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Something I learned very quickly after my second baby arrived was that there was no way I could continue doing as many craft and DIY projects. I've tried valiantly for the past eighteen months, but there are just never enough hours in the day to get everything done. So when I started working on ideas for Lincoln's firetruck birthday party, I turned to other sources than my own creative power. It's better sometimes to let someone else be in charge, as much as I may not like to admit it.
While searching for firetruck themed party decorations, I found Oriental Trading and I was thrilled! Their selection of decorations, party goods, and favors was just what I was looking for to round out our party.
We received several fantastic fire-themed items to use at our party. My decorating load was greatly eased by the Fire Garland and Hanging Swirls. I love adding little details to every area of a party, so these were just perfect! I received multiple compliments on the party design and have to say that much of it was due to these decorations. We also received Red Stripe Paper Straws to use with our drinks. The kids got a huge kick out of those.
My favorite parts of our Oriental Trading products were the favors! We chose to give our party guests each a Fire Dalmatian Puppy, a Fire Fighter Duck, and a Fire Fighter Hat.
This puppy adoption idea was not mine originally (I found it on Pinterest), but isn't it the cutest?! Everyone thought it was a perfect accent for the party. I made the "Please Adopt A Puppy" sign using cardstock and a friend's Cricut machine. Each party guest was really excited to grab a "fire puppy" on the way out the door.
The fire hats and ducks were big hits, too. Unfortunately everyone ran off with the ducks before I could even grab a photo!
Lincoln was most excited about the Fireman Toddler Costume that he received. We saved it for him until the day of his party, and he loved trying it on. He did have a small meltdown when asked if he was a fireman - because, as he said, "NO, my name INKY!" - but other than that, he's loved it. Addie thinks it's great too, and often the two of them disagree on who should get to be the firefighter that day.
The coat and boots are made for toddler dress-up play, and have held up pretty well in spite of my kids striving to destroy them. The hat is most impressive about this set; it's hard plastic and has yet to be damaged in any way! I think it will be around for years of playing pretend.
I am so pleased with everything we ordered from Oriental Trading - especially because it took a lot of responsibility off of me to hand make everything! I know they will be a go-to source for our future parties. I'm already looking for ideas for Addie's second birthday party, which is just over six months away!
Disclosure: I received samples from Oriental Trading to facilitate this review. This review is based strictly on my opinion. Others may have a different opinion or experience with the products listed. No other compensation was received. For more information, you can read my Disclosure Policy.