Nautical Party Planning Guide

Nautical Party Planning Guide

A Nautical Party is a Summer Classic!  It’s such a versatile theme, with so many possible variations.  No matter the size of your party, it is very important the pay close attention to detail  and use the right decor to create a unique atmosphere.  We put together this Nautical Party Planning Guide to help achieve an amazing party.

Nautical Party Theme

Tips for Planning a Nautical Party:

1- Hunt for nautical decor in Flea Markets or Antique Stores.  Look for sailboats, anchors, sailor knots, lighthouses, shells and old bottles.   It’s not only fun but also, you would be amazed by the treasures you could find at a fraction of the cost.


Nautical Party Decor

2- Choose a color scheme.  There are so many possible color combinations:   The traditional navy, red and white or you can add other colors like yellow, turquoise or orange for a unique touch.

3- The right nautical party supplies can help you create the  atmosphere you are aiming for.  Flag Banners are wonderful because they create the illusion of a sailboat.  Mason Jars are perfect for serving fresh drinks.  Our Sail Boat Petite Cups and our Tri-Color Petite Blossom Cups are an adorable way to add a unique touch to your nautical theme.  Food presentation is key:  Wooden berry baskets, mini margarita glasses and deli baskets are a fun and easy way to display it.  Nautical-party-supplies-viablossom

1. Flag Banners  2. Tri-Color Petite Blossom Cups  3. Sailboats Petite Cups  4. Mason Jar Lids  5.Deli Baskets  6. Berry Baskets  7.  Cupcake Wrapper  8. Striped Straws  9. Mini Dessert Glasses 10. Wooden Spoons

Nautical-Party-Food-Ideas1. Crab Croissant  2. Hot Dog Sail Boat  3. Fish and Chips  4. Mini Quiche  5. Lobster Boil  6. Crab Cake Sliders  7. Lobster Roll

4-  Get creative with food by turning hot dogs into sail boats or croissants into crabs!  A backyard lobster Boil would never disappoint, especially if you have adult guests.  Having lived in Maine for about 10 years I had to include my very favorite: Lobster Rolls!  Fish and Chips and Crab Cake Sliders are also a great way to tie the theme.  Using Flag Picks to decorate the food is such an easy way to add a nautical touch to any food.

Nautical Party Dessert Ideas

1. Watermelon Basket 2.Nautical Cake Pops 3. Mason Jar with Life Saver Stirrers 4. Sailboat Popsicle Mold  5. Cake pops arrangements with Petite Blossom Cups  6. Starfish hard candy pop 7. Drink dispenser  8.Lobster Lollipops 9. Sea Life Cookies  10. Sailor Cupcake

5-  Desserts and refreshments:  Shaping fruit like sea creatures is simply genius!   Turning traditional Cake Pops into Sail Boats is such a creative yet easy idea.  I also love how a Mini Donut can become a life saver!  A Cake Pop Floral arrangement with nautical colors will sure make a beautiful and fun centerpiece.  Starfish and lobster lollipops are always a hit among the children.  These decorated cookies and this sailor fondant cupcake topper are just adorable!

Our favorite Nautical Parties:

Sailer-party-party-wagonSource:  The Party Wagon

Nautical PartySource:  Via Blossom and Pizzazzerie

Ahoy,-Baby! Nautical Baby Shower partySource: HWTM

Pretty-Whale-PartySource:  HWTM

I sure hope our Nautical party planning Guide gave you enough inspiration to throw a memorable party this summer!