Planning a baby shower for parents-to-be who love to travel? Parenthood is the ultimate journey, so throwing a travel-themed baby shower is the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of their greatest adventure yet. From baby shower invitations to decor, here are a few of my favorite party planning tips for throwing a travel themed baby shower.
Travel Themed Baby Shower Invitations
Basic Invite is a great resource for baby shower invitations to make your travel theme take flight. With a large collection of templates and tons of customizable options, you’re sure to land the perfect design. I personally love this adorable In the Clouds option or this New Adventure design for a travel-themed baby shower.
Skip the line at the post office and let Basic Invite mail your cards for you. Or you can choose to mail them yourself and affix with travel-themed vintage stamps to really take your invite to new heights.
Here are just a few of the reasons I love using Basic Invite:
- Almost unlimited colors: Basic Invite allows you to choose from almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select your design, you can change the color of each element on the card. With over 180 design colors to play with and 40 different envelope options, your invite is sure to be as unique as your parents-to-be.
- Custom samples: I’m a total perfectionist, so I love that Basic Invite allows you to order a printed sample of your actual invitation before you place your final order. That way I can make sure the print quality, paper, and colors are 100% right before committing.
- Address capturing: Basic Invite offers a really handy service where you can share a link on social media to request friends and families’ addresses. Addresses are then stored in your account and can be selected during the design process. No more hunting down individual addresses and manually uploading them! Best of all, recipient address printing is available at no cost on all card orders.
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Other Ideas for a Travel-Themed Baby Shower
There are so many cute ideas for throwing a travel-themed baby shower. Welcome their new arrival to the world with decor like vintage maps, globes, and toy airplanes. Use vintage suitcases to display cards and gifts. Hang a banner that reads “Precious Cargo” or “Oh the Places They’ll Go.”
For food, consider a bar cart filled with in-flight snacks. Or set up around-the-world tasting stations with international finger foods like samosas, bruschetta, empanadas, and falafel. For dessert, serve cake pops decorated as mini globes.
Entertain your guests with fun, travel-themed activities. Have your guests write their best wishes on a piece of paper and fold them into a paper airplane. Then string them all together for a sweet mobile to hang over the crib in the baby’s nursery. Set up a station where guests can take “passport photos,” and include lots of fun touristy props like vintage cameras, sunglasses, Hawaiian shirts, and hats. And don’t let guests leave without first filling out a postcard with “travel tips” for the new parents as they embark on their greatest adventure yet.
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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Basic Invite. As always, all opinions and ideas are entirely my own.