Pin the Jet on the Runway
This is a great game for a younger crowd, and loads of fun! !
- White construction paper
- Markers, crayons, scissors, and tape
Draw and color in an airport runway scene on 1 piece of construction paper. Draw small planes and cut them out (be sure to have enough for all guests).
Now you are ready to play! Place a piece of tape on the back of each plane also write the name of each child on their planes. Place a blindfold over the player’s eyes and gently spin them around three times. The player or players that get their jets on the runway wins a small prize..
Foam Airplane Activity Kit
This is an easy activity that makes the perfect take home gift as well.
Remove piece from package (1 long blue piece, 1 long green piece, 1 short green tail with a slit in the center, 1 red propeller, 1 small white triangular piece, 2 black wheels, 2 small blue pieces, and 2 yellow stars). Lay the long blue piece on a flat surface and glue the propeller on the wider end. Glue the black wheels on each side about 3 inches from the propeller. Turn the blue body of the plane over onto the other side. Glue the white triangle with point facing the propeller. Glue long green piece directly behind the black legs of the plane. Glue 1 small blue piece to each end of the wings then glue the yellow stars on top. Attach the green tail by placing the pointed tail end of the plane through the slit.
Bus, Bus, Plane!
This is a great way to turn a favorite childhood game into a themed party activity!
Have all your little guests sit in a circle leaving enough space between each other to be able to move around. Designate one person to be it or you can start the game. The person that is it walks around touching the top of each person’s head saying “Bus” to each person until they pick someone to be it by saying “Plane”. The person picked chases the other person until they get to open space or they are tagged.
Pilot Photo Booth
- White butcher paper or sheet
- Paint, paper, fabric or fabric markers (for decorating background)
- Digital camera and photographer
Set up your cool photo booth to help your guests remember what fun they had at your birthday. A blank wall or background will do; just find an open space and designate that as your backdrop. Then, using a plain sheet or butcher paper, draw a cockpit scene in the center. (If you’re not comfortable with your drawing skills, search for images for inspiration.) Then assign a photographer, and let guests have their picture taken throughout the party. Add some pilot props such as a hat or sunglasses for your guests to wear in the photos.
Ready for Takeoff Cake
Estimated Total Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes
- 1-Box cake mix your choice
- 2-Containers vanilla frosting
- Black and green food coloring
- Non-stick rectangle baking pan
- Flat dish or aluminum foil
- 2-Mixing bowls
- 1-Icing bag with a star shaped decorating tip
- 1-New and clean toy airplane small enough for a cake
Bake cake as directed on the box in a non-stick rectangle baking pan. Cool cake completely and remove from pan and place onto a flat serving dish or aluminum foil. Empty both frosting containers into 2 different bowls and add black food coloring until the frosting has a dark grey color for the runway. Add green food coloring to the other bowl until frosting is grass green. Frost center of the cake with the grey for the runway. Frost each side of the remainder of the cake green. Place remaining amount of green frosting into icing bag and pipe over the green to make the grass pop. Finally place the clean toy airplane in a desired location on the runway.
Fly Away Airplane Sandwiches
Estimated Total Time: 15 minutes
- Your choice peanut butter and your favorite jelly
- Bread (enough for your guests)
- An airplane shaped cookie cutter
- Serving platter
Spread peanut butter and jelly onto the bread. Cut sandwiches using airplane shaped cookie cutter. Place on a dish and serve.
Reach to the Skies Sugar Cookies
Estimated Total Time: 18 minutes
- A roll of already made sugar cookie dough
- A rolling pin
- Airplane cookie cutter
Roll out cookie dough until dough is slightly thicker than edge of cookie cutter. Cut dough with airplane shaped cookie cutter and place on a cookie sheet. Bake as directed on the package. Cool on a wire rack and decorate as desired.
Estimated Total Time: 25 minutes
- A variety of your favorite vegetables
Clean and cut each vegetable into 2 inch pieces. Place around the platter and serve. To add more flavor and appeal to this healthy snack place a container of your favorite dip in the center of the platter.