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Planning a boy’s baby shower? This Nautical Baby Shower is a wonderful way for an expectant mother to prepare for welcoming the new first mate.
Designed by Lynlee Beckett, of Lynlee’s, this lovely shower paired beautiful shades of blue sky and sea with pops of sunshine yellow to create the perfect baby shower theme. Lynlee infused the event 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 to perfectly planned baby shower games and activities, these nautical baby shower ideas would delight any expectant mom.
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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 (wow, can 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 beachy feel to the bright colors.
A sailboat and lantern reinforce the motif. Tying the theme together, an “ahoy” pennant banner decorated the table front.
The nautical steering wheel tray display looks wonderful!
Lynlee’s 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 sticks; they 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.
Another cagey dessert table highlight was the buoy design Lynlee made by dipping marshmallows and adding fondant strips and numbers.
Push pop containers 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.
Plan a nautical baby shower with these party supplies:
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- Wood Anchor
- Small White Lantern
- Fish Shape Dishes
- White Tissue Paper
- Painted Ships Wheel
- Starfish Beverage Napkin Holder
- Blue Striped Paper Paper Straws
- Nautical Theme Cupcake Picks
- Anchor Muslin Favor Bag
- Pacific Sailer Sails Boat
- Anchor Place Card/Photo Holder
- Nautical Mini Popcorn Boxes
- Fishing Net
- Ball drinking mugs
- Cake Push Pop Containers with Lids