Little ones are sure to have high-flying fun at an airplane theme party. Their interest will soar with each passing minute as you entertain your little pilots. To help you earn your wings, here are some birthday party ideas suitable for a youngster’s special day.

Airplane Party Invites

Create your invitations so they look like a boarding pass, a suitcase tag or perhaps a passport. Another option would be to write out all of your details on a decorative piece of scrapbook paper and then fold it into the shape of a paper airplane, place it in an envelope and send it on its way.

Airplane Costume Ideas

As far as the costume is considered, the birthday child can dress up like a fighter pilot, an airline pilot, or an air hostess. Another idea might be to just do a little face painting as the guests arrive. You could have some teens available to paint on some clouds, the sun or better yet, an airplane.

Airplane Party Decorations

  • Hang plastic airplanes from the ceiling at various heights using fishing line.
  • Transform ho-hum walls into aviation splendor with some airplane posters.
  • Turn your walkway or driveway into a runway by placing gray butcher paper on it with appropriate white lines and arrows.
  • Cover the ceiling with blue and white twisted streamers and/or balloons.
  • Hang a sign over the table of presents that says, “Arrivals,” a sign over the table of favors that says, “Departures,” and a sign on the hall closet that says “Baggage Claim.”

Airplane Themed Games

Little ones will enjoy playing a classic game of Pin the Tail on the Donkey with an aviation twist. It can be played as Pin the Pilot Into the Airplane. All you need to do is use an airplane poster and have your guests try to pin small pictures of pilots into the cockpit using double-stick tape. For added fun, if you have access to photos of all of your guests, you can have them pin pictures of themselves into the plane. In the alternative, you could play Pin the Prop on the Plane.

Cakes & Cookies

One of the most yummy parts of any party is the cake and/or cookies. An airplane party lends itself nicely to shape your treats like airplanes. In the alternative, you could make a sheet cake to look like a runway and top it off with a plastic airplane. Be sure to refer to your guests as passengers as you provide them with the prepared cakes, cookies and other refreshments at your airplane birthday party. You can even let the kids decorate the airplane cookies by providing various frostings and toppings.

Party Favor Ideas

The kids could pick up their party favors at the “Departures” table, which could contain things like toy airplanes, stickers, tattoos, and of course a Balsa wood airplane.

Little ones are usually fascinated by the loud sound of a soaring plane, therefore, you probably can’t go wrong with an airplane theme party. So, the time has come to go up, up and away as you begin to plan for a day filled with aviation fun.

Article originally published at Source by Elizabeth Chastain