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Helicopter Birthday Party May 6, 2013

Helicopter party ideas

My son, Asher, is crazy about helicopters so the theme for his 2nd birthday party last year was very easy to decide.

For the decorations, I kept a very simple blue and red color scheme. I hung large white tissue pompoms from our chandelier to give the effect of clouds and I used blue paper fans on the backdrop. I purchased a wooden A from my local craft store and I spray painted it light blue. I figure that I can use this after the party in his bedroom.

For the dessert table, I ordered large sugar cookies from “C is for Cookie” to match the printables. One of my sweetest friends, Ashley, made vanilla bean cake pops for the table. She of course made them using light blue chocolate and she added red sprinkles. The chocolate cake and the vanilla cupcakes were from a local bakery. I also had Hershey Kisses which I’d personalized with stickers that said “A Kiss From Asher”.

Since his party was in the morning, we served breakfast food, including powdered doughnuts which we called “Doughnut Clouds”…. The kids thought that was fantastic. For the adults, we served a green chili sausage casserole and fresh fruit with dipping sauce.

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The majority of the children at the party were aged between two and four years old, we decided to forego traditional party games. Instead, we had a plethora of toys available for them to play with and we set up a glitter tattoo station. That was a huge hit with the parents as well as the kids! Since we had Danielle from All Things Great and Small Photography taking photos at the party I was able to relax and do the glitter tattoos instead of behind a camera taking photos the whole time.

For the party favors, we gave out “Marshmallow Clouds”. These were basically glassine envelopes that I’d filled with large white marshmallows. I added a large label and tied a “thank you for flying with me” hang tag using blue and white twine. I displayed them up at the drink station inside a red cardboard suitcase with a tag that read “Baggage Claim”.

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Thank you so much for Danielle from All Things Great and Small Photography for capturing all these wonderful memories. If you live in the Pensacola area, I highly recommend contacting her and checking out her website here and her e-mail address is: MySmallMemories@gmail.com

Please follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. I have loads of party ideas for an aviation themed party on this board. If you have any questions or need to know where I purchased any of the supplies for this party, just leave a comment on this blog post and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks.


Tutorial: Marshmallow Clouds for Helicopter Birthday Party Favors April 23, 2013

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For my son’s second birthday last year, I decided to do very simple party favors. In keeping with the helicopter theme, we handed out glassine bags of marshmallow “clouds” and these were a huge hit. They were very easy to put together! Hope you enjoy this tutorial and let me know if you decide to do these for your child’s party. Also, if your child doesn’t like marshmallows you could use white mini doughnuts.

Here’s what you’ll need:

The first thing you’ll want to do is fold your glassine envelopes so that they are all uniform. I didn’t measure them but I’m pretty good at eyeballing… if the thought of eyeballing this step freaks you out, then definitely grab a rule and measure how far down you need to fold these. You basically want to turn your envelopes into 5 1/2 inch squares so you’ll be folding down 2 1/4 inches from the top. Once you’ve folded the envelope, you will insert the marshmallows. I did three rows of three marshmallows so each bag contained a total of nine marshmallows. Of course, the number you get inside the bag will totally depend on the size of your marshmallows.

One all bag is full, you will refold the bag and add a little tape to keep it sealed. I then took some baker’s twine and tied it around the bag. You don’t really need the baker’s twine but it looks pretty and adds a polished look. Next, grab your large “marshmallow clouds” label and use your double sided tape to adhere this onto the front of the envelope. I designed these labels to measure 3 inches so that you can cut them into squares or use a 2.75 inch circle punch to cut out circles. I choose to cut them into squares and I used a corner rounder, too.

The last step is to attach the hang tag. I simply tied it using the baker’s twine. Since I am very fussy about consistency, I also used a tiny bit of double sided tape to adhere the hang tags to the envelopes. That way, I knew each hang tag was at the same angle. You certainly don’t need to do that but if having the tags hang at different angles is going to drive you potty, then I highly recommend making good use of your double sided tape 🙂

Here are photos from each step but if you get confused or have any questions, please leave a comment and I’ll answer you straight away.

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Please follow me on Pinterest. I actually have a board dedicated to this fun party theme. You can view that here. Looking for more photos from the Helicopter party? You can see the album on Hostess with the Mostess right here. A special thank you to Danielle from All Things Great and Small Photography for taking photos at the party.

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