Nautical Themed Birthday Party

Landon’s bedroom is a nautical theme. Many of his clothes are nautical themed. Why not make his first birthday party nautical themed too?! nautical-theme-for-boysHere are some things I put together to celebrate my big man turning one with a nautical themed birthday party. You can apply these tricks to almost any theme. All you need to do is find creative ways to name food that fits your theme.

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For example, I bought Kool-Aid thinking it was blue. I was going to label it “Ocean Water.” Well, it came out red and turned into “Red Sea Water.” Also, when it comes to displaying things, just put them into a theme shape – like I did with his cupcakes. Another example, I cut a pepper into an octopus (or crab depending on who you asked) and stuck it in the veggie dip.


Party planning tip: Don’t spend money on anything other than food and balloons. We all have computers and printers… use them! For designing anything and everything on paper, I recommend Canva. It’s what I used to design the invitation!


Remember those food tips above? Well, here are a few in action. (Another one not pictured: I labeled the meat and cheese tray “Shark Bait,” hehe.)







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  1. Oh my goodness! This party turned out ADORABLE!! Great job and I love all the details!

    Lauren / Reply
  2. I loved the “life Savers” so clever! And I am a sucker for a Swedish fish!

    Heather with WELLFITandFED / Reply
  3. I absolutely LOVE themed parties, and this is such a great idea with the snack names to match the theme! The blue icing face picture is the cutest! ❀️

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    Addie / Reply
  4. So cute! And I love that it looks really good but not overly complicated.

    Becky @ Disney in your Day / Reply
  5. I always struggle trying to find the right thing for my son’s birthdays. This nautical party looks amazing. I agree when it comes to using computers and printers. We have been making our own invitations for years.

    Kate / Reply
  6. That party looks so adorable. And looks like it could be quite affordable too! I love the idea.

    melanie / Reply
  7. What fun ideas for a nautical-themed party! I love all the little place cards in front of each special dish. And the cupcake layout in the shape of an anchor is so darn cute. You are so creative!

    Denay DeGuzman / Reply
  8. This party is precious, what a lucky little guy! I love all the little details. So creative and fun!

    Deanna / Reply

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