Picking a Theme for Sam’s Fifth Birthday Party
If youve followed my blog, then you might know that Spaceships and Laser Beams was born because of my son, Sam. I was about nine months into a one-year maternity leave from work; I was desperately looking for things to do that didnt include changing a diaper. So I started planning for Sams first birthday party! I discovered plenty of pink and frilly party supplies for girls but hardly any fun and stylish boy birthday themes, especially at that time.
- Check out Sam’s second birthday party: a vintage fishing theme using custom printables from the Spaceships and Laser Beams collection.
- Then, take a look at Sam’s third celebration: a fireman birthday party.
- Last July, we did Sam’s fourth birthday party. It was police themed and features one of my favorite printable collections!
About a month after Sams first birthday, a few friends and I officially launched the Spaceships and Laser Beams Etsy shop (ahh what moms do for their sons!). Our goal was to provide unique, original artwork on the party printables just for boys. Its hard to believe that we now have more than 20 collections!
Even with having an awesome array of party items available, I wrestle with what is THE BEST birthday party theme for Sam. This summer he is going to be turning five. FIVE! He is currently obsessed with planes and airports and flying the friendly skies. Its all he talks about. He often packs up his toys for imaginary plane rides. I cannot count the number of times that Mike and I have had to play airport with him over the past six months!
Sams first birthday party theme was really difficult to decide on. I considered all kinds of options before finally settling on quirky, cute robots. Mike is a sci-fi geek and I love anything cute and retro so it seemed like a perfect fit for our family.
A two-year-old can be opinionated, but not necessarily about birthday themes. For Sams second birthday, I decided on something that was meaningful to our family. My husband, Mike, is an avid fisherman; he even teaches fly-fishing techniques. I grew up in Newfoundland where fishing is part of our culture. The Vintage Fishing themed birthday was an easy and satisfying choice with our mutual history; its something we hoped to one day share with Sam–which we have begun doing.
By the time he turned three, Sam was very interested in fire trucks, like many little guys. We celebrated with our Firefighting Fun Collection. I especially love the comical firemen, the burning building and fire truck cupcake wraps. That was an awesome party to put together.
When last years birthday rolled around, Sam was big into pretending good guy vs. bad guy. Our Cops and Robbers Collection worked perfectly! Sam got some swagger in; the robbers werent too scary; I had a blast creating fun elements!
Since I get a lot of questions about how to plan a party, I thought Id take you through my preparation process with Sams upcoming Vintage Plane themed party. Over the next few weeks Ill share my process from conceiving to creating a party. Hopefully Ill answer some of your inquiries along the way; stay tuned!
Get inspired with more boy birthday party ideas with these posts…
- Boy’s Plane Themed Birthday Party
- Free Disney Printable Coloring Pages
- Soaring Plane Themed Birthday Party
- An Airplane Boy’s Birthday Party
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