Sunday, May 2, 2010

Airplane Birthday Party

I just love making things for birthday parties. Last November, my youngest turned 1 and I spent a lot of time trying to come up with the perfect theme. After finding an airplane propellor-shaped coat hook for his room at a yard sale, I knew the perfect theme would be airplanes, for the party AND his room.

The invitation was a standard folded card. I bought the stamp online and used Stampin' Up Card Stock (Ruby Red and Brilliant Blue) and 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (Chocolate Chip). Inside I printed all the important information inside such as the date, time and place.

I used a hard-to-find but ever-so-cute paper by Daisy D's to cover a plain party hat and added fringe. I stapled the pre-cut crepe paper to the hat first, then added the paper and finally, cut the crepe paper to make fringe. I disassembled one hat first to use as a template. I'm not sure if anyone wore them, but they sure looked cute on the tables!

Then is was time to break out the Cricut! I bought a new Cricut Expression just in time to make projects for this party. For party favors, I cut out and assembled these suitcase-shaped boxes from the Cricut "Plantin Schoolbook" cartridge. The luggage tag is from the Cricut "Tags, Bags, Boxes and More" cartridge. My sister-in-law helped by making the little travel stickers. I printed them out on my inkjet and cut them all out by hand. I filled the boxes with airplane-shaped cazoos, pencil sharpeners, small die cast airplanes, pencils and red, white and blue colored candy.

I added some interest to plain blue party blowers (Cricut "New Arrival" cartridge and Stampin' Up Scallop Circle Punch).

I borrowed a stand that my sister-in-law had recently made for her daugther's Luau Party and re-covered it.

I've mentioned my sister-in-law and how much she helps but this time I have to give most of the credit to my brother-in-law. He made this great wooden sign. We used it for the party and afterward hung it in Liams room. I have to admit that I did NOTHING to make this decoration. My sister-in-law even painted it for me!

No party would be complete without a photo op! My brother-in-law cut out this wooden plane and my father painted it. I love that my family is talented is so many different ways! This also is now hanging in Liam's room.

I'm so glad I purchased extra paper. It came in handy when I got around to scrapping his party.

Materials used: Cricut "A Child's Life" Shape Cartridge, Cricut "Plantin Schoolbook" Cartridge, daisy d's airplane paper, Stampin' Up Ruby Red Card Stock, Stampin' Up Brilliant Blue Card Stock, Stampin' Up Barely Banana Card Stock, Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip Card Stock, Stampin' Up Garden Green Card Stock, Bazzill 12x12 Scalloped Cardstock, Stampin' Up Scallop Circle Punch, Stampin' Up 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon - Chocolate Chip, Stampin' Up Craft Ink Pad - Chocolate Chip


  1. This was such a cute party. It was a fun theme and really fun to accessorize!

  2. I came across your blog looking for airplane ideas for my son Liam's 3rd birthday... my name is Cindy, too and it looks like we have alot in common, when it comes to scrapbooking, party's, home decor, etc... funny, huh?

    1. I love the plane photo op!!

      How wide and tall was it??

    2. I love the plane photo op!!

      How wide and tall was it??