The excitement mounted high as the birthday boy anticipated his coming special day! The countdown had actually started months ago at the 10 week mark. With the question "how many more days?" coming very often. His excitement rubbed off on the rest of us to the extent that we were once asked "who's birthday is it for reals?" We laughed! The fact that we all were going to have fun was becoming obvious.
I'm known for starting with party decorations early. My reasoning: That's something that CAN be done ahead of time so why wait for the last minute? Plus it can be enjoyed longer. I started with the backdrop/focal point of the party. Using a plastic table cloth that I crinkled for unique effect for the background. I added a few hanging clouds and tissue pom-poms from the ceiling, and streamers down the side. Then I took plain white copier paper, layered several together and randomly cut out small clouds. I used cheap stencils I had gotten from the dollar store years ago and red construction paper to trace his name and other letters. I simply glued the letters to the clouds and the n arranged them on the background. The cute airplane was a printable coloring sheet. And the little dots were simply cut from blue construction paper stripes. Viola! Our focal point was finished.
Check out the following posts for more details from the adventurous airplane party.