Kara's Party Ideas Flight Academy + Airplane Birthday Party | Kara's Party Ideas

This darling FLIGHT ACADEMY + AIRPLANE BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Lisa Luebe of Sweet Pop Studio.

Here is what Lisa had to say about the party- “My little man Trenton was turning 3 and was smitten with airplanes. I wanted to design something a little different from the airplane parties that I saw online so I decided to go with a flight school theme….{continued below pictures}

{continued from above}…I started with a logo that I created using Trenton’s initials and an adorable plane clipart that I got from Blackleaf Design on Etsy. The invitation was a letter awarding the guests with a full scholarship to the TJL Flight Academy and a new student inauguration party.

The guests were greeted at the door with a registration desk that held their Pilot in Training badges and Pilot Logbooks. The logbooks had “lessons” (games and crafts) listed in them. Each child earned a flight sticker for each completed lesson.

The lesson stations were:

1) Scratch Off Plane Art

2) Airplane Folding

3) Runway Race

4) Pin the Propeller on the Plane

5) Hit the Piñata

When the kids completed their lessons we took their picture and mailed them their pilot’s license along with the thank you card.

The kids were given cloud boxes (found on Amazon) to put their piñata prizes in. The food table was designed by my mom and I and constructed in part by my stepdad. We designed a runway to hold the amazing and delicious cupcakes and candy apples from Roni’s Sugar Creations. We purchased the illustrations on the backdrop, online.

As the guests left the party they visited the favor table for their Pilot Essentials: M&M candy tubes, glider airplanes, and the Official Training Tools- a custom made crayon box. This party was the most fun to plan and execute. A huge thank you to my mom and partner for all of her amazing creativity and help!”

Vendor Credits:
Photography: 4S Photography
Cupcakes and Candy Apples: Roni’s Sugar Creations
Candy cups, tubes, and bags: TomKat Studio Shop and CupKate’s Event Design
Illustration art: Blackleaf Studios and Peach Pops Clipart
Party Printables: Sweet Pop Studio

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  1. As always… Fabulous job, Lisa!! A very cute & clever party for you son : )

  2. Aimee

    this is beautiful, love it..

  3. I love the the theme and the all of the little details! Maybe the birthday boy will turn out to be a pilot!

  4. MElissa

    Where did you find airplanes for derby racing?

    • lisa-sweet pop studio

      I found the airplanes at a little toy store called Gepetto’s. They are pull back planes and worked perfect for the race.

  5. debran

    Great idea! How did you do the airplane race? And where did you get the mini airplanes?