Travel party.

I threw a travel themed party last weekend… being in Hong Kong we all travel so much so it was a fun theme to run with. Minted invites by Sheila Sunaryo.

I ordered the luggage tag fabric from Spoonflower and my friend’s helper nicely sewed them right up! The design is from Surly Bird Studios.

I had a lot of fun looking up all these flags on the iPad while frosting away.

I used white frosting at got the color from sprinkles so I had to be very strategic as to what color went first and in what direction I shook the excess.

Besides Mitra’s sugar cookies, I also made Alexandra’s chocolate chip cookies (which rely on overnight refrigeration AND measuring each cookie on a scale… totally worth the extra trouble) and peanut butter cookies. I think the cookies were a huge hit judging on the fact that just a couple were left at 3:30am when the party finally wrapped up! The girls decided to descend upon them all at once in a giant wave… you know how girls like to travel in packs?

Sticking with the travel theme, I served up plane food: chicken and rice and fish and peas and carrots in little mini-airplane trays.

Some of the trays I even ordered off of EBay so they were vintage china from first class cabins back in the good old days!

Besides the plane food, I did a bunch of other dishes from countries around the world PLUS homemade honey roasted peanuts.

I tried to recreate the silverware pack you get on planes and tied them up with airmail twine.

I put old maps from the States (not much use for them here!) on the bar and on our front door to let guests know they were in the right place!

I ordered these map pendants on etsy.

Beers went into luggage turned ice chest.
Cocktails went into a real vintage Northwest beverage tray.
Guests were asked to come in travel-related attire… and people were very creative!
My friend Mitra brought her !!!two-week!!! old baby and the whole family dressed up as Disneyland tourists. I was very impressed to see her out and about!
My nine-month pregnant friend dressed her tummy up as a globe… how clever is that?!
And the Mr. and his two visiting brothers went as the three amigos… hats indicate birth order.

On the RSVP card guests were ask to share a travel tip… tomorrow I’ll divulge the shared knowledge!


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8 Responses to Travel party.

  1. Elizabeth Edwards

    Love this post especially since I heard about this party from Jojo and Nick. Awesome decorations, food, etc. You’re the hostess with the mostest. The cookies are so creative.

  2. Wow, N – you never cease to amaze me with your awesome hostess-ing abilities and creativity. What a creative and fun party!

  3. What a fun party idea! You put so much thought into the decorations–they are great! So what are the plans for your newly acquired vintage dishes??

    • Thanks!! I am thinking of keeping some for tv dinners and for other parties–the size is quite nice as you can eat a full meal while standing! I might re-sell a few on EBay, too!

  4. Love the travel-tag fabric! Cute! And the dishes — don’t you find that those little dishes really are appealing?
    Lots of fun!

  5. Such a creative idea! Loved seeing how you put this together.

  6. Over the top!

  7. Tash. You need to do this for a living. ASAP. Too much talent and brilliant ideas and energy here, I can’t even get over it. I wish I had 1/10 of your creative dedication.

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