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Cars, Planes, Trains, Boats, Bicycles, and Trucks… Transportation Baby Shower

Cars, Planes, Trains, Boats, Bicycles, and Trucks... Transportation Baby Shower

 

Recently my friend and I threw a shower for our good friend Bonnie.  I did the decorations, invitations, favors, and food tags. She made the all of the delicious food. We had a great time planning it and it was a very relaxed and enjoyable shower.

I’m going to apologize in advance that the photography isn’t as good as I’d like it to be.

First, we sent out these invites. Bonnie is due in less than a month so I thought it would be fun to do a transportation shower and a spin on the fact that her baby Benjamin will be coming soon.

The invites say Vroom Zoom Benjamin is Coming Soon!

Fly on by to celebrate his upcoming arrival.

Cars, Planes, Trains, Boats, Bicycles, and Trucks... Transportation Baby Shower

We included: planes, trains, boats, automobiles, bikes, tractors, trucks, etc. The colors we mainly used were red, yellow, navy, green, and orange.

I put together a banner that my friend allowed me to borrow. The banner says Coming Soon in vinyl lettering. Here is a tutorial on how to make a reusable party banner.

Cars, Planes, Trains, Boats, Bicycles, and Trucks... Transportation Baby Shower

Then I gathered lots of transportation toys from my son’s toy box.

Cars, Planes, Trains, Boats, Bicycles, and Trucks... Transportation Baby Shower

I also bought these really cute traffic signs on Amazon here. I set them all around the rooms and on the food table.

Cars, Planes, Trains, Boats, Bicycles, and Trucks... Transportation Baby Shower

Cars, Planes, Trains, Boats, Bicycles, and Trucks... Transportation Baby Shower

I hung two other banners with transportation-themed baby clothes on them for Benjamin. One hung over the window.

Cars, Planes, Trains, Boats, Bicycles, and Trucks... Transportation Baby Shower

And another banner was placed over the mantel (my camera couldn’t zoom out far enough so here are two photos).

Cars, Planes, Trains, Boats, Bicycles, and Trucks... Transportation Baby Shower

I used while nylon rope, packaging tape, and these colorful clothes pins that I found on Amazon.

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My friend made stop light kabobs red (strawberries), yellow (pineapple), and green (grapes). They were delicious!

Cars, Planes, Trains, Boats, Bicycles, and Trucks... Transportation Baby Shower

She then made vroom veggies in little cups with a relish dip at the bottom (using red, yellow, and green peppers).

Cars, Planes, Trains, Boats, Bicycles, and Trucks... Transportation Baby Shower

We had cookies as ‘wheels’.

Cars, Planes, Trains, Boats, Bicycles, and Trucks... Transportation Baby Shower

For complimentary flight snacks we had nuts, peanuts M&M’s, and M&M’s.

Cars, Planes, Trains, Boats, Bicycles, and Trucks... Transportation Baby Shower

The donuts were labeled as spare tires.

Cars, Planes, Trains, Boats, Bicycles, and Trucks... Transportation Baby Shower

Delicious cloud cupcakes were the centerpiece.

Cars, Planes, Trains, Boats, Bicycles, and Trucks... Transportation Baby Shower

Airplane-shaped rice krispie treats tasted delish!

Cars, Planes, Trains, Boats, Bicycles, and Trucks... Transportation Baby Shower

And the food table was labeled as the Fuel Station. I put little cars, trucks, boats, etc. and traffic signs around on it as well.

Cars, Planes, Trains, Boats, Bicycles, and Trucks... Transportation Baby Shower

I made a Styrofoam traffic cone (tutorial here) and ordered these darling traffic sign suckers off of Amazon here. The traffic light suckers stayed perfectly in the cone. My friend matched the serving wear to the theme.

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The area to place gifts had a sign that said Baggage Claim for Benjamin.

Cars, Planes, Trains, Boats, Bicycles, and Trucks... Transportation Baby Shower

We didn’t play any shower games because it was only for about 8 close friends. We chatted, ate, filled out the following advice cards, and opened gifts.

The advice cards said, “Advice to the Parents for their Precious Cargo” and everyone just wrote advice on the backs.

Cars, Planes, Trains, Boats, Bicycles, and Trucks... Transportation Baby Shower

The favor tags said Thanks for Stopping By and were attached to the traffic light suckers found here.

Cars, Planes, Trains, Boats, Bicycles, and Trucks... Transportation Baby Shower

And that was that. We had such a great time and the prep wasn’t too difficult or expensive either. Here are some tips that make baby showers much more affordable.

I hope this gave you some ideas if you want to do a similar theme.

Click below for the free printable downloads.

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7 Responses to Cars, Planes, Trains, Boats, Bicycles, and Trucks… Transportation Baby Shower

  1. Erin lewis says:

    Super cute!! I’d love the pro tables if you’re still sharing:)

    • Anita Fowler says:

      I’m so so sorry. I had a baby and crazy things happened and my printables are on a different harddrive. Do you still need them? If so, I’ll get them for you. Again, I apologize.

  2. Crystal McCazzio says:

    I would really love your printables from the transportation baby shower you hosted. Thanks

  3. Sue Reynolds says:

    Hi there!! I love the invitation!! Is there a way to change the information on it??

    Thanks!

    Sue

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