Party Recap

My now six year old son, Gavin, loves airplanes- paper airplanes, toy airplanes, rocket style planes and of course commercial airplanes. What fun I had planning this party for him. With lots of inspiration from Pinterest and Catch My Party, I transformed a Gym into Gavin Air's Airport.


Party Highlights

  • Best Moment

    The best moment of the day for Gavin was getting to launch the rockets, with the help of Uncle Billy.

  • Desserts

    At the Pilot's Lounge "Gavin Air" passengers could munch on sweets while pilots in training were preparing for take off.

  • Party Favors

    At Baggage Claim all passenagers of Gavin Air could pick up there personalized luggage. Infants were given mini suitcases with their name hand painted on the outside, which held travel sized body wash on the inside. Toddlers to big kids took home larger luggage pieces filled with a Airplane chocolate pop, a Matchbox airplane, Plane kite, Airplane coloring book, Travel Storybook and the older of the childeren were given foam table top rocket launchers.

  • Activities / Games

    Plane Maintenance Table- Kids painted their own wooden airplane to take home. Flight Training- Kids made and decorated paper airplanes and took turns throwing them through a flight training zone (hanging hula hoops). Four different rocket airplanes were launched off in the outdoor area behind the municipal building.

  • What People Ate

    In the "Gavin Air" Food Court, Guests chose from a variety of Pizzas, such as Pepperoni Pie in the Sky, Chicken and Brocolli Alfredo Flying Pizza, Ham and Cheesy Flight Attendent Pizza and Flying High Cheese Pizza Pie. To go with their pizza, guest could choose from a variety of extras, such as a Flying over the Fruit Rainbow Platter and Airplane Propellers (Fruit Skewers).

  • What People Drank

    Jet Fuels were on site....skim and chocolate milk. "Gavin Air" juice boxes were available for the young pilots and parents were offered the standard variety of bottled water and sodas.


Party Helpers

  • Kerri Nichols

    Cake designer

    Thank you Kerri for a fantastic cake. It was the hightlight of the "Pilot's Lounge!

  • Steph Diehl of Sweet Diehl's

    Cupcake design

    Thank you for going above and beyond Steph! Fantastic Job!


  • Jeff D'Angelo


    Jeff helped me with the use of luggage pieces, sign holders and an awesome control tower.http://www.jeffdangelo.com/



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    Charice W wrote:

    that is sooo cute...Where did you get the tiny suitcases?

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    Amy Z wrote:

    The tiny suitcases I purchased at a local craft store called, ACMoore. They are unfinished wooden pieces. I then personalized them. If you'd like to see how I finished them, stop by my blog, Mouse Ears Mom. Here's the link, http://www.mouseearsmom.com/2013/09/13/how-to-personalize-a-disney-souvenir-saving-suitcase/ Thanks for stopping by! Amy

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    Stacy F wrote:

    I love the invitations. My son's name is Gavin and he also is turning 6. He wants an airplane themed party. I saw your invitations and thought I hit the jackpot. Please tell me how to get them.

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    Amy Z wrote:

    Stacy F, I purchased the invitations from Hank and Petunia's shop on Etsy. Here's a link to take you to their shop. https://www.etsy.com/shop/HankandPetunia?ref=l2-shopheader-name

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    Kristen F wrote:

    Hello! My son keeps telling me he wants a cargo lego airplane party. I told him we gotta split it up a bit. Since he already had a lego party, I suggest a airplane party. He said okay a cargo airplane party. lol I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! His name is Gavin and he is turning 6!!!! What great ideas!!! This is perfect. Thank you so much for posting this. He just started kindergarten so I have been missing him so and not realizing his birthday is in a few weeks. You are saving so much time for me with all your ideas!!! -Kristen