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{Around the World} Vintage Airplane First Birthday Party

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Let’s travel around the world for Declan’s first birthday! Fransiska Subroto of Burgundy Event Coordinating designed an incredible Vintage Airplane First Birthday Party with all the perks of first class party style! (For more Vintage Airplane Party Ides go here and here.)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Vintage Map Dessert Table Backdrop + Sweets with mail inspired labels
  • “Baggage Claim” Station with vintage style suitcase favors
  • Cloud Balloon Table Centerpiece and Personalized Aluminium Lunch boxes
  • Passport Check-in with “tickets” for games and activities

airplane cloud balloon centerpiece idea

first birthday party program

passports for a vintage airplane party

frequent flyer mileage

travel party decoration

airplane party food


vintage travel dessert table

suitcase cake for a vintage airplane first birthday party

airplane party food

berry tarts

ice cream

airplane food

baggage claim station

corn hole game


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Fransiska


  • The theme for this 1st birthday was Vintage Airplane Around the World.
  • We chose gray and beige with a touch of red as the color palette.


  • We created a lot of DIYs for this party, which includes Invitations and the other printables (food and dessert labels, favor tags, place mats, personalized journal cover, game tickets).
  • Guest tables were adorned with blue balloons attached to miniature airplanes or rose blooms in mason jars on a library book.  DIY placemats, personalized aluminum lunch boxes, and napkins wrapped in matching napkin rings were also set on the tables.
  • Upon “check in”, kids received a passport book that was filled with tickets to play the games and to take pictures at the flipbook photobooth.  The passport books were personalized with their names on it.
  • Guests enjoyed an amazing spread of appetizers, salads, pizza, and assorted sandwiches.  The food table was decorated with a hanging airplane, a vintage airplane set on a luggage, and beautiful ivory roses arranged in red goblets.

Activities & Party Favors

Guests, kids and adults alike, had so much fun playing ring toss, bean toss, and milk bottle toss.  After playing each game, kids were allowed to pick one toy as a prize.  Adults were The flipbook photobooth was a hit.  The balloon artist kept small guests entertained.  Last but not least, the bubble show really wowed the kids.

Kids went home with a cute vintage-looking mini luggage filled with snacks, juice, a personalized journal, and a pair of sun glasses.

Dessert Table

The dessert table was one of the focal points of the party.  The vintage dessert table featured a delectable selection of handmade desserts with a touch of whimsy vintage in the shades of red, pink, and blue.  The trifles, lemon custards, pecan pies, and the macarons were made by Bella, a dear friend of ours.  The birthday cake featured a stack of vintage luggages with a vintage red airplane on the top.  The dessert table was also adorned with a beautiful vintage map as a backdrop.

Vendor Credit


  1. @PartyBlowout April 29, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    {Around the World} Vintage Airplane First Birthday Party http://t.co/esSHu8Veg7

  2. Sew Can Do (@sewcandoblog) April 29, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Love the fun vintage feel & colors. And I’m also loving it’s for a Declan, which is my son’s name too:)

  3. @AllAboutNuptial April 29, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    {Around the World} Vintage Airplane First Birthday Party http://t.co/tzexHKn04H

  4. Lisette Wolter-McKinley April 30, 2013 at 8:56 am

    I love those cloud balloons!

  5. Sarah April 30, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Where can you find those cloud balloons?

  6. Balloon Party May 1, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Overall nice post.

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  10. jenni October 3, 2013 at 7:47 am

    Hi… where did you find the vintage suitecase lunch box?? thanks

  11. AH October 4, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Can you please share how you printed on the foil lid board

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  13. Gina September 30, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    I love the vintage mini suitcase lunch box? Pleaseeeee I loved everything. Beautiful!!!

  14. Gina September 30, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Where do I get the Mimi suitcase lunch box ?

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