Fly the Friendly Skies Boy Baby Shower
Blue sky, a fun orange plane, and fluffy clouds made this airplane themed boy baby shower from Ashlee, at Im Topsy Turvy, a lovely celebration for her expectant cousin. With a grandpa whos a retired air traffic controller and daddy working for an airline, Ashlee is thinking that Baby Badger just might have flying in his future! Ashlee handled every aspect of this party including invitations, decorations, food, favors and even photography. Absolutely everything was well-coordinated with her fair skies theme printables. Not a thing was overlooked, and each piece complements the next. Read on and see what you think.
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Guests got a peek at the theme when they received their invitations, disguised as boarding passes. Ashlee took great pains to make them look authentic. The airlines namesake is babys family name, and the passes included a second ticket with helpful information like where mom-to-be was registered for gifts. There were also genius additions like a QR code to the Facebook event page so it was easier for guests to RSVP, and a perforated section that could easily be torn off and used as a save the date on the calendar.
Entering the party, guests received name tags that looked like pilot wings; there was room to write their name in the cloud. Thats a thoughtful touch when many of the guests know mom-to-be but not each other. The gift table showed off a beautiful maternity photo from Chelsea Peterson Photography. The main dessert/food table is delightful! Of course, the backdrop had to be a straightforward sky blue to evoke clear skies, and Ashlee added her handmade cloud banners (with that single, cute little orange plane) and a simple mobile. Instead of a tablecloth, Ashlee chose grass-like fabric and left the center bare to create a center runway.
No one thinks of flying without thinking of peanuts, so they were on handalong with pretzelsto nibble or pick up as a take-home snack. Chicken salad croissants looked official, packaged and labeled a lá plane food. Ashlee even went out of her way to find cups like the ones used on airplanes; she served orange juice since its her favorite airline beverage and it happened to go along with the color scheme! Unexpected fare, like cotton candy, got the theme treatment by masquerading as clouds with a printable bag topper and a tiny molded candy plane. Ashlee carefully detailed the cookie airplanes to coordinate with the party graphics.
Wondering about that amazing cake? Ashlee shared her secrets! She built the tower by using a wooden dowel with a circle at each end; she wrapped warm rice krispie treats around the dowel and used parchment to hold the shape until it cooled. The top of the tower was five layers of cake; frosting and fondant covered it all. She brushed the fondant windows with edible silver paint. To make the cute cloud shape cake pops, Ashlee filled a six-petal flower cookie cutter with the cake pop mixture, froze it and then cut it in half before inserting a stick and dipping in melted chocolate. Awesome!
Ashlee didnt neglect to plan for games at the shower, and a Jeopardy-style game was created using clouds and airplanes. The final event at the shower was Eat Like a Baby! Contestants took bites of unlabeled baby food and tried to identify what they were eating.
Ashlee put together and pulled off an exceedingly charming event to honor her cousin by incorporating an idea that was personal, which is how all the best celebrations begin. I think her devotion to her family even outshined her cake balls! Follow Ashlee on Pinterest so you dont miss her attention to detail.
The Spaceships and Laserbeams team has sourced some great supplies for your airplane-themed party!
- It’s A Boy Color Charm Circles (1 dz)
- Paper Lanterns Baby Shower Blue
- Latex Educational Products – Cyan with White Clouds Balloons (6) Party Supplies – 11″ latex cloud balloons
- Airplane & Helicopter Ribbon, 7/page/8″ X 10yd
- 22 Inch Baby Boy Airplanes 3D Bubble Balloons
- CK Products 1-3/4-Inch Airplane Chocolate Mold
- Airplane Character Suckers (1 dz)
- 12 Airplane Aeroplane Plane Cupcake Decoration Picks Cupcake Toppers
- Dress My Cupcake Cardstock 50-Pack Gift Hang Tag with String DIY Kit, Classic White, Blue Polka Dot
- Dress My Cupcake 24-Pack Striped Dessert Table Label Kit, Pennant Kraft It’s a Boy!, Blue
- Dress My Cupcake Natural Wood 200-Pack Candy Buffet Forks DIY Kit, It’s a Boy, Baby Blue
- Dress My Cupcake Personalized Message Cupcake Wrappers, Polka Dot, It’s a Boy, Set of 50
- Dress My Cupcake Natural Wood Candy 100-Pack Buffet Cutlery Spoons DIY Kit, It’s a Boy, 6.5-Inch, Baby Blue
- Dress My Cupcake 9-Feet Paper Pennant Flag Banners, Yellow, Case of 12
- Paper Party Cups, 9-oz., 12-ct. Packs (Yellow, 9 oz.)
- Dress My Cupcake Script Studio Party and Dessert Table Signage Cards, Blank, Chevron, Yellow, 20-Pack
- Silk Plants Direct Milk Glass Bottle (Pack of 12) – Clear
- Cupcake Stand (hold 23 cupcakes)
For inspiration with wings, see these other airplane party ideas:
- Airplane-Themed Boys First Birthday
- An Airplane Birthday Party for Twins
- Flying High with an Airplane Birthday Party
- Plane Theme 3rd Birthday Party
- Airplane Sugar Cookies
- Plane-Themed Birthday Party + Dessert Table
- Plane Themed Birthday Party + Dessert Table
What colors would you use for an airplane-themed boys baby shower?Follow Spaceships and Laser Beams on Pinterest.
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