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vintage travel baby shower dessert table

This vintage travel themed “Precious Cargo Baby Shower” is downright AMAZING!

EB from Two Bird Studio enlisted the creative talents of Eye Candy Event Design to help her dream up something extra special for her sister’s baby shower! I love that they were able to utilize lots of vintage props and accessories from EB’s regular home decor for an extra-personal touch. This design would also translate beautifully to a kids birthday (like this Vintage Airplane Birthday Party) OR to a travel inspired bridal shower or engagement party.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • “Baggage Claim” Favors {salted peanuts + mini vodka bottles!}
  • Cool passport-inspired invitations and paper details
  • Adorable vintage cupcake wrappers and “Baby on Board” toppers
  • Super cute marshmallows topped with candy “propellers”
  • Fun vintage props like suitcases, books, airplanes, a tricycle & more!

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by EB and Eye Candy Event Design:

I wanted to do something special for my sister’s first baby. I put together the most talented team I knew and they came up with something no less than amazing! My sister is a school teacher so she requested guests each bring a book to fill the nursery shelves. With that request (and the fact that we knew she was having a boy) we landed on a vintage travel theme with old books thrown in the décor.

When we were approached by the lovely EB of Two Bird Studio to design a unique travel-themed baby shower we were up for the challenge! We decided to put a twist on the popular “Baby on Board” theme, and we came up with a more modern “Precious Cargo” design. It turns out that we didn’t have to look far for the perfect accessories; a tour of EB’s home produced a collection of vintage airplanes, suitcases, books and even an old-fashioned food scale! We mixed her “found” décor with pieces from our personal collection and created an amazing blend of design elements for this “precious” event!

After researching a real travel document, we decided it would be fun to have the guests “check-in” at the front gate of the event to create an ambiance reminiscent of a “customs” counter. We even provided baskets for guests to drop their “gifts, documents and currency” for the mommy-to-be! Kristi Farrell of Beleza-Design got in on the action and created all of the custom tags and coordinating invitations.

For our dessert display, we placed berry baskets on the vintage scale and embellished it with bakers twine. Caramel popcorn and doughnuts added a natural touch to the bright color scheme of turquoise and red. Marshmallow “propellers”, rock candy and gumballs were just some of the treats that adorned the woodworking table. We created custom cupcake wrappers for the centerpiece of the display, and drinks were served in mason jars with mini chocolates wrapped in coordinating paper at the “food & beverage station.” Guests were encouraged to pickup their parting favors of Idaho distilled Vodka at “baggage claim” on their way out of the shower.

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