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Invitation: Send guests plane-ticket invitations. Use airport lingo, like arrival and departure times, seat assignments, and flight numbers.
Set the Scene: Have kids "board the plane" when they arrive. Line chairs up two by two, leaving an aisle down the center. Place a snack and juice box on each seat for takeoff. Decorate the room with maps and flags from around the world.
Crafts & Activities: The first stop is China, where kids try to pick up jelly beans using chopsticks. With a layover in Tanzania, the kids play safari on a leaf-covered jungle gym. The final stop is France, where each passenger will paint a Monet-inspired masterpiece.
Food: Fuel travelers with quesadillas, pasta salad, crepes, mini pierogis, and hummus with veggies. Then, serve a slice of globe cake! (Use a ball-shaped pan and decorate with green and blue icing.)
Favor: Send guests home with a suitcase of souvenirs. Attach handles to paper bags decorated with travel stickers (we found cool stickers on eksuccess.com). Fill with goodies. Personalize luggage tags with guests' names and add one to each bag.