Send the mom to the amazing Journey of Motherhood with this Adventure Begins Baby Shower. You’ll find here many cool ideas for a vintage themed baby shower.
The beautiful DIY hot air balloon above makes a great nursery decoration too.
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Travel Themed Invitations
Send travel themed invitations to your lovely guests. Many options to choose from. I’ll present you a couple.
These hot air balloon invitations from SweetProvidence go well with a vintage travel theme. It also comes with a “bring a book in lieu of a card” insert, diaper raffle etc.
A map makes the perfect background for these adventure awaits baby shower invitations from MintedMemories.
These Adventure Awaits invitations with vintage suitcases are adorable. Check them out at Kompostela (Etsy Shop).
Adventure Awaits Baby Shower
Picture your guests being welcomed by a cute bunny, and directed to this beautiful Adventure Begins baby shower with a lovely sign placed on a rocking chair. The vintage suitcase next to it makes the scene perfect!
Create the Look:
Travel Themed Baby Shower
As the guests arrive they go through the check-in.
At the check-in they will find a seating chart and the first activity: Guess How Many Beans in the Jar. A tiny vintage suitcase holds the pens, paper slips and the jar to place your answer in.
The DIY check-in banner adds a nice touch.
Create the Look:
Glass Jar for the Jelly Beans
Map Themed Baby Shower
At the check-in table the guests found a seating chart. The tables were labeled with country names and on this chart the guests were able to see which “country” they will go to.
This cool seating chart “Adventure is Out There” is a fabric covered corkboard.
It looks really nice and will add a fun detail to your travel themed baby shower.
The chart could of course be made with cardboard.
The mom wanted to use this in her child’s room as a place to put photos etc. so a corkboard worked better for her.
Create the Look:
Vintage Travel Themed Baby Shower
The gift table had a cute banner “Precious Cargo”.
Another vintage suitcase was placed there to hold cards and books.
On the gift table was also the Itinerary – the timetable of the baby shower.
I’m not quite sure how this was made but looks like wood blanks painted with chalkboard paint.
Hot Air Balloon Baby Shower Decoration
DIY hot air balloon baby shower decoration that can also be used for the nursery. I love party decorations that are not just one time use.
It looks complicated but you can master creating these.
At this hot air balloon baby shower these creations were used as centerpieces. They each had a country name banner which was used to name the tables.
Remember the seating chart above… Some of the tables had these hot air balloons and some a gorgeous flower arrangement. I’ll show you a picture of those in a moment.
DIY Hot Air Balloon
These were made with
You’ll also need
- hot glue gun
- decorations (e.g. flowers)
- travel themed paper
- real or fake flowers. The flowers in the picture are real and they are placed in a glass.
Around The World Baby Shower
Life is full of adventure and who knows maybe this baby will go around the world someday!
So, here are the other centerpieces. Gorgeous flowers with a country banner.
The vases were also covered with map themed paper and decorated with ribbon.
Here is another picture so you can see better what I mean…
The Food Was Amazing
There was lunch… the most amazing broccoli-cheese soup and delicious sandwiches.
Travel Theme Baby Shower Cake
White cake with lemon buttercream and strawberry mousse filling… just the thought of that makes your mouth water. The other tier of the cake was chocolate but I cant’ remember what was in it. I just know it tasted heavenly!
These amazing cakes were made to look like vintage suitcases! An absolutely fantastic idea for a travel theme baby shower cake!
On top of the cake was a vintage air plane. The planes also adorned the table and were used on windowsills too as decor.
You’ll find cute vintage air planes here.
Baby Shower Games
You need some entertainment for the baby shower besides eating cake. These aren’t exactly travel theme games but the prizes were.
Baby related words scrambled. Give the guests a time limit to unscramble the words.
A to Z
Ask the guests to write down a list of baby items beginning with each letter of the alphabet.
Click here for more Baby Shower Games that are sure to entertain the guests and the mom-to-be.
Travel Theme Baby Shower Prizes
Can you guess what’s in these bags?
1. Germophobic Traveler
- Pair of Socks to walk through the security check
2. Let Me Be Traveler
- Sleeping Mask
- Ear Plugs
- Activity Book
3. Nervous Traveler
- 3 tiny liquor bottles
Travel Theme Baby Shower Favors
When the quests arrived they found their “country” to go to and a cookie suitcase served as place card. The cookie was wrapped and ready to be taken home :).
Adventure Begins theme is the perfect way to celebrate the mom-to-be and to shower her with gifts and love.
The images at the Adventure Begins Baby Shower were taken by Alexandria Kokx.
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