About a month ago we launched our Mom’s Time Out group that I lead at my church. With over 85 ladies in attendance we launched the season with a bang. Our first topic was “Parties on a Penny.” I spoke about the power of printables and, of course showcased my new printable designer Louisa from Flipawoo. I wanted to highlight her vintage airplane party printable for you.
The thing I love about themed parties is that you can really make them as inexpensive as possible by just going along with the theme. I made “in flight snack packs” for the kids, which is just an easier way to serve them lunch on the cheap.
Inside the snack pack was homemade PB & J uncrustables, a bag of chips, a napkin and a bag of M&M’s.
To “seal the box” I used the airplane from the pennant banner in the set and used double sided adhesive to attach it to the box.
Lemonade served in old Starbucks Frappuccino bottles with a hole punched in the cupcake toppers to accommodate a straw. I attached a label from the set to the front of the bottles to continue on with the theme.
Of course I had to make a Paperbag PiÃ±ata to go with the airplane theme. I just cut the circle out from Louisa’s design to use for the front of the piÃ±ata.
Peanuts or Pretzels anyone? How cute would it be to send your child around mid party saying “peanut or pretzels?” I just purchased store bought pretzels, almonds and peanuts and added them to Dollar Tree baskets.
Cupcake toppers punched with a 2” hole punch and stuck with a toothpick into store bought (Shhhh!) cupcakes.
And what is a party that takes place in 2011 without a pennant banner?
And lastly I used parts of the thank you cards to make toppers for some cute and inexpensive party favors (A Hershey Nugget, Dum Dum Pop, Life Saver Candy, Candy Corn Topper and a Post-it Note Pad). Thank you Lisa for the idea!
If you want to purchase the Vintage Airplane Printable party set it is 15% off for the next week. Louisa will customize the set with your party details.
What a fabulous idea for a meeting, Beckie! I’m going to file that away for next year’s MOPS group. I love that the party does not look “budget” at ALL! So nicely put together without going overboard. Great work!