Nick’s second birthday had hardly passed when I started thinking about what the theme should be for his third birthday. I actually went through a few ideas. I had planned to do a Jake and the Never Land Pirates theme, but that changed after Nick became hooked on Disney’s Planes. Once he became a Planes fanatic I knew that had to be the theme for his party. There is Planes birthday stuff out there, but not a ton of stuff, so I thought I’d help others out by posting my Disney’s Planes Birthday Party Ideas.
Disney’s Planes Birthday Cake
Of course an important part of any birthday party is the birthday cake. I had seen some really adorable Planes cakes on Pinterest, but we were having a pretty small party so we didn’t need anything elaborate. I was very happy to find that many places in our area sold a Planes themed cake. One place where I found it was Sam’s Club, so you should be able to find it no matter where you are. Not every place sells it though, so make sure you check the choices from the location where you want to buy it before it’s actually time to order! We almost got stuck because of that, but it all worked out fine.
We ordered a quarter cake. It contained a picture with Dusty and Ripslinger and we had them write “Happy Birthday Nick” on it. Since the cake didn’t mention that it was Nick’s 3rd birthday I made sure to get him a number 3 candle for the cake.
Disney’s Planes Birthday Decorations
I love to set a party scene with good decorations. Things were so crazy with our family the last few months though that I didn’t get to do as much as I had originally planned. I ended up going mostly with the basic items that you can buy: the Planes table cloth and the Planes banner. I also added to the ambiance with a Planes picture that was a bonus with the package of goody bag toys. My favorite decoration though was the Dusty Easter basket that Nick had gotten the week before from the Easter bunny. Of course we also had Planes plates as well as Planes napkins. You’ve got to have the staples! Now I had planned on setting Nick’s toy planes from the movies up as well, but I completely forgot!
Disney’s Planes Birthday Activities
I think I could have gone crazy here if Nick was older. As it was he only had one friend at the party that was older than him, so the small group of four kids (of which Nick was one of them) just weren’t up for a whole lot. I really would have liked to have played pin the propeller on the plane, but oh well. I did find some coloring page printables that Disney offers that I printed out for the kids to draw and color on. Plus the package of goody bag items that we bought contained some activity pages, so I set some of those out on the little kid table as well.
Disney’s Planes Birthday Goody Bags
I think one of my favorite things about the parties were the goody bags we made. They offer a Planes favor package that comes with a lot of Disney’s Planes toys to give out as party favors. The packages are filled with things for eight kids. Since we only had four kids we were able to give each kid some extra things. To save some money I made the bags that the favors went into. The package came with stickers, so I put one on each bag and wrote the kids name on it. I had thought that there were sticker sheets instead of individual big stickers, but we made it work. If I had to do it again though I would have bought some more stickers to use. On top of the items that were in the package we also gave each child two Planes figurine toys . Nick had already had a set of them and they’re not only fun to play with, but they’re plastic so Nick has a lot of fun with them in the bathtub. To top it off we found large Planes Easter Egg at Target. Inside were individually wrapped candy packages with Planes characters on the packaging, so each kid got a couple of those as well. I forgot to add them to the picture though. Truth be told I almost for got to add them to the bags!