Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Vintage Airplane/Travel Baby Shower

Hey there everybody! Thanks for stopping by today! I posted a couple of sneak peeks recently of a baby shower I had been working on and today is the day you get to see the whole shebang! Are you excited?!! I am!

Remember the Gender Reveal Party I did a while back for my sister?  This shower was for that same sister.  She and her husband picked out a nursery bedding set that had older airplanes and helicopters on it, so I got it in my head that I just had to do a vintage style airplane theme for the baby shower. 

It all started with the Boarding Pass Baby Shower Invitation I created. I absolutely adored the little biplane on the invite, but I had a really hard time finding anything like it when it came time to look for decorations.  That's when I decided that I would add travel to the theme instead of just airplanes.  I am mostly happy with how it turned out although there are a few things I wish I had done differently.  Then again, there always are. :-)

When guests first walked in the door, there was a table holding the "In Flight Activity".  I had bibs and fabric markers laid out so that guests could create a personalized bib for baby Judah.  For guests who didn't consider themselves artists, I had cookie cutters laid out so that they could trace designs onto the bibs.  I wish I had gotten some pictures of the finished bibs, but by the time I thought of it, they were already packed away with the mommy-to-be.

The tables were set with map place mats that I tore out of an atlas and cut down to size and cloud and globe centerpieces.  I also had little wooden airplanes resting on some of the clouds.  I added brown paper plates and mason jars with striped straws to finish it off. 

I decorated the dessert table with a combination of vintage suitcases, airplanes, globes and maps.  Remember the new paper that I aged?  I used it to make these map buntings! Sorry for the picture overload here!

The favors were "Complimentary Peanuts" that I put in these cute little treat bags.  I added custom labels that said "Frye Flights- In Flight Snack" (that's the last name of the parents to be).  These were a pretty big hit. :-)

 So, there you have it.  Sorry this post was so short on words and long on pictures.  Like I said, there are definitely things I wish I could have done differently.  I had grand plans for this party, but sometimes life gets in the way.  All in all, I think it turned out pretty well.  If you don't count all of the stuff I bought and ended up not using, I'd say I spent about $200 to $250 dollars including the cookies and brownies, but not including the rental fee for the building where we had the party.  Keep in mind, that amount covers supplies for 40 people.  What do you think?  What was your favorite part?  Leave me a comment and let me know!  See you next time!


  1. Jamie,
    It's unique &cute ...perfect for a little boy!

  2. Beautiful! Did you create the graphics yourself?

    1. Thanks Falon! I created all of the signs and labels as well as the invitations. The airplane is clip art that I found on Clker.com. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it! :-)

    2. I love your ideas! And I love this little airplane you found....I can't seem to fine it on clker.com but this was three years ago. Do you have it and could share it by any chance? Thanks!

  3. so cute! this is just what I was thinking for my friend. Our husbands are both military helicopter pilots and we all lived overseas together. She will LOVE it!! thanks for posting this. I'll blog about our helo version in about a month, so feel free to pop over and laugh at how it's a poor man's version of yours! ha ha. :)

    1. I'm so glad you like it! I can't wait to see what you do with it!!! I'm sure it will be wonderful! If you have any questions, feel free to email me. I'd love to help in any way I can!

  4. Baby shower seems to be a great fun. My friend is hunting for various centrally located venues in Los Angeles for her birthday party. She is planning a theme party with various fun games. Hope she finalizes one in a couple of days.