Girl’s Firetruck 4th Birthday Party!

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I absolutely adore this clever girl’s birthday party theme – FIRETRUCKS + SWEET TREATS! Mom (Wendy Oliver of Green Beansie Cards) is the talented designer + party stylist behind this darling party. From the ice cream sundae treats to the firetruck game and touring a real firetruck, the kids at this party had an absolute blast! Wendy designed a jaw-dropping table full of feminine touches from flowers and gingham. Check out the sweet treats, party table, + details below…girls firetruck birthday party picture 1girls firetruck birthday party picture 1girls firetruck birthday party picture 1girls firetruck birthday party picture 1girls firetruck birthday party picture 1girls firetruck birthday party picture 1

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Wendy shared party details with us…

“My daughter wanted the firetruck to come for her 4th birthday party! I was challenged with creating a firetruck party that was authentic and traditional but with feminine touches added in the way of flowers and gingham. Also rather than using a birthday cake, we decided to make it more of an ice cream social (which I always associated with the firehouse growing up). The kids made their own ice cream sundaes and the firetruck/firemen came for a visit!”

Design Concept
“I searched the internet and found these adorable hand-stamped, canvas favor bags from Jennifers Cookies on Etsy. Jen gave me permission to recreate the firetruck as a jpg and design the party around it. Since the party was catering to pre-readers I thought it would be fun to use a pictogram theme which I used throughout the party.”

Dessert Table
“For the dessert table, I bought a canvas painter’s drop cloth from Home Depot to use as a tablecloth. I cut one section off the back to create the large firetruck backdrop

“I wanted to incorporate the apples to give the party a fall feel. We used them in the flower arrangements and I used them for the firetruck fondant. I also used my Pastry Pedestal to display the apples which I was excited about!”

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“I used the large firetruck backdrop to play the game “pin the siren on the firetruck” I printed multiple sirens on sticker paper and each child had a turn trying to stick it in the correct spot.”

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Ice Cream Sundae Table
For the ice cream sundae table, most of my décor was from Shop Sweet Lulu and Party City. Each child had a firehat at their place setting. I recreated the local fire department emblem to incorporate the child’s name and age. I followed the pictogram theme on the drink cup and ice cream up labels. Each child had 4 sundae toppings to choose from for their sundae with whipped cream, chocolate, caramel and sprinkles in the center of the table to share. If I hadn’t forgotten, we would have put candles in the birthday girl’s sundae and sang “Happy Birthday!”

The rest of the Party
” After the ice cream sundae making, we opened gifts and the firetruck came. (this is a wonderful, free service provided by our local fire station). The kids toured the firetruck, learning about the different parts, sprayed the firehose, and took a ride…with the birthday girl in the front seat! (parents got to ride too, which was a blast!)

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DIY Firetruck backdrop
“I blew up the firetruck jpg to a large size. The picture on the computer was blurry, but that’s okay. I printed the firetruck in letter size sections on cardstock and taped it all together. Then, I cut the picture out to make a large stencil. I used acrylic paint and sponged the firetruck on to the canvas. My daughter was able to help with this, which she loved. We had an old frame in our garage that the previous homeowners left. I bought some matching latex paint and painted it red. Then I stapled the canvas on to the backside of the frame and propped it on the table for a backdrop!”

Thanks Wendy for sharing all these fabulous details with us! The Firetruck + Ice Cream Sundae Party is adorable!

Design + Styling:Green Beansie Cards
Firetruck, Ice Cream Cone, + Flower Cookies: Dorothy Lane Market
Cakepops: Jens Cake Pops
Fondant Toppers: Two Sugar Babies
Large Balloons: Shop Sweet Lulu
Canvas Bags + Firetruck Graphic: Jennifers Cookies on Etsy
Apple Holders: Pastry Pedestal

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13 Comments

  1. Miriam Corona says:

    Sooooo cute! I love this theme for a girl :)

  2. Nicolle-Libby Lane Press says:

    Adorable party and love the big bows with the banner. Great job turning a ‘boy theme’ into a fun girly party!

  3. This is absolutely adorable! I love the way red and white gingham was used to add a girly touch to this traditional theme.

  4. Dannyscotland says:

    I LOVE this! I think sometimes adults forget that little girls like cars and trucks (and firetrucks) too! My daughter is totally into cars and Cars and it’s really hard (almost impossible) to find things suitable for a little girl. It’s all geared towards boys. I love how this mom made the theme work for her daughter.

  5. Greenbeansiecards says:

    Thank you again, Courtney for featuring our party! You not only made my day, you made my week! :) Wendy

  6. Jan McKinney says:

    how professional and so darling. You did Gleneagle proud…. Wendy it was so precious to see the red toile wallpaper which Carson so carefully hung.. I’m so grateful to see it all, send more pics of the house. Jan

  7. I LOVE this! Absolutely adorable to see a Firetruck themed party for a little girl! Perfectly darling.

  8. What a great job you did! Do you mind telling me where you found the fire hats? They look so sturdy and I have searched for high quality hats for my son’s party, without a ton of luck. Thanks :)

  9. I know this is years after you posted this but I adore this party so much. Have to ask – how did you make those personalized hats???

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