Monday, November 16, 2015

Airplane Party: Easy Food and Cupcakes

Last year, we had my son's birthday party at a local gymnastics club. His love of transportation, combined with kids flying through the air at the gym, made this the perfect party for an airplane theme.

I wanted to make the party cute, but also I am very lazy. Here are the easy DIY airplane party ideas I came up with!


I thought it would be cute if the food at the party looked like meals you get on an airplane (although better-tasting, of course).

First, I made the place mats. I bought some biggish sheets of foam at the craft store. They looked like this:

Next, I cut them into a cloud shape. I made one and then used it to trace the rest.

Done! That was easy, right? Next I went to Wal-Mart and got some of these divided plates - like the ones they use on airplanes. But cuter.

I already told you that I'm lazy. The day before the party, I bought some subs and a fruit and veggie tray. I filled the cute plates with that food, then added saran wrap on top so that it looked like an airplane meal. Then I made a cute decal which you can download here for free and stuck it on top.

The kids got a kick out of pretending they were on an airplane while they ate!


In the interest of not spending a million hours on a kids' party, I bought cupcakes. Then I made the EASIEST cupcake toppers EVER.

You need a glue gun, cotton balls, and lollipop sticks.

Step 1: Glue a cotton ball to a lollipop stick.

Step 2: THERE IS NO STEP 2. You are done! Stick that adorable puffy cloud into the cupcake.

My cupcakes were mostly mini-sized. If you have big cupcakes, you can use more than one, like this:

Cloudy cupcake airplane magic!

...And they tasted even better because they only took me five minutes. That adds to the flavour, I swear.


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