My boy is four. It’s unreal. My baby is four.
We had to celebrate with his all-time favorite movie, Planes: Fire & Rescue.
First step – cake.
This was just about the hardest thing I’ve ever done. It took me about 5 hours. I’m serious. Five. Hours. I’m hesitant to link my inspiration, but I have to. But you’ll see what this looks like when a pro does it. Eh hem, first time I used fondant.
Well, every cake needs a dessert table. You can see the flames we used in all the windows. We also had the “Zoom Plane Candy” (as named by J.C. himself). I’ll have a how to on those with J.C., but until then you can see these are propellers. You can also see our top-8 allergen free cookies!
Food: Yes, I plan my parties away from lunch time so I can do snack foods. It worked perfectly. For this party, because Planes: Fire & Rescue is set at a fictional national park, I thought camping. We had a trail-mix bar and of course a s’mores treat.
I was really excited about this because I came up with this around 12:15 a.m. the day of the party. I know, close one. It was really, really easy. I used tissue paper cut like flames – taped right to the counter.
Decorations: We basically went fire, fire, fire everywhere.
This was really fun. Each of the planes hanging from the ceiling were FREE. Yes, free. Check out the printables here. I hung these all over the place.
Our birthday banner. In hindsight I would have backed these printables with card stock.
Activities & Games: This is probably one of my favorite parts of the party. J.C. handed out a national park-esq pamphlet. I was lucky enough that Disney had created posters that looked like what you would find on a pamphlet. On one page the kids could see all of the activities they would do – make trail mix, douse the flames, make a paper plane and complete smokejumper training. I have generic pamphlets I’m hoping to link – I still haven’t figured out how to do that, but I will. For now, if you’d like the file email me 😉
I want to share the Thank You cards with you because I’m excited about them, but haven’t sent them out yet. So standby, my friends.
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