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A High Flying Boy’s Airplane Birthday Party

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Soaring into a new age with a high flying boy’s airplane themed birthday party was the perfect idea for Jennifer Yun, of MayDetails Studio, to honor her son on his 3rd birthday. Jennifer designed all of the printables used in the party, styled by Coffee and Milk Events and photographed by Coffee and Milk Photo.  With “fly with me” invitations, a custom backdrop poster decoration, a darling favor table, and a cake and dessert table any birthday boy would love, this party may just leave you on cloud 9!


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There are so many awesome details in this boy’s airplane party that make choosing a favorite tough.  Jennifer shared that her favorite element of the party was the customized dessert table backdrop poster depicting the birthday boy flying in his very own airplane.  Inspired by her son’s favorite red and blue toy airplane, Jennifer created the printables, adding photos of her son as the pilot for a personalized look.  I agree with Jennifer—that backdrop poster is pretty darn cute and it makes an impressive display!  There are many other adorable details on the dessert table also worth pointing out—the large map backdrop, paper and balloon clouds, red and blue paper airplanes and colored crepe paper streamers—which combined for a colorful display.
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The tabletop included several touches specific to the guest of honor. There was a framed photo of Ben, a wooden B, a yarn wrapped #3, and a printable sign welcoming guests aboard to celebrate Ben’s 3 years in service.  I love it when sweet custom details are so seamlessly woven into a party theme.  It makes the celebration so much more personal and meaningful.
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The desserts were beautifully displayed on trays and cake stands.  What a great cake: chocolate cloud with a printable topper. Notice the cute birthday boy piloting the plane!
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Chocolate peanut butter cupcakes were dressed up in bright red and blue wrappers and rosette toppers made from maps—such a perfect detail!  Each had a personalized party logo label to reinforce the theme.
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Jennifer also incorporated a variety of candy into her dessert display.  There were “cloud” marshmallows, printable topped lollipops, gumballs, and one of her son’s favorites—Red Vines.  Custom wrapped candy bars were also sweetly displayed in a paper suitcase. Aqua and white striped popcorn boxes housed popcorn for nibbling.
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Coloring is a great activity for young party guests; at this event, kids enjoyed coloring an airplane themed coloring page where they could draw themselves in as the pilot.  Toy airplanes were also on hand for lots of practice with take-offs and landings.

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In flight snacks were packaged as takeaways on the welcome/favor table.  I am in love with the table display that included an oversize airplane with a grinning Ben as the pilot, pulling his namesake banner. Clouds on wood dowels seem to float in the sky above the table.  Jennifer incorporated a “baggage claim” and “jet fuel” area on this table where guests could claim little baggage boxes filled with chocolate chip cookies, packages of “in flight” peanuts and water bottles wrapped with personalized airplane themed labels.  The table looked so appealing with a big red B, cheery flowers and stacked paper suitcases topped with a model airplane. What a super way to thank guests for “soaring” with them!
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Ready to take off on your own party planning adventure? Claim some of Jennifer’s celebration ideas for your own!

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.