Party of the Month: Flying High

Laura Unverferth, of St. Louis--owner of Little Frills Paper & Goods--took her son Jaxon's birthday bash to new heights!

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Arrival Gate

Laura Unverferth

Arrival Gate

Laura, a talented graphic designer, made these adorable boarding-pass invitations for the party. You can buy them from her new online shop at littlefrills.com

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Air Craft

Laura Unverferth

Air Craft

The kids gathered for a new take on a classic party game: pin the propeller on the airplane.

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In-Flight Snacks

Laura Unverferth

In-Flight Snacks

In addition to cake, Laura made sugar cookies in the shape of planes and clouds.

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Picture This

Laura Unverferth

Picture This

A photo-garland of 12 images hung on the wall--one from each month of Jaxon's first year.

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Passport Photos

Laura Unverferth

Passport Photos

As each child arrived, he had his picture taken for his "official" passport.

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Tray Tables

Laura Unverferth

Tray Tables

The dining area was decorated with brown butcher paper, red balloons, and homemade party hats to match the décor. Jaxon's father, Thomas, bought balsa-wood planes for the center of the table.

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Air Fare

Laura Unverferth

Air Fare

The centerpiece of the dessert table was a two-tiered cake perched on top of a red suitcase. Colorful confetti was sprinkled around plates of red, white, and blue cookies.

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Carry-On Luggage

Laura Unverferth

Carry-On Luggage

Before departure, each guest went to Baggage Claim to pick up his suitcase favor filled with treats.

Originally published in the October 2011 issue of Parents magazine.