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Firetruck Birthday Party

25 Oct

Last week was my son’s 5th birthday.  He really wanted a firetruck themed party so we did our best… With a baby arriving any day we decide to host the party at a local art studio so that our house would not end up a mess.  It was the perfect venue for our art inspired, firetruck themed, 5th birthday party…  Here are some pictures:

These are the cupcakes I made for all of the kids.  I made the firetrucks out of candy melts… Here is the scoop…

1.  Either draw or print off the outline of a firetruck (or what ever shape you want to use).  I copied six to a page.  Tape this paper to a cookie sheet.  Place a piece of wax paper over the image you want to use…

2.  Here is the tricky part… You are essentially decorating upside down so you really have to think about what to draw first.  I chose to do the “white” candy melts first.  I melted them in a squeeze bottle, but you could do a ziplock bag or pastry bag too…  Once you have the candy melted draw anything you want in that color.  I drew (freehand) the ladder, tires and light.

3.  Once you are done with your “base” color. You’ll need to think about what other color you want just a bit of…  Obviously this was black for me.  I drew the black window and wheels…

4.  The next thing I did was melt the red.  Since this is the “all over” color you will want to draw the outline of the firetruck and then cover all the other colors and drawings you made with the red.  This is the only way to get your project to “stick” together.  It will look funny, just remember this is the back!

5.  Pop them in the freezer for a little bit…  Take them out and carefully peel them off…  VIOLA!  It’s a pretty fun “surprise” to see what they look like on the opposite side.  I was hoping they would turn out like I imagined them in my head and they did!

At the party the guests all got fire helmets and fire badges…

We had the party at Kid Create Studio in Eden Prairie and they helped us make a very cool birthday card and firetruck project…  It was a great place to have a birthday party.  The kids were totally engaged, quiet and so creative….

Here are a couple examples of their finished work…  It was so cute to see how different they all were, I love that they were kid centered and kid created…

In leu of gift bags we sent the kids home with their hats, badges, artwork, a few coloring sheets, and these cookies..  I just made sugar cookies and used a firetruck cookie cutter… I then decorated them to look similar to a fire truck…  This isn’t the best picture, but you get the idea…

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2 Responses to “Firetruck Birthday Party”

  1. Kim November 6, 2010 at 12:59 PM #

    I love the labels Shannon! How did you make those? My printer never make mine so bright.

    • mommyapolis November 22, 2010 at 9:23 AM #

      I ordered the labels at tinyprints… Cheaper than buying this much ink!

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