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Up, Up, & Away… It’s an Airplane Birthday!

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airplane party orange and teal cake

Kelly & Meaghan, the creative duo behind Sweet Pea Events, planned a super cute & stylish Airplane Birthday Party for Kelly’s son! Dubbed “Up, Up, and Away – It’s Carson’s Third Birthday”, they held the celebration at held in a flight museum where guests could get up-close-and-personal with the inspiration behind the theme.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Paper airplane invitations (how fun!)
  • Stylish orange & teal cake with an ombre design and sparkly “3” candle
  • Cotton ball “clouds” + painted wooden airplanes as centerpieces
  • A clever sketched airplane drawing with pictures of the birthday boy in each “window” of the plan
  • A “Baggage Claim” Favor Station with suitcases made out of spraypainted cereal boxes!

airplane party centerpieces - diy wooden planes on cotton ball clouds

paper airplane birthday party invitations

airplane party suitcases

airplane party at a plan museum

airplane birthday party drawing

airplane party activity

airplane party with suitcase favors


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Meaghan…

Kelly Simants of Sweet Pea Events planned her son’s third birthday party with the theme “Up, Up, and Away – It’s Carson’s Third Birthday”!

She started off by sending out invites that were literally paper airplanes that could fly across the room.  The party was held at a really cool flight museum in Addison, TX in an airplane hangar. Kids and adults both enjoyed vintage planes and the ride they all took on a world war II amphibious boat. Guests also enjoyed “In Flight Service” from Gloria’s Mexican Restaurant, Carson’s favorite place to eat.

Centerpieces were cotton balls for clouds, painted wooden airplanes, and a drawing of an airplane with pictures of Carson for every month between ages 2 and 3. For favors, Kelly spray painted cereal boxes and made small suitcases out of them, filling them with glider airplanes and other fun goodies. These suitcases were placed in “Baggage Claim”. The cake was an ombre design which incorporated the blue and orange from the invites and other décor, with a cute custom banner on top.

Vendor Credit
By |2017-04-07T09:52:24+00:00August 2nd, 2012|Kids Birthday, Parties for Boys|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. Ricka August 2, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Love the colors! I also love the paper airplane invitation…clever. I live in the DFW metroplex and have that flight museum on my short list for my son’s future airplane party (my hubby is a pilot). :). Great job!

  2. Windy City Novelties August 3, 2012 at 9:44 am

    This looks like a fun and educational birthday, LOVE IT!

  3. Pear Tree Greetings August 3, 2012 at 11:58 am

    What a fun party! Love the colors and cake! Looks like it was a successful birthday party :) -Dani

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  5. MonogrammedEverything! August 5, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the color scheme…this is adorable!

  6. bettijo @ PagingSupermom.com August 8, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    The paper airplane invites are SO CUTE! I bet the kids were SO excited for this party :)

  7. Angela August 16, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Please tell me where you got the wooden airplanes for the center pieces. I am currently planning a baby shower my sister and I can’t find anything like this. thanks!

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  9. Kristiiina February 3, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Hi, how did you make the airplane invitations? Thanks?

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