51 Best Airplane Party Ideas
Airplanes can represent high hopes for the future, adventure and fun excitement so it’s no wonder that airplane-themed events are a popular choice for a boy’s birthday party. This round-up includes 51 parties that are full of colorful decoration suggestions, birthday cakes, dessert tables, and party favors that are sure to please. We are ready for take-off so please find your seat and fly the friendly skies in search of your next perfect party idea!
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1. From Spaceships and Laser Beams: Boy’s Vintage Airplane Themed Birthday Dessert Table
This rendition of our own collection is done in blues, cream and white. See how to make an easy DIY cloud backdrop for $3 and how to wrap pretzels in map pockets. I think our airplane cupcake wraps are the best!
2. From Maira Wade via Hostess With the Mostess: Boy’s Airplane First Birthday
The tented ceiling with sky blue and cloud white stripes certainly arrests attention and the jet streams of paper airplanes look awesome! Mini paper airplanes lifting off candy treats and a large cardboard plane to play in are just two more of the many ideas to see here.
3. From TomKat Studio: Boy’s Vintage Airplane Birthday Party
Navy, silver gray, and white are masculine pairings for this stylish plane-themed party. Star accents look good; even the food is blue and white!
4. From Fantabulosity via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Boy’s High-Flying 1st Birthday Party
Ever see a plane exhaust red and white polka dots?! Bright red and baby blue look wonderful in the stripes and dots at this little boy’s first birthday party. The little airplane favors are especially cute, too.
5. From Blowout Party: Brady’s 1st Birthday Airplane-Themed Party
Personalized guest passports are “certifiably cute” as are the cloud-shaped cupcake stands and the ribbon-embellished favor bags.
6. From Great Stitch via Kara’s Party Ideas: Vintage Style Boy’s Airplane Party
The industrial vibe going on here is a very attractive innovation. Plane schematics make a wonderful backdrop, especially with the chevron arrow inviting, “Fly With Me”.
7. From Styled by Belle via Kara’s Party Ideas: Up, Up and Away Travel Themed Birthday Party
Tan, red and sky blue look so handsome together! Vintage airplanes, maps and hot air balloons are used with great effect for this first birthday event.
8. From Keren Precel Events via Hostess With the Mostess: Enzo’s 2nd Birthday Party
Quietly stylish, this celebration featured vintage planes, hot air balloons and birds! The menu suggestions will make you wish you were there.
9. From Sweet Pop Studio via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Boy’s 3rd Airplane Themed Birthday Party
This party is full of saturated color! Unique ideas here: a city skyline, a mini air traffic controller prop, and a cupcake runway.
10. From Preparativos Lulu via Kara’s Party Ideas: Boy’s Aviator 1st Birthday
Wow! The dessert “table” looks like a candy store! There are lots of details to take in! Blue and orange pop against fresh white.
11. From Little Posh Parties via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Vintage Airplane 1st Birthday Party
What an adorable cake! Clouds, stripes and stars in red, white and blue look a party waiting to happen!
12. From Amanda R. via Catch My Party: Brayden’s 3rd Birthday Airplane-Themed Party
This party is bright and colorful with red and yellow but the darker forest green and tan add richness to the décor. Maps, vintage planes and an awesome cake add to the scene.
13. From Marina via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Airplane Themed Boy’s 1st Birthday Party
Sky blue and sunshine yellow make a winning combination for a boy’s plane-themed party. The dessert table is especially sweet with a rocky road runway and mini suitcases setting nearby.
14. From Raquel Ferrari Eventos via Kara’s Party Ideas: Boy’s Airline-Themed 1st Birthday Party
There are lots of ideas to see here, including: super-cute cake, candies in the shape of suitcases and pilot hats, and compass favors.
15. From Sooti and Sweet via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Boy’s Vintage Airplane Dessert Table
Stars and stripes complement this vintage plane theme in red and tan. Cookies, caramel corn, candies, cake pops and Jello pots surround a delightful cake.
16. From Delineate Your Dwelling: Boy’s Birthday Party with Planes
Sometimes a birthday party is a small affair, just for immediate family. You don’t want to go all out but you do want to celebrate the day. This mom used clipboards to hold clouds and a simple airplane bunting looks great!
17. From Bistrot Chic via Hostess With the Mostess: Boy’s Vintage Style Airplane Party
Tan and red are an unusual color combo for this theme – it looks awesome! A backdrop with vintage-styled aircraft illustrations is terrific. I like the map rosettes and favor boxes, too.
18. From Ven’s Paperie: Jeff’s 2nd Birthday Party
Red, navy and grey are guy-friendly colors; the combo looks super on the birthday cake, adorable cake pops and cupcakes.
20. From Sweet Pea Events: Carson’s 3rd Birthday Party
The guest table runway is a sweet, themed idea and the entryway already captures attention: look up at the clouds, look down at the runway. This party primarily uses turquoise and red.
22. From W.J. Beachy via Hostess With the Mostess: Boy’s Paper Airplane 1st Birthday
I especially like the triptych of maps behind the serving table at this celebration. The variety of placemats and the chevron on the guest tables looks really good, too.
23. From Polka Dot Prints: Boy’s Aeroplane Party
Shades of aqua and hits of orange brighten this celebration. Cloud cookies and cloud-topped cupcakes join an airplane cake on the dessert table.
24. From Strawberry Mommy Cakes via Catch My Party: Third Airplane-Themed Birthday Party
The most unique idea here is the vintage plane bookshelf used as the dessert table focal point – it looks super with the sky and cloud backdrop. It’s a darling concept that could be easily replicated.
26. From Michele McDonough via Project Nursery: Ryan’s Plane-Themed Birthday Party
Shades of blue and orange, with accents of white, look awesome at this outdoor venue where guest seating is covered with cloud-like white awnings. You must see the edible airplane art, too – marvelous!
30. From Frosted by Nicci via Kara’s Party Ideas: Disney “Planes”-Inspired 1st Birthday
The display cabinet not only looks like it’s ready for birthday cheer, the cake tower, personalized cookies and adorable cupcakes promise that guests will be wowed!
31. From Just Call Me Martha via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Flying in Style
There are many delightful ideas here. My favorites include the aviator style party hats, sticker covered luggage favors and the DIY airplane cookies.
33. From Mae Armstrong Designs via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Airplane Themed Birthday Party for Twins
Red, white and navy blue are so handsome for this theme! Clouds made from coffee filters look amazing and Mae has a great way to prepare for a potential craft mess.
34. From Me and Riley via Anders Ruff: Boy’s Fly-Away 2nd Birthday Party
Sky blue, navy blue and red look great when combined with the stripes and balloons at this celebration.
35. From Adal Kreation via Seshalyn’s Party Ideas: Boy’s 1st Mickey Aviator Flight Birthday Party
The book page backdrop is an interesting feature, particularly with the use of vintage globes and scales as display vessels.
37. From Laura’s Little Party via Catch My Party: Boy’s Planes 2 Birthday Party
See some hot ideas for table décor and themed treats at this celebration that builds on Disney’s Planes 2.
38. From Lamielle via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Boy’s 1st Airplane Birthday Theme
When a party venue is an aviation museum, decorations are kept to a minimum. Modishly Delish focused on the food and dessert table and offered fabulous fare in khaki, black, grey, and steel blue colors.
40. From Cupcake with Character via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Flying High Boy Birthday Party
Aqua, orange and white look fresh against vintage-style maps alluding to the airplane travel theme. The domed cake is especially noteworthy as are the plane and cloud-shaped cookies.
41. From Project Party Perfect via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Boy’s Plane-Themed Party and Dessert Table
Twin cloud topiaries in map-covered pots are my favorite new idea here. The cloud backdrop and cake/cupcake tower are wonderful, too.
42. From Monica Teixeira via Kara’s Party Ideas: Aviator Airplane Birthday Party Theme
Here’s another cute blue and orange celebration. Don’t the double balloons look terrific with this theme? The close-up shot of the cake helps you see how darling it is.
43. From Umbrella Amarela via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Flying High Plane-Themed Boy’s Birthday Party
Almost every detail of this first birthday celebration was handcrafted and it is fantastic! You’ll enjoy looking at this fun, bright event.
44. From My Classic Party via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Disney “Planes” Birthday Party Ideas for Boys
So many little guys have been inspired by Dusty; moms will be inspired by these very cute and do-able party ideas!
45. From Crowning Details via Hostess With the Mostess: 2nd Birthday Airplane Themed Party
Mix up stripes, an old-fashioned Coke crate, a vintage suitcase and vintage style jars with red and white and you’ve got a fabulous look for a little guy’s celebration.
47. From Hello My Sweet via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Boy’s Soaring Plane-Themed Birthday Party
High ceilings mean birthday boy and his guests can fly glider planes inside as well as play a fun cargo hold game. Parents watch it all from the Frequent Flyer Lounge.
48. From Dreamers Joy Events and Design via Pizzazzerie: Boy’s Aeroplane and Parachute Birthday Party Theme
What two-year-old boy wouldn’t enjoy the colorful fun in these decorations? Although adding the parachutes might seem like a natural choice with the airplane theme, it is a rarely seen spin on the party.
49. From Party Box via Karas Party Ideas: Airplane-Themed 2nd Birthday
Sky blue and grass green create a fresh ambiance at this celebration where the balloon photo check-in station is adorable and the “passport” photo booth is full of fun props.
50. From Mini Mocha via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Boy’s Handmade Vintage Airplane Birthday Party
Who knew paper airplanes could look sophisticated?! Maps, globes and paper airplanes in white, cream and tan make a delightful statement. There is even a vintage style cardboard plane for boys with high flying imaginations.
51. From Spaceships and Laser Beams: Sam’s Disney Planes-Themed 5th Birthday Party
Get some fabulous ideas for a great Disney Planes-themed party at this celebration inspired by Disney’s Planes 2.
Plan an awesome airplane-themed party with these great resources gathered by the flight crew at Spaceships and Laser Beams.
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- Airplane Cookie Cutter
- Airplane Adventure Lunch Napkins
- Airplane Adventure Dinner Plates
- Child’s Pilot Hat
- Airplane Piñata
- Blue Cloudy Skies Balloons
- Airplane Party Pack
- Disney Planes Foam Flyers
- Dusty Planes Party Game
- Disney Planes Plastic Cups
- Airplane Adventure Party Favor Box
Check out these great ideas for more airplane themed fun.