My co-workers and I sent off one of our own to be married to her beloved.  She spent most of this past year traveling from Texas to Florida to be with him.  So we decided a travel-themed shower would be fun.

We used a vintage suitcase and a small bouquet of flowers with a tag for the front porch decor.

In the living area, where guests gathered, we featured a map mounted on foam board.  Since her shower was on Valentine’s Day we googled cities in the US with a Valentine them in the name and made little hearts and attached them with red and white push pins — Candy Town, Ohio; Lover, Pennsylvania…

We filled a vintage suitcase and hat box with travel themed gifts, maps and tour guides for the table centerpiece.

Refreshments were Kale and Goat Cheese empanadas, melon prosciutto skewers, Havarti and apricot bruschetta and tres leches cake parfaits.  Small bottles of Perrier featured straws with “yes” flags.

What shower wouldn’t be complete without a game?  We contacted the groom-to-be to answer questions about the bride and she had to guess — Newlywed Style — the answers.  It was a lot of fun!