On pinterest I have come across the theme of "Travel Wedding". I love to travel, so I thought this was a fantastic idea! Since not everyone would want a themed wedding though, I thought it would be a great idea for a shower instead. Especially if you used the destination of the honeymoon for the theme. Also, this is a great theme for a couples shower vs. a bridal shower. The travel theme can have enough masculine touches to be a comfortable event for the groom and his friends as well.
I think this DIY banner, I found on pinterest.com, is so cool! It is also really versatile because you can do any kind of scrapbook paper and use any colors! Great idea.
I really like this idea, from pinterest, of using a suitcase for cards from the guests. A sign or banner would also be cute and show the guests what the suitcase is for. So fun!
To begin with, I found this great tutorial @ http://kristasewinspired.blogspot.com/2011/10/vintage-paper-flower-tutorial.html#comment-form . I thought this would be a fantastic (and inexpensive) way to do flowers for a shower. But, instead of using book paper you use maps...
I found this second way to use maps @ marthastewartweddings.com . This would be a really simple centerpiece. You could use coffee cans and secure the maps around them with scrapbooking tape.
Another centerpiece idea I found @ http://www.theloveliestday.com/2010/08/fun-filled-travel-themed-wedding.html . Is simply using postcards! How cute is that!?
The brochure style invitation (at the top left) is a great idea for an invitation. It gives the guests an idea of where the couple is going on their honeymoon and what the shower theme is. I found this picture @ http://blog.invitationconsultants.com/2010/05/destination-travel-themed-bridal-shower.html . This invitation would be super easy to put together with Microsoft Office 2010's Publisher program. The templates makes it simple to put together a brochure.
This second type of invitation I found @ http://greenhornliving.com/2012/02/01/a-vintage-travel-themed-bridal-shower/ . Is also an inexpensive but cute idea!
I love this cake I found @ http://www.coquetteanddove.co.uk/search?q=Stamp this is such a cute idea, to use colorful stamps as garland on a simple cake!
I also like this idea from http://www.hwtm.com/index.cfm?page=albums/view_album&albumid=285&photoid=6867 to put a simple cake on a suitcase. This could be a really inexpensive way to decorate not only the cake table but also around the shower. Picking up old suitcases at flea markets is a cheap way to decorate!
My last find @ http://www.thesweetestoccasion.com/2010/09/vintage-travel-inspired-wedding-ideas/ was this super cute dessert table. I really like the little details.
I could go on and on with this theme. I found tons of really great ideas online. It is a great theme that can be tailored to the couple and place they are going. Besides the fact that it's fun!