Every grown man at one time or another secretly wanted to be a fireman. Maybe it's the heroism or maybe it's just the big red shiny truck -- either way, Fire Trucks make a great theme for birthday parties! Leah at Foggy Days and Sunset Living hosted an amazing Fire Truck Party and has lots of great ideas and pictures to share.
There are tons of great games for a Fire Truck Party, including water brigade (a relay game where two teams race against the clock to transfer the most water from one large container into another), Stop-Drop-and-Roll (kids dance until the music stops and then they must stop, drop and roll until it starts playing again) and Put Out the Fire (kids throw water balloons at targets created to look like "fire"). A more ambitious parent might call a local firehouse to see if they'll give a tour and/or fire safety demonstration to the whole group. Nothing tops off a Fire Truck Party like getting to see the real thing in person! Betty Crocker has this great instructional video on how to make this Fire Engine cake: