Ribbon Box Events Blog

August 26, 2011

Travel Themed Bachelorette

Recently I had the pleasure of designing a travel themed-bachelorette weekend alongside an out-of-town Maid of Honor. She brought the idea and some inspiration, and we were off and running! Here’s a peek at the fun details!


The ladies day began the day with manis and pedis at a nearby nail salon. Then, it was back to the bride to be’s place for lunch, wine tasting, and merriment. Later that evening, was a culinary tour of DC- perfect foor the food and wine enthusiast bride to be!

Upon arrival, each guest received a passport filled with itinerary and wine tasting notes for the pairings later.

Lunch consisted of a worldwide array of goodies..

The tablescape consisted of an array of lunchtime goodies, and cheeses paired with our featured wines. Map-wrapped vases held simple floral centerpieces (get the how-to here!), a pint size suitcase from Paper-Source was the perfect platform for giving a bit of height. The backdrop was not only fitting, but functional. A beautiful map (laminated and mounted on foam board) was a beautiful backdrop, and also doubled as a present to the bride to be and her groom. In the spirit of the travel-theme, the map came with pins for the soon to be Mr. & Mrs. to log their travels together!

How cute is this suitcase from Paper-Source? It was the perfect punch of color, and gave a bit of depth and heighth to the table.

“Ocean” blue wine glasses were the perfect pop of color, and these airplane sat atop them with each guest’s name written in calligraphy (think wine charm, gone travel-themed!)

We used wine corks as menu holders and wrapped silverware for easy pickup in “ocean blue” polka dot napkins. The map  of country of origin of each food and wine gave some visual interest to the meal identifiers!

We asked each guest in attendance to wish the bride to be well and give her their best travel tip. Each guest wrote on a postcard from the city/state they know the Bride from (took a little bit of research,but well worth it!) We then assembled them all into a blue photo scrapbook, and post event, added photos from all the festivities  (the logo on the outside matches their t-shirts for the evening out!) . It served as a fabulous memento and reminder of her day and how much her friends love her!

For a bit of fun, we played two games: one was a “How Well do you Know the Bride? The other echoed the travel theme, “I Love You” Around the World, where guests tried to pair translations of “I Love You” with the country of origin. The person with the most correct matches earned a Starbucks gift card!

On their way out, each lovely lady in attendance left with a personalized luggage tag to commemorate the day!

Then it was off to a few area restaurants to go tapa hopping and have some fun! Cheers ladies!


Congratulations- we hope you had a great time!


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