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Seeing the world has always been something I have wanted to do and now I am getting the chance with Houston. We have been to Italy and Turks and Caicos for our honeymoon and right now we are working on planning our next big adventure.
This travel themed party would be perfect for a party for a friend who loves to travel, a college student leaving to study abroad, or a retirement “bucket list” party.
Versatile party themed are my favorite and I love when the supplies are easily accessible to pull everything together.
Travel Themed Party Supplies:
- Vintage Suitcases
- Jars, bowls, glasses – for snacks
- Printed map scrapbook paper
- Glue and tape
- Journals or photo albums – they make great gifts, guest books, and travel souvenirs
Layer in travel themed snacks: pretzels, popcorn, peanuts; and some treats as well. It isn’t a party without cupcakes and cookies. I picked up almost everything I needed in one trip to Walmart; including the cute brown photo album that I noticed as I walked by the stationary aisle.
I used printed map scrapbook paper to make cupcake wrappers, water bottle wraps, the “Bon Voyage” letters, and treat cup wraps. Just adding some fun patterned paper instantly makes everything more cohesive and my theme really came to life.
When Houston and I started dating I had only been on an airplane a handful of times and I was a habitual over-packer. Now I have simplified my packing and that includes my carry-on bag of flying essentials: chapstick, chewing gum (for when my ears pop), a cozy pair of socks, bandages, and Advil. Like I have mentioned before, I am the bag lady and err on the side of being overly prepared rather than under prepared.
Did you know I was once a ballerina? True story. All that dancing left me with a bad left hip that acts up every once in a while and sitting on an airplane for an extended period of time can make me terribly uncomfortable – especially when I get sandwiched in the middle seat. That’s why I include Advil in my travel bag; it helps with my joint pain and I can get back to our adventures. Advil: Nothing’s proven stronger on Arthritis and other joint pain.* Plus, you never know when someone else might need some; hence my bag lady status.
The EZ-open cap is perfect for people struggling with Arthritis, or people sandwiched in the middle seat on an airplane, and today is World Arthritis Day. The medicine in Advil is the one doctors recommend most for joint pain. More than the medicine in Tylenol or Aleve.** Don’t let joint pain keep you from crossing things off your bucket list and living life to the fullest.
I created my “Hello Adventure” travel bag using a small canvas bag and an iron on I designed using my Silhouette. I downloaded this design from Jenny Highsmith (I adore her hand lettering) and added it to my project.
To print iron-on transfers, you print the design backwards so that when you iron it, the design will be facing the correct direction. Be sure to select “iron-on paper” when you get ready to cut. Once my design was cut out, I peeled away the excess gold and then ironed on the design.
Now I have the perfect travel essentials bag for all my travelling essentials and it would also make a great party favor for your travel party guests.
Now tell me in the comments where your next adventure will be and what YOU pack in your travel kit.
*For minor arthritis pain. Among OTC pain relievers.
**Based on a survey of monthly doctor recommendations.