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51 Best Airplane Party Ideas

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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!

Plane Themed Parties for Boys


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Boys Airplane Party Ideas

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!
Airplane Boys Birthday Party Ideas
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.
Boys Airplane Birthday Party Ideas
3. From TomKat Studio: Boy’s Vintage Airplane Birthday Party – Navy, silver grey and white are masculine pairings for this stylish plane themed party. Star accents look good; even the food is blue and white!
Airplane Boys Birthday Party Ideas
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.
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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.
Airplane Birthday Ideas for Boys Parties
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”.
Boys Birthday Party Ideas for Airplanes
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.
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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.
Airplane Themed Boys Birthday Party Ideas
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.
Airplane Boys Birthday Party Themed Ideas
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.
Airplane Themed Boys Birthday Party
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!
Airplane Theme Boys Birthday party Ideas
12. From Amanda R. via Catch My Party: Braydon’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.
Boys Themed Boys Birthday Party Ideas
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.
Airplane Themed Boys Birthday party Ideas
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.
Airplane Themed Ideas Boys Birthday Party
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.
Boys Planes Birthday Party Ideas
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!
Airplane Themed Boys Birthday Party Ideas
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.
Airplane Themed Boys Birthday Party Ideas
18. From Ven’s Paperie: Jeff’s 2nd Birthday Party – Red and blue cheer up any party and this one takes off with all the festive details.
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19. From Canadian Hostess via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Boy’s 1st Birthday Vintage Plane – Red, navy and grey are guy-friendly colors; the combo looks super on the birthday cake, adorable cake pops and cupcakes.
Boys Airplane Themed Birthday Party Ideas
20. From Sweet Pea Events: Carson’s 3rd Birthday Party – Cereal boxes are morphed into (cute) luggage favor bags plus the invitations are spot-on!
Boys Party Ideas Airplane Themed Birthday
21. From This Party Rox via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Plane Birthday Ideas for a Boy’s 3rd 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.
Boys Party Ideas Airplane Themed 1st Birthday
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.
Boys Party Ideas Airplane Themed Birthday
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.
Boys Party Ideas Airplane Themed Third Birthday
24. From Strawberry Mommy Cakes via Catch My Party: Third Airplane Themed Birthday Party – Light hearted and cheery, this is a perfect set-up for a smaller party.
Vintage Boys Party Ideas Airplane Themed Birthday
25. From Style My Table via Pretty My Party: Vintage Airplane Themed 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.
Boys Airplane Themed Birthday Party Ideas
26. From Michele McDonough via Project Nursery: Ryan’s Plane Themed Birthday Party – The orange runway guest table looks great! Be sure to check out the food and dessert tables, too.
Twin Boys Airplane Themed Birthday Party Ideas
27. From Giggles Galore via The Party Wagon: Airplane Party for Twin Boys – My favorite take away here is the stuffed, white butcher paper clouds—so cute!
Boys Pilot Airplane Themed Birthday Party Ideas
28. From Annabella’s Events via Kara’s Party Ideas: Boy’s Pilot Themed Birthday Party – The take-home favor “luggage” is actually made from a brown paper bag…what a great idea!
Boys Vintage Airplane Themed Birthday Party Ideas
29. From The Marshmallow Studio via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Boy’s Vintage Plane Birthday Ideas – 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!
Boys Disney Plane's Themed Birthday Party Ideas
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!
Airplane Flying High Themed Birthday Boys Party Ideas
31. From Just Call Me Martha via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Flying in Style – This cake is fabulous—and edible!
Boys Plane themed Party
32. From Cake-a-Roo via Kara’s Party Ideas:  Boy’s Aviator Themed Birthday Party – There are many delightful ideas here. My favorites include the aviator style party hats, sticker covered luggage favors and the DIY airplane cookies.
irplane Flying High Themed Birthday Twin Boys Party Ideas
33. From Mae Armstrong Designs via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Airplane Themed Birthday Party for Twins – Red, white and navy blue are so boy handsome for this theme! Clouds made from coffee filters look amazing and Mae has a great way to prepare for a potential craft mess.
irplane Flying High Themed 2nd Birthday Boys Party Ideas
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.
Boys Airplane Party
35. From Adal Kreation via Seshalyn’s Party Ideas: Boy’s 1st Mickey Aviator Flight Birthday Party –The cake, cookies, cupcakes and cake pops look wonderful and the display ideas are especially winsome.
irplane Flying High Themed Birthday Boys Party Ideas
36. From Sweet on You Cakes via Love the Day: Boy’s Air Tour Birthday Party – The book page backdrop is an interesting feature, particularly with the use of vintage globes and scales as display vessels.
Airplane Themed Boys Plane Party Ideas
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.
Boys First Birthday Airplane Ideas Themed Party
38. From Lamielle via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Boy’s 1st Airplane Birthday Theme – With lots of party décor filling the sky, this charmer offers a bountiful table to delight guests.
Boys Fighter Jet Birthday Airplane Ideas Themed Party
39. From Modishly Delish via Hostess With the Mostess:  Boy’s Fighter Jet Aviator Birthday Party – 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.
Boys Flying High Birthday Airplane Ideas Themed Party
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.
Boys High Flying Birthday Airplane Ideas Themed Party
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.
Aviator Themed Boys Airplane Birthday Party
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.
Boys High Flying Birthday Airplane Ideas Themed Party
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.
Disney Planes Party Ideas for Boys
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!
Boys 2nd Birthday Airplane Party Theme
45. From Crowning Details via Hostess With the Mostess:  2nd Birthday Airplane Themed Party – With a yellow bi-plane flying overhead, the red and blue dessert table looks most welcoming.
Boys Vintage Airplane 3rd Birthday Party
46. From Karo’s Fun Land via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Boy’s 3rd Birthday Vintage Plane Birthday 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.
Boys Soaring High Airplane Birthday Party
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.
Boys Airplane and parachutes party ideas
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.
Airplane Themed Boys Party
49. From Party Box via Kara’s 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.
Handmade Vintage Boys Airplane Party
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.

Disney Planes themed party

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.

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Layne is a boy mom in love. Surrounded by three adventurous little men and her ever patient husband, she's in pursuit of an empty laundry basket, the perfect cup of coffee, and sleep. She blogs, parents, and manages social media while wearing her tiara. You can join her party at My Best Laid Plans and Coupons with Q.