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Vintage Airplane Party

Our latest project for Pottery Barn Kids is published! If you have a boy celebrating a birthday soon, you are going to love this party feature! This Vintage Airplane Birthday Party was inspired by airplane room decor I spotted in the upcoming (now current) issue of the PBK catalog! I started by having a custom airplane graphic designed by my favorite illustrator and then incorporated it into a new free printable collection. I wanted a modern, boyish color theme and chose navy and gray, which looked great against the Hudson Trestle Table & Chairs. For this party theme, we came up with creative dessert ideas/recipes, easy party craft tutorials and a game that your guests are sure to love! Check out all of the photos and then visit Pottery Barn Kids to learn how to create this party!

Vintage Airplane Party


Vintage Airplane Party

Vintage Airplane Party

Vintage Airplane Party

Vintage Airplane Party

Vintage Airplane Party

Vintage Airplane Party

Visit the Vintage Airplane Party feature on Pottery Barn Kids for the party plan, recipes, craft tutorials, activities and printables!

styling/design :: the tomkat studio
photography/videography :: pottery barn kids
party supplies :: the tomkat studio shop
cake :: cakewalk baking (berkeley, ca)
cake pops/pretzels/oreos :: sweet indulgence (warwick, ri)

  1. Julie Gallagher

    August 2nd, 2013 at 7:14 am

    This is so gorgeous! Love the star printed favour bags and the aeroplane cake topper! Great job as always!

  2. Kim

    August 2nd, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Thank you so much, Julie!

  3. Eboness Belin

    August 2nd, 2013 at 7:22 am

    awesome Kim….so Tom Kat and so Pottery Barn all wrapped into one……LOVE IT!!

  4. Kim

    August 2nd, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Thank you, Eboness! We LOVE working with Pottery Barn Kids….a dream come true!

  5. Kori Clark

    August 2nd, 2013 at 8:16 am

    This turned out amazing!! I love the placemats, mint tins, cake topper…everything!

  6. Kim

    August 2nd, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Thank you, Kori! Your fabulous illustration turned out perfect!

  7. Tina Dahl

    August 2nd, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Awesome Kim!! Love the theme and the colors. Just a fabulous job 🙂

  8. Kim

    August 2nd, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Thank you, Tina!

  9. Joanna M.

    August 2nd, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Lovely as always! I like that it is so sophisticated.

  10. Kim

    August 2nd, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Thanks, Joanna!

  11. Mitzi leigh hinton

    August 2nd, 2013 at 8:50 am

    One word – PERFECTION!

  12. Kim

    August 2nd, 2013 at 9:29 am

    I LOVE that word, thank you!

  13. Allison @ All for the Boys

    August 2nd, 2013 at 9:41 am

    LOVE this party! Gorgeous details all the way down to the snacks!

  14. Kim

    August 2nd, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Thank you, Allison! We loved working on this theme!

  15. kimber

    August 2nd, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Love this! We did vintage airplane f or my son’s second birthday. I wish I had this for inspiration bc it is gorg!

  16. Ruth Baumgartner

    August 2nd, 2013 at 10:42 am

    My son will turn 14 next June but he loved this! It is perfect for all young, or young at heart flight aficionados, thank you!

  17. Andrea Worley

    August 2nd, 2013 at 10:51 am

    love these party details, love the blue and silver colors as well.

  18. JEnnifer LOPER

    August 2nd, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Precious Design! Do you know the wall paint color by chance? Great shade of blue.

  19. Melissa Darst

    August 2nd, 2013 at 11:59 am

    I LOVE this collection!! It is just adorable and my favorite detail is the in-flight snack and the way your wrapped up the sandwiches!

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    August 2nd, 2013 at 1:36 pm

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  21. shannon j

    August 2nd, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    As a mommy to two boys, I LOVE the theme and color palette that you chose! Very classy yet cute!

  22. GlamorousMommy

    August 2nd, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    The details are absolutely fantastic!! The perfect little man’s party <3


  23. whitpatrick@yahoo.com

    August 14th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    When I go to the pottery barn website, I can find all the downloads except the cupcake toppers. Are those not available to download?

  24. ansa

    January 13th, 2015 at 1:34 am

    I just LOVE your ideas. I cannot go to the pottery barn web to find the downloads. Are those not avaiable to download?

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  26. neilkarter

    September 2nd, 2013 at 12:11 am

    All things are awesome in this airplane birthday party especially cake toppers, other foods and the party decoration. I really love this vintage airplane party.

  27. outdoor furniture

    September 11th, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Pretty! This was a really wonderfuyl post. Many thanks for supplying these details.

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  29. mablefur

    February 24th, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    I love everything! Just in time for my daughters birthday party at the air museum. Could you please tell me where I can get the place mats?


  30. Toni

    February 26th, 2014 at 10:37 am

    We bought maps and cut them up for the place mats! Super easy! ! Toni@TKS

  31. Mablefur

    February 26th, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Thanks for the info Toni!! This map is beyond perfect since my baby girl was a Brooklyn born baby. So all of this would complete her Air museum party. If you could possibly point me in the direction of where you purchased the maps (i.e website or store?)that would be amazing and super helpful. I’m having no luck finding similar on my own. Thanks a million!

  32. Toni

    February 27th, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Ariana found the paper at papersource.com

    Here is a link but I am not sure if they currently sell the same exact paper we used for the shoot.


    Hope this helps!

  33. Sarah

    May 8th, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Hi there! I absolutely love this idea! We are doing to do it for my sons first birthday in September! Just wondering where did you get the map placemats?

    Thank you!

  34. Kim

    May 9th, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Hi Sarah,
    We used wrapping paper to make them, but you could cut them from actual maps too! http://www.paper-source.com/cgi-bin/paper/item/Brooklyn-Map-Wrapping-Paper/3650.040/448782.html

  35. Decorating the Kids Rooms... - The TomKat Studio

    July 3rd, 2014 at 11:59 am

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  36. Michelle putzier

    September 28th, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Hi there,
    Are these printable still available? Just love love them and they would be perfect for my nephews 1st birthday. (I can’t see to get the link to work 🙁 )
    Thank you

  37. josie

    December 23rd, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    I love this theme! So cute yet sophisticated. What font did you use for the printable. I just want some consistency wheni print them out. Thanks


  38. Bonnie

    March 13th, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Hello Im wondering where you got the favors. I cant find anything on pottery barn about them.

  39. Bonnie

    March 13th, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    *clarification – the favor tin boxes for mints

  40. Denni Barnes

    July 1st, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    I would love to use these ! I dont see where they’re available??

  41. Kim

    July 1st, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    You can download them here: https://www.potterybarnkids.com/tips-and-ideas/invitations/vintage_airplane_templates/

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