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Vintage Plane Birthday Party Dessert Table

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No matter how many airplane parties take off from locations around the world, a good-old plane birthday party never gets old. This vintage airplane-themed birthday party dessert table was submitted by Nicole of Sooti & Sweet. Nicole conceptualized and styled this celebration for a 5-year-old boy. Styled with rustic colors, burlap, travel-inspired décor elements, and an in-flight menu that included some fabulous desserts, it’s easy to get carried far and away in the beautiful details of this vintage plane birthday celebration.


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When it comes to styling an eye-catching dessert table display, color is everything. We love the pops of red incorporated into this party color palette. Red paired well with the vintage décor and the blue, green, and tan color scheme giving life to the display and a feeling of festivity. The jumbo red balloons are a whimsical addition and provide a sense of airy movement. You might have half expected the dessert table to lift off the ground and take flight. One thing is for certain, the dessert-laden table definitely your guest’s spirits!

Talented mother (Sarah, from Vanilla Bean -Cake Design) created the star of the dessert runway. The spectacular details of the two-tiered dark chocolate mud cake, topped with a darling red bi-plane modeled from icing. Simple fondant star detailing on the cake brought in touches of all of the party colors. We adore that the cake is perched on top of 2 mini paper suitcases—a sweet travel-inspired detail that adds to the cuteness factor of this celebration. Can’t you just imagine pieces of cake literally flying off the dessert table and into little tummies? We can!

Cookies are always one of the first things to fly off of a dessert table, especially when they are decorated as beautifully and look as delicious as these cookies do. Plane and cloud-shaped vanilla butter cookies can be displayed on a field of blue atop a white platter. We imagine it is hard to keep little hands off these works of edible art. Just think of little-aviators-in-training flying their cookie planes through cookie clouds before a soft landing in their mouths!

This vintage plane birthday party dessert table has some darling accents that can be mixed in between all of the scrumptious-looking desserts. The paper suitcases were previously mentioned, and even an antique world globe. How about adding personalized luggage tag-inspired food labels. Little details like these are the glue that creates a cohesiveness to a party theme and leaves a lasting memory for party guests.

The delicious in-flight party menu also featured Tim Tam cookie pops sprinkled with sky blue rock candy crystals. Displayed on a white cake stand, they look like heaven on a stick. Add adorable red party flag toppers on each of them. Such a fun detail not to be missed.

The in-flight party beverage service wasn’t limited to your run-of-the-mill options of soda and water served up in plastic cups. Instead, this party featured recycled mini bottles filled with apple and black currant juice topped off with striped paper straws. To really add some sophistication, each beverage jar was wrapped in coordinating vintage airplane printable labels. What a treat for little guests to sip on such a delicious drink.

Moving along the runway of desserts on the refreshment table, it’s easy to spot the cupcake. Another fun contribution by the birthday boy’s mom is vanilla cupcakes that are anything but ordinary. Each came topped with fondant scallops, to which printable party circle logos were affixed. Displayed in red and white striped baking cups, they were a nice complement to the cake and provided an easy option for little hands to grab and a quick cake fix until the main cake was cut.

A birthday party just isn’t a party without loads of sugar! Candy adds to the excitement, and is a great filler on a dessert table. Twin towers of glass apothecary jars flanked each side of the dessert table. Filled with orange M & M’s, apple jelly beans, and raspberry and lemon bonbons, the candy jars and their contents surely helped to cure any lingering cravings for something sweet.

Themed vintage airplane printable circle decals added to cute striped baking cups were filled with another tempting in-flight treat—candy popcorn whipped up by Sarah (the birthday boy’s mom). The small cup size seems to be a perfect choice for little guests who tend to have eyes larger than their stomachs. Who can say no to candy popcorn?

Rounding out the in-flight menu was another popular children’s treat—strawberry-flavored Jell-O served up in mini pots. Printable circle tags and string embellishments dressed these up for their birthday flight. This is another great grab-and-go dessert option, perfect for little hands and easy to eat because of the individual portion size. We can’t wait to see your own party plans take flight!

Be sure to check out some more plane party ideas here:

Plus, don’t miss out on 51 Best Airplane Party Ideas

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