Thursday, March 6, 2014

World Traveller Baby Shower!!

Hello Friends!

My wonderful daughter Jackie and wonderful son-in-law Sean
are expecting a new arrival any day now,
and a shower in their honor was held Jan. 25.

Being world travelers themselves,
and as that is the theme of the nursery,
they wanted a world traveler/airplaine theme for the shower.
I had so much fun making these decorations for them!

This wreath created from vintage maps, paper yoyos
and a chipboard wreath form I got for a song
at Michaels' after Christmas sale:

This collection of giant rosettes is about 4 ft. x 2 ft.
A festive photo op. :)

An OH BABY banner created from vintage maps.
The letters are on circles which are on pleated rosettes 
which are on flattened cupcake liners
 that I ran through the Vagabond and cut with a scalloped die.

 The dessert table:
 We found little airplane cookies on Etsy,

 and little globe chocolates on Amazon.
A friend of my daughter's made the "globe" cupcakes
and chocolate Eiffel tower pops!

This is a group photo of everyone...
Does it look like a nice sunny day in Southern California?
It was in the 80s!  Jan. 25th!
You can see my pom pom garland in the background.
I had a rope and attached the pompoms with ribbons,
as well as some paper lanterns and paper fans and honeycomb orbs.
Also hung some ribbon streamers.  
This was actually more work than I had thought it would be,
and that rope got really heavy once we hung all the stuff on it.
I had wanted to wrap map garlands around it 
as well and attach some map circle streamers,
but it got late and we were tired, and just called it good!

Me and my two darling daughters:
My adorable younger daughter Alison came from NYC
to take part and share the joy.

For favors we gave these little plantable seed bombs
that look like little globes.

Well, if you squint your eyes...;)
They are made from a pulp and seeds,
so you can plant them and they will grow into wildflowers.

Packaged them up pretty and put them in this little suitcase
with a Thank You  banner.

Wish I had more pictures, the food was lovely and fit the international theme:
 spanakopita/Greece, egg rolls/China, meatballs/Italy, gazpacho/Spain, and lots more.

It was a wonderful day with wonderful people!
I am so proud of Jackie and Sean for doing all they had to do
to make their dream (baby) come true.

Here's your, of course :)

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More Friday fun to be had at Fabulously Creative Friday!  
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Cute and crafty stuff at Make it Monday!
Vintage creativity at Knick of Time Tuesday!
Be inspired by Inspire Me Tuesday!
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♥♥♥ Thank you so much for visiting and for all your lovely comments!! ♥♥♥
Have a great weekend!


Lori said...

So enjoyed all your photos! What a gorgeous wreath - LOVE the maps! How fun to have a new baby soon...

Unique Baby Gear Ideas said...

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Unique Baby Gear Ideas said...

Hi Lorraine! Could you please contact me re: a feature of your world map items? uniquebabygear at

Cottage and Broome said...

Looks like it was a beautiful shower, what a wonderful theme! The mom to be looked so cute, love the tight clothes the moms to be are wearing now. In my day we wore tents!!! Laura

Createology said...

Lovely photo of you and your daughters. Fantastic baby shower theme and your decorations are perfect. The food was very clever and International too. Your world map wreath is amazing! Baby Bliss to all...

Patty Antle said...

Lorraine, I enjoyed seeing your baby shower decorations. What a lovely party. We just experienced this wonderful event last year at this time. Congratulations - you will love being a grandma! Love the photo of you and your daughters - 3 beautiful women, and the one of your whole family as well.

Laura said...

Such a great theme and beautiful decorations, Lorraine. So glad you shared them at Inspired Sunday. Congrats on your new grandchild!

Sandy said...

Fabulous decorations . Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday

Lisa S. said...

Oh my goodness!! Love the theme of this shower and the wreath is AWEsome. Love, love, love it!!! So much inspiration in this post Lorraine, thanks for sharing. I've been busy Pinning lol.
Lisa (MIM DT)

benilhalk said...

World Traveler Baby Shower is looking tremendous. Everything was arranged with so much passion, love and excited that it turned out to be super successful party. In the next month I also would be hosting a travel inspired baby shower for my cousin and her hubby at the nearby convention center. I can't wait for this family event to get closer!


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