Monday, December 13, 2010

Baby's First Birthday Theme: "Time Flies By/Just Plane Fun"

Check out this ADORABLE "Time Flies/Just Plane Fun" 1st birthday party that my relative, Brittany, did for her son Daxton.  I have never seen this theme before and all the special touches she added were so creative and fun, you can tell that Brittany put a lot of work into creating the perfect party. 
First, here are the flight ticket invitations and envelopes made out of real city maps. 

Boarding Pass Invitations:  Ordered from etsy

Map Envelopes
Brittany found the inspirtation online, but made the envelopes herself.  She asked all of her friends/family who were AAA members to maps of her city.  Then she took a regular envelope and pulled it apart to make a template.  Then she folded and glued the maps to form the envelopes.  If you prefer to buy, here's an Etsy resource.·        

Boarding Pass Holders
 She found the idea here, but made her own. 

Welcome Sign
Welcome / Exit Signs
She used MS Word to make the big letters, then taped the printed letters on the window and traced it out onto the color printer paper

Baggage Claim sign which hung over the Favor Table (such a cute idea)

The Favors

Candy Airplanes and Pilot Wings
Candy Airplanes:  Idea came from here.  She made new gum wrappers (see design attached) with the same airplane graphic as the invitations.  The plane is pulling a banner that says “Happy 1st Birthday Daxton”

Pilot Wings
She  found a wing graphic online and then added each child’s name to the center

·         Each wing was printed on card stock and she glued a locking pin on the back.  She designed the “DAX Airlines Pilot” table tent using MS Word and used a hole punch to attach the wings.

Party Hats

Party Favor Boxes   

Toy Airplanes: Target – pool department

Paratroopers: Target – party department
Signature Biscoff Cookies (purchased at Wal-mart)

She designed the top part of the bag using MS Word, printed on cardstock and stapled it to the top of a ziplock bag of cookies.
Restroom Signs

Main Terminal Sign:  Pointing to the party room

Airport Signs printed on cardstock
Signs were as follows:
o   Passenger Check-In
o   Restrooms
o   Baggage Claim
o   Main Terminal

Adorable decoration (UP inspired)

How cute is Baby Daxton?  He's one of those babies that I get so excited about whenever there are new pics on facebook. Such a cutie! 
Daxton’s Birthday Day Shirt
Daxton's Mom, Brittany, designed his shirt using the same airplane from the invitations and her sister embroidered it on an embroidery machine.

The Birthday Cake

I love a long table where everyone can sit together!
Landing strip tablecloth
She found the idea here, but she made her own using a plastic table cloth white medical tape to make the stripes.

The Exit Sign    

Other elements:
Airplane spoons

Chocolate Airplane Suckers
Brittany says, "I was going to make an airport security xray machine but ran out of time.  It was just going to be a piece of wood painted with a skeleton body hanging (no head) and a whole cut out for the kids to stick their face through for pictures.  I bought a flat skeleton during Halloween from the Dollar Store."

Brittany, this is one of the most creative kid's birthday parties I've seen.  Way to go and thank you for letting me share this with the This Mommy Loves readers!

Looking for more This Mommy Loves Parties?
Check out my daughter Brenna's Pancakes and Pajamas 2nd Birthday
Audrey's Ice Cream Shoppe 2nd Birthday
Marina's Ladybug 2nd Birthday

And Coming Soon:  Maren's Sweet Shoppe Birthday Party!

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  1. This is such a CUTE idea!!! I may have to use this! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Can I ask a crazy question? On these printables, is there a way to easily change the text? Please don't laugh :)

  3. Hey tablerbunch...Not that I know of but you could probalby phenagle (sp?) something using paint where you just copy some white space and paste it over the name and type over it. Let me know if that works for you. You can always crop the name out too using a basic editing software...I love picasa (free from google)

  4. How cute is that?? I hopped over from Tatertots and Jello:) I'm your newest follower.
    Have a Happy Blessed Weekend

  5. Jenn, I totally agree, everything was simply adorable. My friend had a airplane party too, and her son was the captain, it was so cute. The airstrip table cloth was sooo cool. Great idea.

    Thanks for sharing at **Amaze me August** Love having you girl!!

    Bella :)

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!!

  6. Just wondering where to find this adorable airplane graphic...

  7. im looking for a graphic like this as well.. any ideas?

  8. im looking for a graphic like this as well.. any ideas?

  9. I looove this! Thank you for sharing. My hubby is an aerospace engineer and I can see him getting really excited about planning a party like this for our little guy.


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