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:
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:
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:
For another great fire theme effect, try out these these string ball lights:
A cute garland which can be hung horizontally or vertically with a great colour combination of red, blue and yellow:
Paper chains are making a comeback and this red and white combo would be a cool addition to your decorations:
These quality fabric buntings in vibrant colours would also make a great feature:
These other hanging decoration options would really bring out the colours you have chosen and brighten your party space for a fire engine theme:
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:
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:
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:
Continue the charcoal effect through the use of these chalkboard placements on your table:
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:
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:
To incorporate more metal elements, these cute silver plated vases could be used in a myraid of ways!
For a splash of red, this jar is sweet for a lolly buffet!
Or for a more vintage feel, this rustic jar would look fantastic!
A few other bright ways to present your sweet or savoury dishes:
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!
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:
These bright baking cups wrappers are great even to be filled with caramel popcorn, lollies or other goodies:
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:
Or for a bold statement this black cake stand is really something!
Such a lovely cake bunting! It also comes in a cream/red colour scheme as well and can be personalised:
Try these 11cm long candles for a stand out effect!
For other goodies this cookie cutter set means you can create an array of designs to match this theme:
And a few other sweet treats to keep the little firefighters happy!
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:
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!
Some lovely wall decor:
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:
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:
A cute fire bell decoration:
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:
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.
These fire engines would look so lovely on the table and your little man is sure to have fun playing with them after!
For a bit of fun during the party how cute is this firefighter pin party game!
To continue this theme through to the little one’s take home gifts, here are some ideas for packaging or for favours:
This pocket library comes with 6 books which you could divide up to give as useful favours:
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!
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!
Children are curious. If they were in the forest, they’d go grab twigs and dirt. They want to explore their surroundings; it’s how they learn.