Fun and simple ideas to create the perfect Airplane Birthday Party! Ideas for invitations, airplane cupcakes and more!
My adorable little guy turned 2! So maybe it was almost 2 months ago but I am excited to share his party with you. Asher loves airplanes. Before winter came around his favorite part of being outside was seeing the planes fly by. We live fairly close to the airport so the planes fly a little lower here. As the planes fly by he always would stop what he is doing and say, “Planes!” and point to the sky. So adorable! So I decided it would be perfect to do an airplane themed birthday for him. I knew he would love it and he did!
I am not one to do anything fancy especially birthday parties. I kept it simple but fun and it was perfect.
I made the invitation using PicMonkey. It was super simple. For the clouds I used the comic bubbles, (in the overlay section) the one that looks like a cloud and used the eraser to erase the two small dots. I added the text then the airplane using this clipart. I used Microsoft Publisher to add the plane but I think you can do it using PicMonkey too.
I love how the cupcakes turned out! I searched the internet for ideas but couldn’t find what I was looking for so like the cool baker I am I did my own thing.
To make the airplane toppers I printed a sheet of airplane outlines using this outline. Then I covered it with a sheet of wax paper.
I melted dark blue candy melts and used my squeeze bottle to trace the outline with the melted candy melts. Once it sets up you can gently take it off. Be sure to make extra incase some break. I found it helpful to place the sheet of candy airplane outlines in the freezer for 5 minutes before taking them off to make them firm. (Hint: Place a cookie sheet under the paper with the airplane outlines before you get started with outlining the airplanes.)
For the cupcakes and frosting I followed this recipe just changing the color of frosting of course. Reserve 1 cup of frosting for the clouds before adding the blue food coloring. Once the cupcakes are frosted with the blue, use a piping bag fitted with a big round tip to create the clouds. (You could also use a zip lock bag and cut a tiny bit off the corner to use like a piping bag.)
After piping on the clouds gently press the airplanes on top. Aren’t these cupcakes the cutest!?!
To decorate the table, I lined it with a blue tablecloth, and decorated it with the cupcakes, my birthday sign and scattered on paper airplanes I cut out with my Silhouette using this outline.
Again, using my Silhouette I cut out 2 big airplanes (using this outline) then freehand, I cut out the rest of the sign. I am not good at freehand cutting but I think it turned out well! I also used my Silhouette to cut out the words, Asher is Two.
To make the cups a little more festive I added the number 2 using white vinyl. (The font is Janda Manatee Solid.)
We also had appetizers at the party.
Here’s the complete set up! Simple, cute and fun.
Despite his face, Asher had a lot of fun! (He had just woken up from his nap after a fun morning at the Children’s Museum.)
Enjoying his cupcake!
It was such a fun and simple party. Let me know if you have any questions!
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How fun! Crazy to think I’ll be planning my son’s 4th birthday next year. He loves planes so I’m pinning this for inspiration when the time comes.
Thanks for pinning it! My other little boy turned 4 last year. It’s such a fun age!
Emily @ Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt says
This is such a cute party idea! I love it! Pinning for future ideas.
Adorable! You did a great job. Using PicMonkey for the invite was genius and the cupcakes are so cool! Pinning!
Thanks Alex! 😀
Mommy on Demand says
How cute! Such a great idea my 1.5 yr old loves planes! Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Retreat, Hope to see you back on Thursday.
Thank you! 😀