Monday, March 18, 2013

Fire Truck Birthday Party


Charlie turned 3 last week, and we had the best time celebrating him at the fire station for a fire truck birthday party!  The weather was absolutely perfect (he's wearing shorts!), and we were able to spend the afternoon with wonderful friends and family.

The kids decorated their buckets (I found them at Party City, and my friend, Patty helped me with the vinyl monograms) with foam stickers, and colored their fire truck coloring pages. Then, the yummy part, ice cream with lots of toppings...(you can kinda see the ice cream bar in the second picture).  

The fire fighters were called out just as we were ready to tour the fire truck.  But before I could panic, our friend (and one of Charlie's friends' dad), offered to let the kids come see and sit inside his police car.  So awesome!  The firetrucks came back soon after, so not only did the kids get to see the truck back up in the garage, they got to sit and play inside one.  Police cars and fire trucks in the same day?!  I can't think of anything better.

Oh...and the last picture...I tried to get at least one pic with my little man, but he wasn't too happy that I took him away from his firetruck.  :)

Such a fun afternoon celebrating!  I hope you all had a great weekend as well.

You would think that as much as I love a good birthday party,  I would try to learn how to not only use my camera,  but also how to stage the party for beautiful pictures.  One day...one day.

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51 comments :

fashion-meets-art said...

so cute. i love it.
kisses
maren anita

FASHION-MEETS-ART by Maren Anita

Robin said...

I think non-staged pictures are better. :) They look more naturally fun.

Brittney Musterman said...

What an awesome birthday party! No wonder you ate tons of sweets ;) Looks like the wee one had a blast!!!

Rebecca S. said...

This is such a cute idea. It looks like they had a blast getting to play on the fire truck!

Katie said...

what a fun party idea! love his shirt too!!

Priscila@mommode said...

Firetrucks and police cars for a 3 year old? You know those little boys loved that party!!! I don't know if you can top that next year! ;)

Helene said...

oh my goodness this is too cute! what a great party idea! looks like the kids were having a blast!

Megan said...

These photos are so cute! Looks like everyone had fun :)

Hailey LoveLaughterandLipstick said...

That looks like so much fun!! What a birthday party. :) I always remember to get a picture at the end of the day and the kids are not so cooperative!
Hailey @ Love, Laughter and Lipstick

Colleen said...

what a fun party. the kids must have loved all of that. I love Charlie's face in that one shot. so cute! (oh and I love the ice cream bar idea)

Katie Skelley said...

What a great idea for a birthday! I bet that they had a blast!

Krista said...

I love all the pics! A firetruck birthday is just so awesome to little guys, looks like they had a great time :)

Leah said...

how fun the firetrucks were brought for his birthday! looks like an awesome time!

still being [molly] said...

okay this is the CUTEST THING I'VE SEEN EVER!!! what a dream for those boys to see a police car and a firetruck in person!! LOVE it! you're such a great momma!!

Care said...

This is fabulous! He is never going to forget this special Birthday!!! Awesome memories, great idea, fun pics!

Emily said...

this is the perfect party for boys! how awesome.

Talisha Reupena said...

So cute! My boys would love this! Looks like he had so much fun!

Ashley said...

Sooo cute!! Love the shirts and party decor!! Glad everyone had fun!!

TheTinyHeart said...

What a fun idea for a birthday party! The kids look like they're having a blast!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Theresa said...

What a fabulous party idea! It looks like everyone had a great time. And very cool they got to tour the firetruck and police car!

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

So cute!

Susannah said...

What a fun party! That's great that the kiddos got to play in the firetruck! :-)

Kayla Peveler said...

Ummm okay that picture of your brother and Walker with his belly all out? HA I am swooning. Soo precious! I just wanna squeeze him (Walker, not your brother...LOL)!

I just love the picture of Charlie cracking up. Hope his day was perfect!

Renae at simple sequins said...

oh Ashley! I don't know what happened but I have missed this past week of your posts. I swear Google drops some posts to inform me / us. Oh well, I saw you over at Shanna's and said, Dang, How did I miss her?

These post this week are so dang fun. I love the fire station stuff pictures. That big belly on him is so cute. I love the baby pics of your Charlie. So sweet.

take care friend!

Jamie Sefcik || Hello Little Scout said...

What a CUTE idea! I may have to steal this :)

Lindsay said...

Love it! I bet Charlie had an amazing birthday!

Becca Moss said...

Love this! How awesome!

Jenn @ What You Make It said...

Oh em gee, this is adorable! How excited was he that he got to check out a fire truck for his birthday?!? He must have been the coolest kid on the block : )

Cassandra said...

This is so sweet! They must have been over the moon! Fire trucks and police cars! They will be remembering that one for awhile.

carrieburke said...

The party looked like it was loads of fun! The theme is super cute! My niece's birthday party is this weekend and the theme is Tinkerbell :)

Have a great week Ashley!
- Carrie

smk053078 said...

I would call policeman and fireman in one day a complete success!!! This one goes down in the books!!! This makes me want a baby boy...but no such luck!! ;)

Megan said...

What a fun party! I didn't know you could have parties at the fire station. I bet the kids loved it!

helen said...

so fun! what a brilliant idea!!!!!! all the kiddos look so happy :)

s said...

what a fun party! love the red firetrucks! happy bday to ur cutie!!! LOVE this post xO!
www.thehautecookie.com

Emily said...

this is so great!! what a wonderful idea and memories made :)

Head to Toe Chic said...

Such a fun party!!! Those boys look so happy getting to see police cars and fire trucks :) and look at Walker's belly!

Shaylynn... a girl, a story, a blog said...

Never take a birthday boy away from a firetruck.

geez.

Just Another Shopaholic said...

What a wonderful party! The kids look like they really enjoyed themselves.

Emmy said...

What a fun party! And glad the truck was able to come back and the kids were able to see it still.

Annie said...

What a cute idea for a birthday party! Looks like everyone had such an awesome time :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Erin said...

Oh, happiest birthday to Charlie (albeit belated!). His party looks like every little boy's dream, and he must have had the best time!!

Ana from Sweet Serendipity said...

You guys are such cute parents. This looks like it was a blast. YAY for little boys and firetrucks.

Sam M said...

What a great idea for a birthday party! How fun that they got to see both fire trucks and a police car. I'm totally suggesting this to my sister for next year.

Karen Curtis said...

Such a fun idea! My friend has a little boy and this would be perfect for him. Definitely sharing this post with her!

-Karen
www.yourstylistkaren.com

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

What a WONDERFUL idea for a birthday party! I am tucking this away for sure!

LEIGH said...

Oh that looks like it was such a good little birthday :)

Danavee said...

What a great party!!!!!!!!! Happy birthday little man!

rooth said...

Oh my god. This is too adorable for words. All those little people lined up in front of the police car. Awwwww. You should have lined them all up with their backs facing y'all and their hands on the car. Just kidding.

And yes, I laughed OUT LOUD at the picture of Walker. His serious face and tummy is TOO MUCH!

Kristen said...

How fun!! So glad the weather was perfect that day. The buckets turned out so cute!!

Jonna Eiffert said...

OMG I love this theme! I was thinking of doing a firetruck theme for my son's birthday coming up. Thanks for the inspiration!
Jonna
Everything but Ordinary

chrystinanoel.com said...

What a great birthday idea. Way to think outside of the box.

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