I will be asking the boy what he thinks of an airplane-flavoured birthday party. His seventh birthday is coming very soon. Lucky number 7 already... Can I believe that? No. I cannot. Also, my birthday is the very next day. Lucky number SOMETHING already... Can I believe THAT? NO. I CANNOT! Anyway, as far as decorations go, here's a possible until-I-get-permission-from-the-powers-that-be garland idea: the paper airplane garland. Suitable for a little boy, I think... What do you think?
Sublimely simple to make. Here's what I did...
Tutorial: Paper Airplane Garland
Make 150 tiny paper airplanes out of junk mail, old gift wrap, and other pretty coloured papers. I never said it was quick. I believe I used the term "simple".
Apply glue to the airplanes' inner surfaces so they won't unfold. Make a scotch tape hanger for each airplane as shown below. Fold down the ends of the tape.
Thread a needle with string. To string up your paper airplane, push the needle through the scotch-tape-hanger on each plane, and gently pull the string through. Repeat 150 times. No problem, eh?
Congratulations, you are done! Now go ahead! Hang your garland and watch those little flyers take off!
And if he decides he simply cannot tolerate the airplanes theme, I'll just leave the airplane garland up in the orangey-red spare bedroom where it hangs now, and have MY birthday party in there. Yes, it's a small room... That's okay, I am fine with small! I love small. Small is beautiful.
Please note that Kimberly at Bugaboo, Mini, Mr and Me recently did a Planes, Trains and Automobiles birthday party for her little one. She was the inspiration for my (possible) airplane-themed birthday party idea. Thanks for the (possible) idea Kimberly!
Now please have yourself a fine fine Monday, and I'll see you again soon!