the invitations were created to look like boarding passes inviting the guests to share in the adventure of being 7 - uncharted territory for the birthday guy.
A local fitness club has laser tag and a ropes course that we bought unlimited access wristbands for the guests to enjoy. The club also has several birthday party rooms and we rented a room instead of buying the entire birthday package, which saved us quite a bit of money.
I ordered a small cake and a dozen cupcakes from a local bakery. The cake decorator cut out a fondant airplane that matched the invitations, added a few clouds and the number 7... it was adorable. We also added some extra cupcakes to serve and I made cupcake sticks for them to dress them up.
I bought a compass, whistle and flashlight keychain toy from Oriental Trading and a spy glass and toy telescope too. All of those went into the favor bag along with some chocolates. I wrapped a mailing label that I'd designed to match the theme around a Hershey's nugget; They fit perfectly... We added a baggage claim sign next to where we left the favor bags to add to the airplane theme.