Real Party: Fire Truck Birthday

I was thrilled to find today’s Real Party in my Inbox because it is a red hot classic!  Kristin Mika from Hampton Paper Designs hosted this adorable Fire Truck Party for her son Jackson’s 4th birthday.  It’s simple and stylish yet playful at the same time.  Charming water color illustrations are used throughout this party on everything from the invitations to the cupcake toppers, cookies, candy, favors and thank you notes.  With fire trucks, hats and Dalmatian puppies, this party has it all for your little fireman!
Firetruck Birthday Party

Here is a little of what Kristin had to share with us about Jackson’s Fire Truck Birthday:

“Sometimes it seems so easy to achieve that fabulous factor when planning a party for a girl but for a boy it can be a bit more challenging. To set the theme and incorporate Jackson’s adoration for fire trucks, Hampton Paper provided party items embellished with 3 fitting images; a fire truck, fireman’s hat and a dalmatian puppy.”

Firetruck Birthday

Firetruck Birthday

More of what Kristin had to share with us:

“Children were greeted at the door with dalmatian paw prints that lead the way to party central. Activities included an art table with stickers and coloring, and pin the tail on the dalmatian. A real fire fighter arrived and visited with the kids – what a treat.”
Firetruck Birthday

More from Kristin:

“To top it off, Kristy Patterson from SweetNothings designed an elaborate candy bar packed with delicious treats.  Each jar of goodies was labeled and adorned with a Hampton Paper dalmatian image.  With much excitement, Jackson’s friends filled their boxes with candy and cookies at the end of the party.  They also received a personalized matted print – fire trucks for the boys and Dalmatians for the girls.  Those prints are surely hanging on the bedroom walls of those who attended! “

Special thanks to Kristin for sharing her son’s adorable Fire Truck Birthday with us.  This party is definitely a 5 alarm!  You can check out more of Kristin’s paper products on the Hampton Paper Designs Website and blog.

Vendors & Credits:
Paper Products: Hampton Paper Designs
Candy Bar: Sweet Nothings
Photography: James Woo Photography
Cake: Aunt Barbara
Planning Tips: Krista Salmon of Kiki’s List
Guest Fire Fighter: Curtis Patterson

Carrie Sellman , Founder & Editor

Carrie Sellman is the Founder & Editor of The Cake Blog. Her work has been published in BRIDES Magazine, Country Living Magazine and featured online at People, Today, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Real Simple, TLC, The Cooking Channel and more.


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    Kendra says

    So cute! What were the candy ideas? We’re using a “We’re on Fire” theme at our school and wanted to incorporate a candy bar for our teachers.

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