lantern (Also available in orange) - The Little Big Company


Red tissue pom pom - Ah-Tissue

For the table setting I have chosen items for various colour schemes so depending on your invitations etc you can find some complimentary table decor. Make sure you also have a look at some of our other party themes where we have also featured red and yellow tableware items.

If you like any of the below designs you should be able to find matching plates/cups/napkins to go with them:

Blue white stripe table runner - Le Petit Party

Tablerunner red stars - The Party Parlour

Polka Dot Table runner - Le Petite Party

Black/White stripe Table runner - The Party Parlour

Red polka dot plates - Little Sooti

Party plates, red, aqua,white spot - Details, details

Red and white square plate - Mon Tresor

Polka dot black and white cups - The Party Parlour

Candy stripe cup - The Party Parlour

Orange spot napkins - The Party Parlour

Black tie napkins - Twiggi

Red star napkins - Twiggi

How “wow” are these mason jars with daisy cut lids? I think the metal lid would work in well with the fire engine theme. The below image is from an overseas website that does offer international shipping however you can find these in Australia from Ruby Ju. Combine them with a cool straw and wrap some twine around them for a unique look:

Mason Jar with straw - Magpie Paperworks


Charcoal Twine - Tout Mon Amour


Blue, red and white stripe straws - Sharnel Dollar Designs


Black & White stripe straws - Sharnel Dollar Designs


Orange stripe paper straws - Sharnel Dollar Designs

These chalk labels would look great for a fire engine theme to create a charcoal look. Use them to label your candy jars, drink bottles or even on your party favour packaging:

Rectangle chalkable labels - Little Sooti

Continue the charcoal effect through the use of these chalkboard placements on your table:

Chalkboard Placemat - The Princess and the Pirate

You could also pop one of the placemats on an easel and use it as a welcome sign to the party or a happy birthday message to the special boy:

Black easel picture holder - Ruby Maine

These tin buckets are so versatile and great for decoration or for holding cutlery or treats. Tie some ribbon around them or use a chalkboard label to top them off:

Bucket 12 cm Burgundy - Lily Chic Events

To incorporate more metal elements, these cute silver plated vases could be used in a myraid of ways!

10cm Silver plated cup vases - The Little Big Company

For a splash of red, this jar is sweet for a lolly buffet!

Jar Montana with red lid - The Bay Tree

Or for a more vintage feel, this rustic jar would look fantastic!

Vanders Rustic Lidded Jar - 1825 Interiors

A few other bright ways to present your sweet or savoury dishes:

Red polka dot bowl - Lark


Red plastic food basket - Mon Tresor

To dress up your cupcakes and tie them into your theme, here’s some cute cupcake decor to make sure your cupcakes don’t just drift into the background!

Fire fighter cupcake decorations - Cupcake City


Fireman cupcake toppers - Giggles Cupcake Toppers


Red Muffin Cups - Cupcake House


Cupcake tower baby blue spot - The Party Parlour


Black and white stripe cupcake stand - Mon Tresor

Isn’t this stand amazing? It could be used to house other treats as well, and again great for bringing the metal element into your party:

3 Tier silver plated trays - The Little Big Company

These bright baking cups wrappers are great even to be filled with caramel popcorn, lollies or other goodies:

Paper Eskimo baking cups black and white - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations


Paper Eskimo Baking Cups Red stars - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations


Paper Eskimo Baking Cups Blue Stripe - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations

For your main cake, this wire cake stand will look fantastic if you are using blue in your theme. The wire effect will work well with other metal elements too:

Wire cake stand, french blue - Little Sooti

Or for a bold statement this black cake stand is really something!

Rococo Noir Round Cake Stand - Little Sooti

Such a lovely cake bunting! It also comes in a cream/red colour scheme as well and can be personalised:

Twirling Betty handmade cake bunting - The Little Big Company

Try these 11cm long candles for a stand out effect!

11cm long red polka dot candles - The Party Parlour


For other goodies this cookie cutter set means you can create an array of designs to match this theme:

Fireman cookie cutter set - Sweet Themes

And a few other sweet treats to keep the little firefighters happy!

Orange and yellow swirly big lollipop - The Little Big Company


Strawberry swizzle stick - The Little Big Company


Orange Swizzle Stick - The Little Big Company

Toffee Apples are a unique treat and the deep red would look great with this theme. Love these Designer Toffee Apples which make delicious favours:

Toffee Apples - Designer Toffee Apples


Here are a few other little decor touches for this vibrant and cute party theme:

How stunning is this bright amber colour ? Definitely not a bowl you’d want to put away after the party!

Crackle bowl in Amber - Dusk

Some lovely wall decor:

Fire engine canvas - Oulike Kids Decor


Wooden fire engine wall motifs - Stix and Stones

This sweet toy storage basket is great for the birthday boy and could be used on the party day as a place to keep the birthday gifts, for you to keep items in for party games etc:

Fire engine storage basket - Oulike Kids Decor

For a unique prop this fire helmet would really set the scene for a vintage inspired Fire engine theme. Although it is a bit of a splurge so it depends on your budget and whether it would work into your home decor afterwards:

Fire Helmet - Mantorque

A cute fire bell decoration:

Fire bell alarm clock - Gifts Australia

Your little man may love to dress up in this smart costume and these firefighter gumboots which he can wear on a rainy day but will make authentic decor on the day of the party:

Fireman costume - Toys Paradise


Fireman kids gumboots - Wellies Online

A great treat for the little one’s to wear during the party are these Fireman hats along with the badges, whistle or party blower.

Fireman Plastic hat - The Fire Fighters Party Shop


Fire Badges - Sweet Themes


Achilles Plastic Pea Whistle - Rebel Sport


Party Blower - Speckled Freckle

These fire engines would look so lovely on the table and your little man is sure to have fun playing with them after!

Tin metal fire engine - Nik Naxs


Tin metal fire engine - Carousel Boutique


Wooden toy fire engine - Sweet Peas

For a bit of fun during the party how cute is this firefighter pin party game!

Firefighter pin party game - Speckled Freckle

To continue this theme through to the little one’s take home gifts, here are some ideas for packaging or for favours:

Orange Lolly Bag - The Princess & the Pirate


Black Tote Box - The Princess & the Pirate


Red polka dot noodle box - Mon Tresor


Blue Red Stripe personalised chocolate bar - Le Petit Party

Tiny Tin Toy fire engine - My Tin Toys

This pocket library comes with 6 books which you could divide up to give as useful favours:

Fireman Sam pocket library - Fishpond


Fire hydrant squirters - Gorgeous Little Paries


Fire Truck Eraser - Daisy Stationary


Pull back fire engine toy - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations


Lastly a sure to be adored gift for the birthday boy is this metal ride on fire engine. He will definitely feel like a true fire chief in this!

Steel toy ride on fire truck - Hip Kids


Hope you are feeling a bit inspired from this post! This theme is a real classic boy theme and definitely shows there is lots of fun ideas out there for boys parties. Hope your little man enjoys this party and feels truly celebrated!


posted on 23rd Jul 2011 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,