Sound the alarm! Xiomara Romana from A Styled Fete mixed firefighter toughness with Dalmatian puppy cuteness for a FIRED UP birthday theme. She threw an Industrial & Modern Fire Truck + Puppy Party for her sons 5th birthday, and I promise it will make your heart melt! From the awesomely detailed fondant fire truck cake to the real fire truck that came and taught fire safety, Stacy Hart Photography captured all the creative ideas that you just have to see!
PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:
- Adorable “Sound the alarm” birthday invitations from Anders Ruff
- Galvanized metal decor elements and + detailed firetruck fondant cake
- Walkie talkie juice boxes and firetruck stamped utensil bags
- Fire hydrant, Dalmatian, and fireman badge cookies from Heidi’s Sweet Shoppe
- Playful “Adopt A Puppy” Station + “I am fired up” cupcake toppers
PARTY DETAILS, as told by Xiomara…
This year my son asked to have a firetruck and puppy party for his birthday. I was really excited to plan a party with such a classic theme but I knew I wanted to give it a little twist. I am currently obsessing over anything and everything industrial looking and it only made sense I would want the party to have a somewhat industrial feel. To achieve this look, we went with a gray, red, white and black color palette with lots of metal and wood elements throughout the decor.
The party was held in our dining room and as guest entered the house they were able to see the room all set up for the party. I decided to decorate our farmhouse dining table with a simple linen table runner and galvanized metal cake plates holding dalmatian puppies as centerpieces. For table settings, I used red and gray plates, hand stamped muslin bags with napkin/utensils and “walkie talkie” juice boxes. To keep our little guests entertained while the food was being served, mini tin containers decorated with a personalized firefighter “badge” label and filled with firefighter figurines were set at the table for kids to play.
I always like to use furniture pieces or some kind of unexpected “table” to display desserts. For this party I envisioned the dessert table to be an industrial style shelving unit. I asked my husband to build one and I was so excited with how it turned out…it really gave the party the industrial vibe I was going for! I decorated the top shelf with some 21″ galvanized metal letters found at Hobby Lobby spelling the word “FIRE”. The second and third shelves were the perfect spot to hang the beautiful “Happy Birthday” banner designed by Anders Ruff. I used some pretend firefighter gear to decorate and style the table as well. Sweets included a beautiful firetruck cake, s’more cupcakes with marshmallow frosting and gorgeous firefighter themed cookies by Heidi’s Sweet Shoppe.
Our local Fire Company was gracious enough to come and talk to all the kids about fire safety, demonstrated how they put on their gear and gave a tour of the fire truck. It was a lot of fun and even though it was February, the weather was perfect to be outside for a little bit! A bouncy house and an obstacle course were also set up in our basement for our little heroes in training.
Before our guests headed home, they got to stop by our puppy adoption center where they picked a dalmatian stuffed animal and fill out an official adoption certificate! It was so funny to see what they named their new little pets…leave it to five year old boys to have a really awesome imagination!
We also had a vintage ride-on firetruck full of firefighter kits for kids to take home. The kits included some firefighter’s essentials like a real sounds “walkie talkie”, fire extinguisher water squirter and a mini firetruck.