We are very excited to start up with this new feature – Real Party Submissions.  Your chance to show us how creative you are.  Our first one featured is from Louise and Taryn of Sunshine Parties.  Take a look at Thomas’ 5th Fireman birthday party and get Taryn’s tips to create this party yourself.


A brick wall was used as a background and I then made a crepe paper background that sat against the wall with a Happy Birthday Banner. Naturally, I used vibrant red, yellow and orange as my main colors and then black as a secondary color. The red fire hydrants were made out of plastic plumbing parts and put together and spray painted by my hubby.


The yummy chocolate cupcakes http://www.justeasyrecipes.co.za/2009/08/26/cupcakes-chocolate/ were iced with red, yellow and orange. I popped the cupcake toppers on top and that was that. I dotted the cupcakes at the base of the cake stand acting as “fire” and then cut out some flames (included in the full party package https://www.etsy.com/listing/238195055/fireman-birthday-party-printables?ref=shop_home_active_1&ga_search_query=fireman) to stick around the inside of the cake stand. And then I made a chocolate cake http://www.justeasyrecipes.co.za/2009/08/26/chocolate-cake/ and placed a toy fire engine on top. Thomas LOVED it and it was super easy….

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Some of the food options used were chocolate bars with red wrappers and labelled them FIREHOUSE POLES. A strip of red chevron washi tape around the top of the jar as well as some red electrical tape and placed a fireman’s hat on top of the jar. Red liquorice was found at a local shop and labelled FIRE HYDRANTS, I placed them in a small glass/mason jar. A jar of massive marshmallows came with a red ribbon and this was definitely going to be called FIREMAN’S FOAM. I also added some fruit to the fiery mix, I called these fruit kebabs (strawberries alternated with pieces of pineapple) FLAMING FIRE FRUIT STICKS.



For drinks, I served water as FIRETRUCK WATER and juice as FIRETRUCK FUEL (Juice/water dispenser was an absolute win). Tea, coffee and ice teas were served for the adults. For something different and a healthier option, I decided to serve water for the kids in little bottles and called them “FIRE EXTINGUISHERS”.



We love this colourful party with some real creative ideas you can do at home. Take a look at their etsy shops to buy the printables and please email us katie@lesenfants.co.uk with your party submissions.