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L’il Sailorman Nautical Baby Boy Shower

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Nautical baby boy showers are a perennial favorite. Sarah, of Dreamers Joy Events, and Wendy, with Green Beansie Ink, joined talents to produce a fresh, contemporary take on a proven vintage theme: Popeye serves as muse for this Lil Sailorman baby shower! That upbeat color theme royal blue, red, navy and yellow is reinforced at the party where guest and dessert tables, cake and cupcakes, and even the take-home favors, coordinate.

Nautical Themed Boy Baby Shower Ideas


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This charming guest table is covered with white linen and a fishnet table runner. Place settings echo the color theme and beribboned vases hold more fresh flowers and berries. Even the chair backs are covered with stars and are tied asymmetrically with a sailor’s rope. From bow to stern, this nautical baby boy shower has a lot to offer!

Nautical Themed Boy Baby Shower Decorations

If the nautical theme appeals to you, read on for a boatload of decoration ideas! Star-studded pennants and “Welcome Aboard” life savers call attention to the dessert table, but the first thing that arrested me was the centerpiece cake: a can of spinach–how cute is that?!

Popeye Spinach Can Cake

Sugar cookies shaped like stars, anchors and life savers are a great idea. Cupcakes are fondant topped with stars and a Popeye muscled arm, a life saver and a ship’s steering wheel. Spinach can cake pops match the cake and polka-dotted, chocolate covered Oreos add to the lighthearted appeal of this table. Sailor stripes and multilevel display platforms add a lot of visual interest, too. Green bottles, in “spinach juice” wrappers make you think you might be getting the real deal.

Nautical Themed Boy Baby Shower Decorations

 A decorative ship and a fresh flower arrangement add a lot to the visual feast, but what made me laugh out loud was the Wimpy Burgers: “I will gladly pay you tomorrow for a hamburger today.” They’re actually sandwich cake bites, but they sure look like the real thing.

Nautical Baby Shower Favor Ideas

Favor bags are tied with twine, and sport anchor away stripes along with a hearty “Thank you!”

Fantastic Nautical Party Must Haves

1. I love these cute Sticko Nautical Icons Stickers! Perfect for party favors or a party time activity.
2. These darling nautical canvas tote bags would be perfect to fill with goodies and send home with the kids.
3. This Yacht cap would be great for your birthday boy and his friends to dress up with during the party.
4. I love these cute nautical latex balloons! They are a cute and easy way to decorate using your nautical theme.
5. These gorgeous pacific sailor wooden replica sailboat would be beautiful as part of table decorations.
6. This Ocean Design Cookie Cutter Set would be perfect for a party treat! Use blue icing to decorate your cookies to help pull your colors through to your dessert table!
7. I love this cute big nautical jersey tee for a birthday boy!
8. This Captain’s Log Book would be perfect on a table!
9. I would love to use this wooden lighthouse as part of the table decorations!
10. These wood anchors would be perfect hung behind a dessert table.  

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.