Travel Themed Baby Shower : Real Life Examples!

This post is dedicated to the details of my welcome to the world travel themed baby shower! I’d always envisioned this theme, and loved seeing it come to life.

The original goal was to host this at a neighborhood clubhouse, but we had to have it in an outdoor venue (this was 2020). I think it still turned out beautifully!

See my travel-themed wedding here!

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The Photo Backdrop:

I wanted a festive area where guests could pose for photos, and this was the perfect setup!

Travel Themed Baby Shower. Welcome to the World.

She purchased green and blue dot garland, hanging paper fans, and a blank cardboard banner pendant, and wrote “welcome to the world” on it. She then arranged them all artistically and voila- perfect photo spot!

Travel Themed Baby Shower, travel decor

My sister also got us these (biodegradable!) globe balloons– and added in some that say “hello world“. Just keep in mind that filling them with helium (usually grocery or party stores can do this) can be expensive! 

Travel Themed Baby Shower

The suitcases in the display are ones I collected from yard sales over the years. I used them at my wedding reception in 2014, and they are normally in the front living room of my house. The globe in the images is one that I painted myself!
Travel Theme Baby Shower
Exterior of the Barn!

The Little Details:

Travel Themed Baby Shower decorations, ideas, games

Travel Themed Baby Shower. Decorations. Games to Play. Theme Ideas.

We made use of vintage globes, fun photo frames, and lots of custom prints my sister hand-lettered on her iPad. We both love to do modern calligraphy or hand-lettering, so of course she made me this beautiful custom signage for the event!
If you are interested in these prints and signs for a baby shower you are hosting, they are on sale in our Etsy shop!

This book is called “Welcome to the World” and was perfect for the theme! Guests signed it as a special keepsake that I will have for years to come. It’s currently on display in my son’s “sloth/adventure theme” nursery!

travel themed baby shower. games. signs, decorations

I’ve seen this at many baby showers, and I love the idea! Guests take a marker and write funny notes on diapers that the parents can laugh at to keep sane during those late night changes and blowouts!
A shower in the time of Covid 😉

travel themed baby shower decorations

Each table had different centerpieces, and this is one example. Make use of old books and globes, plus fresh flowers!

oh the places you'll go, travel artwork

This globe and “oh the places you’ll go” print were on the gift table. I now have this print framed and on display in my son’s nursery!  My sister drew this sign too, and the little globe was painted by me (as taught by the “globe painting course” by Lexington artist Kayla Weber!).

Food, Dessert, and Games

We had a delicious lineup of food, including mini grilled-cheeses (my all time favorite food!!). Sadly, we were too busy eating, and forgot to take photos! Just know in your heart, it was amazing 😉

travel themed baby shower games ideas

Below the food table was this string of childhood photos of me. One of the shower games was for everyone to guess my age in each of the photos! My sister made an adorable printout for everyone to use to participate.
The other shower game we played was perfect for the travel theme: You have to guess which word for “baby” goes with which language!
We also did a quick game of “Guess Who” where you have to predict how the parents answered, in favor of Mom versus Dad.
We had sangria, and the cutest custom cookies ever! They are from a small local business, Ku-Ke Custom Cookies in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. Seriously so adorable! Travel themed baby shower! 

Thank you to my lovely sisters and hostesses Rachel and Kristen!!
Travel Theme Baby Shower

Welcome to the World, Baby Lorenzo!! (June 2020)

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  • Reply Taylor September 11, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    This is so adorable Michelle! What a great idea for a baby shower! I love those cookies. 🙂

    • Reply Michelle W. September 17, 2020 at 9:00 pm

      Thank you so much Taylor! They were delicious and I love supporting small, local businesses 🙂

  • Reply Michelle W. September 17, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    Thank you so much Courtney!! I am definitely a big fan of themed parties (likely to the dismay of my friends and husband lol) and I loved the idea of incorporating travel into my shower.

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