13 Mar

Vintage Fire Truck Birthday Party

firetruck party dessert table and birthday banner

From a boxed “fireman’s feast” lunch to an amazing fire hydrant shaped cake, Emily from Frosting & Ink Social Designery really turned up the heat on the popular Fire Truck Birthday Party theme! The walls of the party theme were even lined with brick poster paper to mimic the feel of a real fire househow FUN!

The vintage fire truck dessert table was definitely the star of this show though… and absolutely filled to the fireman’s-hat-brim with adorable treats like cupcakes topped with tiny fondant fireman hats and fire trucks and kid-sized water bottles aptly labeled “Fire Extinguisher“. I’m also loving the clever names given to some of the sweets – chocolate donuts became “Fire Truck Wheels” and Red Twizzlers were dubbed “Fire hoses“!

firetruck birthday party kids tables and firetruck centerpiece

Read on for lots more FIERY images & creative details…

fire truck birthday party decoration over the fire place and stairs

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fire truck birthday party cupcake toppers and lunch boxes

fire truck birthday cake and cupcakes on a fire truck dessert table

fire truck birthday party water bottles and lables

fire truck birthday party dessert table and cupcake display stand

fire truck birthday party candy and juice cups

fire truck birthday party activity to meet the firemen and dress up in a firefighter outfit


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Emily

Sound The Alarm, Vintage Fire Truck 4th Birthday Party

The birthday boy requested a Fire Truck birthday for over a year, so this day has been long anticipated. With his birthday so close to Christmas, we had several challenges between the hustle and bustle that time of year brings for so many people, to the (possible) bad weather. But, we wanted to make it extra special for this sweet boy turning four who has had his heart set on a Fire Truck birthday for so long!

The star of the dessert table was a Vintage Fire Truck given to the birthday boy before he was born, along with the amazing sculpted Fire Hydrant cake by Sugar High and the Fire Truck, Fireman Hat and Fire Hydrant Fondant Cupcake Toppers by Edible Details. The dessert table also included ‘Fire Truck Wheels’ (chocolate doughnuts on a stick), ‘Fire hoses’ (Red Twizzlers), Hot Tamale Candy Boxes and home-made Chocolate Mint Cupcakes. Other pieces used on the dessert table included vintage gas cans, a vintage fire hose, a vintage Coca-Cola Crate and a home-made (courtesy of the birthday boy’s great-aunt) flame-print fabric table cloth.

The children were entertained by cookie decorating and a giant coloring wall banner until the surprise Fire Truck arrived with a safety presentation and time for the children to play on the truck, try on the gear and test the fire hose!

After everybody had a chance to play on the Fire Truck, the children came back inside to individual ‘Fireman’s Feast’ lunchboxes (black bio-pak carryout boxes), which included sandwich quarters, sliced apples and a small bag of chips. They enjoyed drinking from their fire hydrant cups. The party room was wrapped in a brick poster paper to create the impression of a real fire house and decorated with oversized red balloons and child-sized tables and chairs.

The party concluded by diving into the amazing desserts! Party favors consisted of fireman’s badges, temporary fire truck tattoos, and fire truck toys inside of hand-stamped muslin gift bags by Bags By Jen, who created a custom stamp for the bags to match the fire truck used throughout the party and invitation.



– Party Styling & Printable Party Decor (Invitation, Signage, Paper Cupcake Toppers, Bunting Banner, Food Tents, Coloring Wall Banner): Frosting & Ink Social Designery™
– Sculpted Fire Hydrant Cake: Sugar High
– Fondant Cupcake Toppers: Edible Details
– Muslin Hand Stamped Favor Bags: Bags By Jen
– Photography: Bless Your Heart Photography


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Heather Barranco SAYS:

Cool looking cake and birthday party. It looks like it was a labor of love and a lot of work…but very cute.

Reply March 13, 2012 at 8:09 pm

heather SAYS:

love the fire hydrant shaped water bottles…where did you purchase them?

Reply April 20, 2012 at 8:39 am

katie a. chermely SAYS:

I was wondering about the fire hydrant water bottles as well, where were they purchased?

Reply July 19, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Nicci Bourgeois SAYS:

Love this!

Reply August 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Maggie Garrett SAYS:

Ideas for D's upcoming birthday…

Reply September 3, 2012 at 1:17 am

John Alec Briggs SAYS:

My Aunt accidentally set her yard on fire and the fire department came for free. It's just a thought.

September 3, 2012 at 2:42 am

Maggie Garrett SAYS:

Hmm. . . a tempting idea to get a fire truck to show up. ;-)

September 10, 2012 at 3:40 am

Jessie SAYS:

where did you get the brick poster paper?

Reply March 3, 2013 at 1:30 pm

shelli SAYS:

How on EARTH did you get a REAL fire truck to come? I think my soon to be five year old would PLOTZ!!! :)

Reply August 31, 2013 at 7:21 pm

life as a santiago SAYS:

where did you get the fire truck wall banner to color?

Reply January 2, 2016 at 9:39 pm

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