Little Globe Trotter Baby Shower

When Tanya and Freemon announced that they were expecting a precious baby boy in early October, we couldn't be happier for them. Combining their love of travel and sports, we decided to go with a Little Globe Trotter theme for the baby shower. Using the chocolate brown and baby blue color palette from the passport invitation by Ruchi Design, the cake and favor table was decorated with 36" balloons, mini suitcases, as well as rosettes and bunting made from world maps. PhoebeCakes did another incredible job with the 2-tier chocolate cake and Rebecca Watkins Photography was on hand to capture the details.

The buffet table stretched a mile long (picture doesn't even show the other half of the spread) and included international dishes like shrimp pad thai, chicken satay, English tea sandwiches, spinach empanadas and margherita pizza.

A photo booth area with handcrafted 3D circle garlands and rosettes for the backdrop was set up in the corner of the room; and stocked with fun props, like eye glasses, mustaches, royal crowns, hula skirts, togas and sombreros. After dressing up and posing for the camera, guests stamped their passports.

The passports also served as cards to write down words of wisdom for the parents-to-be. Everyone had a good laugh when some of those cards were read out loud. Other shower activities included a travel trivia game and baby bingo.

For the favors, globe shaped cake bites decorated with airplanes from Sweet Tooth were boxed and tied with brown satin ribbon. Thank you tags were stamped in 5 different languages -- English, Thai, Spanish, French and Italian.

With over 65 guests in attendance, there was no way I could've pulled off this event on my own. Traci, Angela, Linda (Auntie-to-be) and Ellyn helped with set up/clean up and coordinated the games and prizes. Just about all of the food was made and prepared with love by the grandmother-to-be, plus a crew of family and friends. We can't wait to meet Tanya and Freemon's future globe trotter.

Photography: Rebecca Watkins Photography / Passport Covers: Ruchi Design / Cake: PhoebeCakes / Cake Bites: Sweet Tooth / 36" Balloons: Balloon Warehouse / Mini Suitcases: Rosenberry Rooms

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  1. Christine! I love the suitcase with the tiny bunting, and your signature rosettes, and the cake, and those GIANT balloons...! And you are not kidding, that buffet really is ten miles long. Every detail is perfection - gorgeous, gorgeous work!! : )

  2. So cute!!! The little map details are fantastic! As is the plaid strip on the cake. WOW!

  3. Such a darling theme with a yummy-looking palette! And the travel details (passports, maps, airplanes) are so clever and cute!

  4. That cake looks amazing, I love the little baby in the plane at the top of it!


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