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Airplane Birthday Party

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If you have sky-high hopes for your birthday boy then this airplane themed party might be right up your runway! Austin’s Mom Sandy, of Sandy A La Mode, created a darling fourth birthday celebration in cheery shades of red, white, and sky blue. The sweet invitations, decoration ideas and dessert table are certain to inspire you!


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A great party begins with a great invitation. This one by Minted would do the trick. I’m certain that winning grin on the cute birthday boy would convince anyone to cancel any conflicting plans in favor of coming to his party!

Airplane Themed Birthday Party Dessert Table Ideas

You might think a grey table covering would look somber, but not the way it was done at this party. Decorative paper circles (also from Minted) in dots and stripes and a variety of colors, look like they’re waiting for a party. Additional paper airplanes reinforce the theme, while stacks of mini blue suitcases give a nod to travel even as they serve as cute serving platforms.

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Sometimes the simplest execution of an idea is absolutely the best way to go. Case in point is this eye-catching fleet of paper airplanes soaring above the dessert table. Isn’t it terrific?! Sandy used the leading four red planes as a representation of Austin turning four.

Airplane Themed Boys Birthday Party Food Cake Ideas

Now let’s talk about that cake by Plum Cakery: delightful! The double tiers are appropriately frosted in sky blue and the supposed flying pattern up the side of the cake is a masterful touch. Frosting clouds and a vintage plane add just the right finish.

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Airplane Themed Boys Birthday Party Food Cupcake Ideas (1)

Airplane shaped sugar cookies, cloud macarons and cloud-topped cupcakes (also by Plum Cakery) fit the theme so well.

Airplane Themed Boys Birthday Party Food Candy Ideas

Candies in theme-perfect shades of red and blue are arranged on a cloud-shaped placemat from Scandikid —nice!

Airplane Themed Boys Birthday Party Food Pretzels

Additional treats included pretzels, Jello-O squares and Biscoff cookies.

Airplane Themed Birthday Party Drink Ideas

Sweetly shaped drink bottles with straws to match the theme always kick up the party a notch.

Sandy kept the kids busy with a version of a classic game, Pin the ___, in this case, Pin the Propeller (on the plane). Kids were also happy to take their whacks at an airplane shaped piñata.

Airplane Themed Birthday Party Favor Ideas


Baggage claim favor bags filled with a pair of airplanes, one to eat and one to fly, plus additional candy and pretzels, went home with contented guests.

Kudos to Sandy for fashioning a delightful event!

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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.