Every good party starts with a theme, and airplanes and airports great themes! Airplanes can represent awesome fun, adventure and excitement so it’s no wonder that they’re popular choices for kids’ parties.
From vintage boeings with ordnance maps for an old-fashioned feel to modern crisp, white paper airplanes like the kind the cheeky Airside Andy avatars throw around the airfield sometimes, there are a variety of ways you can build an entire party out of these aircrafts and little vehicles. We are ready for take-off so please find your seat and fly the friendly skies in search of your next perfect party idea you can use to plan the perfect airplane party!
A good plan is the key to success; it’ll ensure that every “i” is dotted and every “t” is crossed as you run through your party checklist, from budgets and number of invitations to colour themes and games, so you can relax and enjoy the party as much as the kids. Don’t go into party planning blind though; with a wealth of ideas to be explored within the game and on photo sharing sites such as Pinterest, Flickr and Instagram you’re sure to find plenty of ideas and inspiration on how to assemble your airplane party, so you don’t miss a thing!
From boarding passes to luggage tags, to paper airplanes, there are a huge variety of creative options when it comes to creating your party invitations. An option for your little Airside Andy fans is to create lanyards, like those seen in the game! Just be sure that if you’re attaching a string to the lanyard, it has a safety clasp on it.
Lanyards like those featured in the game can be transformed into airplane party invitations
Your party theme can encompass any aspect of air travel – whether that means creating an airport or airside setting or one that mimics being high in the sky. You can have guests check-in their luggage (gifts) at the door and suspend paper airplanes and white balloon clouds from the ceiling for an authentic flying experience. You can also use your airplane theme to control the flow of the party, cordoning off different areas of the room – into areas such as workshop, or airfield to take party guests from the face painting corner to the party games corner, for example.
The star of the party, besides the guest of honour of course, is the birthday cake. It is the centrepiece of the table, and you can really make it shine amongst the laid out ‘pre-flight food and beverages’. Perhaps it will be a Jetstar cake! From airplane cake toppers to custom cakes to cookies shaped like mini jumbo jets, the possibilities are endless.
Every party needs some games, and an airplane party is no exception. You can customise old favourites like ‘pin the tail on the donkey’ by playing games like ‘pin the propeller on the airplane’ or ‘pass the parcel’ becomes ‘the luggage game’ and musical chairs has an airplane music playlist. Or you can have the kids make and decorate their own paper airplanes to take home!
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Every child loves a party bag to go home with, and they can form a part of your airplane theme too! Send the children to ‘baggage claim’ for their goodie bag (or box for a ‘luggage’ feel) and fill it with airplane cake and airport goodies!
When the party’s ended and the paper plates have been put away, it’s time to wind down. If the kids aren’t already fast asleep after all the airport fun and helping Mummy and Daddy clean up, why not finish the evening with a game of Airside Andy, where children also learn to keep the airport nice and tidy. Phew!
For more inspiration on Airplane parties, visit Airside Andy’s party board on Pinterest