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A Nautical Ahoy Baby Shower

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Planning a boy’s 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 Lynlee’s, 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!

Baby Boy Nautical Baby Shower Party Ideas

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Lynlee’s décor choices stem from the Mod Nautical Anchor collection by the WH Hostess. Guests were invited to join the party seaside with their gorgeous nautical inspired invitation.

Baby Boy Nautical Baby Shower Dessert Table Decor Ideas

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 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.

Baby Boy Nautical Baby Shower Dessert Ideas

Baby Boy Nautical Baby Shower Cupcake Ideas

Baby Boy Nautical Baby Shower Dessert Ideas

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”!

Baby Boy Nautical Baby Shower Marshmallow Pop Ideas

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.

Baby Boy Nautical Baby Shower Push Up Pops Ideas

Push pop containers from Cupkate’s 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.

Baby Boy Nautical Baby Shower Tabel Decor Ideas

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.

Baby Boy Nautical Baby Shower Party Favour Ideas

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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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.