Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Naels "Planes" themed Birthday Party

Things have been very busy around the Sadal house lately. Lots of exciting stuff happening but mainly because its birthday season! Raed had his first five weeks ago and last Friday it was Naels fifth. After weeks of preparations and celebrations, it feels like I'm living in a world of birthday parties.

Obviously, this is the best time of year because it means lots and lots of good food, delicious cakes and lotssss of shopping. And trust me, I am good at all these ;) Jokes apart, I think throwing your child's party is just as much fun for the mommy as it is for the kids. Especially, if the mommy is a celebration-enthusiast like myself....

Since Nael is obsessed with Disney’s Cars and Planes, and every time I asked him what cake he wanted me to make for his birthday he always screamed, "PLANES!", we had to throw him a Planes party, of course. Needless to say, his father, a hobby pilot himself, was even more delighted to monitor the planning and all.

To match the theme, we (Mr. Schee mainly, I was JUST the brain behind the idea ;) made passport and boarding pass invitations featuring the party details and individual mugshots of each little guest. The idea was a huuuuuggggeee hit with all the kids and their parents and we got so many compliments!

Disneys planes party invitations

passpost boarding pass invitation

disney planes party favor

I also got Nael involved by helping me make the decorations out of toilet paper rolls and construction paper. We both had a blast doing it!

DIY toilet paper rolls plane from Disneys Planes

disneys skipper cardboard plane

Cardborad Dusty Crophopper and Skipper Plane
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The table cloth was fairly easy to make and turned out pretty cute. I used various aeronautical charts and recreated a map showing different zones, routes and the names of our little pilots.

 aeronautical map on table cloth

Disney Planes Party Table Cloth

PLANES table cloth and DIY aircrafts
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The party favours were my favourite! I filled cardboard boxes with a variety of planes-themed-items and formed these into pilot cases using blue and orange gift paper and glue.

pilot cases give aways

Just in case you want to know, whats inside these pilot cases, check this post.

pretzel and snacks in packets for give aways

Chocolate wrapped as runaway

Mini Oreo cookies as propellers.

Oreo propeller cookies

Pilot lounge sign

The sandwich cutter arrived a day before the big day, just in time to add extra sparkle to the table.

Airplane sandwiches

Water bottle with jet fuel label

The cake was admired and devoured by almost all the guests. It was truly delicious!

Aircraft Carrier Cake with Dusty Crophopper Cake Topper

Most people had several pieces and all the kids had their sugar levels fully restored. For more images click here.

planes Aircraft shaped Birthday Cake

planes dusty crophopper figurine from Fondant

My birthday boy loved his party. You shouldve seen his sparkling eyes when we asked him to cut the cake. And that smile on his face---just priceless!

Oh Naeni, Mama loves you soooooooooo much and so does your Baba. Youre the best thing that has ever happened to us and we are so very proud of the handsome, articulate, energetic, intelligent and gentle young man you are becoming. I hope that one day when you sit down to read this blog, you can say you are proud of your parents, too :)

Disney Planes - Aircraft Carrier Cake

Ive made quite a number of cakes during the last few years --  some were good, some not so very good. The best ones are, for sure, the birthday cakes Ive done for my sons.

Considering the fact that I'm not a professional cake maker and with having to plan the entire party, there’s not much time for being creative with the cakes. So, please cut out some slack while judging the following images. I am just a regular mother determined to give my little boys the special cake they want each year.

This ones from last week - from the 5th birthday party of my Nael. The Disney´s Planes-lover wanted me to make him a Dusty Crophopper cake. And I knew I wanted it to be 3 D. After viewing dozens of cakes online for inspiration and having rejected all of them, I turned to my husband for help and as they say, fathers know the best. He knew it without even really having to think about it.

An aircraft carrier cake with Dusty Crophopper ready to take off.

Aircraft Carrier with Dusty Crophopper Cake Topper


planes dusty crophopper figurine from Fondant

Dusty Crophopper on Chocolate Aircraft Cake

Everything except the birthday candle was edible.

And here is what he took to his Kindergarten the next morning. Yes, yes, this was to compensate for the disaster I had made on his third birthday ;)

Race Track cake with Lightening McQeens and Cars Toppers