21 Feb

{Adorable!} Sound the Alarm Firehouse Birthday Party

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Jennifer Shah of The Pear Events fired up her team to create this incredibly creative (and super stylish!) Sound the Alarm Firehouse Birthday Party for her son. After rescuing {toy} kitties from trees and adopting plush Dalmations from Spot’s Bounce House, these junior fire fighters got to try their skills out on some REAL firefighter equipment… from riding in the truck and practicing with the water hose to sounding the alarm – of course! ;)


– Diamond plate metal sheet backdrop (just like a real fire truck!) + vintage fire truck cake topper
– Fire hydrant cookies, ‘smoked & soot’ covered Oreo truffles & ‘Ladder High’ whoopie pies
– Dalmatian spotted macarons + adorable ‘adopt a Dalmation’ party favors
– Fireman boot centerpiece, toy fire trucks & ‘rescue packs’ at every place setting

fire alarm kids table decor

fire hydrant and dalmatian cookies

kitty rescue from a tree party game

rainbow loom party favors

kids fireman party drinks station (extinguish your thirst!)

vintage firetruck topped birthday cake

fire fighter themed party desserts

mini pie pops and spotted macarons

kids fire party tablsecape

fireman boot table centerpiece

fire fighter party favors

fire fighter party activity bounce house

fire truck party ride along


PARTY DETAILS as told by Jennifer

IT’S ALEXANDER’S 3RD BIRTHDAY! When my son became a huge fan of watching the fire trucks passing by, I knew we had an awesome theme to his upcoming party.

Dessert Table: Thinking of the fire truck, I knew I wanted the backdrop to have the diamond plate metal sheets and lights. And That’s A Good Sign made the perfect backdrop for our dessert table: with caution stripes and real working lights. The dessert table was filled with sweet treats as well as favors. ‘Dalmatian Dot’ Macarons, ‘Fire & Rescue’ Sugar Cookies, ‘Ladder High’ Whoopie Pies, ‘Smoke & Soot’ Oreo Truffles, ‘Firehouse Smokin’ Hot’ Pie Pops and a Fire Truck Cake were sweet treats our guests enjoyed that afternoon.

Party Favors: And Hershey Kisses in Water Buckets, Gummy Treats in bags, ‘So Hot, it’s Cool’ Rainbow Loom Bands Tubes, ‘Crazy Fire’ Caramel Apples, ‘Add Some Heat’ S’mores Kits and ‘Great Balls’ of Fire Candy Tubes were favors the kids took with them. The babies in our group all received a personalized bag and fire truck pajamas. Adult favors like Stop the Burn sun block, Some Like it Hot Tabasco Sauce and Sound the Alarm Lip Balm were set out for our guest that didn’t have children. Everyone got goodies!

Table: Each place setting was set with tire like plates and topped with a toy fire truck. Fireman boots and signs were the centerpiece of each table and on their seats hung a personalize bag that read, “Sound the Alarm” to match the adorable printables by Paiges of Style. A note at their place setting advised that their “Rescue Packs” were filled items such as a fire fighter vest, a fire hydrant cup and glow necklaces and that there were other items they should fill their pack with as they visited different stations.

Activities: The first station was to “rescue the kitty” that was stuck in the tree and they received a kitty to take home. The next station was Spot’s Bounce house where every child was able to adopt a new furry friend, because every fireman needs his faithful friend. And, the last station was everyone’s favorite: a real fire truck. The Fantastic Fire Department gave everyone a turn to sit in the truck, sound alarms, try on gear, shoot the water hose, play games and after a ride around the street, each “junior fire fighter” received their own fire helmet.

My son as well as all the kids had a blast. We enjoyed time with family and friends and when it was all said and done, we all napped well!



– Event Planning & Styling: The Pear Events
– Photography: Enduring Impressions
– Artwork for all Printables: Paiges of Style
– Wood Signs: That’s A Good Sign
– Invitation, Centerpiece Signs, Rescue Pack Cards and Food Label Printing: AlphaGraphics PB
– Square Labels: Zazzle
– Cookies: A Cookie Jar
– Cupcakes: DD’s Cupcake Shoppe
– Pie Pops: Earth & Sugar
– Personalized Marshmallows: Fete Setter
– Fire Truck: Fantastic Fire Department
– Candy Tubes: The Tomkat Studio
– Table & Chair Rentals: Superior Party Rental
– Macarons & Whoopie Pies: The Sugar Monkey
– Caramel Apples: Aunty Ickys Apples

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Michelle - I DO invitations by michelle SAYS:

So many clever details!! Amazing job!!

Reply February 21, 2014 at 4:53 am

alexis SAYS:

Thanks for sharing our party!

Reply February 21, 2014 at 9:23 am

Jennifer Shah - The Pear - Events Styling & Planning SAYS:

Thank you so much for featuring our party! : )

Reply February 21, 2014 at 11:00 am

@ThePearEvents SAYS:

Thank you @HWTM_Jenn for featuring our Sound the Alarm Party!

Reply February 21, 2014 at 11:49 am

Gretchen Dolnier SAYS:

I love your ideas and decor and am going to incorporate similar details in my son’s upcoming 4th Bday. We’re having at an antique firehouse, but they have a grassy area behind where we can do activities. I’ll try to remember to send photos of the final result. Thanks for the inspiration, I’m posting to facebook for sure.

Reply October 17, 2014 at 10:48 am

Jennifer Shah - The Pear - Events Styling & Planning SAYS:

Thank you so much for the compliment Gretchen Dolnier! Happy happy birthday to your son on his 4th birthday! Wishing you a beautiful celebration day! : )


November 6, 2014 at 6:22 pm

Jessica Coffey SAYS:

I love the details in this party! Where did you find the silver little holders that hold the sign in between the boots and also, where did you get the plates?

Reply June 15, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Alyssa SAYS:

Where did you find the adorable Boots for the Center pieces?

Reply January 8, 2016 at 11:34 am

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