This charming VINTAGE AIRPLANE BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Brenda Byers of Great stitch
What a cute party for a little boy! I love all of the vintage items and supplies, they are all so fun! I also love the darling “come fly with me” backdrop with a “fly” arrow and airplane blue prints. This party has so many fabulous ideas that would work perfectly for a birthday party for a boy or adult alike.
My favorite Vintage Airplane party ideas and elements to look for from this awesome birthday celebration are:
- The awesome “come fly with me” backdrop
- The table made out of an antique tin can
- The propeller marshmallow pops
- The cute airplane sandwiches
- The stitched napkin rings and airplane shirts
- The cute vintage gas can and electric reel
- and MORE!
Vintage Airplane Party Details:
This is what Brenda said about planning/styling the party-
“For a lot of little men their first true love is airplanes. They dream of soaring high into the clouds. John Magee described this feeling in High Flight: “Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings. Sunward Ive climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds, and done a hundred things you have not dreamed of.” He was a pilot and knew exactly what he was talking about!
For this party, GreatStitch gave a nod to the lovely old planes so many men flew in honor of our country! There is something magical about a little boy watching planes!The first time he sees a plane cutting through the sky, a dream takes root and he wants to join them in their flight.
GreatStitch is always coming up with new patterns and this WW2 Plane is already a favorite! Navy is such a rich color and it seems to be every where this year! So we used navy as our base and added some orange just to be a little different.
The table was made from an old milk jug that we painted silver, and the chairs are popcorn tins turned upside down with another chair cover on top. The antique enamel table was on it’s last leg so were-purposed it with new legs and silver paint.
Instead of the typical bag of peanuts, we splurged and made some cashew brittle from this recipe. I found it one day digging through an antique shop. It was a hand written one loose in a cookbook, so you know someone loved it! It fell out at me and after purchasing the book, it has been a favorite ever since! These are her words exactly…they make me smile because no one speaks that way now, but what a great reminder of the vintage days gone by! Who knows, maybe she packed it up for her pilot to take with him.
2 c sugar
1/2 c water
1 c. syrup
Cook until threads.
2 T. Butter
Cook until syrup browns. Take off fire.
2 tsp. soda
Vendor Credits: Mallory Hall did a fantastic job on the pictures.
GreatStitch made the shirt, Rhonda Byers was great help in all other areas, she always does so much to help us style our parties! Carter is our little model. Other helpers included Bryant Byers and Kensy Berggren, they worked on the milk jug table and the enamel table.
We found great free printables online
We made the extra paper products from Basic Grey Paper Carte Postal