23 Travel-Themed Bridal Shower Ideas for Adventurous Couples

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Written by: Jamie Kravitz – The Knot 
Consider this your itinerary for an unforgettable, wanderlust-worthy event.
A travel-themed bridal shower is an opportunity to celebrate all the places a couple has been while also preparing them for their greatest adventure yet: marriage. This wedding shower theme is ideal for the bride-to-be with a bucket list that’s pages long, or for the pair who can’t wait to add even more stamps to their passports after they say “I do.”

If planning a bridal shower feels more daunting to you than fitting a week’s worth of outfits in a carry-on, there’s no need to reach for your life vest just yet. We’re answering your call button with this list of everything you need to pull off a first-class travel-themed wedding shower, from world map party decor to souvenir-worthy favors for the crew. Prepare for takeoff, because it’s almost time for this couple to embark on the journey of a lifetime.

Some Doodles Where Were We Bridal Shower Game Printable

'Where were we?' game with 10 photos, camera and other travel-themed icons on brown paper

This unique bridal shower game is ready-made for a pair of adventurers. Print, frame and number up to 10 photos of the couple in various locales. Then, have guests use the response cards to record their guesses.

Letter + Leather Luggage Tag Favors

Dark and light gray luggage tags with gold text and small airplane graphic

Send guests off with an on-theme shower favor they’ll actually use. These gorgeous leather luggage tags come in more than two dozen color combination options and are fittingly embossed with the text “& so the adventure begins,” complete with a little airplane taking flight.

Catch Some Raes Travel Cupcake Toppers

Paper cupcake toppers in pink airplane, brown luggage and heart cut out of map

You can stick these cute cupcake toppers in more than just frosted confections. A combination of pink airplanes, heart-shaped map cutouts and brown suitcases adorn toothpick toppers you can pop in mini sandwiches and sliders, let guests use to skewer fruit and cheese, or even mix with fresh flowers for easy centerpieces.

Design My Party Studio Love Is an Adventure Travel-Themed Bridal Shower Invitation

'Love is an adventure' in black script above event details with floral, luggage and globe graphics on faded map background with gold flecks

Establish the party theme from the start with these pretty floral bridal shower invitations that read, “Love is an adventure” above your wedding shower details. A faded world map background, gold sparkle accents and vintage suitcase illustrations serve as details you can carry through the day’s festivities.

Itsy Bitsy Paper Cuts Adventure Awaits Glitter Banner

'adventure awaits' rose gold sparkly banner

You’ll need plenty of bridal shower decorations to help round out the travel theme. How cute is this banner spelling out “adventure awaits” in cursive glitter letters? Hang it above the dessert table or make the most of the Insta-worthy design by using it as the backdrop for a photo booth.

Design My Party Studio Bridal Shower Welcome Sign in Miss to Mrs. Floral

Type in black script with floral, globe and luggage graphics on faded map background with gold flecks

A floral-adorned welcome sign announcing that “She’s traveling from Miss to Mrs.” will help set the scene for the party. If you prefer to stick with a simple “welcome” message, you can edit and print your own travel-themed welcome sign with this digital download.

Whimsical Star Studio Travel Theme Bridal Shower Printable Props

Wedding-themed sayings and travel-related props like globe, boarding pass, suitcase, etc.

Attach these printables to sturdy craft sticks and set them up alongside a few Polaroid cameras for instant photo booth fun. Don’t forget the extra film!

Printable Moment Traveling From Miss to Mrs. Date Night Ideas Game

'Date night ideas' in gold script on print and cards with pink floral graphics, globe and suitcases

Set the lovebirds up for those nights when they aren’t traveling by having guests fill out these date night idea cards as a shower activity.

Bride and Chic Boutique Traveling From Miss to Mrs. Banner

'traveling from miss to mrs' in sparkly gold script banner

Choose from gold, silver or black glitter for this “traveling from Miss to Mrs.” banner party decoration.

Design My Party Studio Travel Thank-You Cards

'Thank you' in black calligraphy with pink floral details and globe and luggage graphics on faded map background with gold flecks

The bride-to-be or couple can write personalized notes to guests on the back of these printable thank-you cards to keep the travel theme going strong.

Megz Cookies Bridal Travel Theme Cookies

Cookies decorated colorfully as globes, wedding dress, wedding ring, luggage, etc.

These beautifully detailed cookies look almost too good to eat… almost. According to reviews, they’re as delicious as they are pretty, so make sure to take a picture before you take a bite.

Crease Studio A World of Thanks Bridal Shower Lip Balm Favor Cards

Top half in map design above 'A World of Thanks!' in loopy black script on light green stripe with EOS lip balm positioned as globe on bottom

Bid bon voyage to your guests by giving them a cute, useful keepsake from your travel-themed bridal shower. These digital downloads come ready to print and trim. Just cut out each circle using scissors or a 1.5-inch hole punch and complete the “globe” with a round eos lip balm in the color of your choice.

Handmade Supplyer Personalized Satin Eye Mask Favors

Sleeping masks in different colors with personalized names in white script

Personalized favors for the bridal party will make your shower even more special. Add a name or monogram to these satin eye masks that come in both adult and kid sizes for better beauty sleep before the big day. These also make great travel-ready favors for a destination wedding.

The Lettering Studio 8″ Signing Globe Guest Book Alternative

'Our Adventure Begins' and couple's names in black script on white globe with gold stand

In place of a traditional guest book, have everyone sign this globe, which can be customized with a hand-lettered quote of your choice, the couple’s names and a date in black or gold ink.

Design My Party Studio Travel Paper Plates

Paper plate with pink and white florals, gold flecks and globe and luggage graphics

Table decorations are a must if you’re serving food, so pull double-duty by setting out these adorable paper plates and letting guests help themselves to pre-flight bites.

Balsa Circle Mini Globe Favor Holders

Clear mini 'globe' candy holder with gold stand

Provide guests with a sweet and sanitary send off by placing a couple of individually wrapped treats, like Ferrero Rocher or Lindor chocolate truffles, inside of these mini globe favor holders.

Wedding Favor Discount Silver Suitcase Metal Bottle Openers

Silver bottle opener in suitcase shape with 'Bon voyage' and other travel-related graphics

Bottle openers are popular, functional party favors, and these silver suitcase bottle openers are oh-so-cute for a travel-themed bridal shower. With raised vintage patch and luggage tag designs, a “Bon Voyage” message and even a cutout handle detail, these favors are well-made but won’t break the bank.

Mabel Lane Boutique Map Paper Flowers

Paper flower made of map

Available in a choice of any US state (or a custom mix of states), these paper flowers made from maps are a special way to add personal details to your shower. Highlight the couple’s hometowns, the place where they met or the state they now call home. Display the paper roses individually or make sustainable bouquet centerpieces. As a bonus, these can also be repurposed for wedding decor.

The Path Less Traveled Vintage Map Airplane Drink Stir Sticks

Paper airplane made of maps on stirring stick

Top off custom cocktails with these airplane drink stir sticks made from vintage maps. They could also be used as cake toppers.

Sweet Thymes Bon Voyage Favor Bags

White drawstring bag with 'Bon Voyage' embroidered in sans-serif brown type above embroidered luggage icon

Set up a candy bar and have guests fill these travel-themed wedding favor bags with treats as a thank you. Or, simply use the bags in place of a favor box to hold your shower favor of choice and save yourself hours of folding time.

Moss and Twig Prints Editable Travel Food Tent Template

Card with map border and white florals and luggage icons

Whether you’re setting the table for a sit-down brunch or putting out food buffet-style, these custom-label map printables are made to be folded so they can stand on their own. You can use them as place cards or as labeled displays in front of food and drinks so guests can scope out the different options. These are especially helpful for those with dietary preferences, because you can easily mark what’s gluten free, nut free, vegetarian or vegan.

Printable Moment Travel Bridal Shower Template Set

Printables with puns in gold script, pink florals in corner and other travel-related graphics like sunglasses, globe, map and backpack

Mark different stations with punny signs using these editable, printable templates. There are seven different signs, including “guest check-in,” which you can use to indicate that attendees should sign the guest book; “luggage drop off” to place by the gift table; “passport photos” for a photo booth or selfie backdrop; and “baggage claim” to put where guests can pick up their party favors.

Design My Party Studio Editable Travel Advice for the Bride-to-Be Card

'Travel advice for the bride and groom' in black script with lines for guests to fill out, luggage and globe graphics on right side and map border detail

Put a fresh, travel-themed spin on a bridal shower tradition with these travel advice cards. Friends and family members can share their best tips for the couple and sign their names. Not only will the pair come away with plenty of useful advice, but the cards also serve as memorable keepsakes from loved ones.

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