Little Fireman Party
I like to think I have taken a gender neutral approach to raising my children. But with my sons Fourth Birthday approaching it was impossible not to embrace his obsession with fire trucks. We found this incredible fascination infectious and would find ourselves shouting with enthusiasm whenever we were lucky enough to see a passing fire engine. And so…it was with much relief and excitement that I discovered one of Melbourne’s best kept party secrets-Fireman Rob.
Fireman Rob was a member of the fire service for 24 years and in that time he had seen how much children enjoy the fire engines.
These days Rob is spending his retirement bringing smiles to the faces of Birthday boys and girls around Melbourne who can have him drop in at their party and take guests for a ride around their local neighborhood in a REAL LIFE FIRE ENGINE! Sam is now 5 and still considers this to have been the best day of his life…
Find Fireman Rob at http://www.fireengines.com.au/about.html
And of course find your fireman party table at www.littlechair.com.au
Melbourne Fire Brigade Head Quarters
Another of Melbourne’s well kept secrets when it comes to fire-fighting is the MFB headquarters practical fire demonstrations run at various Fire stations throughout Melbourne.
We attended a display at MFB headquarters in East Melbourne one wintry friday last year and it was amazing.
The display included displays of various fire equipment including the ‘Jaws of Life”…(they even cut open a real car), an interactive presentation on fire safety, the chance to meet firefighters, see real fire engines up close and even operate a real fire hose aimed at a faux fire.
And the best bit….these demonstrations run every week and they are FREE of charge, however bookings are essential.
Little Fireman Party Craft
These simple origami dalmations are an easy craft for 3-8 year old kids, made using white squares of paper, markers and googly eyes. We also attached an icy pole stick to ours and kids seemed pretty pleased with their puppet creations. They would also be cute made with black and white spotty paper or card