A nautical themed baby shower is always adorable and relatively easy to put together. Here are some ideas to get you started on this wonderful adventure.
A nautical baby shower is ideal for all sea lovers. Different shades of blue and amazing sea life details will bring magical touches to every corner of the celebration – from tables, food and party favors!
Sailboats, lighthouses, whales and sea life can all be sources of inspiration for party décor. An array of shades of blue combined with colors like soft pinks and yellows makes a nautical theme baby shower perfect for a gender-neutral celebration – you’ll find that nautical baby shower ideas are as abundant as the deep blue sea!
Nautical Baby Shower Invitations
Anchors aweigh on all the party planning by picking out the perfect nautical baby shower invitations! This first step will be the source of inspiration that will ignite every party detail, especially if your party will take place by the bay or a seaside location. Nautical themed invites come in cool shades of blue and highlight fun sea adventures – perfectly appropriate for welcoming a boy, a girl or keeping it gender-neutral!
The invitations you choose will also inspire guests when it comes to choosing the perfect baby gift to go along with the nautical party theme.
Nautical Baby Shower Ideas
A nautical theme can source the most enchanting details. Highlight different party areas, like lounges or benches, with comfortable customizable pillows that feature magical creatures – to add to the fun making them a take-home prize for the baby shower game winners.
Plan on personalizing a canvas tote bag and filling it with diapers, swaddles, baby socks, rattles and plush toys – anything that will be needed when the baby arrives. This makes for a thoughtful gift from the party organizers to the soon to be parents – it’s something useful that can transition from carrying diapers now to carrying toddler toys in a few years!
Nautical Baby Shower Food Ideas
Nautical baby shower food ideas can be loads of fun to plan and prepare, it can include bite-sized appetizers, seafood inspired dishes and decadent sweets. When planning the menu consider the party’s time of day, location and budget. Here are some nautical baby shower food ideas to include in your party menu:
- Crab Quiche
- Garlic Parmesan Cheese Ball with Crackers
- Everything Smoked-Salmon Summer Rolls
- Lobster Mac & Cheese
- Blue Cheese Garlic Bread
- Greek Cucumber Sushi
- Roasted Edamame
- Deep-Fried Mac & Cheese Shells
- Avocado Hummus
- Watermelon Caprese Salad
- Parmesan Zucchini Fritters
- Chicken Satay Skewers
- Sugar Cookies with Sea Themed Fondant Figures
- Non-Alcoholic Party Drinks
The food presentation can help tie in the menu to the nautical theme, so give some thought to items that can bring everything together. Using a personalized cutting board as a serving platter is a subtle yet effective way to bring in some boating vibes to the food table, and it makes for a wonderful take-home gift for the baby’s parents. Add a special touch with a sea-blue table cover or sail-themed napkins.
Nautical Baby Shower Cake and Treat Ideas
Nautical baby shower cake ideas are endless in possibilities. You can choose to stick to sailboats and anchors, bring in the treasures of the sea or highlight the beautiful wildlife from the ocean. You can opt to order something intricate or choose to start with a simple cake to make your own décor, like a cute sailboat cake topper easily made with heavy cardstock, wooden sticks and glittered paper.
Remember that the cake is always a focal point of a party and adding magical details to the cake table will make it most memorable to your guests. You can make extra nautical themed cookies or macarons and package them nicely for great baby shower favors – they will make excellent table decorations!
Here are some nautical theme cake and dessert ideas to serve as inspiration:
- Blue Ombre Ruffles Cake by Sugar Ruffles
- Nautical Assorted Cookiepops by Loving Creations for You
- Blue Whale Baby Shower Cake by I Heart Baking
- Chocolate Baby Shower Cupcakes by ButterYum
- Clamshell Cookies with Butter Cream by Momdot
- Nautical Macarons by Loving Creations for You
- Watercolor Cake by Style Sweet CA
- Whale Baby Shower Cake The Baking Fairy
- Nautical Gems and Mini Sailboats by Loving Creations for You
- Seashell, Starfish and Seahorse Cookies by I Heart Baking
- Blueberry Lavender Cake by Style Sweet CA
- White Whale Cake by Domestic Fashionista
Consider decorating the cake table with colorful mini-macarons and sea-themed sugar cookies for guests to easily snack on if they should crave something sweet before the cake is served.
Nautical Baby Shower Decor Ideas
Nautical baby shower centerpiece décor ideas for guest tables can include beautiful glass containers with sand, seashells and candles, or an exquisite flower arrangement in every shade of ocean blue. Customizable nautical themed coasters for each place setting make for great party mementos.
Boating items like a rope to wrap around chairs and wooden paddles with beautiful ribbons bows work well as stunning table décor accent items. Beautiful candles with a personalized “thank you for attending” message is great for a nice gift for your guests.
Planning this party will make for a great adventure for you and your co-organizers, you’ll find that there are many ways to plan a nautical baby shower. And every detail will bring joy and happiness to the parents to be.
Plan on photographing key moments, take group shots of guests and capture the beautiful party details to create a personalized photo album – this is the perfect gift for the parents to remember this nautical baby shower for years to come!