A Boys Nautical 1st Birthday Party
Whether youve earned your sea legs or not, this boys nautical 1st birthday party is definitely one not to miss. Come aboard for a sea of inspiration from Stephanie Forgues, party planner and owner of Cygne de fantaisie. Aqua, red, royal blue and white are paired for a striking color palette and made this milestone 1st birthday for Captain Georgi a beautiful occasion. See how simple nautical props, darling printable décor and beautiful desserts add to the occasion.
- Add a special touch with this Birthday Party Keepsake Idea.
- Guests will have fun with this Sailing Away with Mickey Party Game.
Imagine the thrill of styling the dessert table for a baby shower and then subsequently having the honor of designing the special first birthday party for the same baby a year later. This is the charge Stephanie enjoyed as she sought to plan an event to honor a very special baby. As both the graphic designer and the event planner, Stephanie used her talents to coordinate a lovely event from start to finish.
Set in a gorgeous park, in front of an old brick wall, the dessert buffet (Sonia Ben Dekhill, Ô saveurs & délices) was a sweet addition to a lovely event. Children could frolic in the open space under a big old tree decorated with poms while enjoying a childrens singer who was part of the entertainment.
Preppy custom signage above the dessert table, brightly reminded guests of the reason for the celebration: Captain Georgi is turning 1. Paired with fish netting, it added a festive touch to the dessert space.
Stephanie incorporated classic nautical décor that freshened up the display while staying true to the theme. A captains wheel, vividly colored paper anchors and wooden boats were perfect props! I love how the twin boats served a dual purpose as both décor and cupcake displays. Sweetly embellished cupcakes fit perfectly on the shelves inside the boats. Arent the sea-inspired toppers adorable?
A perfectly coordinating cake by Les Glaceurs, with brilliant fondant stripes and sailboat detailing, was the center showpiece for the table. Nautical rope detailing at the base and a sweet fondant banner were just precious.
Other enticing options included skewered fruit kabobs, fishy crackers, unicorn pops and a variety of candy displayed in apothecary jars and glass vessels. Coordinating printable circle logos and ribbon added a simple custom touch. Napkins tied up with twine and little mint lifesavers were housed in metal pails. Shells were purposefully used as table scatter and provided a hint of the beach next to a weathered oar.
Bright paper fans with custom printable embellishments connected the dessert buffet to a coordinating serving and party favor table. It was dressed up for the party with a life preserver and custom nautical style, printable birthday flags.
Color coordinating plates, napkins, cups and utensils were neatly displayed on an old wooden crate, which gave some nice height to the table. It was also a wonderful home to the lighthouse nautical décor. The welcome aboard sign with anchor detailing is such a great focal piece for the table, helping to tie all of the elements together.
Stephanie prepared party favors wrapped in breezy blue paper and adhered adorable custom thank you tags with an iconic sail boat design. I love the way the packages pop against the striped table cover. I bet guests could hardly wait to tear into the packages and see the surprises in store.
What a sea-worthy celebration for Georgi and what a beautiful encore styling performance by Stephanie!
Planning a nautical birthday party? Check out these party sources put together by the Spaceships and Laser Beams crew.
- Ahoy There 1st Birthday Bunting
- Nautical Sailor Mini Popcorn Boxes – 24 ct
- Nautical Sailboat Cupcake Picks – Set of 24
- 12 White Sailor Hats – fits kids and average adults
- Welcome Aboard Cloth Life Ring Navy Accent Nautical Decor 13.5″ New – Decoration Only
- Nautical Sailor Theme Cupcake Picks – 25 ct
- Nautical Happy Birthday Banner
- 84 pkg ~ Lucks Nautical Assortment Edible Sugar Dec-ons ~ Cake/Cupcake Topper ~ New!!
- 5 X 9 New Tan Fishing Net, Fish Nets, Pirate, Luau, Netting, Nautical Decor
- Ahoy Nautical – 16 Person Party Kit
- 24-Pack Kraft Dessert Table Label Kit, Includes Favor Dome Containers, Thank You! Label and Nautical Ocean Wrapper
- Felt Sailboat Centerpiece With Lights
- Ocean & Sky Backdrop Party Accessory (1 count) (1/Pkg)
- Summer Sails Nautical Sailboat Cake Topper
- 9GreenBox – Real 3 x White Starfish 4″ to 6″ Great For Holiday Ornament Decorating
- Creative Converting Touch of Color Plastic Table Cover, 54 by 108-Inch, Navy
- Red & White Stripes Tablecover Party Accessory (1 count) (1/Pkg)
- Red Stripe Jumbo Gift Wrap Party Accessory
- Little B 100199 Decorative Paper Tape, Red Side Stripes
- Amscan Royal Blue Stripe Jumbo Gift Wrap
Additional nautical birthday party inspiration can be found here:
- Ship Ahoy: A Nautical Mickey Mouse Boy Inspired Party
- 10 Nautical Party Must-Haves
- Nautical First Birthday Party for Boy
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