after sharing the invitations, and the party favors, i am excited to share with you the actual party details! i’ll be sure to share all my sources at the end of this post.
it was nice to use a lot of items i already had, globes from my collection of globes, a vintage school map from ezra’s room, and some vintage suitcases i have had for years.
i set up a table with “in-flight” beverages, and “in-flight” snacks. i wanted to keep the food simple, so i wasn’t too much work. it turned out perfect to include the snacks and beverages like they do on airplanes. and, of course the cake, made by my friend celeste of tiers of joy cakes.
we served lemonade in these cute glass jars (hint: these are starbucks frappacino drinks that i washed out and peeled off the stickers) with blue stripey straws, and fun flags i made using old maps from an atlas and my lifestyle crafts die cut machine using the party flag die. the fun map pennants around the cake plate were made using the pennant die cut and old maps.
i jumped on the bandwagon of the fun bunting on cakes, and made a bunting out of paper airplanes i folded from paper from an old map book i found at the thrift store. i just taped the paper airplanes to some bakers twine and tied them between two skewers.
it was fun to put together some “in-flight” snacks. i put an assortment of snacks in a vintage suitcase, peanuts, chips, pretzels, popcorn, rice krispie treats.
i made the map garland out of some old atlas’ and one of my favorite die cuts from lifestyle crafts, the nesting pennants die. it makes it so easy to just crank out some cute garland out of any kind of paper.
a fun thing we did for the party was go to an actual airplane museum. we met our guests at a the local air force airplane museum and let the kids run around and check out all the old airplanes. my husband even came up with a scavenger hunt for the kids.
the “baggage claim” area. where the guest picked up their party favors. (i ended up putting the favors in another small vintage suitcase, but forgot to get a picture after i made the switch.)
my little birthday boy was all smiles that day. it really made it all worth it to see how much he enjoyed his party. afterwards he gave me a big hug and thanked me for his great airplane party. what a cutie pie!
glass jars: starbucks frappacino jars, cleaned and stickers removed (you can find these at most grocery stores, i bought mine at costco)
blue striped straws: kikkerland
gray striped trays: ikea
globes: vintage, thrifted
vintage suitcases: thrifted
striped table cloth: ikea sofia fabric