Airplane Birthday Theme – Decorations, favors, treats, cake and so many more airplane party ideas for a birthday party!
I designed this airplane party for my son’s 1st birthday. The possibilities were endless when it came to an aviation themed party!
Airplane Birthday Party Ideas
With printables and some of our favorite treats, this birthday party was FULL of fun and definitely one to remember. You’ll find tons of airplane party ideas in this post along with general party tips.
Feel free to steal some of these tips and ideas for a different theme or you can stick with the pilot themed party!
Airplane Party Favor Ideas
All of the kiddos were sent home with favor boxes, with age appropriate goodies! These airplane party favors went with the color scheme and kids love going home with goodie bags!
Classic candies are a popular choice when it comes to filling party bags because kids love them and a small amount of candy doesn’t drive parents crazy. 😉
I also like to include small practical toys that go along with the theme. We included pilot action figures and small vintage airplanes. The kids loved them and they didn’t make noise which was a plus!
I incorporated an airplane detail by using the “Baggage Claim” sign. You can easily get more creative with the party favors by resembling them to suitcases or luggage.
Airplane Dessert and Treat Ideas
I had the rock candy sitting in sugar for an added sugar rush! Rock candy is an easy and decorative candy that can be placed all over the party room. I like to match the candy to the color scheme!
The cupcake toppers gave the party a little more personalization. Aviation themed rings would be also be great airplane cupcake toppers!
These cloud cupcakes are super easy to frost yourself or order from a professional!
Adding ribbon to your already cutesy wutesy cake stands are another way to incorporate your color scheme. Using gray ribbon to resemble seat belts is another great idea!
Airplane Cake Ideas
After finding the cake idea on Pinterest, I went to my “go to” cake decorator, and she made it happen! For a fun DIY airplane cake topper, you could make one or two paper airplanes!
Top tip: One easy way to enhance the look of your dessert table is to add height and different levels. Stacking your cupcakes is an easy way to add height as well as stacking cake pops, cookies, etc.
I arranged rice krispy treats into the cutest little suit case.
The rice krispy packaging was the exact colors for the party, so I thought it would be a nice touch! You can also make homemade caramel rice krispie treats or Oreo rice crispy treats for your guests to enjoy.
More airplane themed party foods
Adding flight snacks like Biscoff cookies, peanuts, pretzels, etc. is an easy way to add to this great theme! Simple spread them around the dessert table.
In addition, cookie cakes are always a great idea because they’re easy to cut and inexpensive to decorate! Sugar cookies and sugar cookie sandwiches are both great desserts and can be customized to any party theme.
Airplane Birthday Party Invitation
The invitation was a boarding pass that had clever sayings on it with details for the party. The boarding pass invitations was something I was able to get really creative with!
Time Capsule Birthday Idea
My husband and I decided that it would be a good idea to create a time capsule for our son. So instead of the tradition “Guest Book,” we decided to have everyone write a message to Graham with advice and/or a prediction of what they thought he would be when he grew up.
We have locked the messages into one of the suit cases, and he will read them on his 20th birthday!
Oh boy did I have fun making these candy airplanes. I found the idea on Pinterest, and I immediately went and bought all of the candy needed to make these. They were a hit at the party!
When I have more time, I like to make homemade fruit punch. My homemade fruit punch recipe is always a crowd pleaser and is super easy to make!
Cherry Sours and Blue Sixlets were a hit, due to the individual serving size and accessibility. Using paper cups to separate the portions was a great touch to the dessert table!
Ahhhh the cake pops! These were delicious and adorable! Sweet. Sassy Pops made these exactly as I requested, and they were to die for!
Cake pops are another great addition to any themed parties! I always make jack-o-lantern pops for a halloween parties because they’re so easy and festive!
Before I knew it, it was cake time. My son had never had sugar of any kind until this moment…
Needless to say… We were up all night. 😉
Out of the blue, while my baby boy was digging in to his birthday cake, a stray dog came and totally took over his birthday cake! Most hilarious party detail of the day.
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Thank you so much for coming by and browsing my party ideas! I’ve had so much fun over the years styling parties for my kiddos, husband, friends, and family.
Party Design: Jessica with Fantabulosity
Photography: AG Photography
Printables: Vens Paperie
Invitation: 505 Design & Paperie
Party Supplies (Spoons, balloons, milk bottles, etc.): Shop Sweet Lulu
Cake and Cupcakes: Diane’s Cakery
Cake Pops: Sweet. Sassy. Pops