A nautical theme is easy to create – you just need to keep your eye out for possible props to set the scene. Think blue, red and white, and with very little effort, you’ll have great fun putting your theme together, and setting the tone for a memorable baby shower.
A white room will help to showcase the theme and let the bright colours pop.
Start the celebration by sending everyone their invitation in a little bottle – create your own, or download a template online.
Simply fill a bottle with a little sand, roll up your invite and slide it into the bottle, which you can embellish with a little seashell glued on.
A beautiful cake, or cupcakes to suit the theme is always a must-have for any baby shower. Click here for the recipe and instructions on how to make this stunning lemon whale cake.
Create a special entrance area. I always find it impressive when I arrive at a party where the host has gone to some extra effort by decorating another space, for example, where guests arrive. Announcing “It’s a boy!” not only sets the scene, but also starts to create the theme and look before your guests have even entered the baby shower area. Here I’ve used lanterns, bottles, rope, and a little lighthouse.
Ask friends and family to help you collect some décor items; you’ll be surprised what people have in their homes and backyards. Blue-coloured bottles, lanterns, or anything that belongs at a beachside cottage or fits in with the colour scheme, can work.
Try to create little pockets of ideas that work on their own. Windowsills are a great place for placing these items, too.
If you’re not a fan of stork party games, here is an alternative… ask your guests to dip their finger in paint and press it onto a picture. I painted the boat and had guests create the sea with their fingerprints. Not only will this serve as a special memory of the day, but it can also be used in the nursery as décor – a lovely keepsake artwork and treasured memory.
Blue & white coconut ice
Sea-blue Turkish delight
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