Party of the Month: Flying High

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

Laura Unverferth
Laura Unverferth

Air Craft

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

Laura Unverferth
Laura Unverferth

In-Flight Snacks

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

Laura Unverferth
Laura Unverferth

Picture This

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

Laura Unverferth
Laura Unverferth

Passport Photos

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

Laura Unverferth
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.

Laura Unverferth
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.

Laura Unverferth
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.

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