Director Jewels: Lincoln's Firetruck 3rd Birthday Party

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lincoln's Firetruck 3rd Birthday Party

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Firetruck (Fireman, Fire) Theme Preschooler Birthday Party at directorjewels.com. Ideas for Decorations and Games.

When Lincoln turned three, it only made sense to have a truck themed birthday party. It was a toss up between firetrucks and monster trucks, but ultimately a firetruck party seemed the perfect choice. The party ended up rescheduled because Addie had pneumonia (it was a long winter), but it was still a great success!

And the party was only TWO months ago, so I'm doing better about sharing photos than I did for Addie's owl first birthday party, right?

Firetruck (Fireman, Fire) Theme Preschooler Birthday Party at directorjewels.com. Ideas for Decorations and Games.

The party favor station was a pretty big hit! The kids loved their dalmatian fire puppies and fire hats! If you're looking for fire Dalmatian puppies, you can check here and here and here.




Firetruck (Fireman, Fire) Theme Preschooler Birthday Party at directorjewels.com. Ideas for Decorations and Games.


I used a friend's Cricut to make the birthday banner. The firetruck stickers were purchased at Hobby Lobby, on a sheet of random vehicle stickers.

Firetruck (Fireman, Fire) Theme Preschooler Birthday Party at directorjewels.com. Ideas for Decorations and Games.

The mantel display was my favorite part of the decorations. The little flaming buildings were put together with brown wrapping paper, black cardstock, some basket shred filling, and hot glue.

Firetruck (Fireman, Fire) Theme Preschooler Birthday Party at directorjewels.com. Ideas for Decorations and Games.

For the flames at the top, I twisted crepe paper in orange, red, and yellow up to the ceiling and held it in place with push pins.

Firetruck (Fireman, Fire) Theme Preschooler Birthday Party at directorjewels.com. Ideas for Decorations and Games.

I added crepe paper to the fan in the kitchen, above the table display.

Firetruck (Fireman, Fire) Theme Preschooler Birthday Party at directorjewels.com. Ideas for Decorations and Games.

Not my best party table ever, but it worked. Several things got nixed from the to-do list since Addie was sick for two weeks before the party and I just ran out of hours. However - I again thought the flaming buildings turned out pretty cute, and they made a great backdrop for the cupcakes!

Firetruck (Fireman, Fire) Theme Preschooler Birthday Party at directorjewels.com. Ideas for Decorations and Games.

Lincoln's firetruck birthday shirt is from Zoey's Attic Personalized Gifts and it was the perfect touch! Read my Zoey's Attic review for more about this great company.

Firetruck (Fireman, Fire) Theme Preschooler Birthday Party at directorjewels.com. Ideas for Decorations and Games.

Our party food display. I need to work on my baking and especially food coloring skills, but at least the kids seemed to have no problem devouring my less-than-gorgeous "fire" cupcakes. The mini firetrucks doubled as decorations and favors, and went home with Lincoln's guests.

Firetruck (Fireman, Fire) Theme Preschooler Birthday Party at directorjewels.com. Ideas for Decorations and Games.

Firetruck (Fireman, Fire) Theme Preschooler Birthday Party at directorjewels.com. Ideas for Decorations and Games.

I felt pretty good about how it all turned out, even if I didn't get to finish everything I had planned to do.

Firetruck (Fireman, Fire) Theme Preschooler Birthday Party at directorjewels.com. Ideas for Decorations and Games.

Lincoln had conflicting emotions about the party and went from being excited that everyone was coming over to shouting that no one could come in his house, in the space of about ten seconds. It was...awesome. Or something. Oh, to be three years old! Make sure you have a firefighter outfit on hand for the birthday kid if you go with this theme...it was a big hit for my little guy.

Firetruck (Fireman, Fire) Theme Preschooler Birthday Party at directorjewels.com. Ideas for Decorations and Games.

My grandpa is always a popular party guest.

Firetruck (Fireman, Fire) Theme Preschooler Birthday Party at directorjewels.com. Ideas for Decorations and Games.

The kids also enjoyed the less-than-amazing pizza. It was just not a good night for us in the food department.


The only structured activity was the DIY Fire Fighter Game - and it was a huge hit!

Firetruck (Fireman, Fire) Theme Preschooler Birthday Party at directorjewels.com. Ideas for Decorations and Games.

Lincoln was really excited to blow out his candles. He was less sure about sharing the cupcakes with his friends, but there were no serious meltdowns.

Firetruck (Fireman, Fire) Theme Preschooler Birthday Party at directorjewels.com. Ideas for Decorations and Games.

We had a fun time celebrating with so many friends!

Firetruck (Fireman, Fire) Theme Preschooler Birthday Party at directorjewels.com. Ideas for Decorations and Games.

And of course, he was pretty excited about opening some birthday gifts. Addie wanted in on the action, too.

Firetruck (Fireman, Fire) Theme Preschooler Birthday Party at directorjewels.com. Ideas for Decorations and Games.

Firetruck (Fireman, Fire) Theme Preschooler Birthday Party at directorjewels.com. Ideas for Decorations and Games.

Firetruck (Fireman, Fire) Theme Preschooler Birthday Party at directorjewels.com. Ideas for Decorations and Games.

He was most surprised and excited by the vintage tricycle from my parents and the epic Thomas train set from daddy's parents. Both have been played with as often as possible since the party!

Firetruck (Fireman, Fire) Theme Preschooler Birthday Party at directorjewels.com. Ideas for Decorations and Games.

Firetruck (Fireman, Fire) Theme Preschooler Birthday Party at directorjewels.com. Ideas for Decorations and Games.

Overall, our party turned out really cute and was enjoyed by all! Lincoln asked for days afterward if we could have another firetruck party. I don't know what we'll do for his birthday next year, but I know he'll be even more excited about it. I love planning parties, and it's even more fun when the child is enthusiastic about the planning process!

4 comments:

  1. So, your "less than gorgeous, not my best" party looks pretty incredible to me! Margo and I really enjoyed all the pictures!

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    1. Thanks, friend. I suppose I should quit being so hard on myself? Wish you could've been here! :)

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  2. Hi. Where did you get the fire hats? Great party decor!!

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