Guys. Today’s blog is going to blow your socks off. Why?? Because this baby shower has the most amazing theme and venue!!
A few days before Christmas, I received the sweetest message from Laura. She was referred to us by one of our second photographers and good friend, Brittany! Laura and her husband, Jeff, were expecting their first child, a baby girl named Lily. She explained that they were planning a travel themed baby shower because her and her husband had explored over 100 countries together. It was a huge part of their relationship!
Laura sent me pictures of her personalized passports and boarding pass invitations. She also showed me their venue: AN ACTUAL AIRPLANE HANGER IN TITUSVILLE. What??? That was it. I immediately said yes and we were on our way to celebrating this sweet family and baby-to-be!!
My dear friend Peggy drove out to Titusville with me for the baby shower since Jack was working. For those who don’t know the state of Florida, Titusville is where Kennedy Space Center is located and where all of the launches happen! The baby shower took place at the Valiant Warbird Museum which is home to vintage aircrafts and airplane hangers. How awesome is that?? Small planes flying over our heads made us realize the venue was also an active runway!
Entering the airplane hanger, adorable pink travel decor hit us right away. Every typical baby shower area had it’s own unique name: In Flight Snacks, Fuel Station, Passport Photos, Luggage Drop Off, Baggage Claim, and Itinerary! Decorating the diaper cake were small travel items such as a passport, compass, and luggage, as well as a globe! Personalized travel signs guided guest through the venue. As we were admiring the decor, Laura came out from the back room and oh my goodness. She is seriously the most adorable mom-to-be ever. Laura has such a bubbly and sweet personality. Her husband, Jeff, was so welcoming and kind as well! They made sure we were comfortable with everything going on and let us do our thing.
Guests started flooding in to the venue. Laura and Jeff stood at the front of the hanger welcoming each and every friend. Every guest was gushing over the decor and the amazing family. On the Luggage Drop Off table, personalized gifts were left for Lily, including an airplane made of diapers! The children ran through the venue playing with the toy airplanes while the adults played the raffles and ate food. The photo booth was a hit for all ages and they got to take home small prints customized for the event!
For the first event of the day, Laura and Jeff teamed up with two friends (one with a child and one without) to see if the men or women could dress their babies first. While blindfolded!! Laura’s team were firecrackers and won the game, but Jeff was faster than Laura and made sure she knew! Then, the Valiant Warbird Museum staff took the guests on a tour of the hangers while we took some family photos in front of the airplanes outside.
When the guests came back from their tour, the first prize was given out! A baby bottle was filled with pink Hershey Kisses and guests guessed how many were in the bottle. The closest number won the chocolate! Then, Laura and Jeff held a raffle for guests who brought diapers to the shower. The winner (a precious little girl) claimed a movie night basket!
At the end of the shower, all of Laura and Jeff’s guests gathered in front of the large airplane near the runway for a photo. Seeing so many people celebrating Lily melted my heart! Guests collected luggage favors at the Baggage Claim table and headed on their way.
Laura and Jeff, we absolutely LOVED being a part of your greatest adventure. Lily was honored by an amazing group of friends and family. Every detail you put into this shower will never be forgotten and it was such a special day. We can’t to meet Miss Lily in March!! Take a peek into their special day!
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