Baby on Board Baby Shower (Nautical Theme)

This is a shower I did in October for a friend who had a beautiful baby boy named Jude.  She mentioned wanting to do a nautical theme in his room so I figured if we made that the theme, she could use some of the props for his room afterward!

I thought it would be really fun to have a yarn wreath with a twist- wrapped to look like a life preserver.  This is what came out of it.

It was super easy to make.  Just get a foam wreath from Hobby Lobby or Michaels, and wrap yarn around it.  I marked on the wreath with a marker my start and stop points so I would know when to switch colors.  My hubby tied the golden rope around it to make it look even more like a life preserver.

In the front we set up a table with the prayer cards and boats to set the tone.

We set up a dessert table with different foods and props to give it a nautical feel.  Being landlocked in sunny Albuquerque, I know virtually nothing about sailing.  When I found out that there is a nautical alphabet, I knew we had to use it!  For the backdrop I used wrapping paper found at Party City.  The flags were printed at home and say “Captain”.

We made Rice Crispy Treats and used the flags to spell “Jude”.

Using origami, I made these paper boats and used my Silhouette Machine to cut out the sails.  We attached them with wooden skewers and filled them with Popcorn from Walker’s Popcorn.

We also served yogurt with raspberries.

I decided I wanted to do something a little different and incorporate a life preserver onto the food table.  In order to do that, I found a flat, round styrofoam piece and wrapped it in red and white ribbon.  We placed strawberries and white chocolate covered strawberries on the coordinating color, adding another dimension to the life preserver.

We served caramel dipped apples cut into boats and inserted sails using toothpicks.

The cake was made by PS I Love you Cakes and was just adorable.

We made these buoys from a tutorial at Under the Table and Dreaming.

Saw this little gem and thought it was awesome!

I used my Silhouette machine to cut out the straw embellishments.


Cake: PS I Love You Cakes

Popcorn: Walker’s Popcorn

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  • smmsutter

    Do you have these pictures on a board on Pinterest? If yes could I have the link? The pictures aren’t showing up on my phone or computer for some reason. 🙁