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FREE printables: in flight airplane favors


If you've ever been on a cross country flight with a wiggling, kicking, screaming baby... you're going to love me for this one.  As many of you know, I have a daughter who is turning one on Saturday {which is another story that involves a fab birthday party and the better part of my schedule this week}.  But the reason I bring it up is because last week we took her on vacation to the Carolinas to visit family and friends at the beach.  My husband and I were petrified of how she was going to handle the 5+ hour flight, and that sparked a brilliant idea.  Why not give the passengers around us a little something to... dare I say bribe them into submission?  So we bagged up some candy and I designed personalized labels and tied them into a sweet favor.  Oh my were they a hit.  Everyone loved receiving them, and in return were incredibly gracious and helpful throughout the flight.  Consequently, Caitlin was charming as could be. Go figure, right?

I'm sure there are other parents who want in on this, so I modified the labels into a printable with both 'he' and 'she' versions.  You can download them HERE and check out the finished favors below.  Peaceful travels to one and all. 

*** Update: I've added a 'they' version upon request.  Click HERE to download. ***

{images © birthday girl 2011}
Download 'he/she' versions HERE.
Download 'they' version HERE.

Angie@Echoes of Laughter (June 13, 2011 at 8:43 AM)  

A little chocolate would certainly bribe me into submission! lol! Really fun & thoughtful idea! Angie xo

Jennifer Boyce (June 13, 2011 at 9:40 AM)  

Adorable!!!! I wished I had had these when my princesses were small and we traveled a lot!

Geoff and Bets (June 13, 2011 at 10:03 AM)  

such a great idea! how about a "they"?

Sarah (June 13, 2011 at 10:13 AM)  

Wow, this is absolute genius and so considerate too. I LOVE IT! Thanks for the creativity. =)

- Sarah

P.S. I'm totally following your blog now. It's awesome!

Kristian and Katy (June 13, 2011 at 10:21 AM)  

FANTASTIC idea! I'm definitely using this next time. Thank you!

Ana Degenaar (June 13, 2011 at 12:42 PM)  

I love DIYs, keep them coming!
PS: don't forget this giveaway end today.

Andrea (June 13, 2011 at 1:06 PM)  

those are really cute! we're actually flying soon w/ our girl. we'll have to maybe print some of these off!

Oksana (June 13, 2011 at 2:05 PM)  

Brilliant idea! I recall getting some dirty looks on the plane, when my baby was fussing. This might have helped then.

Oksana from

feelincrafty (June 13, 2011 at 2:19 PM)  

This is hiliarious!! So far I've been blessed with a super flyer kiddo. But I love this idea.

CraftCrave (June 13, 2011 at 5:22 PM)  

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [14 Jun 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Jenn (June 13, 2011 at 9:12 PM)  

This is absolutely BRILLIANT! I would love a "they" version too!!!!

elle marie (June 13, 2011 at 11:38 PM)  

Tres Brilliant! I think this would go over well with a flight from Japan to NYC.. oh yea.

birthday girl (June 14, 2011 at 7:25 AM)  

thanks for the great feedback everyone! can't believe i didn't think to create a 'they' version before... it's now available for download in the post.

Lili (June 14, 2011 at 7:35 AM)  

so cute! thanks for this!

kate (June 14, 2011 at 9:07 AM)  

we've got two 24 hour flights coming up with THREE children under 4. I fear we might need an entire truckload of these, plus some monetary bribes....

CBH (June 14, 2011 at 10:31 AM)  

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 6 post on Jun. 14, 2011. Thanks again.

livethefancylife (June 15, 2011 at 7:31 AM)  

With a 7-week-old baby boy, I dread the first time we have to travel by air (in August), but this is simply genius! Love it so much I'm going to blog about your blog post today!

livethefancylife (June 15, 2011 at 7:31 AM)  

With a 7-week-old baby boy, I dread the first time we have to travel by air (in August), but this is simply genius! Love it so much I'm going to blog about your blog post today!

Cheryl (June 15, 2011 at 11:09 AM)  

I Love it!
I am a flight attendant and blogger and I hope you do not mind, reposted this with credit where credit is due!
Awesome idea!!!!!

MaryBeth (June 15, 2011 at 11:23 AM)  

what a great idea! i found your blog via Live the Fancy Life! Thank you for sharing!

Kristina (July 5, 2011 at 5:41 AM)  

this is awesome! I would have liked to have had this last month when I flew with both my boys by myself. Totally using this next time!!

Morgan (July 12, 2011 at 6:49 AM)  

Perfect idea! Did you hand them out to EVERYONE on the plane or just the people around you? Did they look at you funny or appreciate it? Just wondering the feedback you received. I think this is such a nice gesture. Great job!

Jess (July 26, 2011 at 5:21 PM)  

Oh how I WISH we had these for our England and Hawaii trips with our little sweet pea!! Great idea! Now I kinda wish she were coming with us to Denmark to, so we could have an excuse to use these!!

Tricia @ SweeterThanSweets (August 15, 2011 at 11:08 AM)  

I love this idea!!

I featured this post on my blog today:
Food and Games To-Go (Road Trips with Little Ones)

Feel free to promote to your friends and fans, too!

Amanda Michelle (September 6, 2011 at 9:03 PM)  

Thank you so so much for sharing this! I have been anxiously preparing for our flight to CA with my 20 month old daughter... who is spunky, adventurous, and very active! My mom and I made a bunch of these for the plane ride, and I already feel TONS better knowing we will be armed with treats for fellow passengers! You are a life saver! :)

Just Another Mummy Blog (December 26, 2011 at 7:15 AM)  

I love this idea so much! I am taking my 10 month on a flight from Canada to England in a couple weeks and I really want to download this.

I'm having trouble though, it keeps saying I have to pay for it? How can I get this download for free? Or can I?

Cake. (December 30, 2011 at 8:38 PM)  

@justanothermummyblog: i had no problem with a direct download to my computer (though you may need to sign up for a free scribd account). if you need me to send you the file, please e-mail with your contact info.

Megan Moll (January 11, 2012 at 6:31 PM)  

Love this! I have a baby on the way and have to take her on a plane just a few weeks after she is born.. so this is a great idea!

~Shannon~ (October 25, 2012 at 10:52 AM)  

Love it. Sharing with my readers! I work for an airline and I know this will be well received! Handing these out will guarantee a fuss free flight right? Isnt that the way?

Katie Hendricks –  (June 27, 2014 at 9:40 AM)  

Such a great idea! I modified it a little bit and I don't have as cute of font as you do, but I'm planning on using on our trip to WA next week. Thanks again for sharing! Great blog!

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