Paper Airplane Birthday Party

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My son recently turned four and for his birthday we threw him a paper airplane party. I didn't go all out because we just had immediate family down since we decided to announce we are expecting baby #4 at the party. 

I tried to keep my son's paper airplane party simple. I went with a blue theme and made paper airplanes in different shades of blue. I only knew how to make one type of paper airplane so I looked up tutorials to make a variety of styles.

The Outfit
A while back I had mentioned throwing my son a paper airplane party but wasn't sure. While out shopping, my husband found a paper airplane shirt on clearance in my son's size. I have never looked for a paper airplane shirt but I'm assuming it's not a super popular pattern so clearly it was meant to be!

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The Food
For the food I tried to think of food in the shape of a triangle. The food I decided to go with was:

  • Pizza 
  • Variety of Chips - mainly Doritos although the picture doesn't show it
  • Rice Krispies cut into triangles 
  • Fruit Roll Ups - to make airplanes out of 
  • Cotton Candy aka Clouds 
  • Dino Gummies - they don't match but my son wanted them 

I'm sure there are a few other triangle shaped foods you could add. You could even cut sandwiches, cookies or brownies into the shape of triangles.

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The goal behind the fruit roll-ups was to see if you could make a "Fruit Flyer" aka a Fruit Roll-Up Airplane. I'm pretty sure I'm the only one who attempted it but oh well... it was worth the try and the kids loved them!

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The Beverages
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You could very easily make a blue punch with sherbet in it to represent clouds to match the theme!


The Cake
The cake was simple and cute! I made a chocolate cake with white frosting and stuck skews with mini paper airplanes on the cake.

You don't want the frosting to be to smooth, you want it to be a little rough looking to represent clouds and to give texture to the cake.

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The Decorations

Invitation
As usual, I made the invitation and sent it out to everyone via technology to save on money. You can easily make your own invite and e-mail it, message it, hand it to your guest in person, or print it out and mail it to your guest. Here is the invite I made from scratch:


Cake BackDrop
I still had the paper I used for my son's first birthday Monster backdrops so I decided to use them again to make a backdrop and game out of.

I cut some clouds out of white paper, glued them onto the blue paper and hung the paper over the window. You can us wrapping paper or a blue table cloth for your backdrop.

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Table Decorations
I covered the table with a light blue table cloth, set a few medium size paper airplanes on the table and filled a mason jar with blue rocks and larger paper airplanes on chop sticks. All the supplies used, I already had but you could easily find similar items.

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Paper Airplane Toss Game
With my husbands help, we cut up a large box, cut various size holes in it and covered it with the leftover blue paper. We then cut the holes out of the paper and I drew a few paper airplanes on it along with numbers for points.

My mom and I made several different styles of paper airplanes for the game. It was a lot harder to play than I thought it would be, especially because it is at a toddler's eye level, but it was still fun!

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Paper Airplane Station
I set out some white paper so guests could decorate and create their own paper airplane to either race or take a chance at the Paper Airplane Toss Game.

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I wanted to make a photo wall that said "Time Flies" with pictures of my son throughout the years but I didn't get around to making it so that it something cute and simple you could add to your party!

Overall my son had a good birthday party. He got lots of Batman and Spiderman toys and got to spend time with family. I can't believe how fast time flies when you have kids. I hope you enjoyed checking out pictures from his simple party, let me know what you think in the comments below!

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