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Fun Takes Flight at This Airplane-Themed Birthday Party

Tips from Bishop & Holland's Stia Allen Coffman

For her son William’s second birthday, Stia Allen Coffman had her head in the clouds. The mom of two (you might know her from her popular fashion blog, Bishop & Holland) translated William’s love of airplanes into a sky-high celebration. The first class fete was held at Play Street Museum’s “On the Go”-themed location in Allen, which features a kid-size airplane, toy train stations and even a pretend travel agency.

In-flight refreshments included William’s favorites: pretzel thins and sparkling water. Guests also munched on airplane-shaped sugar cookies, homemade Funfetti cupcakes and a vanilla cake topped with aviation-themed decorations.

No detail was left up in the air: Stia sourced boarding passes—er, invitations—and custom red, navy and light blue decorations from Etsy and local indie retailers. More than 50 friends and family were welcomed into the birthday bash by a handmade banner and large cloud-like white balloons accessorized with tassels and tied to wooden aircraft. William and younger brother, Henry, were clad in airplane-embroidered outfits before the birthday boy switched into a mini pilot uniform to soar around the play areas with his 12 high-flying friends.