Let me be honest. I like the theme party. This is not a new thing . . .
Last year when we went with the Nautical Theme for Cole’s second birthday, I found it made it both easier and more fun to plan . . .
So this year we chose “Airplanes” and dove in. You can read about the things we did with toddlers. Just like last year we bought some things and made some things. And the requirement was that it be an enjoyable process for our little family – if not, not worth it. You can see more pictures of the party decor as well.
The first thing we bought was an airplane. We live near a very sweet antiquing town, so we went looking for an antique plane for inspiration. We found this and we were on our way.
1. Airplane – bought
2. Airplanes – bought
We had one plane bought and then it was time to find a few other planes . . . and that, is not as easy as it sounds. So I looked online for an Airplane Museum. I found one a ways a way and though it did not look promising, we stopped there on a trip to Vermont and found planes galore.
Then we started making the decor
1. Puffy Clouds – made
I was ready to cut clouds out of paper but I found a link to making clouds out of batten, and it was easy.
We simply broke off pieces of cotton, pulled and separated them. Then we made a little corkscrew of wire, twisted it in, and hung it up with fishing wire. We wound up making three of these, all of which could be seen from the front door when you walked in.
2. Table Clouds – made
I also read that you can make clouds out of ivory soap. It was tremendously easy, and was easily the decoration we were asked most about.
Take ivory soap, put a bar of it on the bottom of the microwave (no rotating unit) and watch it puff for 1 – 3 minutes. It was really fun.
3. Runway Runner – Made
We used a drop cloth for the table cloth, and then added a black out curtain (folded). Andrew added the white duct tape, and I added the planes . . . a runway runner.
The other “big” thing that we made was the “in-flight entertainment” A Sharpteam Production. Stayed tuned . . . it gets its own post . . .