Rescue Vehicles Birthday Party Ideas

Rescue Vehicles Birthday Party

When my son, Caleb, was turning 3, he was obsessed with rescue vehicles. Firetrucks were definitely his favorite but he really loved them all. For his third birthday, I thought it would be fun to have a rescue vehicles birthday party, complete with a gourmet hot dog stand – true fire station style!

Rescue Vehicles Birthday Party Decorations

I went to Ebay for the majority of our rescue vehicles birthday party decorations. I found really cute rescue vehicle plates and cups there. I also ordered a big role of “Police Line Do Not Cross” tape. I went with red, blue and yellow balloons and also found a really big fire truck balloon that I just had to buy. Caleb LOVED that balloon! I cut out flames from yellow, red and orange card stock I had and taped them along the railing of our deck. For a little extra fun, I made cardboard standups with the faces cut out for the kids to take pictures with. I made a police officer on a motorcycle, a fireman sliding down a pole and two firemen in a firetruck. Honestly, the adults might have had more fun with these than the kids did!Rescue Vehicles Birthday Party Decorations

Rescue Vehicles Birthday Party Food

We had lots of food at the party but a gourmet hot dog stand with tons of toppings to choose from was the hit of the party. Here’s a list of the toppings I included:

  • Nacho Cheese
  • Chili
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Jalapenos
  • A variety of mustards
  • Relish
  • Ketchup
  • Mayo
  • Hot Sauce

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Rescue Vehicles Birthday Party Candy Bar

The candy bar was definitely loved by all! Here are the themed candies I came up with:

  • “Emergency Flares” – Red Hots
  • “Fire Truck Tires” – Oreos
  • “Fire Hoses” – Twizzlers
  • “Stop” – Large red gum balls
  • “Drop” – Gum drops
  • “Roll” – Patriotic wrapped Tootsie Rolls

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Rescue Vehicles Birthday Party Cake

For Caleb’s cake, I made a chocolate half sheet cake with homemade buttercream frosting. I wanted to incorporate all the rescue vehicles on scene of an emergency – a burning building. I purchased a fire truck, ambulance, police motorcycle, and police suv. They all made noises when you pushed the buttons, which was really fun! I bought a foam block at Michaels Arts & Crafts and wrapped it in fondant. I made black fondant windows and stuck them onto the building using the buttercream frosting as glue. I then added fondant flames to the windows. The road that the vehicles were sitting on was made of crushed Oreo cookies. My favorite part of the cake was the adorable firefighter candles that I found on Amazon!Rescue Vehicles Birthday Party Cake

Rescue Vehicles Birthday Party Entertainment

We always rent a bouncy house for the kids to play in. I find it much easier than trying to coordinate games. We also rented a cotton candy machine, which was of course, a huge hit! Who doesn’t love cotton candy!?Rescue Vehicles Birthday Party EntertainmentBefore the party, I contacted our local police department to ask if they would be willing to make a stop by our house to say hi to the kids and take a few pictures with them. They happily agreed. On the day of the party, two off duty police officers came to our house. They got all the kids together and brought them over to their police cruiser. All the kids were able to go inside and check it out. They all had so much fun, especially making the sirens go off! And we got lots of great pictures. It was definitely a party to remember!Rescue Vehicles Birthday Party Entertainment

I hope these tips and ideas help you plan the perfect Rescue Vehicles Birthday Party for your little hero!Rescue Vehicles Birthday Party Entertainment