fire cotton candy and water bottle fire extinguishers

Stop, Drop, and Roll Out… you’ve been invited to check out my (Jessica Wilcox of Modern Moments Designs) little man’s “fiery hot” third birthday party. That’s right, I’m back and super excited to share with you Emerson’s Classic Fire House Birthday Party. From the vintage fire-truck peddle car (a gift for the birthday boy) to the styled fire themed dessert table this party was loaded with tons of sweet details fit for any little fireman.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– “Flaming” Cotton Candy
– Custom candy jars with Dalmatian dog accent
– Mini chocolate sprinkled-rimmed milk bottles
– “Faux” Pretzel matchbooks
– Fire helmet and fire hose fondant cake

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Dalmatian cookie

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fire man party sign


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Jessica

All three of my boys have always loved fire trucks. I’ve been dying to design a new fire truck collection and finally had the chance. I wanted this collection to have a classic, but slightly vintage feel. I’m still obsessed with the “chalk” look and also incorporated that into many of the design elements.

We started the party off by taking a trip to the fire station. My sister lives in the apartments adjacent to the fire station. The kids had a blast looking at all the fire engines and touring the fire station. Then we headed back from the real fun.

As usual, my dessert table consisted of sugar, sugar, and more sugar. I included everything from chocolate cupcakes and several different types of cookies to cotton candy and containers full of other assorted candy. No one ever leaves hungry, but they just might get a tummy ache if they’re not careful.

I’ve been loving the trend of mini jars filled with treats/candy and topped mine with miniature dalmatian dogs. Every fire themed party needs a dalmatian or two, right? The jars were purchased from Specialty Bottles. I (meaning my hubby, remember I am a disaster) simply spray painted the lids and glued on the miniature dalmatian dogs. I also decided to fill them with an assortment of different colored candies. These ended up being one of my favorite party details.

Some of my other favorite details include the vellum cookie wraps. I just took the store bought white fudge oreos (only available around the holidays, I think) and wrapped them in a little printed strip of vellum. Super easy and super cute. I am also loving the mini “faux” matchbooks. We took pretzels and dipped them in red and white chocolate and placed them in the matchbooks and secured them with a clear elastic.

This classic fire truck collection will be so much fun for any little one. Boys and girls alike had a blast. If you’d like more information about this party, please check out my blog.



– Styling and Design by: Jessica Wilcox, Modern Moments Designs
– Photography : Courtney Jade Photography
– Cupcake Toppers: Two Sugar Babies
– Fondant Fire Hat and Hose Cake: Sugarhouse Cake
– Detailed Fire Themed Sugar Cookies: Bee’s Knees Creative
– Cotton Candy: Whirly Girl
– Glass Jars: Specialty Bottles (I spray painted the lids)
– Dalmatians: Tapir & Friends Wildlife Animal Store
– Lollipops: Jo Ann’s
– Stripey Straws, Mini Wooden Candy Scoops, Twine: Shop Sweet Lulu
– Chalk Board Signs: Save on Crafts
– Mini White Vertical Frame: Ikea Tolsby Frame
– Fabric Lined Baskets, Fire Hydrant Nut Cracker: Target
– Table Cloth: tablevogue
– Fire Extinguishers Squirt Guns: Party Supplies Delivered
– Fire Hydrant Drink Cups: Birthday Express
– Vintage Fire Helmets & Gas Pump: HomeGoods
– Plastic Fire Helmets: Dollar Tree (replaced label)
– Cupcake Stand Tutorial: Shanty 2 Chic


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Sara : Confetti Sunshine SAYS:

Wow. This looks amazing! What a fun party!

January 28, 2013 at 6:33 am

Wendy SAYS:

I had never seen a Fireman party and this looks seriously amazing. Every detail was taken care of!

Incredible job!

January 28, 2013 at 7:32 am

elissa @ one stone events SAYS:

those matchstick pretzels and flaming cotton candy are genius!! amazing party! love the collection!

January 28, 2013 at 11:11 am

Nicole - Million Dollar $mile Celebrations SAYS:

Wow! This party is on fire!!!! Totally creative and fun details!

January 28, 2013 at 12:09 pm

lisa-sweet pop studio SAYS:

Super cute!!! Love all the details! Matchbooks and cotton candy are my faves!

January 29, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Brittany @GreyGrey Designs SAYS:

Completely great! BEAUTIFUL styling!

January 29, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Cristina SAYS:

LOVE everything. Where are the black drawstring bags from?

January 29, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Jessica Wilcox SAYS:

Thanks for all the kind comments! You guys are awesome! I design and print the bags too!

January 30, 2013 at 12:52 am

Paige SAYS:

Amazing job as always, Jess! The little details are what set your parties apart! XO

January 31, 2013 at 7:36 am

Joy T. SAYS:

Everything looks AMAZING!!! I’m planning our son’s third birthday party with a fire engine theme (and since his Daddy works at the fire department, it’s perfect). I looked on Birthday Express for the fire extinguisher cups, but couldn’t fine them – can you help???? I would LOVE to have these as favors for the party!!!

March 13, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Marlene koback SAYS:

Hi I would love to know where the banners are from?

April 22, 2013 at 3:47 pm


Yes, likewise. Where are the banners from?

August 20, 2013 at 8:44 pm

nicole SAYS:

Yes, where r the banners made?! Back drop to table.

February 26, 2015 at 1:17 pm
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