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Plane Themed Birthday Party + Dessert Table!

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When Lisa of Sweet Pop Studio sent me this airplane themed dessert table she created for her son’s third birthday party, I thought it would make a fantastic feature for our site. I haven’t seen many airplane themed birthday parties that are this bright and colorful. I LOVE the runway Lisa and her mom created with the cupcakes and, in particular, the airplane cookies on a stick flying above — and the control tower that her dad built (so awesome). More photos and details of this great boy’s birthday party after the jump!


Lisa says:
I wanted to design something a little different from the airplane parties that I saw online so I decided to go with a flight school theme. I started with a logo that I created using Trenton’s initials and an adorable plane clipart that I got from Blackleaf Design on Etsy. The food table was designed by my mom and I and constructed in part by my stepdad. We designed a runway to hold the amazing and delicious cupcakes and candy apples from Roni’s Sugar Creations. We purchased the illustrations on the backdrop, online.
The guests were greeted at the door with a registration desk that held their Pilot in Training badges and Pilot Logbooks. The logbooks had “lessons” (games and crafts) listed in them.  Each child earned a flight sticker for each completed lesson. The lesson stations were- 1. Scratch Off Plane Art 2. Airplane Folding 3. Runway Race 4. Pin the Propeller on the Plane and 5. Hit the Pinata The kids were given cloud boxes (found on Amazon) to put their pinata prizes in. 
When the kids completed their lessons they took their pilot picture and were mailed their pilot’s license along with the thank you card. As they left the party they visited the favor table for their Pilot Essentials; M&M candy tubes, glider airplanes and the Official Training Tools- a custom made crayon box. This party was the most fun to plan and execute. A huge thank you to my mom and partner for all of her amazing creativity and help!
Vendor Credit:
Photography: 4S Photography
Cupcakes and Candy Apples: Roni’s Sugar Creations
Candy cups, tubes and bags: TomKat Studio Shop and CupKate’s Event Design
Illustration art: Blackleaf Studios and Peach Pops Clipart
Party Printables: Sweet Pop Studio

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.