Are you feeling the need for speed?! If so, this promising Top Gun Party submitted by Emily Klaparda out of Los Angeles California is sure to have all that you need and more!
Top Gun Themed Birthday Party
Who doesn’t love fighter jets? With a name like Maverick you just can’t pass this awesome party idea by! In fact, with a little classic Tom Cruise, this party could be fun for a 30th birthday party with a bunch of your besties! It is a very versatile party!
The details that will fly right on by you if you aren’t paying attention include:
- Fabulous Top Gun-inspired cake
- Aviator glasses & fighter jets printed on paper plates
- Darling Top Gun inspired stationery
- Fun aviator banners
- Patriotic red, white, and blue decor items
- Plus a cute “sky” scene hung overhead, complete with fighter jets and clouds!
Party signage, graphics, invitations and banners: Emily Klaparda
Cake topper – fighter jet, aviator sunglasses, dog tags: Les Pop Sweets
Aviator Glasses and Fighter Jet Banners: Emily Klaparda
Wall Decals (Fighter Jets, Aircraft Carrier):The Vinyl Mill and Chic Walls
Custom Family T-shirts: Uber Prints
Fighter jet balloons: Amazon
Favor bags and signs – Emily Klaparda
Top Gun Party Details:
This is what Emily said about planning the party-
When you name your son Maverick – well, at some point, you need to throw him a “Top Gun” themed party. You just have to. So, for Mav’s 2nd birthday we did just that. No, he has never seen the movie, but he loves airplanes, and birthday cake, so I thought, why not? And us adults loved the fact that we could get our party jam on with the Top Gun Soundtrack!
My Design Inspiration:
I watched (and re-watched) one of my husband and I’s all-time favorite movies, Top Gun, to get most of my inspiration for the party – quotes (most of which I already knew), style, etc. I knew I wanted to do a red, white, and blue color scheme – this way I could re-use a lot of my Fourth of July decor as well!
I used simple silhouettes of fighter jets, aviator sunglasses, and aircraft carriers. I also incorporated stars and American Flags for that “All-American” feel.
My Favorite Items:
I made our entire family personalized shirts that said “Maverick’s Wingman” – it was so much fun!
The party favors were pint-sized aviator sunglasses and personalized dog tags that read “Thanks for being my Wingman.” So fun!!
I also loved creating the “sky scene” in the dining room – I used cardboard fighter jets (spray painted in metallic silver), pillow batting for clouds, and light blue tulle for the sky.
I used party colors that i knew I could re-use! the red, white, and blue theme meant I use a bunch of my 4th of July gear!
The “Top Gun” theme turned out to be a great way to bridge the party from kids to adults – everyone had fun!”
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