There are a ton of pins on pinterest about airplane parties. BUT, mine wasn't for a boy & I didn't want to go with strictly a plane party. I wanted any type of air travel (helicopters, paper airplanes, kites, hot air balloons, planes, travel globes, etc). So it turned into a more diverse theme as I pulled together all the elements. All the links to each part of the project are at the end of this post. I also have an airplane themed party pinboard that you can follow if you'd like.
We sent out boarding pass invitations to the guests.
printed pictures of the birthday girl throughout the year and hung them
on chicken wire. It didn't turn out quite like I expected, but I gave
it my best shot and people liked the pictures a lot. This idea was from
I made hanging in the pavilion. They were a bit heavy and fell about
halfway through the party, but if you had hooks, they would stay up just
fine. I'd love to see someone else take this idea to the next level.
bumblebee party to serve lemonade, aka Jet Fuel.
pinterest. I made the cupcake stand from Goodwill findings.
gliders from oriental trader, wrapped in sheets of tissue papers, and then wrapped with crocheted kites. The idea for the crocheted kites is here.
made for each child who attended the party. It had their name &
picture inside, along with coloring pages and a place for stickers. It
kept the kids' attention during the party for a good while.
party table skirt
I made from Goodwill finds. I added the paper airplanes on a string to
hang over the cake. I also borrowed a globe to complete the dessert
cardboard box airplane was a huge hit too, although it didn't hold up for long when they squeezed four kids inside.
Want to see how to complete each part of the party? Follow these links:
1 - Boarding Pass Invitations - including Silhouette studio file and Publisher files to make your own FREE
2 - Pretend Passport Activity Books - including Silhouette studio files to make your own FREE
3 - Glider Party Favors with crocheted kites
4 - Cupcake Stand from candlesticks and glass platters
5 - Welcoming Kites with Name
6 - Dessert Table Cloth - multi-tiered ruffles!
7 - Cardboard Box Airplane - you only need one box and a roll of tape
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