Airplane Baby Shower Theme

by janices7

Your guests will be flyin' high when they arrive at an adorable baby shower designed to welcome the new 'lil pilot to the world.

If you are looking for a baby shower theme idea that promises sky’s the limit, an airplane themed baby shower can be cute, quirky, and fun. If you are looking for unique, you can rest assured an airplane themed baby shower will be anything but ho-hum.

Airplanes are great for a baby shower because your options are limitless when it comes to creative flair. Fun and spunky airplanes and blue skies filled with promise – what better way to welcome Baby? Add in some fun airline details suggesting one exciting flight and your airplane baby shower will be ready for take off.

Jaunty dots, wiggly stripes and fun shapes provide extra punch and detail. Another bonus of the airplane themed baby shower is that it is so versatile. Whether the Mom-to-be is having a boy or a girl, airplanes work equally well for either gender. This can be really important if the baby’s gender has yet to be revealed, or if Mom wants to keep things gender neutral.

Here are some more ideas to get you started.

Airplane Baby Shower Invitations

Your invitations are the perfect lift off for your airplane themed baby shower. Your invites are the first exposure your guests will have to your airplane themed baby shower, so choose images, a color scheme, and patterns that you will carry through the rest of your baby shower decorations and plans. A cute idea is invitations printed with your airplane theme – pictures of diving and whirling airplanes, puffy clouds, and blues skies with fun sayings like “Up up and away!” set the delightful tone from the moment your guests open the invitation. Incorporate peppy patterns like dots, jaunty stripes, and quirky lines for a fun effect.

If you’re looking for a color scheme, consider airplane invitations in bold primary colors like blue, green, yellow, red and white. These energetic colors pair well with any type of airplane baby shower decorations you might include in your baby shower festivities.

If you’re looking for invitations with reminiscent of “e-boarding” airplane tickets, consider virtual invitations available web sites like Regardless of whether you choose the online or traditional invitations, you’ll have a wide variety of airplane options to choose from.

Airplane Shower Decorations & Tableware

For tableware, decorations and your other airplane baby shower supplies, carry through the color scheme you used for your invitations for a polished design. Plates, napkins, placemats, and cups that match your invitations are a stylish option. For coordinating tableware, choose a solid tablecloth in bright green topped with a blue table runner. Hang balloons in red, yellow, green and blue. Another fun table runner idea would be to make a table runner that looks like an airport runway. Select a solid table cloth and paint a runway down the center. For place settings, tuck guests’ names in toy airplanes at the top of each placemat. Fun!

 For a creative way to tack up bright, color coordinating crepe paper streamers, make airplanes “pins” out of toilet paper rolls by wrapping the rolls in colored tissue paper. Use enough tissue paper to make the toilet paper rolls look like the nose and tail of a plane. Glue on wings wrapped in colorful paper. Make as many of these fun airplanes as you need and space evenly on the wall to secure the crepe streamers. Allow the streamers to hang gracefully between each airplane tack.

For a fun take off into the friendly skies, hang puffy clouds from the ceiling. Make white tissue paper pom pons and hang them with fishing line so they seem to float overhead.

Airplane Shower Food & Cake

A fun treat would be marshmallow propeller pops like the ones shown to the right (click on the picture for step-by-step instructions). Dip jumbo marshmallows in melted red hots. Make a propeller mold and melt Candy Melts in the propeller mold. When set, mount to red-dipped end of marshmallow. Stick a mini M&M in the center of the propeller. Stick the marshmallows on cookie sticks and stand them in a sheet of styrofoam. Conceal styrofoam with colorful straw and ribbons. Simple and yummy!  You could also wrap the props in cellophane and tie them with ribbon to create amazing candy party favors for your guests to enjoy at home after the shower.

Serve peanuts and pop in mini soda cans – like you’d be served on an airplane – for an authentic touch.  Or how about sandwiches, chips and a fruit in a plastic "to-go" container like you'd receive on a flight.  Check out the picture below for a unique way to present your food and snacks to guests.

If you plan to serve cupcakes for individual guest treats, opt for cupcake wrappers and cupcake toppers that match your airplane baby shower theme. Add fun bright colored icing and pipe stars airplanes on the top of white or blue frosted cupcakes.

If cake is more to your liking, opt for a cake baked in the shape of an airplane. Frost the cake in a bold color for attention-grabbing appeal.  Check out the Youtube video to the right for some inspiration.

Chocolate Marshmallow Propellers
Chocolate Marshmallow Propellers
Airplane Baby Shower Food Ideas
Airplane Baby Shower Food Ideas
Packed "Airplane" Lunches
Packed "Airplane" Lunches

More Fun Baby Shower Wizzles

Baby Shower Games

Here are a couple fun baby shower game ideas to tie the usual games into the airplane theme.  Alternatively, you can purchase some print and play games online and choose one that fits your color scheme and theme perfectly.

Paper Airplane Contest. Give each guest a sheet of paper and challenge them to fold a high-flying paper airplane. Give prizes for planes that fly the longest or the farthest. Give points for creative design.

Lucky Flight Game.  Place toy airplanes in a row on a long table. At least one of the airplanes should be marked on the bottom. One by one, guests pick an airplane to see if it is marked. The guests selecting the marked airplane win a prize!


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Airplane Themed Favors & Gifts

You can make your own airplane themed favors by slipping candies, body butters, and sweet candles in airplane themed boxes for a memorable take-home treat.  Or place home-baked treats in cellophane bags that are tied with a ribbon and a little airplane shaped tag that you make from construction paper for adorable do it yourself baby shower favors.

When it comes to airplane themed gifts, a mobile of an airplane would be so sweet hanging over Baby’s bed. Another precious gift to remind Mom of her wonderful airplane themed baby shower would be a crib quilt with planes and clouds sewn in the squares. So cozy, Mom will sure to be on board!  Other fun ideas include pilot themed outfits, baby shower diaper cakes featuring an airplane theme, toys such as the Fisher Price airplane with all the little people, baby bibs and other clothing with airplane appliqués.  The possibilities are endless!

Updated: 02/02/2015, janices7
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Pinkchic18 on 05/10/2012

This is way too cute! There are so many things you can do with an airplane theme. And that diaper cake is so adorable, those always make great centerpieces.

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