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  • Desserts

    Cake, Oreo pops, marshmallow pops

  • Party Favors

    Suitcase goody bags with airplane ornament kits and travel craft kits from Oriental Trading, wooden airplanes, snacks, play dough, bubbles and pilot wings

  • Activities / Games

    Decorate your own airplane, airplane wings

  • What People Ate

    Croissant sandwiches, airplane PB&J, fruit, carrot and ranch cups, cloud jello, chips

  • What People Drank

    Water and lemonade

  • Best Moment

    In lieu of toys, we requested that guests bring two copies of their favorite book - one for the birthday boy and one to donate to a local charity.

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8 comments

  • Natalie H

    Natalie H wrote:

    Very nice. Where did you get mini suitcases?

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    Heather N wrote:

    I purchased them from Amazon. Thanks for your interest! Wald Imports Brown Suitcases, Set of 3 by Wald Imports, Ltd. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004L9L8KM/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_D8.Asb03Q4GYC

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    Yolanda K wrote:

    Great job, the party looked awesome. I love the airplane wings! How did you make them? Thanks for your help

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    Heather N wrote:

    I cut a pattern by hand and made the wings from foam poster board. They were spray painted silver and I cut and glued all the details by hand using scrap booking paper and using real airplanes as inspiration for each design. I also typed up a history and description and included a photo of the inspiration airplane that was glued on the backside of each set of wings. I made the straps from ribbon and hot glued them, but the glue didn't stick well and we ended up having to duct tape the straps back in place after the kids wore them. Not sure of a better/more attractive way to attach them, but the duct tape worked great. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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    Lis M wrote:

    Looks great- what did you use to make the favor bags look like suitcases and what did u give as favors?

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    Heather N wrote:

    I made them using plain brown paper bags and cut paper for the straps and corners to decorate. The travel stickers can be purchased here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0486421945/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?qid=1388649815&sr=8-5&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70 Inside, I had pilot wings, a couple of craft kits, granola bars and applesauce, a wooden airplane, and party favor sized play dough, crayons, and bubbles. The craft kits were airplane/adventure themed from Oriental Trading, but they no longer have them. Hope that helps!

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    Jennifer A wrote:

    Beautiful job!!!! I love everything. How did you do the topiary? I have done them before with candy. I love the "cloud" design. What material is that?

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    Heather N wrote:

    They're felt circles folded in half and then folded in half again and pinned to a foam ball. I used a drinking glasses a template for the circles, so they're approximately 3" diameter. Here is a tutorial for the felt flowers if you need: http://m.designsponge.com/2009/12/diy-project-kristens-ruffly-felt-wreath.html The planes were attached using wire. I used play dough in the pots to anchor the dowel rod.