It is warming up and throwing a nautical baby shower is sure to be a hit with most expecting moms!
Baby showers are an exciting event for moms-to-be. Choosing a theme can be a bit tricky, but it is the fun part of planning. Try throwing a nautical themed baby shower this spring/summer.[toc]
NAUTICAL BABY SHOWER INVITATIONS
Choosing an invitation is one of the many fun parts of baby shower planning. A nautical baby shower has many invitation options to choose from. It is easy to print a fun ship wheel invitation at home or order a custom made sailboat invite.
The blue, green, red/pink and white color schemes are vibrant and eye-catching. Not to mention there are many great invitation options for boy and girl baby showers.
NAUTICAL BABY SHOWER DECORATION
The direction one could go with the fun nautical themed decorations is almost limitless. Just about anything sailor and ocean inspired will add a fun flare to the party decor.
Anchors, ship wheels, sea creatures, lighthouses, and sailboats are commonly used items. The creative ideas that can be utilized are almost boundless.
Blue and red (pink can be used in the place of red for a baby girl) are reoccurring colors in the nautical theme and are bright and fun when coordinated together. Don’t forget that decorations give the ability to personalize the party so have fun and be creative!
NAUTICAL BABY SHOWER CAKES
Cakes are an essential baby shower item. Almost everyone loves a good slice of cake especially when it has a theme. There are fun whimsical cakes with bright blues and reds accompanied by fun nautical accents like anchors, whales, and boats.
If the mother-to-be likes a more simple approach to the cake, then go with a fun nautical-inspired sheet cake. Cupcakes and cake pops can allow for versatility to the party by allowing the hostess to present different flavors as well as decorative options.
The extravagant cakes with 3D designs are such beautiful eyecatchers for this type of party!
Another crucial type of cake is the diaper cake. These allow creativity to flow. Most expectant mothers adore receiving a unique hand made a cake of diapers.
Some can be done to look like cakes, boats, ship wheels, and even anchors. This is also a fun craft to make for the soon-to-be-mom!
NAUTICAL BABY SHOWER GAMES
Games are fun and are anticipated at most baby showers. Printable games are very popular, offering an array of options like Baby Word Scamble and Nursery Rhyme Quiz.
These are easy options because you can print them at home and they are not peculiar to any theme. For a more active game, try Baby Bottle Bowling or Distracting Mom.
These activities are fun and bring the group together as a whole. Baby themed Pictionary is a great icebreaker game! Games make for memorable photo opportunities as well!
NAUTICAL BABY SHOWER CENTERPIECES
Centerpieces are the eye candy of the party decorating world. The options range from fun and whimsical to elegant. With anchors, buoys, ships, stripes, and sea life there is something that will most likely please everyone.
For an elegant take put together a floral centerpiece. Simple sailboats also make a great focal point.
This can be an opportunity to dig in and create a unique do-it-yourself masterpiece! Centerpieces can be as elaborate or as simple as one likes depending on the tone of the shower.
For a sophisticated feel try a beautiful lighthouse display or candles. If the atmosphere is more whimsical and light, then try cake pops or candy shown in a flower vase or a fish bowl. Remember this is the accent for the party, but at the same time, it can be a great focal point that brings out the theme.
NAUTICAL BABY SHOWER FOOD
Oh, the fun themed foods bring to a party! Food is the hub of almost every get-together, so it is exciting to be able to get creative with the dishes that are made. Ocean water would be an excellent beverage to serve that would go with the nautical baby shower theme well.
Make a veggie or fruit tray in a fun shape like an anchor.
Don’t pass up making an easy jello sailboat!
Just about everyone loves a good cookie so serve some sand dollar cookies. Another fun idea is to make a trail mix and put into fun paper boats so people can quickly grab the snack and continue socializing.
The options are almost limitless as far as food goes. The best thing to do is sit down and figure out if this is going to be a casual get together or not and pick the type of food based on that.
NAUTICAL BABY SHOWER FAVORS
Baby shower favors are tokens of appreciation for the guests. While it is not necessary to provide favors, it is a keepsake for people who attend this momentous event. Favors can be a unique way of saying “Thank you.”
Many places offer favors geared towards baby showers. These baby elephants are a good example of some cute and straightforward favors.
Do-it-yourself favors can add a great personal handmade touch. A fun DIY example is a bottle with sea salt for baths, or you could make a fun tackle box with gummy treats inside.
Displaying the favors can be another element of the overall decor. Almost any party favor can be tailored to represent a baby girl or baby boys shower.
WHAT ABOUT A NAUTICAL GIRL BABY SHOWER?
The nautical shower theme is not just for boys. Most of the decor and the general theme is neutral regarding the expectant baby’s sex.
Throw in pink in place of the red for a fun girl themed party. Add bows as accents and play-up on the sea shells! There are so many ways to turn this into a fun girly theme.
This is a uniquely diverse theme that can easily be used for a girl baby shower or a boy baby shower. The nautical baby shower can fit just about anyone’s personality.
The colors are fun, light, and peaceful. Sea lovers will almost surely enjoy this ambiance of this celebration. With the weather warming up this would be a fantastic baby shower to throw!
A nautical baby shower is a great baby shower theme that is sure to please most any expectant mom.
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