I’m excited to be sharing this special Vintage Airplane Birthday Party for my son’s first birthday. I had a hard time deciding on the theme for my son’s first birthday party.
He doesn’t really have any LIKES at this point. But once I decided on vintage airplanes, it was full speed ahead. I plan on posting a tutorial or two for a few things from the party.
Party concept & design was done by me and I gotta say, it takes a lot of work. And I didn’t even do EVERYTHING I wanted to do. I also get a lot of last minute ideas as I’m working so it’s nerve-wrecking but oh so worth it.
The original party plan was to have it at home in our backyard. The fence would have been the perfect backdrop for Vintage Airplane Birthday Party look I was going for but a week in advance the weather prediction was for rain. And if you have known me for a while now, you know it rained on my wedding day and ruined my outdoor backyard wedding but the show went on. I didn’t want the same thing to happen so we booked the clubhouse in our neighborhood.
One big thing was missing from the party design that totally slipped my mind. You see those beautiful gold suitcases in the picture above? One of them was meant to be the cake stand and I only noticed it when we were blowing his birthday candle!! Oh man! That’s one disappointment I’m going to live with for a long while. But life goes on. Hope you enjoy my boy’s vintage airplane birthday party photos and stay tuned for some tutorials from the event.
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These chocolate cups we had especially made for the party, it has passion fruit mousse inside with chocolate shavings on top. But you could whip these up at home too.
These were personalized by hand. You can find the wooden utensils I purchased here , I purchased the alphabet stamp set at Hobby Lobby, but you can purchase the exact one here. I wanted one with the fleur-de-lis and lower case letters, typewriter font style to add a more vintage flair to the details.
I spray painted some galvanized metal flower buckets red similar to these and added fresh flower foam bricks and attached the paper airplanes to green stem wires. Let me know if you want a tutorial!
VENDOR CREDITS & RESOURCES:
–Around the World Map Favor Box
–Airplane Cookie Cutters by Sur La Table
–Concept & Styling: Ellen Oliveira
–Photography: Lucia Sa
–Invitation & Paperie: Ellen Oliveira
–Cake: JJ Cakes
–Sweets: Bruna Mariana
–Chairs, tables, linens & Backdrop: Marlene Eventos
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