I used this theme to help celebrate my friend’s son’s 4th birthday. He’s obsessed with planes, so this theme was perfect for him.
My friend Desiree, who dressed up as the flight attendant for the day, was there to welcome all the little pilots and pin their aviator wing badges on them. Once they had their badges, the kids took turns getting their photos taken in the airplane photo op.
For table décor, I covered styrofoam with polyester fiberfill to give the illusion of clouds on the table. Inside of the clouds, I used custom centerpiece picks to complete the look.
As the kids boarded the main table, our flight attendant passed out passports with airplane crayons for them to color in while their in-flight meal was being prepared.
I incorporated all the food, drinks and desserts onto one main food table. I’ve found that this helps to pull the theme together and give the party that wow factor.
I used the photo booth backdrop in front of the table as part of the table décor. This flight crew photo booth banner was printed on sturdy vinyl and was such good quality, the mom kept it to hang in Owen’s room after the party.
It was a surprisingly warm afternoon, so we sent the kids inside to watch Super Wings while we cleared the table and set it up for treat time. I like to set the table with the kid’s dessert plates and refill their drinks because I’ve found that doing this makes serving cake much easier (and makes for the best photo ops!)
We packed up all the kids’ goodies and leftover snacks in their favor boxes and sent them on their departing flight. With all of the personalized touches to make the celebration feel special. Another great party successfully landed!