“The world is my playground, so I shall play,” is a phrase that stylist Michelle E. Black wrote all over her folders in high school. On her various adventures, her constant companions were her camera and journal. Many of the things she has collected over the years from her personal travels formed the basis for this inspirational “adventure awaits” themed party. When decorating for the milestone moments you celebrate in your life, it can be daunting—especially if you are working with a limited budget. But with a little imagination, planning and items you may already own, it’s easy to set the mood for your party. Whether you are celebrating a graduate about to go off to college or a retirement, the sentiment of this theme fits several occasions.
There’s no better place to throw a travel-themed party than outdoors when the sun is shining. Here a plank of wood takes the place of a traditional table runner. Rather than a large centerpiece, vintage cameras and bud vases run the length of the table. With mismatched painted chairs setting the backdrop for colorful accents, the look epitomizes summertime.