I was so excited when my sister-in-law called me and asked me to do her little boy’s fireman birthday party. She wanted to do a Vintage Fireman theme and I knew we could come up with all kinds of really cool decorations and activities. I love doing parties and am always looking for ways to make the details on an economical budget. I’ve included tutorials at the bottom for other crafty moms out there! Overall, I was so pleased with how everything turned out and both the kids and adults had a blast! Enjoy the pics! Luke and I before the party – this is the cake table. We elected to go with red, white and teal for the colors for a bit of uniqueness. Isn’t this cake amazing!!?? These DIY fire engines were so easy to make out of cardboard boxes. Just cut the tops and bottoms off, spray paint and then cut wheels out of the flaps that you cut off and glue those on. You can pretty much buy soda in any color at the grocery store now. I then just designed a cute graphic and printed them on labels so you can just stick the graphic right on. Little favors full of goodies for the guests. I wrapped napkins around the utensils and the tied with thin rope and a label for festive utility packs. This is a really great idea for affordable centerpieces. I covered old formula cans with paper and then glued the tissue poms to the stick (DIY below). Much more affordable than flowers and a good option for boys parties. My neighbor is a fireman and he was kind enough to bring his gear out for the kids to try on. They made the most adorable pictures! I think the birthday boy was pleased!! Tutorials and Information: Tissue Pom Poms click here. Paper garland click here. Marshmallow Pops click here. Meet the awesome Kristy Chapman Tuttle from Kosmic Custom Cakes. This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Tori 11 Responses Sharlene Russell Johnson 10/02/2011 Love the theme, such great colors…the firetrucks you made where a huge hit… Reply Sharlene Russell Johnson 10/02/2011 I could go on and on…every detail was just beautiful . The kids had a blast!!! Great party and thanks you so much for all the effort you went to …!!! Yeah Tori! Reply Joyce Foster 10/03/2011 Very cute! Reply Andrea 10/03/2011 thank you so much! the party was perfect! Reply Moin Stobbart 10/04/2011 Fantastic post. Some great points you mention in there. Reply jennysserendipity 04/14/2012 Wonderful theme! Thanks for the stop by and liking my post http://jennysserendipity.wordpress.com/2012/04/14/ideas-are-coming-out-of-my-brain/ Just followed Reply torijohnson5 04/14/2012 Thank you so much, Jenny, for following! Reply jennysserendipity 04/14/2012 Your welcome Teri Fuchs 06/11/2012 I just love the personalized glass soda bottle label idea. How would i go about creating something like this? Thanks Reply torijohnson5 06/11/2012 Hi Teri! It’s very easy! You just measure the area of the bottle where the label is going to go and then create the design in any design program you have. I recommend printing on a full-sheet of label paper (the kind that just peels off to reveal the sticky side). You can buy it at any office supply store. If you are working on a party, I’d be happy to talk with you about designing something for you. Email me at email@example.com if interested. Reply Teri Fuchs 06/12/2012 Thank you, I will do that! Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Subscribe to The sTORIbook! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.