2.25.2013

Paper Airplane Birthday Party

My sweet baby 
{I mean, BIG boy}
turned 4 over the weekend!

And, boy did we celebrate!
Friends, family...and a yummy cake -
it just doesn't get much better than that! :)

My son has a thing for 
Paper Airplanes!
He loves them...

and every Sunday,
before church service,
my husband has to make him one!

So, I couldn't think
of a more fitting
big boy birthday theme!

It honestly doesn't get 
more budget friendly than
paper plane decor, either:

The Wreath
{painted initial with hot glued paper plane}


Happy Birthday Banner
{hand drawn letters and "zipping" planes on card stock}


Paper Airplane Banner
{hanging off the favor table, simply taped paper planes to twine - also had them hanging on the mantel and several other spots throughout the house}

Craft Table
{Paper plane centerpieces made with floral wire, a few cans, styrofoam and some fabric. I balled up coffee filters to cover foam - thought it looked like clouds. I also had a paper "table cloth" where I drew "zipping" planes and scattered mini paper planes like confetti.}

4 Year Photos + Mini Zipping Plane=
Cute Decor, for sure!

Add in some coordinating 
streamers and balloons...
and we were set!

Then there was the
FOOD:

Our "In-Flight" Dinner
{Included Baked Potato Soup, Cauliflower Clouds & Broccoli Tree Tops, Mile High Sammies, Mixed Nuts and a Pretzel Control Tower}


Dessert, of course!
{Cloud 9 Parfaits, Oreo Pops, Fruit Skewers and Marshmallow Treat Wings}


And, The Cake!
{Lemon Confetti Cake filled with Fresh Blueberry Preserves and topped with Marshmallow Buttercream. I finished it off with Buttercream "Zippy's," White Paper Planes and Lime Ribbon.}


Craft Time:
{making and decorating paper planes}

Then, each kiddo got to "Test Fly"
their plane through the hula hoop!
So.Much.Fun.

Baggage Claim Favor Table
{Included "candy clouds" - white cotton candy, paper plane making tools, stickers and aviator sunglasses. I put them in a simple white paper bag and drew the "zipping" plane on with a sharpie.}


The only thing I forgot to photograph were the invitations, but I simply printed the wording on the back of colorful scrapbook paper and folded it into a plane before placing in the envelope! Turned out adorable!

My sweet baby Mason James had an absolute ball!
And, that just makes my heart smile!
A perfect day it was, indeed!


1 comments:

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