‘Come fly with me, let’s fly, let’s fly away….’! This sweet Aeroplane theme is so cute and perfect for little boys!
Let images of planes (vintage or modern), clouds, pilots, wings, airports, luggage & travel inspire you!
You could use a blue/white/red colour palette however I love some recent Aeroplane parties (see the end of this post) which have used the unique colour scheme of blue/white/orange and so I’ve incorporated some of my choices around this selection. However some of our previous posts such as the Nautical Theme & Fire engine theme have cute ideas for red decor.
You can have a lot of fun with this theme with the use of boarding passes, a luggage claim area (where the kids can collect their meal boxes or party favours), paper aeroplane making activities and more! I hope this collection below inspires your ideas and sets you on a fun journey of planning for this theme.
Invitations & Printables
To launch this post, here are a few printables and invitation collections which I thought were really cute for this theme:
A vibrant vintage invitation which is really unique!
These cute airplane printables can be used for lots of different items at the party and I love the boarding pass invitation!
The Aeroplane theme is perfect for hanging decorations of clouds and flying planes and you can really be creative in creating a sky effect which you can then transfer into the bedroom/nursery after the party for a cute style:
This cloud and plane paper garland is too sweet for words!
Buntings always look great at parties and here are a few lovely options which would work for this theme:
I’ve featured this delightful cloud mobile (which comes in various colour raindrops) in my Nautical theme post as it can be worked in for a few different themes and would look great in creating a cool sky effect!
I also love this unique paper cloud balloon! It would look fantastic suspended with some clear string:
Another great effect could be created using these colourful Aeroplane mobiles above your dessert/cake table!
Wall motifs and stickers continue to be a unique decoration which can be moved into the bedroom after the party:
Tissue pom pom’s would be ideal for a cloud effect. You could bunch them together to create cloud clusters or spread them out throughout the room for a gorgeous cloud scene. The best thing is – they are white so they could be reused many times over for different themes!
Hang a bunch of these blue paper fans together for a blue sky backdrop that you could then mix the white pom pom’s into as well!
To incorporate balloons into this theme, these blue and white polka dot GIANT balloons would look sensational in the party area!
Your table decor can be worked around the colour scheme you have chosen, but here are a few different options to have your party table flying high!
These chalkboard placemats could be used in the centre of the table to create a tarmac centrepiece! You could draw runway lines onto the placemat and place some toy planes on them for a great look!
Another unique way of dressing the table is this fun world map tablecloth to connect the idea of travelling into your plane theme!
Some colourful tableware choices which we are sure will make the food taste even nicer!
If you are incorporating orange into your colour scheme then these stripy straws look fantastic in this colour!
A cute alternative to the milk bottle is the use of small glass milk carton’s! They are so fun and different and I am sure all the kids will love drinking out of them!
A nice cupcake wrapper can instantly dress up the simplest of cupcakes! Here a few choices which could work for you:
Blue and orange look so great together don’t they?
These pom pom cupcake toppers are adorable! They look like little mini fluffy clouds – just perfect for this party!
Also loving these cupcake toppers with a cute design and colour scheme:
It’s easy to have Aeroplane theme cookies using these cutters!
For your main cake, these blue details will ensure it takes centre stage on your table!
Special Themed Decorations/Ideas:
Your little boy may have some cute toy aeroplanes you can use to help decorate the party table/area however if not, or if you want some more, here are some really lovely choices which will be great for the Birthday boy to keep and play with after the party too!
These vintage planes would really stand out wouldn’t they? Just lovely!
Now for a few other unique items which may be useful for this theme. If I had a boy I wouldn’t be able to resist this cute pilot hat! It is just gorgeous and would make a great beanie too in winter months!
These pilot accessories are great for decoration or for your little one to wear:
An aeroplane theme compliments a travel decorations/items as well, and these unique notebooks could be used for the little one’s to obtain stamps during the party (for example when they they complete a party game). If you wanted you could even have different “Country” stations set up at each game area, so they are “flying” to different countries for each game and receive their stamp on arrival! These notebooks would also make great party favours too!
Cardboard suitcases are great to be used for decoration for this theme or as a way of displaying your tableware for the kid’s to collect (cutlery, plates etc), or to display your other unique items such as the above notebooks! They work as fantastic storage for after the party too!
You could decorate the suitcases (or other items for your party) using these cute plane and travel stickers:
How lovely is this globe (and not as pricey as it may look)! It would make a unique decoration for this theme and an educational toy for your little boy for later on too!
For a personal touch this stamp with a vintage plane means you can personalise a range of items for your party! Your little one is sure to love this and it could be used to label all sorts of items for him in the future too!
It’s great to have a hands on activity at a party and these kits to create your own planes/gliders are sure to keep the little one’s busy. You could also have your little boy work on this before the party and then use the plane as a decoration for a personalised touch!
Love the vintage look of this Aeroplane carousel which would be a unique table decoration and look lovely as room decor as well:
Another centrepiece idea which would make a fun toy as well is this toy airport! Really liking the wooden look!
Take Home Gift
All the little one’s at the party are sure to be in love with aeroplanes by the end of this party! So here are a few cute ideas for take home gifts for them:
To package these items or some sweet treats there are lots of cute options for this theme! First off are these fantastic luggage favour boxes! They would look so good all packaged up and ready for the kids to take home!
Another adorable option are these unique milk carton favour boxes which match with the invites/printables shown at the start of this post. The clouds look so sweet and the personal touch of the name is a really nice extra!
To go along with the travel theme are these cute mailbox favours ! If you have travel related crafts at the party ( eg. creating a postcard or drawing on some letter paper) the kids could take these home along with this favour box:
These suitcase favour tins could also be used for some unique decorations too! You could even stick your food labels onto them and place them on your table!
Also loving these other cute options which you could embellish with ribbons, tags, mini pegs or stickers.
Gingham is such a sweet pattern which we don’t see enough of in partyware even though it looks so lovely here in blue and white!
You can never go wrong with polka dots. They always look good!
A touch of orange if you are working this into your colour scheme:
This carry box could also be dressed up to look like a suitcase, which makes it another great option for this theme!
Can’t go past these luggage tags to top off your favour packaging! They could also be used to label your food or as an embellishment on your drink bottles too:
This airmail twine really compliments the Aeroplane theme and would finish off your packaging nicely:
Or to bring in a touch of orange, this vibrant ribbon would do the trick!
And finally some special items for the Birthday boy! I love that these ride on planes are wooden – they have a really unique feel about them and would make an extra special gift for your little man!
Real Party Inspiration
I wanted to end this post off by providing you some links to some real parties using this theme as they can be a great source of inspiration and ideas! However just like every child is unique, so should every party be unique. So pick and choose the elements and ideas you love and then work in your own touches!
- Levi’s Aeroplane party by Polkadot Prints
- Little Aeroplane party by Kate from Sambellina
- Captain Archie’s 2nd Aeroplane party by Nicole from Little Soiree
- Aeroplane party by Not Just a Mommy
- Aeroplane party styled by RubyJu
- Aviator Airplane party showcased on Kara’s Party Ideas
Hope you enjoyed this post on this adorable theme! I have enjoyed sourcing these various items for you and would love to hear from you if you use any of these ideas for your little one’s celebration!