Airplane birthday party
Fly high with an airplane themed party for kids
As kids parties go, an airplane party is just "plane" awesome whether it's for a child's
first birthday or tenth! You're cleared for take off with this party idea. So extend your
arms and fasten your seat-belts. An airplane birthday party can take flight for just a
An airplane party is fun for a first birthday, but an older child will enjoy it too. His head
will be in the clouds when he sees the airplane decorations and fun you've planned.
From the cake to the candy, the games, invitations and the favors, you'll enjoy hosting
an airplane party.
Turn your home into an airport for the party
Kids parties at home are easy on the budget and it's easier than you think to turn your
home into an airport! Here's how to host an airplane party at home:
- Red barron red and cloudy sky blue: Stick to a color palette of barron red and
cloudy sky blue. You'll have fun with red and white hard candy, adn blue and
white puffy candy.
- Pack your suitcases. Your airplane adventure starts with the birthday kid and
friends boarding the plane with suitcases.
- Provide a boarding pass to guests. Take off for the fun can officially begin when all
the guests board the plane, but they need a ticket to ride. Your "ticket" can be
the invitation for your party, which looks like a passport or a boarding pass.
ETSY is just the ticket for securing party perfect boarding pass invitations,
decorations as well as airplane party favors and party supplies. Many ETSY
sellers offer digital products, so that with your color printer you can print exactly
what you need for your airplane party. It will save money and really impress
guests. Soon you'll be planning all your kids parties at ETSY.
- That's the ticket to a great kids party. Next, have a ticket counter to welcome
guests to your party. Check kids boarding pass and baggage (gifts for the
birthday kid). You can direct kids and their parents through the terminal of your
house with signs to match your airplane theme. For example, direct party goers
to "Gate Five" (or whatever the birthday kid's age), and make signs for the
bathrooms and airport restaurants for refreshments. The entrance of your party
should have an "Arrivals" sign upon entry and a "Departures" sign on exit.
- Have everyone board the plane. Arrange chairs for your party, airplane style with
an aisle and a cockpit. Affix barf bags to the back of each chair with toy surprises
for guests to discover (for example, pilot glasses, a squirt airplane toy or glider).
Kids parties are ideal for family involvement. Mom or Dad can use a megaphone
as a loudspeaker to announce, "This is Captain Daddy, and we're glad to have
you on this birthday flight. We'll be flying five miles above ground and slowing
down to 500 hundred miles an hour. My co-pilot, Tyler, would like to welcome
you to his party." Go on to explain the exits to the backyard fun.
- Serve an "in flight" meal and movie. For just $4 on Amazon, you can load up
"Airplanes" a video on demand movie. Another good DVD option is "Cleared for
Takeoff," left. As kids are watching the movie, have a "flight attendant" sibling
provide airline snacks, such as a bag of peanuts, chips or pretzels. The flight
attendant can bring party goers drinks using a teacart. You can offer a sit down
meal at your final destination. If you don't want to watch a DVD or if you want to
add to the airplane ride, you can invite kids one by one to the "cockpit" to play
computer games. Kids can play the Nintendo Wii Wing Island game, right, for
example. Kids waiting to play the computer game can color airplane scenes
coloring pages there are lots of free airplane coloring pages online.
- Complete the airplane experience with a baggage claim area upon departure for
the favors! You might create little suitcases filled with goodies. Be sure to
include a luggage tag. (See more favor ideas below.)
Airplanes crafts and activities for the party
Now, it wouldn't be an airplane party without folding paper airplanes, and taking a few
gliders for a first flight. Here are some airplane crafts to consider for the party:
- A favor on the fly. Make candy airplane favors with one or two pieces of wrapped
stick gum for the wings, a candy, such as Haribo Roulettes gummy candy for the
body with propeller and tail, plus two unwrapped Lifesaver candies for the
wheels. It's super easy to tie the wings with a rubber band. For a twins birthday
party, be sure to use DoubleMint gum for the wings!
- Propeller pops and candy cloud airplanes. Peek a real plane party to see some
delicious candy cargo, including propeller pops (marshmallows on a stick dipped
in candy melts and adorned with chocolate propellers). More masterfully created
aviation confections tops with us included using cotton candy as a cloud for an
airplane toy or cookie treat, presented at baggage claims of course.
- Send the kids to airplane university! The Ten Paper Airplanes Web site gives easy
and animated instructions on how to make paper airplanes. Our favorite is the
auto-gyro Spinster paper airplane. It's "spin-sational," though it has a short
flight plan. Foam flyers and gliders are fun too. The red foam flyer, left, would
make an unusual craft activity. Kids build a red and white biplane that's three
dimensional. Let their imaginations soar as they pretend to be pilots or the Red
- Wing Island Wii. Take off for a safe adventure with Wing Island, pictured right.
- Just plane fun. Make origami airplanes from dollar bills. The birthday boy can
help. When you start with colorful papers, the airplanes just look better. Fold N
Fly is an easy activity for just about any kid, right.
Airplane Party Supplies: Favors
Pack your bags! Packing the party favor bags for a kids party can be one of the most
satisfying parts of party planning. As kids parties go, favors are important, and the
little jet setters will love the creative favor bags you create for an airplane party
whether you make your own or assemble a little luggage bag of goodies.
Here are some ideas that will send you soaring:
- Wing pins! During the party, ask kids if this is their first flight party. Undoubtedly
the answer is yes, in which case you can hand out wings to the kids. The kids
will love them, and you'll earn your wings, too.
- Plainly obvious. You may find a few airplane party favors at the local party supply
store, such as airplane squirt toys or gliders, but for the really fun stuff search
online. Here are some unusual party favors available online.
- Airplane Whizzers pictured at the bottom of the page, are a sort of whistle.
- Airplane suckers, pictured at the top of the page, will have them flying
high with excitement.
- Airplane gummies, pictured above, will make an superb in-flight treat.
- Inflatable airplanes, pictured at the bottom of the age.
- Twist pops look like propellers!
Menu ideas for an airplane party
For kids parties, food is half the fun and these are some first class ideas:
- Fly high on Amazon! Search Amazon for airplane cookie cutters, cake pans and
cupcake toppers for your airplane party because you just won't find these at the
local party supply. Bake airplane muffins with the amazing Airplane Link Pan,
pictured right. Use them to make airplane shaped cupcakes, too. Cover the little
cakes with Wilton candy melts to make a memorable, moist cupcake cake
surprise. They are ideal to make large Madeleine cookies as well. Frost an
airplane shaped cake easily using the airplane cake pan, left. Cut cookies and
sandwiches from airplane shaped cookie cutters.
- Float on cloud nine. Your cakes and cupcakes can float on cloud nine when you
make blue frosting and clouds. This airplane cupcake tower is just plane
awesome. You can also make fluffy clouds from cotton candy.
- Boxed lunch. Your airplane party can take flight with Martha Stewart's
personalized mini-boxed lunches. Have a "flight attendant" serve these lunches
down the aisle with a tea cart. A boxed lunch never looked so good!
More fun ideas for an airplane party
- Send kids imaginations soaring with trivia. Extend the party theme with snoopy as
the Red Barron, and other famous aviators, including Joe Foss (United States
Marine Corps 1940s fighter ace), Amelia Earhart (who soared into our hearts as
an aviation pioneer). You can print pages from the Internet to entertain the
adults. Here are some aviation fun facts for kids. Kids parties can also be
educational, you know!
- Become a model citizen! Model airplanes will look terrific on your table runway,
and there are so many fun models to build.
Invitations for an airplane party
As kids parties go, most invitations are pretty hum drum, but you can really have fun
designing invitations for an airplane party! Think home made to make luggage tags,
paper airplanes, and boarding pass invitations. Here are several more ideas to get you
flying high with this and unusual birthday theme for kids:
- Don't bypass this biplane idea: Turn this airplane bookmark into an invitation. It's
an airplane with a trailing message, and perfect for the birthday boy or girl. It
comes with a printable template, but you could also use an airplane cookie
cutter as a stencil an airplane.
- Get on board with the fun. Clip a boarding pass to your invitation with the
airplane paper clips, left. Here's a free airline boarding pass template, intended
for weddings, but you can modify it for a birthday party for girls and make the
destination a tropical paradise.
- "Hanger" round ETSY. Here are more airplane invitations to enjoy on ETSY.com -
the place to look for kids parties when it comes to handmade.
Resources for your Airplane party
Kids parties are fun to plan and even more fun when you can see some real kids
parties in action. Look at these kids parties:
- Peek a professional planner's party! Prepare for takeoff with inspiration from a
professional event designer, Amy Atlas, who planned a Ready for Takeoff party
for her son in terrific shades of orange. She turned the table into a runway,
covered juice boxes. Atlas has a compass to kids parties!
- Get boxed in! Kids will enjoy the cheap thrill of a ride in an airplane box, pictured
right. Make this costume craft project from scratch thanks to instructions
provided by Family Fun. It will take around 2-3 hours to make.
- Go fly a kite! You'll find a number of fun airplane kites and you may even extend
your theme to a kite party! See the Red Baron Kite Airplane (boys will love it).
- Planning a model airplane party? Then you've got to see the Model Plane Party kit
from Posh Party.
Organizing children's birthday parties can seem overwhelming, but once you start
planning the little touches, like setting up a baggage claim and making suit case
favors, or creating clouds from tissue paper, you'll be relieved and you'll start having
fun. In short, your imagination can really take flight with a plane party!
Real Airplane Parties...
And now for "Dee plane! Dee plane!" ... dee real airplane parties! Your imagination for
party planning will take off when you see other moms who have created real airplane
parties for their kids. Here are the ones that are top guns with us:
- Consult an Atlas! Get ready for takeoff with Amy Atlas (an event planner who
created a party for her own son). This amazing real party featured an airplane
birthday cake that was suspended from the ceiling! Yes she has cake couture
style, but her sweet airplane cupcakes were as amazing as her airplane cookies.
It was runway perfect!
- Friendly skies party: You'll fly high seeing this Australian Airplane birthday! Little
Levi turned 2 and his friends and family enjoyed confections and fun that put
them high in the clouds. Known in Australia as an "aeroplane party," Levi's party
had a sweet color scheme of baby blues and oranges. There was yummy looking
blue bark and an array of "blue Jelly slices" along with mesmerizing puffy cloud
cookies on stick.
If this is your first flight in planning a party, bookmark this page. We hope you consider
us your co-pilot for party planning for years to come!
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