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A Travel-Themed Baby Shower

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Baby showers aren’t typically something we cover here at T+L, but I went to an adorable one recently that I simply had to write about. The excited parents-to-be are major globe-trotters, and so the theme chosen by the hostesses was, fittingly enough, Tiny Traveler.

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The décor—little airplanes adorning the walls; adorable valises filled with prizes—and games—match the celebrity baby to the country he or she was adopted from; point blind folded on a map to the place the couple hope to take their son to first (Italy)—had a global flair to them, but the real star of the afternoon was the delectable lunch spread.

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Sushi, pasta salad, quesadillas, kebabs, hummus, and more represented different countries, while little flags declaring “delicious!” in their respective languages (lazeez, muy delicioso, mazedaar...) embellished each massive platter. Dessert was a decidedly French affair, with trays of madeleines, macaroons, and eclairs—but the crowning glory was the epic cake.

201106-b-babyshower-4jpgThe delicious vanilla-buttercream confection came in the shape of a suitcase with a fondant baby and camera perched on top (top). So cute! Perhaps this would make for a good shower concept for the jet-setting soon-to-be mommies among you?

Congrats Tina and Arif, can’t wait to meet your little globe-trotter-to be!

2010-hs-sarah-khan2jpg Sarah Khan is a copy editor at Travel + Leisure. You can follow her on Twitter @BySarahKhan.

Photos courtesy of Tina Chadha

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