Beautifully Rustic Nautical-Themed 2nd Birthday Party
For a boys party theme idea thats pretty to look at, but decidedly masculine, this rustic nautical-themed boys birthday party is the perfect choice. Of course photographer-designed events are gorgeous, but Shannon, of Shalynne Imaging, went all out when she created this party (that I just want to LIVE in). Organic, chic décorfilled with vintage prop suppliesspares no detail; the menu is eye-pleasing, and sounds delicious. What is also amazing is this talented lady put the celebration together in one week! Get comfortable, youre going to want to click through and spend some time with Shannons stunning photographs!
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Shannons simple, precious, invitation gave guests a preview of the party theme.
Moss, barn wood, fishing nets, old porch posts, tree stumps, a rusty chandelier could you imagine how beautifully these elements would come together? Shannons immense talent organized family contributions for décor, favors, and menu items into a lovely, stylish celebration for her son, Elis, 2nd birthday. Shannon and her father built an arbor from repurposed materials at the party site, CreekSide Tree Nursery (the business owned by Shannon and her husband, Jason).
Painted bottle candleholders, wrapped in twine, are an understated nod to the theme. Burlap-topped reclaimed tree stumps serve delightfully as seating.
A wall of old maps adds pools of ocean blue.
Vintage items culled from Elis grandparents collection are meaningful and on-theme decorations; theres even a picture of a ship sailed by Elis great-grandfather during the Korean War.
I love the vignettes around the party space; wooden benches, containers of sea grass, a solitary gull, and a sparkle of mirrors add to the welcoming venue.
Little Eli was ecstatic to discover that grandpa had made him his very own boat! Guests were also gifted with miniature versions to take home. That same talented wood worker crafted a large, wood anchor as well as small, wooden decorative fish to further the nautical party ambiance.
Family and friends helped create a homemade dessert buffet. An amazing birthday cake, by friends at Intricate Icings, looks more like a piece of art. The anchor topper mirrors the hand crafted anchor. Its smooth sailing for the little fondant sailboat on Elis adorable smashcake, where textured frosting suggests gentle waves. Pretty printables, by Natosha Cooke, lend a nautical theme to cupcakesevoking a sailboat on choppy seas.
Guests enjoyed blueberry water and lemonade. In addition to the birthday cake, the menu included scones, pie, parfait, cake pops, sea foam-colored starfish cookies and white chocolate with sea glass bark. Kraft paper and twine are an inventive way to dress up Rice Krispies Treatsand have you ever seen white-chocolate-covered apples on real twigs? There were also paper cones filled with popcorn.
Birthday parties are meant to be as much a celebration of your childs life as time shared with loved ones. This beautifully rustic, nautical-themed, boys birthday party is both gorgeous and meaningful, as well as filled with unique ideas for your own sea-faring festivities.
See more of Shannons stunning photography on Facebook and check out their uncommonly beautiful Etsy shop, Twigs & Treen.
Culinary Styling: Kendall Lind
Stamps: Verde Studios
The crew of Spaceships and Laser Beams has sourced these supplies, for planning your own sea-faring celebration:
- Nautical Sailor Cupcake Holder Stand
- Nautical Sailor Mini Popcorn Boxes – 24 ct
- Nautical Sailboat Cupcake Picks – Set of 24
- Natural Canvas Nautical Tote Bags (1 dz)
- Welcome Aboard Cloth Life Ring Navy Accent Nautical Decor 13.5″ New – Decoration Only
- 12 White Sailor Hats – fits kids and average adults
- 5 X 9 New Tan Fishing Net Nautical Decor
- Nautical Sailor Theme Cupcake Picks – 25 ct
- Nautical Happy Birthday Banner
- Nautical Sugar Decorations Cookie Cupcake Cake 12 Count
- Nautical Sailboat Party Balloon Decoration Set
- Sail Away Personalized Birthday Banner
- Beistle 52028 1-Pack Cruise Ship Deck Backdrop, 4-Feet by 30-Feet
- Sugar Starfish 3″ to 4″ Decorations
- Chocolate Candy Mold, Seashell Assortment, Nautical
- Summer Sails Nautical Sailboat Cake Topper
- 24-Pack Cupcake Kit Includes Favor Dome Containers, Thank You! Label and Nautical Ocean Wrapper
- Glittered Anchor Cutouts 1 Dozen
- Blue Striped Paper Paper Straws
- Ahoy – Nautical – Party Water Bottle Labels (set of 12)
- Nautical Decor Pacific Sailer Sails Boat, 17″, Blue
More sea-faring suggestions:
- Nautical-Themed Boy Baby Shower
- Nautical Mickey Mouse Party
- Lil Sailorman Nautical Baby Shower
- Nautical-Themed Birthday
- Nautical Boys First Birthday
- Nautical First Birthday Party
- Vintage Nautical Birthday Party
- Nautical Birthday Dessert Table
- Lifesaver Toss Party Game
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