Airplane Party 2yr - First Class Friends Free
Adele in waltham, MA
For my Son's 2nd birthday party, we chose an Airplane Theme. I made the invitations on the computer and they looked like boarding passes I called the Airline G Airways (my son's name is Gavin). I searched and found an airplane clipart. I cut and pasted his little face in the cockpit and this was the logo for the airline. The boarding pass had all the party information (Passenger Name, Flight #, Date, Time, Departure Location, and so on. Ticket price was $0.00, 500 Frequent Friend Miles used. All the kids seats were First Class Friend seats. I addressed the invitations to each child and allowed 2 carry on parents".
Meal: Lunch/Beverage Service "Best food served in the sky!" The colors were silver blue and red. I had a sign at the front door that said Gate G-2 Welcome Aboard I had a lavatory sign and a baggage claim sign. I wrapped all the plastic utensils in napkins and secured them with Delta baggage tags that I got the last time I flew (I took about 50 of them!)
I served typical BBQ food (kabobs corn pasta salad fruit salad - all easy to eat while standing) & for the kids if they didn't want that I served ham/cheese sandwiches and BP&J sandwiches that I cut into the shape of an airplane with a cookie cutter. I also had small packages of applesauce packages of peanuts and the tiny 1/2 sized cans of soda and bottled water. My Mom made an airplane out of a watermellon and we served the fruit salad in that. I made the cake. It was a rectangle shape and looked like a runway with grass on either side. I put a toy plane on the runway. I also served ice - cream cones with cake baked in them for the kids.
The goodie bags were motion sickness bags that I took from the plane the last time I flew. I filled them with assorted kids toys a nice metal airplane pin that I bought from someone on ebay airplanes made out of smarties gum & life savers. I also made a badge for each child that had their picture on it and made them a "junior pilot for G Aiways".
The party was a hit with the kids and the parents (we have several friends who came who do not have children and they enjoyed it just as much). I also created a DVD that we played during the party. It was about 6 minutes long (2 songs) and showed pcitures & videos of my son with various friends/family over the last 2 years. Everyone just loved that. I created it using Microsoft's Movie Maker. Thanks to everyone who posted such great ideas. I used several that I saw on this website and also came up with a few of my own! Can't wait until next year's party!!"