An Airplane Themed First Birthday Party

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Airplane Birthday Theme

My son, Gage, turned one last week.  I can’t believe how fast a year went by!  It seems like just yesterday we were anxiously awaiting his arrival and now, my little baby was now an almost walking one year old!  Where did the time go?

For his first birthday party, we decided on the theme airplanes.  My husband loves planes and we thought it would be cute for a first birthday party. 

The first thing we did was to get some fun airplane decorations!

Some cute plates and napkins and a fun banner were perfect! We also grabbed some happy birthday balloons to really make the day feel festive!

And of course a cake with the airplane theme is a must! We used a local bakery to make the cake to match our decorations.

airplane birthday theme

Another thing that I love to do for my kids birthday party is to make a fun snacks for the kids to have while they are running around and playing.

One of the fun snacks that we made for the kids, which they went absolutely crazy over were chocolate covered pretzel rods! 

They love to just grab them and have the pretzels on the go.  They are a super fun treat for the kids at the party and they really aren’t much work at all.

I started by taking candy melt chocolates and putting them in a microwavable a bowl.  We used red and blue chocolates since they matched our airplane birthday party theme.

chocolate covered pretzels

The next step is to melt the chocolate by heating it in the microwave at 1 min increments at 50%, stirring the chocolate after each minute. 

The time depends on your microwave but ours took 3-4 minutes to be melted enough for cover the pretzels. 

Now that the chocolate is melted, you can put the pretzel rod in and use a spoon to cover it 3/4 of the way with chocolate.

After the pretzel is covered in chocolate, you just place on a piece of wax paper.  After we put them on the wax paper, we decorated them with different colored sprinkles. 

I let the kids help out with a little bit of the chocolate and the decorations and they loved it!

The pretzel rods easily dry within a half hour and you can store them in a zip lock bag or tupperware container until you are ready to serve at the party.

When it was party time, I just put the pretzels in a fun container like this! This made it easy for the kids to grab one while they were running around playing.

The other fun thing we did was put together the favor bags. 

My daughter was my helper in putting them together. To go along with the airplane birthday theme, we put together a bag of “In Flight Snacks” for each of our little guests.

I got some Amazon stickers  to put on the bags to thank people for coming.

We put some Organic Annie’s Cheddar bunnies, various Organic Annie’s bunnie crackers, a couple mini Hersey bars and a box of yogurt covered raisins.

So often the kids go to birthday parties and end up coming home with a big bag of candy. I used my theme of the In Flight Snacks to give the kids something slightly healthier, yet still fun.

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With all these cute little touches, it makes an airplane themed first birthday party a big success!

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