My big boy turned the big T-W-O on Thursday and we had a little celebration for him over the weekend. His latest obsession is firetrucks, along with stop signs, so I wanted to create a fun firetruck birthday party for him. Since we are in the mist of packing and set to move in about a week, I wanted something that was easy, simple, budget friendly and of course fun!
For the party decor I stayed very basic and stuck to traditional firetruck colors... Red, gold, black, and white. I wanted the main focal piece to be the large gold number "2" balloon, which I found at Northstar Balloons. It was 34 inches of total awesomeness and I'm so in love with it! I picked up some fun party plates from target (the Oh Joy collection which is Ahmazing!) and the rest from the dollar tree. For the table cloth, I bought 2 yards of .99 cent fabric from Walmart and stamped it to look like Dalmatian spots. It was super easy to do and saved me a little moolah. For party favors I passed out fireman hats to the kiddos, which went over really well. As for the cake, I just decided to make one this year instead of ordering one and I'm so glad I did. I didn't intend for it to be as tall as it was (oops) but it was 4 layers of total deliciousness! I topped it with a cute firetruck cake topper I found on Etsy. I loved that the cake was simple... Just like I wanted it.
We decided to do a burger bar and a few fun appetizers for everyone to snack on. I was only able to snap a few quick pictures because we were all starving and the food went fast! I wanted to keep the dinner pretty easy and I thought a burger bar would be a fun option. It went over really well too!
Since the party was small we only had a few party activities aside from eating cake. Of course one of them was a piñata. I searched high and low for a firetruck piñata, but just couldn't justify spending a ton of money on one since it was going to be smashed into pieces. I improvised and took matters into my own hands and ended up making one myself! I was inspired by this piñata found here and used a few different materials and it turned out great! It was honestly pretty easy to make as well!
We finished the party off with the delicious cake I made and let Asher dive into his gifts.... More than a day later and Im still full from party! Asher had such a great time and Im so thankful for all of our amazing friends who made Asher's big day even more special!
You can see Asher's 1st birthday party here and I provided a party supply list with links below!
gold balloon - Northstar balloons
paper places - Oh Joy for Target
party hats - eBay
Table cloth - DIY
cake topper - Etsy
piñata - DIY
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