Fireman Party Ideas

Hello and welcome to my page where I share my ideas for the best, creative kids’ parties on a budget! In this post, we will work together to plan the most epic fireman party for your little one.

I have years of experience designing and running kids’ parties and have done a couple of firefighter ones. I know what works, and I’m here to share that with you, to help you run the party as smoothly as possible! I also have a special section about Fireman Sam parties- perfect for little fans!

Trust me, this can be easy, and it can be affordable, let me show you…

Fireman Birthday Party Games

We have 3 epic fire-fighter games for your kids that they are guaranteed to love.

Fire Fire Fighter!

This game is similar to duck duck goose but with a theme. It’s a great one to play as children arrive (or as children might get tired of lunchtime at different rates) as new players can easily join and it’s fun and familiar to them. Children sit in a circle facing inwards. Child A walks around the outside of the circle and gently taps the group one by one on the head as they pass saying fire, fire, fire…..then, they choose one child (child B) to say fighter! Child B jumps up and chases Child A around the circle. Child A has to run around the whole group and sit back in Child B’s space. If they manage, Child B becomes Child A in the next round. Otherwise, Child A has to play again until they succeed.

A day in the life

In this game, the facilitator shouts out the actions below and children must follow the instructions for each action. The last ones to follow the actions are out and the game continues!

  • Climb the ladder- pretend to climb up a ladder
  • Down the pole– pretend to hold an imaginary pole with your hands and drop to the floor
  • Blue lights on – hand above head open and clench fists to mini flashing blue lights.
  • Out on a call – run to one side of the room
  • Back to the station – run to the other side of the room

This is a fun, high concentration and physical game- you can always take out one of two of these actions to simplify it for younger children, or reward the fastest child to avoid having to send people ‘out’.

Pro tip: If you don’t want to upset children by sending them ‘out’ you can send them over to jump into the massive imaginary pile of jello! Squelch!!! Children will enjoy making a big squelching sound and dramatic jump- it makes everyone else laugh too.

Blue lights freeze!

This game is similar to musical statues but rather than dancing to music, children must race around the room making the sound of a fire engine siren (yes! painful for spectators but kids absolutely love it!). When someone shouts freeze, everyone has to stop where they are and stay as still as possible.

Depending on the age of the kids you can reward the silliest statue or reward the most frozen players or send ‘out’ any kids who wobble. You can also signal freeze by ringing a bell or clanging a wooden spoon on a saucepan to mimic the bell that might sound the alarm in a fire-station. This game is perfect to burn up some energy!

We also have a great post giving you all the ideas for a Construction Party!

Fireman Birthday Party Adventure Story

A great thing to do at a fireman theme party is to have the kids act out a fireman adventure. We have written a short fireman adventure story that’s available as a free download. You can either read this to them, or even get them to act out bits (see suggestions below) to bring the story to life!

This can be a great activity just before snack time.

This story is called A Busy Day At The Station, and takes the children (firefighters) on 3 special missions, the last of which lands them with a surprise!

Pro Tip: turn this into a live-action adventure. get the kids to act out being the firemen, getting ready, driving to the first rescue and climbing up the ladder to reach the kitten! They have them flying in the helicopter and pulling up the rope, and after, have them fighting the massive restaurant fire from all angles. Once it’s extinguished, get them all to cheer!

Fireman Birthday Party Decoration Ideas

Firefighter parties can be really fun to decorate because with little effort, the bold red colours can have awesome striking effects! I always suggest keeping decorations bold simple and affordable so with that in mind…here are the best options I have found:

Fireman hat props! These cute little hats will be so exciting for the kids! They also make a great take-home present so could kill two birds with one stone. Having each kid in a little red helmet will really liven up the space- and help take them into the land of adventure!

Red tinsel curtains are simple and bold and will instantly up the festive game! Check out these as an example! If you are having a party in a venue like a community hall, it’s a great way to cover up noticeboards or other non-theme-related venue things!

Theme-up the snack table We suggest a bright red tablecloth for simplicity and these gorgeous little cake toppers to be stuck in the food and bring the area to life! Use them all over- not just in cakes, you could stick them in cheese cubes, or strawberries, or mini-pizzas.

Bright fire-coloured balloons in bunches of reds yellows and oranges – We love this pre-collated fireman set with a banner, inflatable fire engines and loads of fire-coloured balloons for a reasonable price!

Free Party Plan: Fire-fighter theme

Here is our free party plan! we suggest a 1.5 hour party. The times below are just suggestions and might change depending on age, so long as you’re flexible it doesn’t really matter- go at the pace of your child and play whatever the kids seem to be enjoying!

  1. Play ‘Fire Fire Fighters!’ as the children arrive (this is an easy game for children to slot into and it gets all children, even shy ones engaged right away). 10 mins
  2. Intro 5 mins (Here you welcome them to the party. Get them to answer some questions- does anyone know any firefighters? What do firefighters do? etc…)
  3. Play ‘Blue Lights Freeze!’ 10 mins
  4. Firefighter adventure story 15 mins
  5. Snack Time and cake 20-30 mins
  6. Blue lights freeze again to burn energy 5 mins
  7. Play a day in the life 15 mins
  8. Imagination firefighters (free time for kids to play firefighters as the parents begin to arrive) 10 mins

Have you seen our Explorer Adventure Theme Party or our Epic Dinosaur Party Ideas?

Fireman Sam Birthday Party Ideas!

Fireman Sam is a beloved children’s character! If he is your child’s fireman hero, we suggest setting the scene with a Frie-man sam introduction at the start of the party:

“In the peaceful town of Pontypandy, nestled amidst green hills and a winding river, excitement fills the air as another day dawns. The fire station stands proudly, its red doors gleaming in the sunlight, ready to open at a moment’s notice.

Fireman Sam and his dedicated team, put on their bright yellow uniforms and gather inside, ready for the day ahead. The town bustles with cheerful chatter as residents go about their day, knowing that should danger arise, their local heroes will be there, ever ready to spring into action. The smell of fresh morning air mingles with the promise of bravery and community spirit, another Fireman Sam adventure is ready to unfold.”

Fireman Sam game ideas!

We have 4 great Firemen Sam game ideas here:

Game 1: Musical Statues to the Fireman Sam theme tune! You can find it on Spotify, or play it from youtube.

Game 2: We suggest exactly the same game as above but with a fireman-sam twist. Instead of “fire, fire, fighter!”, change it to “fire, fire, fireman Sam!”.

Game 3: For the busy day in the life game, follow the instructions above, but use these fire-man sam amendments:

  • Climb the ladder– pretend to climb up a ladder
  • Down the pole– pretend to hold an imaginary pole with your hands and drop to the floor
  • Blue lights on – hand above head open and clench fists to mini flashing blue lights.
  • Called out to Norman Price – run to one side of the room
  • Back to Pontypandy – run to the other side of the room

Game 4: Officer Boyce Says… This game is like ‘Simon says’….the facilitator calls instructions ‘Simon says touch your head’, ‘Simon Says jump up and down’ and whenever there’s an instruction that doesn’t start with Simon says, children aren’t meant to follow it. If they forget, and do the action, they’re out!

Good Luck!

We hope you’ve got some good inspiration from this page and feel ready to dive into the planning- well equipped. Good luck- your kiddos are so lucky to have you, and they are in for an epic day!

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