Do you feel the need for a Top Gun themed Birthday Party? If you love party planning and DIYing your own party decorations, then you and me are on the same frequency. You may have even watched some of my Party Decorations Tutorial Videos! If so, then you might know that as a a custom party decorations designer, I have created SO many different Top Gun Parties over the last few years. From first birthdays, to teen parties, to adults, this Top Gun Birthday Party Theme has taken off! Pun intended ;). And it isn’t going anywhere any time soon. So, I wanted to share all the Top Gun Birthday Party Ideas with you in one post so that you can get some ideas for the Top Gun party you’re planning for that wing-man in your life!
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You’re Invited to the Danger Zone
Firstly, a Top Gun party is so much fun! And not just for all the Maverick’s of the world. And trust me, that is a super popular name these days! However, if your name isn’t Maverick, you can still throw a totally customizable Top Gun party, tailored specifically to the birthday boy in your life!
Therefore, without further ado, you are invited to a Top Gun Birthday Party!
Welcome to the Danger Zone!
Next, I created this hanging Top Gun Party Welcome sign in my very first design of the party. Ever since then, it has been a total hit! The only thing though? People seem to find it VERY controversial that the plane is upside down.
To be clear, all of the items like this represent an INVERTED plane – like that famous line in the movie that says, “Because I was inverted”. However, if you order something from me in this theme, it can be customized if you have a preference. (Just make sure to tell me before you purchase).
Additionally, another great poster to put on a welcome table or on your front door is this 16 x 20 Top Gun Welcome To The Danger Zone Poster. It is completely customizable and can be used as decoration in your home for years to come.
If you’re wondering where to print a larger sized poster like the one above, I always encourage people to purchase their posters through Walgreens. Foe example, they always have coupons on their site, and you can order it online and pick it up within the hour. If you have a Walgreens near you, you can order a regular 16 x 20 oster that you can frame or you can have your poster mounted on Poster board.
Here’s another Top Gun Welcome Sign variation that is a bit cheaper and works for any age and any name!
More Top Gun Welcome Posters
OR, if you are planning a party for Maverick himself, you have to get this Happy Birthday Maverick Top Gun Welcome sign!
Lastly, there’s your 8 x 10 Top Gun Party Welcome Sign that you can easily print at home and hang on your front door to welcome your guests to your Top Gun Party! You can get this welcome sign with an upright plane, or purchase the one with the inverted plane.
Top Gun Birthday Party Banners
What party is complete without a few banners!? I have a few options for you to help you have that staple piece at your Top Gun Birthday Party!
I have created so many customized Top Gun Banners for customers in the past. However, I realized that party planners are looking for a cheaper option. Therefore, I created this Top Gun Happy Birthday Banner that works for a Top Gun Birthday Boy of any age!
If you are looking for a little more customization, but don’t want to spend the money to get a print and shipped item, this Custom Name Top Gun Happy Birthday Banner is for you!
More Top Gun Birthday Party Decorations
There are so many more Top Gun Birthday Party Decorations to make your theme pop! Hang these fighter jets from the ceiling! It is such a fun added touch to hang above your dessert table!
Centerpiece sticks are one of my favorite things to decorate with because they are inexpensive to make, and are a totally easy and fun DIY project, and can be used in so many places around your party! If you need help making them, you can check out my tutorial on how to make Centerpiece Sticks before you get started!
Use Centerpiece Sticks on your welcome table, in vases with flowers, in candy dishes, food items and so much more to make sure your Top Gun theme is spread throughout your party.
Goose, I’m Hungry for Top Gun Birthday Party Decorations
If you plan to serve food at your party, and I certainly hope that you do! Pizza is always a great option…
But if you are looking for something a little more on-theme, I love the idea of buying these jet-themed cookie cutters and cutting all your food into little fighter jets! Finger sandwiches, cookies, watermelon slices, anything you can think of can be made into a fighter jet for a Top Gun Birthday Party! And don’t forget to serve them with theme-worthy flatware! Below are a few ideas to get you started on Amazon.
But you can basically serve anything you want, as long as you have some coordinating Top Gun food tents to go with it!
I Feel The Need, The Need for Dessert
I love saving money on birthday parties by getting cupcakes. Your local grocery store has them at such an inexpensive rate, and they are still just as tasty as any high-priced bakery! Just pop in some Top Gun Cupcake Toppers, like these aviator and jet cupcake toppers, and you are set!
If you’re looking to save EVEN more, it’s a great idea to get printable cupcake toppers that you can DIY. These custom name Top Gun Cupcake Toppers are perfect for your party.
Or, save even more with these Generic Happy Birthday Top Gun Cupcake Toppers.
Need help understanding how to DIY your own cupcake toppers from these printable items for your Top Gun Birthday Party Decorations? Make sure to check out my tutorial on how to make cupcake toppers on my tutorials page.
If you plan to serve cake, however, this cake from this Blue and Gold Top Gun Birthday Party is literally to die for. It probably wasn’t cheap. But it is so on theme and adorable that I would say. it was totally worth it!
Maverick, It’s Time for Cake
One of the parties I did in this theme was a 2 Cool party for a wingman turning two. It was the inspiration for this entire theme and look how cute this cake topper turned out.
Wingman, Let’s Get a Drink
It’s time for drinks at your Top Gun themed party, and I’ve got some great Top Gun decor ideas for whatever you plan to serve!
Every party needs water! In other words, you must serve water. If you plan to serve it in water bottles, these print and cut Happy Birthday Top Gun Water Bottle Labels or these Let’s Party Top Gun Water Bottle Labels are perfect for the occasion.
Or maybe you are planning to serve Mimosas?! If so, this Top Gun Mimosa Bar Sign is perfect for the celebration!
Or fuel up at the fueling station, with any drink you plan to serve with this Top Gun Fueling Station sign.
And last but certainly not least is the hard stuff! I love the idea of a signature drink for any party! Serve a Hemlock, a Maverick Moscow Mule, or a Great Balls of Fire, at your Top Gun Themed Party!
Before You Turn and Burn…
Don’t forget to thank your guests for being great best wingmen!
Send your guests off with on-theme favors and adorable Top Gun Favor Tags. For instance, these print and cut Top Gun Favor Tags are available on Etsy. You can also get the Top Gun Favor PNG file to use with your Cricut or another cutting machine.
Check out how this customer paired my Top Gun favor tags next to this adorable Top Gun Call Sign from The Sassaby Party Co. Their Etsy shop has a ton of Top Gun Party Decorations that are so gorgeous and unique as well. So make sure to go and check those out!
Next, I love custom cookies as your Top Gun Favor. Check out the ones above from one of my customers! However, if you are on a budget, you can give a little goodie bag of smaller more inexpensive Top Gun items. Below I’ve included some Fighter Jet Favor Ideas from Amazon to help get you started!
Another great idea, for instance, for your Top Gun Birthday Party is Top Gun Stickers. Put them on favor boxes or favor bags. It’s fun, simple, and on theme!
The After Party
Last but not least, don’t forget to send your guests a thank you note! For example, everyone appreciates a good old fashion snail mail thank you, for instance. Therefore, you can get this 3 x 5 Top Gun Party Thank You Card on Etsy.
Happy Mail is Top Gun Birthday Party Decorations
One of my favorite things to do is work with customers directly to create a custom party in a box! We work on all your decorations together until they are perfect! Then it is shipped to your door or inbox just in time for your party! Visit my party box menu to find out what we can do together for your next party!
Top Gun Birthday Party Decorations and Ideas
Additionally, my clients have purchased so many amazing Top Gun Birthday Party Decorations from other sellers on Etsy. You can also get some amazing Top Gun Party Decorations in the other’s Etsy shops like, for instance, Emily Entertains, Tipsy Graphics, Paper Party Packs, and Emily Entertains.
I also absolutely LOVE THIS AMAZING Top Gun Party from Emily Klaparda, featured on Kara’s Party Designs.
Lastly, thank you so much for taking the time to read about these Top Gun Birthday Party Decorations! I hope this gives you some ideas about how to easily plan a Top Gun Party! I love to help you celebrate life through party decorations and positivity! But above all, I’d love to connect with you. Reach out to me on Instagram and let’s chat. Get started celebrating your life! Grab your FREE gratitude journal printable or by subscribing to my podcast, The Celebration Effect Podcast! I can’t wait to connect with you more.