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Plane Theme 3rd Birthday Party

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This plane party was thrown by Alejandra Morin of The Marshmallow Studio for her three year old son’s birthday. There are so many wonderful ideas that make vinage airplanes the perfect theme for her boy’s party including a gorgeous dessert table as well as a cute drink station and favor baggage claim area. 

Not only was it her son’s birthday party, it was his graduation day party as well — so her theme of “soaring high” was perfect for the event. Alejandra chose a airplane theme for two reasons – her son loves airplanes and they would also symbolize his high accomplishments and ambition.
Alejandra says, “We were celebrating the successful completion a full year of speech and applied behavior analysis therapy. He worked so hard to learn new things, learn to talk and modify his behavior and at times I couldn’t bear to see him struggle and become upset day after day, but we knew it was for his best. As the end of his therapy term neared, which coincidentally would be right at his 3rd birthday, it was clear to us he deserved a big party complete with sweets, piñatas, family and friends!”
Seriously, how awesome does the backyard look? She ordered bi-planes and clouds in two different sizes and colors from Mary Had A Little Party. The large airplanes were mostly hung all over the side fence next to cardboard clouds, a couple were used to decorate the various stations and one for the wreath handing by the entrance. The tiny airplanes were used on the invitations, the centerpieces, the favor boxes and on food signs. The clouds were used to make the centerpieces, dessert table backdrop and food signs The centerpieces were cloud topiaries inside in a tin full of white pearl gumballs.
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This huge 6? by 5? canvas was an awesome focal point for her outside decor. She used orange, white, blue and sky blue scrapbook paper and put it on a large sheet of canvas. The whole thing was stapled to a frame and then mounted to the wall. It now hangs in her son’s room!


This party has some great touches but my favorite piece has got to be this edible bi-plane art made out of sixlets, gumballs and marshmallow just for this party. It’s spectacular.

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At the drink station, she removed the original water labels and wrapped the bottles with orange and blue duct tape. She also attached flags to the paper straws I received and put them in pretty decorated mason jars.
Sweets on the dessert table included Imini orange vanilla cream macarons, tiny doughnuts, pound cake airplanes. A fun ice cream bar was also offered.
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Vendor Credits

Styling and all other unless noted below: Alejandra from The Marshmallow Studio
Paper Airplanes: Mary Had A Little Party
Ribbon Wreath: A to Zebra Celebrations
Cake: Carmen Ramirez
Airplane Cake Topper and Fondant Name Banners: Lynlee’s Petite Cakes
Macarons: Le Pop Shop
Cotton Candy: Dolly’s Cotton Candy
Marshmallow Pops and Airplane Candy Art Frame: The Marshmallow Studio
Sixlets & Gumballs: SweetWorks
Paper Straws: Green Party Goods
Paper Suitcases and Ice Cream Cups: Shop Sweet Lulu
Wood Airplanes: Oriental Trading Company
Scrapbook Paper: Michael’s Stores

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.