Wow. We were so thrilled to see Jessica's email with photos from her son's 1st Birthday. Jessica is quite the planner. She contacted us back in June/July to help her with all of the graphic work for Brady's 1st Airplane Birthday party. I knew she was going to make it the most special birthday with details that you will be so impressed by...
Today we are featuring her photographs from the party as well as a wonderful writeup by Jessica herself. She put so much effort into the party and had some amazing finds, so I thought this would be a great opportunity to share with our readers.
PS. Jessica's husband is super talented with his woodworking skills and created the cutest cloud cupcake stands and table centerpieces. He sells his services (I am thinking of what I can have him make as we speak!) His contact info is at the bottom of this post.
So... in Jessica's words....we present
Brady's 1st Birthday
In Jessica's words...
We always knew we wanted the theme for our son, Brady’s 1st birthday party to be airplanes. So, once he turned 8 months old the planning began. After finding Anders-Ruff on Etsy and emailing back and forth with Maureen, I knew my vision was going to come to fruition.
And that it did….
The invitation a boarding pass for a fun flight on-board Brady Airways announced the theme. The invitation included Brady’s “Birthday Licenses to Fly”, a magnet, for keepsake. Each envelope was sealed with Brady Airways Headquarters return address label.
Our neighborhood clubhouse was turned into “Rice Hope International Airport” for the event. Red, white and light blue balloons directed guests to the airport. A Rice Hope International Airport banner displayed above the entrance set the scene.
Once inside guests (children) checked-in and received their passports which were stamped “Certifiably Cute” and were given Round the World stickers.
Baggage Claim held gift bags with personalized luggage tags, each contained travel stickers, a compass, rubber band airplane model kit, Fast- Fact book of the 50 states, World Landmark flash cards and an inflatable globe.
Above the Baggage Claim hung a Thank You for Flying Brady Airways banner flanked by 747 airplane balloons.
All guests were encouraged to help themselves at the Food Court, where sandwiches and chips were served.
Tables were set with light blue table clothes, red placemats, light blue napkins wrapped around red silverware held together with a Brady Airways sticker. Centerpieces were adorable clouds with a red biplane attached which my talented husband made. We attached 12 balloons to each centerpiece.
After lunch and gifts were opened it was time for cake! The dessert table was decorated with 2 tier cloud cupcake stands (also made by my husband) cupcake toppers said Happy Birthday Brady circled around a 1. The cake sat a top blue luggage in the middle of the table. Airplane cookies were arranged inside of coordinating luggage. We covered cardboard with cloud paper and attached it to the back of the table for the backdrop. Brady enjoyed the top layer of cake while the rest was sliced for guests.
Posters scattered around the room displayed photos of Brady labeled with the Brady Airways logo.
Thank you postcards were sent to each guest.
The event was more than we could of hope for and I owe most of it to Anders-Ruff for their amazing designs and creativity. I can’t wait to start planning his 2nd birthday party. Maureen, we will be talking soon!
Passport, Check-in, Baggage Claim, Food Court Signs, cupcake toppers, banners, luggage tags, birthday license to fly, thank you postcards, logo- all Anders-Ruff
Printing- Vistaprints.com and UPS store
Certifiable Cute stamp- Vistaprints.com
Round the World Stickers- Michaels Crafts Store
Gift Bag items- Target
Compass and Inflatable Globe- Orientaltradingcompany.com
Rubber Band airplane model kit- Michaels Crafts Store
Blue Cloud Paper- Hobby Lobby
Red Place Mats- Hobby Lobby
Red Silverware- Hobby Lobby
Light Blue Napkins- Hobby Lobby
Light Blue table clothes- Wal-Mart
Red and white strip fabric for dessert and Food Court- Wal-Mart
Cupcake stands and centerpieces- Brad Griffin (for sale, he can also make any shape for your theme, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jessica, thank you so much for sharing all of the details of the party with our fans and readers. I think your party turned out so adorably. I know Brady will be so thankful that you put together such a special party with great memories!
Those cupcake stands are the CUTEST! Clouds! I hope your husband can help some of our favorite party planning clients add cute detail to their special days!
Airplane Package coming soon to the shop!