20 Jan

“Stork Express Airlines” Baby Shower

stork themed baby shower

It’s common knowledge that little ones arrive via stork, right? At least it’s common knowledge when you’re still a little one yourself! ;)  And this adorable “STORK EXPRESS AIRLINES” baby shower by Loralee Lewis plays up the charming theory in such a brilliant way!

There are so many whimsical, clever details to admire in this party… from the “Ticketingsign in table and Baggage Claim” favor table – stacked with cute “miniature suitcase” party favors, of course! – to the darling vintage-style illustration of a baby flying a stork. However, my favorite detail has GOT to be the ridiculously creative airline-style boxed lunches wrapped up in white cotton satchels to mimic the look of a “stork delivery“. Too cute!!

stork themed baby shower

stork themed baby shower

Read on for more adorable inflight images + complete party details…

stork themed baby shower

stork themed baby shower

stork themed baby shower

stork themed baby shower

stork themed baby shower

stork themed baby shower

stork themed baby shower

stork themed baby shower

stork themed baby shower

stork themed baby shower

stork themed baby shower


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Loralee

“This party was all about the whimsical idea that Storks are organized into an Airline for Babies… and what it might look like!  We had a blast with all the infant innuendo and putting this one together.  We recreated everything you might find with the airline and put it into the baby perspective.

The party started with ‘Ticketing’, where the guests signed the registry with, of course, a feathered pen.  All stations were prepped with lovely luxe-cut freestanding signs that coordinated with the theme.  The guests then proceeded to the ‘Baggage Drop Off’ where they left gifts.

Guests claimed their ‘Inflight Cuisine’ at the primary table, where we had cake bites and macarons in the appropriate colors, along with, of course, ‘Complimentary Airline Refreshments’ of peanuts and pretzels, prepackaged into their little Incoming Airlines baggies.  The main course was a sandwich and salad that had been boxed in a brown square box, resembling possible cargo, with stickers and stamps on it reminiscent of vintage suitcase travel stickers.  The cargo was then wrapped in a paper bundle receiving blanket cloth that looks to have come straight off the stork’s beak.  We used skewer sticks to prop them into the proper shape.  The final touch was using a large safety pin to attach the lunch tag.

This table was the ‘Baggage Claim’ where guests would pick up their suitcase favor boxes.  Each suitcase favor box had stamps and travel stickers of various shapes and sizes with vintage fonts and faded imagery.  Within the boxes were lovely coordinating stork cookies created by Becky Melton.  The boxes were stacked atop an old leather suitcase we found in a consignment store.

This vintage dresser was stacked with blue and red suitcases filled with the event planner’s gifts for the mother.  It also had sparkling lemonade in bottles wrapped in the coordinating bottle labels and with stripey straws and flags announcing the ‘Early Arrival Date.’  We had Ghiradelli Chocolates wrapped in the theme baby-on-stork labels and chocolate chip cookies in the ‘Original Chip off the Old Block’ label and bag.

Loralee created some ‘Safety Precaution’ cards for advice to the mother from the guests, and it started with a short saying about the ‘When Oxygen Masks Fall, Put Yours on First and Then on Your Child’ and how mothers put themselves last too often, and need to remember to care for themselves first so they can best care for the family.  The next activity was a quiz on a coordinating card asking a number of questions about the baby and parents and mother.”



– Paper & Styling: Loralee Lewis (and Staff)
– Cookie Design: Becky Melton

Leave a Comment


Letrice P. SAYS:

This is an adorable shower! Would you mind sharing where you purchased the red and brown suitcases? I’m planning a toy/travel shower and those would be perfect! Thanks :)

Reply January 20, 2012 at 4:56 am

Linda SAYS:

Would love to know where you got the little brown suitcases.

January 24, 2012 at 6:16 am

Loralee Lewis SAYS:

Thanks Linda and Letrice! The boxes can be found on Amazon, just search “Paper Suitcases” and there are a lot of options.

January 24, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Michelle - I DO invitations by michelle SAYS:

WOW. Stunning party! What a lucky baby! Those little brown suitcases are just adorable! :)

Reply January 20, 2012 at 6:17 am

Julie SAYS:

Such an amazing original theme and so beautifully executed! Those little white parcels are too cute for words!

Reply January 20, 2012 at 7:36 am

buttercream bakehouse SAYS:

Love the colors and styling of this party. Amazing!

Reply January 20, 2012 at 7:46 am

Mary SAYS:

So beutiful. Just amazing. love it.

Reply January 20, 2012 at 8:11 am

Melanie SAYS:

Wow, that vintage-y theme for the baby shower looks like everything in my baby book. :) All the imagery (stork, etc.). I won’t say when I was born but I will say this makes me nostalgic. ;) Awesome pics.

Reply January 20, 2012 at 9:04 am

Jessica Wilcox-Modern Moments Designs SAYS:

I love this shower and I can’t wait to help plan my own shower. Super cute, creative, and well styled!!!

Reply January 20, 2012 at 9:18 am

Lidia SAYS:

This theme is just a adorable. We’re planning a similar shower for my SIL that is similar to this and I’m getting ideas for something similar to my kids birthday. I’ve been trying to find suitcases. Can you tell me where you got those blue suitcases?

Reply January 20, 2012 at 9:25 am

Loralee Lewis SAYS:

Hi Lidia, the suitcases can be purchased on Amazon if you search “Paper Suitcases” you should have a variety pop up. Visit our Etsy store if you’d like to add the vintage stickers and luggage tags.

January 24, 2012 at 2:01 pm

MonogrammedEverything! SAYS:

ADORABLE!!! Love love love!!

Reply January 20, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Julie SAYS:

Completely adorable party! I absolutely love it. I’m planning a travel birthday party and would love to know where the favor suitcases came from.

Reply January 21, 2012 at 7:46 am

Robin SAYS:

Love the little shaped signs! Anyone know if those were hand cut or a punch was used? Where could I get a punch like that?

Reply January 21, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Daniela SAYS:

Cutest babyshower ever!!! I absolutely love it! Amazing work!

Reply January 23, 2012 at 7:34 am

Baby Shower Themes SAYS:

What wonderful and creative ideas! Love the “Around the World and Heaven Sent”

Reply January 23, 2012 at 11:56 am

pitterpat SAYS:

The baby shower is very impressive. I would love to know where the favor suitcases came from–so perfect. Was that a friend that did your paper work?Thanks for sharing.

Reply January 23, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Loralee Lewis SAYS:

Hi Pitterpat, the suitcases can be found on Amazon.com if you search “Paper Suitcases” and ALL paperie here can be found on my Etsy store (loraleelewis), thanks for commenting.

January 24, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Carrie @ Half Baked SAYS:

LOVE this!! Such a unique and clever theme! All of the details are so thoughtful and tie the theme together perfectly! Especially love the color scheme and the fun retro airline vibe!! Great job!

Reply January 24, 2012 at 3:11 am

Hanna SAYS:

Beautiful, could you please let me know where you got the image of the baby flying the stork?

September 14, 2013 at 1:40 pm

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