September 7, 2012

A First Class Party Introducing our NEW "Little Aviator" Birthday Printables!

There's no better way to get back into the blogging routine than with a full blown party that's packed with eye candy, right?!! 

I know most schools have already started, but this first class Back to School Party styled by Jenifer Banner from Banner Events is soooo beyond incredible that I'm sure you won't mind seeing it now! Plus, I have  re-designed the printables as our "Little Aviator" Birthday Collection now available in the shop! ;)

Jen and I brainstormed on the theme, and she then came up with some fabulous ideas and concepts for the printables, which I was more than happy to design for her! They include boarding pass invitations, propeller straw decorations, printable milk cartons, "pilot fuel" bottle wrappers, and over 15 pages of aviation themed party printables to help you style a first class bash! :)

Check out below all the incredible details as seen on Bird's Party Magazine Issue 6 and HWTM + extra unseen shots, as told by Jen!

This was a very different style of shoot for me, doing it outdoors and using 'nature' and the airplane as my 'backdrop'.  It was very out of my comfort zone, but a lot of fun, especially for the children.

With the start of school and a new learning adventure right around the corner, it‘s time to prepare for ‘take off‘. Help your little ’flying ace’ get set to “Soar to New Heights” this school year with a fun back-to-school themed party that is sure to lift his/her spirits ‘up and away‘.

Heighten excitement by sending out adorable ‘First Class’ boarding passes, inviting little pilots-in-training to come spread their wings. Of course, ‘learning passports’ will be needed as well, before travel. Once filled out, ‘the sky is the limit.

It takes a lot of energy to keep ‘flying high‘. From ‘Baggage Claim’ little guests can pick up their new aviator lunch boxes filled with healthy in-flight snacks perfect for a day of navigating new territory. Pilot Fuel (water) and Jet Fuel Juice will keep them hydrated, especially with cute paper straws embellished with printable propellers sure to help quench even the deepest thirst. Granola bars with darling printable wrappers, airplane themed fruit snacks, sandwiches packed in airmail striped wax paper & apples with custom stickers should keep their bellies full & their minds on course!

Add some fun themed treats to help imaginations soar. Propeller push-up pops filled with yogurt covered pretzels, up and away themed cake pops, cloud cupcakes topped with darling 3-D fondant planes, colorful flying ace cookies and a cake complete with a plane sculpted out of chocolate are just a few of the endless possibilities. Of course, kids are always excited about more snacks. Crackers were housed in darling school sized milk cartons labeled ‘Aviator Fuel’, and pretzels were packaged in cute bags with coordinating ‘in-flight’ snack treat toppers. Little luggage favors were filled with peanuts--the traditional airplane snack!

School supplies were dressed up for the learning adventure and included things like pilot flight log notebooks, propeller pencils, airplane erasers, glue bottles, and crayons embellished with pilot wing crayon wraps. Children practiced their take-offs and landings with DIY foam airplanes, decorated airplane coloring sheets & enjoyed checking out the airplane control panel in the cockpit. Of course, at the conclusion of their 'flight training' over at Thun Field, Pierce County Airport, each student received their official pilot wings from our resident pilot, David Thomas.

The kids loved the custom t-shirts, skirts and school bags personalized for their individual learning adventures for this coming year - End the summer flying high into a new year of school!

Party Credits:

Complete Event styling: Jen Carver, Banner Events
"Little Aviator" Party Printables: Bird’s Party
Photography: A Fresh Take Photography
Airplane: David Thomas, Thomas Aerospace
Cake & cupcakes: 4 Kids Cakes
3-D airplane fondant cupcake toppers: Edible Details
Cookies: Flour-de-Lis
Cake Pops: Oh My Cake! Bakeshop
Custom skirts: SookeE Designs
Custom applique shirts & school bags: Pocketbaby
Paper straws, balloons: Toadally Cute
Suitcase favors: Whimsical Printables
Metal lunchboxes:


HUGE thanks to Jen for the stunning ideas, and for putting together this fabulous shoot for the magazine! And off course to all the talented, dedicated vendors and professionals she worked with, without whom it would not have been possible!! You guys rocked it. Big Time!! :)

Get all the Little Aviator Birthday printables in the shop now!

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