All Aboard for a Nautical Baby Shower

Red, white, blue, anchors, boats and yummy food…Set sail with us as we cruise through all the adorable ways to throw a nautical themed baby shower.

We’ve gathered awesome ideas for:

  • Invitations
  • Food
  • Activities
  • Desserts
  • Drinks
  • Favors
Ahoy Baby Shower Sign
Image from scaifebabywatch.blogspot.com

Nautical Baby Shower Invitations

There are so many cute ways to invite people to the party. From pink and navy for girls to the popular saying “Ahoy it’s a Boy”, here are the invitations we found that will make everyone want to join in on the fun.

Nautical Baby Shower Invites for a Girl
Image from The Lovely Apple on etsy.com
Baby Shower Invites by Tiny Prints
Image from Tiny Prints
Whale Baby Shower Invites
Image from tinyprints.com

DIY Nautical Baby Shower Invitation from Pretty Peas Paperie

DIY Nautical Baby Shower Invitation from Pretty Peas Paperie
DIY Nautical Baby Shower Invitation Image from Pretty Peas Paperie

Nautical Baby Shower Food

When it comes to planning the menu, we found some inexpensive yet fun ways to feed your crew.

Strawberry/Blueberry Skewers

Strawberry/Blueberry Skewers
Strawberry/Blueberry Skewers // Photo credit: Baby Mattingly “Ahoy It’s a Boy” Shower

Fish and Chips (Literally)

Fish and Chips
Image from catchmyparty.com

Crab Dip and Crackers

“Ahoy It’s a Boy” Shower
Image from myrecipemagic.com

Melon Ball Fish

Melon Ball Fish
Image from Budget101

Anchors Aweigh Veggie Tray

Anchors Aweigh Veggie Tray

Nautical Baby Shower Décor

 When planning your decor, just remember that you can’t go wrong with a color scheme of red, white and blue (or pink, white and blue).  From an anchor made out of balloons to using lifesaver candies to tie your napkins, the possibilities are endless on ways to keep the theme going! Consider hanging items on the wall behind the food table so that there will be a nice backdrop for taking photos.

Nautical Baby Shower Decor
Image from catchmyparty.com
Ahoy Decor
Image from catchmyparty.com
napkins
Image from buttercream-bakehouse.com
Anchor Ballon
Image from balloonhappyaz.blogspot.com
Table Decor
Image from theyesgirls.com

Party Activities

We love the idea of having keepsake for the mom-to-be such as this lifesaver float that guests can sign and can later be hung in the baby’s nursery.

Welcome Aboard Activity
Image from projectnursery.com

All new mothers love tips from tried and true moms who have lots of wisdom to share. Set up a table with paper and pens and have guests write tips and drop them in a bottle for the guest of honor to take home.

Message in the Bottle Activity
Image from catchmyparty.com

Sweet Desserts

Arr! It’s cake time! Your first mate will be impressed with any of these fabulous choices.

Anchor Cake
Image from cakecentral.com
Welcome Baby Cake
Image from cakecentral.com
Ahoy Cake
Image from Divine Layers
Cake with Sailboat
Image from cakechooser.com
Crab Baby Shower
Image from catchmyparty.com

Beverages

 Swedish Fish, fishing bobbers and even baby bath toys are great ways to tie in the theme at the beverage station.

Nautical Baby Shower Drink
Image from theclutchguide.com
Fish Drink
Image from fakeginger.com
Drink Stand
Image from https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com
Waters
Image from sororitysugar.tumblr.com

Nautical Baby Shower Favors

A snack bag of Chips Ahoy cookies makes a great party favor for your guests.

Ahoy Cookies
Image from tipjunkie.com

Or for a baby girl, these little glass bottles, filled with pink Himalayan sea salt are rustic, feminine, and just a little bit beachy — from The Sea Glass Seahorse on Etsy.

Image from The Sea Glass Seahorse on etsy.com
Image from The Sea Glass Seahorse on etsy.com

More Nautical Inspiration

Check out our Pinterest board for more nautical inspiration. Prepare to anchor down for a great time and enjoy your “Sail-abration”!

One thought on “All Aboard for a Nautical Baby Shower

  1. […] the mom’s favorite vacation spot or princesses, to a “King of the Jungle” party, or even a nautical theme. One easy way to choose is to look to the calendar for seasonal inspiration (like our ideas […]

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