Romantic Ways to Decorate a Hotel Room (for Him or Her)

Looking to add a little ROMANTIC sizzle to your ho-hum hotel room?

You’re in the right place!

Here’s what you’ll find on this page…

One Sentence Summary:

This page contains the steps needed to decorate a hotel room for a romantic getaway, tips & tricks, easy romantic decoration theme ideas, and common mistakes to keep in mind.

Table of Contents

  1. How to Choose the Location (Hotel, Motel, or Bed & Breakfast)
  2. Prep the Room
  3. Choose a Theme or Use One of Ours!
  4. Execute the Surprise

Other Information: For more information on hotel rules you don’t want to break while decorating, a recommended list of hotels that will decorate for you, and more, please see our Ultimate Guide on How to Decorate a Hotel Room.

Step 1: Choose a location (Motel, Bed & Breakfast or Hotel)

Why Choose a Hotel?

Hotels are typically well established and conveniences oriented than other accommodations. They offer high quality amenities, a variety of room styles & sizes, considerate customer service.

Alternatively, hotels are often more expensive than a motel and less personal than a bed & breakfast.

When it comes to decorating for a romantic getaway, a hotel room is the perfect “blank canvas” because of the neutral color themes commonly used and abundance of lighting. Adorn your room with ease and rest assured that when it comes to clean up, as long as you don’t leave an egregious mess, the hospitality staff will take care of it. We recommend verifying an individual hotel’s decoration cleanliness policy before making a reservation.

Also, don’t be afraid to ask for couples benefits! See our recommendations in the Quick Tip below.

  • Quick Tip – Before you check in, ask the hotel what types of couples perks they offer. Many hotels will offer one or many of the following:
    • Room Discount (typically 20%)
    • Upgrading to a larger room or room with a view
    • Couples packages including extra amenities or additional perks
    • Late check out
    • Access to the spa or sauna
    • Decoration packages (the hotel will decorate and clean up for an extra charge)

Why Choose a motel?

Motels are ideal if you need to take a short stop while on the road. Although they offer less amenities, they are often more convenient, private, and inexpensive than a hotel. Additionally, the staff typically have a better pulse on local unique restaurants, activities, and shopping.

When it comes to decorating for a romantic getaway, a motel room should have all basic necessities. Since the standard room décor may not be as quality as other accommodations, you may want to add more decorations to improve the romantic vibe.

Motel staff are typically not as accommodating as hotel staff when it comes to decorating & clean up, so we definitely recommend understanding the facility’s policy before check-in.

  • Quick Tip – Utilize motel staff to make your romantic travel experience extra unique. Make sure to ask them for recommendations in the following areas:
    • Restaurants & shopping
    • Finding local tours or subject matter experts
    • Discovering “locals only” experiences and activities
    • Famous locations to visit in the area

Why Choose a Bed & Breakfast?

Bed & breakfasts are ideal for a relaxing, low stress romantic trip. They tend to have more charming features with amenity offerings that can be either highly unique & personal, or very minimal. You will need to do extra research and coordinate with staff to understand the options.

Since these locations often have small owner-operated staff, they require some extra effort from guests in the form of personal clean up check-out policies. Large messes can yield high fees at checkout.

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Step 2: Prep the Room

How do you Set Up a Hotel Room in Secret?

If you’re trying to make your romantic decor a surprise, there are a few approaches you can take:

  • Have someone else decorate the room for you
  • Go early and decorate the room yourself
  • Ask the hotel staff to decorate the room for you
  • Pay a service to decorate the room for you (we recommend Uberoom)

How to Decorate Like a Designer?

The objective of your decorations is to make the hotel room look personalized, inviting and festive.

Before you check in, study pictures of the room from the website or a review site. If there are aspects of the hotel room that you don’t like, then cover them with things that you do like.

For example, common curtains, bedding, pillows, and lighting can easily be disguised with thoughtful embellishments. Bring your own comfortable pillows, purchase a themed throw blanket, or cover the curtains with a quality backdrop.

Further improve the ambiance by appealing to all of the senses: play fun music, open a delicious smelling air freshener (we recommend against candles because they can set off the fire alarm), turn on a themed loop video or picture on the TV, and hang additional mood lighting.

Remember that most hotel rooms come with a coffee pot, microwave, and/or refrigerator. These items can be used to creatively enhance your décor by allowing you to include small touches such as making small desserts, keeping flowers fresh, or cooking small pre-packaged meals.

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Step 3: Choose a Theme

The most meaningful romantic themes are based on the relationship you share with your significant other. When planning how to decorate your hotel room, we recommend basing your decorations on shared experiences or interests.

However, sometimes its difficult to find a common interest theme or your significant other wouldn’t appreciate that type of theme.

If that sounds like your situation, then feel free to use one of our Romantic party themes below.

If you’re looking to set a more playful mood for a birthday, see our page on How to Decorate a Hotel Room for a Birthday.

I Love You to Pizzas

Bring some steamy cheesy romance to your hotel room with these creative decoration ideas.

Start by converting your space into a quaint pizza parlor with striped awnings, patterned hanging garden fans, giant pizza balloons, and an inviting banner that says “I Love You to Pizzas”.

Add a few pizza plushy pillows to the bed and a large bouquet of two dozen red roses that practically scream “That’s Amore!”

Set the mood with this Romantic Italian Dinner Playlist on Spotify, a video of the Italian Flag from YouTube, or a 10 Hour Spiderman Italian Song that progressively speeds up. Make a tender gift of a pizza box full of topping themed socks.

Order pizza delivery or toss the pizza poppers into the microwave, open your gummy pizza candies, and let the night melt away as you watch Mystic Pizza or Pizza My Heart.

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8. Hanging Paper Fan DecorationView Product
9. Pizza Poppers SnackView Product

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Breakfast in Bed

If your idea of a romantic vacation includes a relaxing morning with all the cozy comforts, then Breakfast in Bed is the theme for you!

Transform your hotel space with a pastel burlap pennant banner, “Pancakes and Pajamas” shimmer banner, and sweet strawberry hanging lanterns. Liven the room with fresh cut flowers and a friendly fluffy jumbo teddy bear. Improve the ambiance even more by playing some music from this Spotify playlist and using this Youtube video on the TV.

Add a few snug & warm finishing touches by including some bamboo wood breakfast trays, cushy slippers, and a stimulating New York Times Breakfast in Bed Crossword puzzle. Don’t forget to brew a cup of organic Peruvian coffee to go with it!

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9. Memory Foam SlippersView Product

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All You Need Is Love

Whether your relationship started in the 1970’s or has only existed for 70 minutes, for this romantic trip All You Need is Love and some groovy décor.

Hang the colorful flower power wall decals around the room, psychedelic Abbey Road Beatles poster above the bed, and shiny disco balls from the ceiling. Plug in your “All You Need is Love” neon light and mind-bending lava lamp.

Throw your plush pink fur rug on the floor and your record coasters on the table.

Improve the ambiance even more by playing some music from this Spotify playlist and using these funky 70’s video projections from YouTube on the TV.

Finally, put on your hippie circle glasses, snack on some M&Ms because this hotel room is cool beans.

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9. Decorative Record CoastersView Product

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Step 4: Execute the Surprise

Once the room is fully decorated, it’s time to execute the big reveal!

Hopefully your partner doesn’t know about your decorations ahead of time. If they do know or suspect something, we recommend charging ahead anyway! A fun decorated room is a thoughtful gesture and will still make your partner feel appreciated.

If they don’t know about your decorations and you’re trying to maintain the secret, we recommend doing the following to avoid making any mistakes:

  • Make sure the front desk doesn’t give away the surprise! If you have checked in earlier and already have the key, either ask the front desk ahead of time to be discrete when you check in or pretend to check in while your romantic partner waits somewhere else.
  • Talk about things that make it seem like you haven’t been in this place before. Comment on fun or interesting features of the hotel.
  • Ask your partner to open the door to the room door. This is pretty easy to do if you offer to carry most of the bags/luggage.

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How to Decorate a Hotel Room for a Birthday (His or Her)

Looking to add a little BIRTHDAY sparkle to your humdrum hotel room?

You’re in the right place!

Here’s what you’ll find on this page…

One Sentence Summary:

This page contains the steps needed to decorate a hotel room for a birthday, tips & tricks, easy birthday decoration theme ideas, and common mistakes to keep in mind.

Table of Contents

  1. How to Choose the Location (Hotel, Motel, or Bed & Breakfast)
  2. Prep the Room
  3. Choose a Theme or Use One of Ours!
  4. Execute the Surprise

Other Information: For more information on hotel rules you don’t want to break while decorating, a recommended list of hotels that will decorate for you, and more, please see our Ultimate Guide on How to Decorate a Hotel Room.

Step 1: Choose a location (Motel, Bed & Breakfast or Hotel)

Why Choose a Hotel?

Hotels are typically well established and conveniences oriented than other accommodations. They offer high quality amenities, a variety of room styles & sizes, considerate customer service.

Alternatively, hotels are often more expensive than a motel and less personal than a bed & breakfast.

When it comes to decorating for a birthday, a hotel room is the perfect “blank canvas” because of the neutral color themes commonly used and abundance of lighting. Adorn your room with ease and rest assured that when it comes to clean up, as long as you don’t leave an egregious mess, the hospitality staff will take care of it. We recommend verifying an individual hotel’s decoration cleanliness policy before making a reservation.

Also, don’t be afraid to ask for birthday benefits! See our recommendations in the Quick Tip below.

  • Quick Tip – Before you check in, ask the hotel what types of birthday perks they offer. Many hotels will offer one or many of the following:
    • Room Discount (typically 20%)
    • Upgrading to a larger room or room with a view
    • Birthday packages including extra amenities or additional perks
    • Offering a special birthday menu for the birthday person (in the restaurant or through room service)
    • Late check out
    • Access to the spa or sauna
    • Decoration packages (the hotel will decorate and clean up for an extra charge)

Why Choose a motel?

Motels are ideal if you need to take a short stop while on the road. Although they offer less amenities, they are often more convenient, private, and inexpensive than a hotel. Additionally, the staff typically have a better pulse on local unique restaurants, activities, and shopping.

When it comes to decorating for a birthday, a motel room should have all basic necessities. Since the standard room decor may not be as quality as other accommodations, you may want to add more decorations to improve the birthday vibe.

Motel staff are typically not as accommodating as hotel staff when it comes to decorating & clean up, so we definitely recommend understanding the facility’s policy before check-in.

  • Quick Tip – Utilize motel staff to make your birthday travel experience extra unique. Make sure to ask them for recommendations in the following areas:
    • Restaurants & shopping
    • Finding local tours or subject matter experts
    • Discovering “locals only” experiences and activities
    • Famous locations to visit in the area

Why Choose a Bed & Breakfast?

Bed & breakfasts are ideal for a relaxing, low stress birthday trip. They tend to have more charming features with amenity offerings that can be either highly unique & personal, or very minimal. You will need to do extra research and coordinate with staff to understand the options.

Since these locations often have small owner-operated staff, they require some extra effort from guests in the form of personal clean up check-out policies. Large messes can yield high fees at checkout.

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Step 2: Prep the Room

How do you Set Up a Hotel Room in Secret?

If you’re trying to surprise the birthday boy or girl with your decorations, there are a few approaches you can take:

  • Have someone else decorate the room for you
  • Go early and decorate the room yourself
  • Ask the hotel staff to decorate the room for you
  • Pay a service to decorate the room for you (we recommend Uberoom)

How do you Decorate like a Designer?

The objective of your decorations is to make the hotel room look personalized, inviting and festive.

Before you check in, study pictures of the room from the website or a review site. If there are aspects of the hotel room that you don’t like, then cover them with things that you do like.

For example, common curtains, bedding, pillows, and lighting can easily be disguised with thoughtful embellishments. Bring your own comfortable pillows, purchase a themed throw blanket, or cover the curtains with a quality backdrop.

Further improve the ambiance by appealing to all of the senses: play fun music, open a delicious smelling air freshener (we recommend against candles because they can set off the fire alarm), turn on a themed video or picture on the TV, and hang additional mood lighting.

Remember that most hotel rooms come with a coffee pot, microwave, and/or refrigerator. These items can be used to creatively enhance your decor by allowing you to include small touches such as making small desserts, keeping flowers fresh, or cooking small pre-packaged meals.

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Step 3: Choose a Theme

The most meaningful birthday themes are based on the preferences and interests of the birthday boy or girl. When planning how to decorate your hotel room, we recommend basing your decorations on one of their favorite hobbies, interests, fandoms, or pieces of media (shows, movies, musicians, etc).

However, some people don’t have obvious interests or wouldn’t appreciate a party based on their interests (for example: if my husband has another Golf themed party he’s going to lose it…).

If that sounds like your birthday person, then feel free to use one of our Birthday inspired party themes below.

If you’re looking to set a more romantic mood with your decorations, see this page on Romantic Ways to Decorate a Hotel Room.

Balloon Bash

Blow up a birthday bash with delicious treats, colorful decor and a large Pop of pizzaz! Start by covering curtains and doorways with shimmery silver foil curtains and a large metallic “Happy Birthday” balloon.

Open the cake scented, dog balloon animal air freshener and dim the lights. Hang twinkle lights around the space and set out the party favors (blow pops and balloon helicopters). Further set the mood by playing some music from this Spotify playlist and using this Youtube video on the TV.

Finish the room by tossing a few mug cakes in the microwave and topping them with colorful “Happy Birthday” candles. Don’t forget to wrap your balloon animal dog sculpture gift!

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Cake Fight

Whether you want to fight with cake or just cake shaped pillows, this Cake Fight party decor will knock your sox off.

Hang the vivid sprinkles wall decals around the room and the colorful hanging paper lanterns on the ceiling. Plug in your personalized cupcake light and blow up the silvery “Happy Birthday” balloons. Improve the ambiance even more by playing some music from this Spotify playlist and using this Youtube video on the TV.

Save the best sweet touches for last: mini cake charms, birthday cake popcorn, and the cupcake pinata. Once the cake sling shot gift is opened all bets are off!

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Step 4: Execute the Surprise

Once the room is fully decorated, it’s time to execute the big reveal!

Hopefully the birthday person doesn’t know about your decorations ahead of time. If they do know or suspect something, we recommend charging ahead anyway! A fun decorated room is a thoughtful gesture and will still make them feel appreciated.

If they don’t know about your decorations and you’re trying to maintain the secret, we recommend doing the following to avoid making any mistakes:

  • Make sure the front desk doesn’t give away the surprise! If you have checked in earlier and already have the key, either ask the front desk ahead of time to be discrete when you check in or pretend to check in while the birthday person waits somewhere else.
  • Talk about things that make it seem like you haven’t been in this place before. Comment on fun or interesting features of the hotel.
  • Ask the birthday person to open the door to the room door. This is pretty easy to do if you offer to carry most of the bags/luggage.

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Killer Airbnb Experiences Found In The Bay Area

Ever since I moved to the Bay Area, I’ve been on the search for unique local experiences. Wouldn’t you know? I found the best ones on the tech platform darling that started in the heart of downtown San Francisco – Airbnb.

Are you planning a trip to San Francisco or the surrounding Bay Area cities but don’t know where to start?

I’ve searched high and low to find some of the best and most interesting experiences available on the Airbnb platform. Check out these incredible options for your next vacation and make sure to take as many pictures as possible!

What are the Best Airbnb Experiences in Downtown SF (San Francisco)?

What are the Best Airbnb Experiences in the Bay Area?

Silent Disco Beach Yoga at Baker Beach

Baker Beach, CA

If you’re looking for a unique experience, look no further than Silent Disco Beach Yoga.

This event is held on weekends at Baker Beach, and it’s exactly what it sounds like: yoga in silence. You’ll be wearing wireless headphones that allow you to hear instructions from your instructor while also hearing music from local DJs.

It’s an awesome way to get active and enjoy San Francisco city scenery while listening to some great tunes.

Haunted SF Ghost Hunting and True Crime

Experience San Francisco’s ghostly history first hand! This real ghost hunt through old Chinatown and Gold Rush alleys will allow you the opportunity to use modern ghost hunting tools to seek communication with local spirits (tools include a Spirit Box, dowsing rods, and an EMF detector during the tour).

Start the tour after dark at the Transamerica Pyramid and follow your guide through spooky alleys, mystical neighborhoods, and nefarious street corners.

Visit Gold Rush cemeteries, listen to stories of paranormal activity after mysterious deaths, visit the site of an ignominious mass slaughter, and learn of Gold Rush–era apparitions who still remain in our realm.

Ramen Making Party in the Mission

The Bay Area is one of the best places in the USA to be if you like ramen. With many of the top ramen spots in the country located here, it’s no wonder people come from all over to try them.

If you’re looking for something more authentic than purchasing a steamy, large bowl of soup, try this an awesome experience that gives guests the chance to make their own ramen noodles at home! You’ll learn all about how ramen noodles are made, make some yourself, and take home some delicious recipes!

Recommended: 9 Best Uncommon Trips for High School Graduation

Private Tour of San Francisco’s Iconic Queen Anne Architecture

The Queen Anne architectural period was named after Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, who was born in 1689 at 10 Downing Street (the residence of British Prime Minister). She became friends with King George II, and the style later became known as “Queen Anne” because of this friendship between them.

On this tour you’ll get an insider’s look at some of the most famous buildings in San Francisco, including those featured in movies like Mrs. Doubtfire and Princess Diaries.

Dyeing a Scarf With Local California Plants

This craft experience has been getting rave reviews from travelers who love to do something a little different and creative. It’s fun and easy, and you get to take home your own piece of art at the end! You’ll get everything you need to dye scarves in beautiful colors using plants like acorns, eucalyptus leaves, and coffee berry bush leaves.

Forage Edible Plants & Mushrooms in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is one of California’s most beautiful and unique cities, known for its natural beauty and laidback attitude. It’s also one of the best places to explore the outdoors and find a wide variety of edible plants, including mushrooms. This tour will take you on a 1-3 mile hike through the woods where you can learn how to identify food in nature and sample some delicious wild edibles. You can even bring home some extra treats for your next meal!

Sonoma Winery Hop in a Vintage VW Bus

Many people make their way to Sonoma County to do wine tastings, but if you want to get there in style and with retro flair, check out this Vintage VW bus experience on Airbnb. You’ll have time to explore each winery before getting back on board to head over to another one.

The owner will drive you around and show you interesting spots along the way. Tasting fees are not included and will be charged at each winery.

Recommended: 20 Surprisingly Nerdy Things to do Now in Washington DC

Practical Wedding Resources For Visitors in Idaho Falls

Frequently asked questions about weddings in Idaho Falls:

Pre-Wedding Prep

On the Wedding Day

Best Places to Purchase Last Minute Wedding Gifts?

Grand Teton Mall – Includes stores such as Barn’s & Noble, JC Penny, Target, and Dillard’s.

Sandcreek Commons – Includes stores such as Hobby Lobby, Cabela’s, and Petco.

What is the Weather Like In Idaho Falls Right Now?

Weather Channel Official Website

Where Should I Wait In Between Wedding Events?

Summer Weddings

Idaho Falls River Walk – Open space on the banks of the Snake River offering benches, sculptures, and views of the falls.

Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park – A broad range of international animals on display, plus a petting zoo & bird aviary. Open spring to fall.

Winter Weddings

Eastern Idaho Visitor’s Center – Tourist information & gift shop.

The Handmade Idaho Shop – Local, Handmade, Artisan Goods made by Idaho Artists in Downtown Idaho Falls.

Love At First Bite Mercantile – Sample vinegars, olive oils, and chocolate at this fun specialty shop.

What are Some Fun Places for Kids to Wait In Between Wedding Events?

Museum of Idaho – World-class exhibits at Idaho’s premier history and science center. MOI is located in downtown Idaho Falls, alongside fine dining, shopping, and the River Walk.

WeeBee Toys – Highly colorful specialty toy store with fun for the whole family. Interesting inventory, with low prices comparable to online.

Kid’s Town – Children’s amusement center with a lively environment and creative play equipment.

Conclusion

We hope you find these links helpful. If you are looking for more resources, we have included a link to the Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce. The chamber can provide you with information on local businesses who can help you create your perfect wedding day.

13 Best Experience Gifts For Your Special Sister

Experiences help us appreciate what we have in life. They force us out of our comfort zones, allowing us to meet new people and try new things without fear of failure or embarrassment. But perhaps most importantly, they allow us to share those moments with our loved ones—the very people who mean the most to us in this world!

Gift your sister a new experience and help her create memories that will last a lifetime.

You might also be interested in our other posts on Experience Gifts:

Go to an Improv Class Together

Improv is a fun way to bond with your sister. You will learn how to make others laugh, work together & trust each other, improve listening, and most importantly, being spontaneous.

Improv allows for some interesting conversations because it’s more about listening than talking!

Take a Painting Class

A painting class is a great way to bond with your sister, because you’ll be spending time together and doing something creative. Painting can be a lot of fun and therapeutic, too, whether you’re an artist or not. It’s a creative outlet for those who want one—and for those who don’t, it can be an opportunity to try something new!

At the end of the day, painting is a form of self-expression that anyone can do at any age or skill level. So no matter how old or young your sister is (or if she’s been an artist her whole life), taking this class together can be really rewarding for both of you!

Relax and Get Pampered Together

There’s nothing more relaxing than spending quality time with your sister. And if there’s nothing you both enjoy more than getting pampered together, why not combine the two?

Get massages, facials, or pedicures together!

Watch the Sunset from a Hot Air Balloon

For the sister who loves to enjoy nature, a hot air balloon ride is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

As you float above the ground, you’ll be able to see the sunset and get a bird’s-eye view of your surroundings. It’s like being in a castle floating over your kingdom!

Take a Cooking Class

Cooking classes are a great way to bond with your sister. You will be able to learn new skills, try out new foods, meet new people, and explore different cultures. Classes are often held in an intimate setting where you can have a one-on-one relationship with your teacher. This is a great experience for sisters who want to share their passion for food together!

See Your Favorite Band in Concert

If you have a sibling who is a music fan, concert tickets are the perfect gift. Concerts are fun and exciting, and they’re also a great way to bond with your sister. Plus, you get to spend some quality time together!

If you want to give your sister something special and unique, concert tickets are the answer. Your sister will love them because they’re personalized just for her and they show that you care about her interests. If your sister loves going on adventures or exploring new things, concert tickets will be perfect for her!

Visit Animals at a Petting Zoo or Animal Sanctuary

If you’ve never been to a petting zoo or animal sanctuary, then I highly recommend it. Spending time with animals is a great way for you and your sister to connect with nature, learn about different species of animals, learn about conservation efforts, and learn about different habitats and species of plants. It’s an amazing experience that will definitely bring smiles to both of your faces.

Practice Yoga at Sunrise

If your sister loves yoga, this is a great gift idea. It’s also a great way to spend time together. Yoga helps improve flexibility and strength while reducing stress and anxiety. When practiced regularly with a partner, it can promote feelings of solidarity and connection. If you have an early morning ritual or workout routine already set up for yourself, this idea works well as an alternative that involves your sister too!

Take a Wine Tasting Tour

If your sister is a wine connoisseur, she’s probably been to plenty of wine tastings already—but why not go together? Wine tasting tours are a fun way to learn about the history, geography and science behind wine making. Plus, they’re also an amazing opportunity for bonding time with your sister.

Makeup Lessons

Makeup lessons are great for sisters because they give you both the chance to learn a new skill and about each other. Whether she’s a beauty guru who loves learning new techniques or just someone who wants to try something new, makeup lessons are the perfect gift for your sister.

Participate in Pottery

Pottery classes are another great way for your sister to learn something new and create something beautiful. She will love learning about the history of pottery, as well as turning her own pieces on the wheel.

Museum Membership

If you have a sister who loves to travel and explore new things, a museum membership is an excellent gift. Plus, she’ll get discounts on events and special members-only benefits like free admission for friends and family.

You could also give her an “experience” membership that includes tickets for multiple museums within your area so she has plenty of options when deciding where to go next!

Hiking or Kayaking Trip

A hiking or kayaking trip is a great way to get out in nature and bond with your sister. Hiking is a great workout, and it provides ample opportunities for conversation as well as quiet moments. You may even learn something new about your sister as she tells you about her life experiences that led up to this moment.

Quality time spent with your sister is a gift that will never be forgotten

The experience of the gift, however, will bond you over and over again.

Why, then, are we so quick to say that memories are the best gift you can give? Because they’re personal. They’re memorable. And they’re fun!

Best Endorsed Airline for a Kid Flying Solo

If you’re looking for a child-friendly airline, you’ve come to the right place.

While it’s always important to consider the comfort and safety of your children when traveling, this is especially true when children are flying alone. And since these kids are flying solo, you also want to take customer service into consideration: how can an airline provide an excellent experience for both parent and child?

JetBlue, Southwest, Virgin America, Delta and Alaska Airlines are the best large commercial airlines for unaccompanied minors who need that extra help on their trip.

Our preference is JetBlue. Here’s why:

JetBlue offers free entertainment options, including streaming content on Wi-Fi enabled flights with complimentary snacks and drinks. What’s more, JetBlue has all of the traditional amenities you’d expect from a major carrier such as checked bags and seat selection in advance.

For many parents, choosing between one of these many airlines may not be easy—all have strengths that could make or break your decision. Here’s what we found:

JetBlue

We love JetBlue for a variety of reasons, but especially when it comes to kids flying solo. Their attentive staff aim to make the experience as easy and enjoyable for both you and your child. In addition to free snacks, juice, and drinks, all of your child’s meals are included in their ticket price. They also have live television and movies at each seat (and even offer games). The video system is available on all domestic flights that are longer than two hours, so if you’re going across the country or even just a few states away, they’ll be entertained throughout the entire flight.

Of course safety is important too. JetBlue has received some great ratings from AirlineRatings.com (they’re considered a 4-star airline) and they’ve been named best North American airline by TripAdvisor multiple years in a row (2014-2018).

Plus parents rave about how friendly their staff is towards children! As one commenter on TripAdvisor said about her flight with JetBlue –

“The stewardess gave extra attention to my daughter who was flying alone – little things like offering her healthy snack options.”

With their comfortable seating arrangements and overall dedication to making sure your child has an awesome flight experience, there’s no doubt that JetBlue would be our number one airline if we were sending our kid off on their own adventure!

Southwest

When it comes to family-friendly policies, Southwest reigns supreme. The airline offers free snacks on all flights, making it easy for parents to pack light and ensure their children are fed.

Travelers can take advantage of the airline’s generous baggage policy, which includes two free checked bags and one carry-on bag per passenger.

Parents will also appreciate that there is no change fee if you have to adjust your child’s travel plans at the last minute.

Virgin America

Virgin America also has very friendly staff and a cool in-flight entertainment system.

The airline’s staff are trained to be welcoming and kind with kids flying solo, so they can expect a warm welcome before even boarding the plane.

Children will also enjoy the snack packs offered by the airline, including healthy treats such as fruit. But the coolest part is Virgin America’s on-board entertainment: all seats have screens for watching movies or playing games.

Delta

While JetBlue has excellent youth programs, Delta is often a cheaper alternative. Plus, if you have multiple children flying as unaccompanied minors, Delta will often offer discounts on flights.

If you want a direct flight, Delta’s size and hub status mean that it may have more options at smaller airports than the smaller airlines do.

Alaska Airlines

If you’re thinking of flying your child solo on Alaska Airlines, you can rest assured knowing that the airline has made a concerted effort to make the solo-flying experience as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

  • Seats have power outlets and USB ports: So your kids can charge their phones throughout the flight (if they’re old enough to have them).
  • A dedicated kids’ menu: Because most adults with kids know that children are creatures who don’t like to eat what adults eat.
  • A special treat for flying by themselves: Because airlines should reward good behavior.
  • Free movies and games for kids: To keep them entertained for the duration of their flights.
  • Kids may get upgraded to first class: Flying by themselves is hard work, after all. First-class service is something even some adults aren’t afforded on airplanes, so this perk is a tremendous bonus if your child happens to receive it while flying on Alaska Airlines.
  • Kids can get a special Alaska Airlines bear: Now this isn’t standard, but it’s happened before—and parents of animal-loving children know how valuable this could be!

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