All Aboard for a Nautical Baby Shower

It’s all hands on deck; time to batten down the hatches! Sailors and landlubbers alike gather ’round and make sure the new mommy has smooth sailing ahead with a nautical themed baby shower. We’ve sailed the high seas (ahem… internet) to compile everything you need for a maritime party that is shipshape and Bristol fashion. 

It's a boy baby shower invitations
Image Courtesy of Hostess With the Mostess

Nautical Baby Shower Invitations

There are endless options for shower invitations, from adorable anchors and whimsical whales to sophisticated stripes.  

Whale Baby Shower Invitations
Whale Baby Shower Invitations Courtesy of LemonLeafPrints.com
Ahoy, It's a Boy Baby Shower Invitation
Ahoy, It’s a Boy Baby Shower Invitation via Etsy Seller Hippo Factory
Digital Baby Shower Invitation
Digital Baby Shower Invitation Courtesy of Etsy Seller Teeny Tiny Templates
Baby Girl Nautical Shower Invitation
Baby Girl Nautical Shower Invitation Courtesy of Etsy Seller The Invite Lady Shop

Nautical Baby Shower Food

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

Berry Fruit Cups Inspiration
Berry Fruit Cups Inspiration via Kara’s Party Ideas
Fish and Chips
Fish and Chips Image Courtesy of Project Nursery
Baked Crab Cake Poppers Recipe
Baked Crab Cake Poppers Recipe and Image Courtesy of Just a Pinch
Melon Ball Fish
DIY Watermelon Fish Image from National Watermelon Promotion Board
Anchors Away Veggie Platter
Anchors Away Veggie Platter Image Courtesy of We Got The Funk

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! Consider hanging items on the wall behind the food table so that there will be a nice backdrop for taking photos.

Nautical Crab Baby Shower
Nautical Crab Baby Shower via Catch My Party
Nautical Chic Baby Shower
Nautical Chic Baby Shower via Rebecca Haar
Lifesaver Napkin Rings
Lifesaver Napkin Rings via Hostess with the Mostess
Red, White and Blue Table  for baby shower
Red, White and Blue Table via The Yes Girls
Navy and Gold Nautical Table for Baby Shower
Navy and Gold Nautical Table via Rebecca Haar

Party Activities

Welcome Aboard Activity
Welcome Aboard Lifesaver image via Project Nursery

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.

Message in a Bottle baby shower activity
Message in a Bottle image via Rebecca Haar

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.

baby shower games

This sweet mama-to-be planned a fun “guess the baby’s name” activity for the guests. She revealed clues one at a time until someone was able to correctly guess the baby’s name.

Sweet Desserts

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

Baby Girl Nautical Cake for baby shower
Baby Girl Nautical Cake from Kyra’s Bake Shop, image via Fun 365
Baby Boy Nautical Cake for Baby Shower
Baby Boy Nautical Cake from Bella’s Cakery, image via Cakes Decor

Nautical Baby Shower Favors

Custom Baby Shower Soap
Custom Baby Shower Soap from Etsy Seller StoneyRiverSoaps
Custom Decorated Sugar Cookies
Custom Decorated Sugar Cookies from Sugared and Iced FL

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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