For a boy’s party theme idea that’s pretty to look at, but decidedly masculine, this rustic nautical-themed boy’s 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 décor, filled with vintage prop supplies, spares 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.
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Shannon’s 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?
Shannon’s immense talent organized family contributions for décor, favors, and menu items into a lovely, stylish celebration for her son, Eli’s, 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 Eli’s grandparent’s collection are meaningful and on-theme decorations; there’s even a picture of a ship sailed by Eli’s 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.
It’s smooth sailing for the little fondant sailboat on Eli’s adorable smash cake, where textured frosting suggests gentle waves.
Pretty printables lend a nautical theme to cupcakes, evoking 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 Treats and 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 child’s life as time shared with loved ones.
This beautifully rustic, nautical-themed, boy’s birthday party is both gorgeous and meaningful, as well as filled with unique ideas for your own sea-faring festivities.
Plan your own nautical birthday party with these party supplies:
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- Nautical Sailor Cupcake Stand
- Nautical Mini Popcorn Boxes
- Sailboat Cupcake Picks
- Natural Canvas Tote Bags
- Welcome Aboard Life Ring
- White Sailor Hats
- Tan Fishing Net Nautical Decor
- Nautical Sailor Theme Cupcake Picks
- Nautical Happy Birthday Banner
- Nautical Sugar Decorations
- Sail Away Personalized Birthday Banner
- Cruise Ship Deck Backdrop
- Sugar Starfish
- Chocolate Candy Mold, Seashell
- Glittered Anchor Cutouts
- Blue Striped Paper Paper Straws
- Water Bottle Labels