Recently we held a Wings Around the Globe Rally for my son's 3rd birthday. We were paying tribute to his new favorite movie, Disney's Planes, and having some fun spinning around the globe. The party was a mixture of food, play, and of course since he has a teacher as a mama...learning.
Decorations coordinated with the global feel of the movie, but also paid homage to some of the main characters.
The food table was so fun to create! I picked up maps and globes from my school that were out of date and about to be discarded. The kid friendly food had a global touch too. Frankfurts in a blanket from Germany, spring rolls from China, fish and chips from England, apple slices from the Big Apple, mini pizzas from New York too, and coconut curry popcorn from India. These locations all represent stops in Dusty (the main character) flight around the world in the Wings Around the Globe Rally.
A local baker outdid herself when it came to the yummy cake!
The children had so much fun spinning the globes, and also finding our country, state, and city.
For our trip to England we had a teacup relay race. Children on one side of the yard had to fill the teapots with water and run to the other side of the yard to fill someone's cup. They continued for a few laps!
We had some parachute fun on our stop in Canada. These are great for young children. I borrowed this one from my school, but they also sell them at Target and other sites online.
Our stop in Mexico gave everyone a chance to take a swing at our Dusty pinata.
An amazing local face painter came to paint different Planes characters on the children's faces.
Of course Magic by Marcy and all her creativity created the perfect invitation to send to our friends.
Mack sent his guests home with their own Dusty plane to fly high and remember their trip around the world.
These printables are great for your own Wings Around the World Rally!