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Bridal shower themes
Bridal shower planning
The primary focus for this theme is travel. You could also add in some details from the Around the World bridal shower theme.
Create invitations that look like passports, airline tickets, or luggage tags.
Rather than traditional invitations, use postcards depicting beautiful, foreign scenes to inform guests about the shower. It will be cute, and you'll save a little money on postage.
Be sure to note in the invitation if you want guests to bring theme related gifts such as luggage, photo albums, film, etc.
Choose a special travel destination to incorporate into the theme, such as the couple's honeymoon destination or some other significant spot such as the city in which they became engaged. Or, perhaps choose some place you know the bride has always dreamed of visiting. If you can't decide upon a particular city, use an assortment of popular travel destinations.
Decorate with well known landmarks from the destination(s) you are featuring, such as the Eiffel Tower from France. Use posters or build your own models.
Decorate with maps and globes. Hang maps on the walls. One cute idea from www.marthastewart.com is a paper road map table runner. Or, you could cut the road map into rectangular sections which you would then use as place mats.
Decorate with different modes of travel: planes, trains, automobiles, and boats. Use an electric train set for a centerpiece.
Hostesses can dress as airline stewardesses or pilots.
Incorporate flags of different countries in your decor. You could hang large flags on the walls around the party space. Another idea is to print miniature versions of each flag, glue the flag to the non-pointy end of a wooden skewer, and create a centerpiece for your food table. The CIA's flags of the world page is a good resource for this.
As mentioned earlier, make use of postcards depicting scenes of foreign lands. You could use them as place cards or perhaps create a collage to use as a place mat or as wall decor.
Below is a list of shower games that would work nicely with this bridal shower theme.
Bake or purchase a suitcase cake as shown here from www.thecakefairy.co.uk.
Follow the instructions at Wilton.com to bake this airplane cake.
See other shower menu details for the Around the World bridal shower theme.
Shower Favors and Game Prizes
A calendar or poster depicting beautiful, foreign scenes
A guidebook for an interesting country or city
A foreign language dictionary
A travel alarm clock
A gift pack of snacks and drinks similar to those given on airlines, such as peanuts and tiny bottles of alcohol