Here are some simple and very affordable options with regards to airplane birthday party invitations, decorations, cakes, party food, and favors, as well as games and activities.
Kids absolutely love planes and will have a good ole’ time at an airplane theme party! Here’s a few ideas to help you create high-flying success!
Airplane Party Costume Ideas
To pull this party off and emphasis the theme, be sure the birthday boy or girl is dressed up like a pilot. Guests could come dressed as flight attendants or famous people who happen to be flying.
Airplane Inspired B-Day Invites
Get colored paper or card stock and type up or write out the party details. Fold the paper into a paper airplane shape, place it into an envelope, and mail or hand-deliver the invitations.
Airplane Birthday Party Decorations
Turn the party room into a combination airport and air terminal atmosphere.
Specify a place for the presents to be placed, along with the party favors. Label the gift space, “Arrivals” and the favor area, “Departures.”
Hang paper airplanes from the ceiling using fishing line. To create your sky, hang light blue and white crepe paper across the ceiling.
Cluster groups of blue and white balloons around the party room, especially in the corners, and attach to a model airplane to each cluster.
How To Make an Airplane Birthday Cake
Use your favorite cake recipe to bake a sheet cake. After the cake cools, place it in the freezer for a couple of hours to chill it completely. Use food coloring to dye the frosting a light blue. Frost the entire cake with this frosting.
Place dollops of white frosting on top of the cake to shape some white clouds on the birthday cake. Then display little toy planes on the cake so that it seems as if they’re soaring through the skies. Write, “Happy Birthday (Name)!” in the clouds utilizing dark blue icing.
Party Food Ideas
Make sandwiches and cut up carrots and celery. Obtain throwaway, plastic-type trays and serve the sandwiches and veggies with dip to the little ones. Enhance their dining pleasure by having the adults or older siblings dress and behave as flight attendants while serving the food.
Party Favor Ideas
Create “barf bags” to serve as the favor bags by using small white lunch-size paper bags. Fill them up with small toys and snacks. Fold over the tops and adorn with bags with aircraft stickers.
As the party goers arrive, direct them to a table with numerous blank paper airplanes. Encourage them to decorate and personalize an aircraft using numerous craft items that have been supplied on the tables.
When everybody has arrived and embellished a plane, invite them to fly their airplanes. Create a start line and have everyone fly his or her plane. Whoever has the plane that flies the furthest, shall be the winner. You can also hang some hula hoop rings, of various sizes from the ceiling and have the kids try to fly their planes through the rings.
Run a pack-the-suitcase relay. First, split your guests into teams. This is where the children have to quickly pack a suitcase, carry it to the other end of the room or yard, and back to their teammates, and then dump it out. The next person on the team repeats the process. Whichever team finishes first, are the winners.
One more activity to incorporate is, Pin the Prop On the Plane, fashioned after Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Hang up a poster of an airplane. Give each child a “Prop”, which of course you will have made before the party. Line everyone up and have them take turns pinning the prop on the plane while blindfolded. Double-stick tape works well for this activity.