A Nautical Ahoy Baby Shower
Planning a boys baby shower? This Nautical Ahoy Baby Shower is a wonderful way for an expectant mother to prepare for welcoming the new first mate! Designed by Lynlee Beckett, of Lynlees, this lovely shower paired beautiful shades of blue sky and sea with pops of sunshine yellow. Lynlee infused the shower with sweet and playful details even as she created a more mature atmosphere to honor the mother-to-be. From the striking invitation to the mouthwatering display of treats and noteworthy decorations, these nautical baby shower ideas would delight any expectant mom!
With the waterfront as the dessert table backdrop, Lynlee added sea-inspired details, anchoring the party with the gorgeous view. Inspired by a window at Anthropologie, Lynlee designed a sail backdrop for her table that would not overshadow the beauty of the natural landscape. Using chicken wire and coffee filters (wowcan you believe it?!), she achieved the look she was going for. Lynlee mentions that upon close inspection, the design also resembles coral. To enhance the focal point, Lynlee added a rattan anchor and burlap tablecloth, which contributed a beach-y feel to the bright colors. A sailboat and lantern reinforce the motif. Tying the theme together, an ahoy pennant banner decorated the table front.
Lynlees sweets look amazing! Lynlee shares that she kept the season, outdoor location and hot weather in mind as she incorporated lemon and fruit, in addition to the tried and true treats. Hollowed out lemons were used to serve lemon custard topped with blueberries. They were embellished with coordinating, printable labels attached to lollipop sticksthey look marvelous in the lantern display. Donuts look like life preservers, neatly topping dressed-up mason jars filled with milk. I love the savvy Oreo and fondant portholes displayed in edible sand!
Lynlee added her popular fondant accents, including sailor onesies, baby bottles and bibs, to lemon cupcakes. The nautical steering wheel tray display looks wonderful! Another cagey dessert table highlight was the buoy design Lynlee made by dipping marshmallows and adding fondant strips and numbers.
Push pop containers from Cupkates Event Design and layered Jello resembled lighthouses. Pretty sea urchin, meringue cookies look like the kind of sea treasure guests would want to scoop up! Mini fruit tarts on the half shell round out the dessert table. Food tent cards help with dessert selection.
The guest table looks so inviting! Burlap and a striped blue table runner top the table. The lantern centerpiece was filled with another crafted piece of coral; fresh, yellow flowers enhance the setting. Beautiful blue glass, fish plates look lovely with layered napkins and silverware tied in colorful ribbon. Beverage labels were added to lemonade filled glasses.
Writing a note for baby has become a popular shower keepsake activity. Lynlee made it fun by including a spot where guests could leave their message in a (baby) bottle.
With the gorgeous setting, picture-perfect weather and amazing attention to detail, this nautical ahoy baby shower was all smooth sailing!
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Planning a nautical baby shower? Check out these party sources put together by the Spaceships and Laser Beams crew:
- Twinkle,Fully Edible Sugar Sand, Cake,Cupcake,decoration, topper, sprinkles,crystals- Yellow5g pot
- 18″ Wood Anchor with Crossbar Boat Decor
- Distressed Wooden Storage Basket with Rope (Blue)
- Gifts & Decor Small White Lantern Ivory Glass Candleholder
- Attractive Clear Thick Glass Fish Shaped Bowl ~ 14″ Fish Bowl Aquarium ~ Candy Dish Centerpiece
- Caffco International Fish Shape Dishes, Ocean Blue, Set of 2
- White Tissue Paper 15″ X 20″ – 100 Sheet Pack
- Painted Ships Wheel 23″ – Nautical Wooden – Captain Boat
- Starfish Beverage Napkin Holder
- Brass Ship Wheel Napkin Ring 2″ – Brass Ship Wheel Decoration Ring – Nautical Napkin Ring – Ship Wheel Napkin Ring
- Blue Striped Paper Paper Straws
- Nautical Sailor Theme Cupcake Picks – 25 ct
- Kate Aspen “Voyages” Anchor Muslin Favor Bag, Set of 12
- Handcrafted Nautical Decor Pacific Sailer Sails Boat, 17″, Blue
- Nautical Anchor Place Card/Photo Holder Set of 6
- Nautical Sailor Mini Popcorn Boxes – 24 ct
- Anchor Centerpiece
- 6 X 8 Fishing Net, Fish Netting, Floats, Starfish, Rope, Nautical Decor, Fish Net
- Ball 40014 plain drinking mugs, box of 12.
- Ahoy – Nautical – Mini Candy Bouquet with Lollipops
- Cake Push Pop Containers with Lids – 25 ct
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