Nautical Theme

Those of you with summer babies may just be starting to plan and think about your next birthday celebration and the Nautical theme is sweet & cool for little boys, although I think it could be tailored to be a cute girls party theme too!

If you want more ideas make sure you click on the image to take you to the store these items are from as there were many other products out there for this theme!

I hope you enjoy these Nautical finds….



Navy nautical collection – Ham & Pea Design & Paperie


Classic Nautical Invitation – The Little Soiree


Love the different colour combination of yellow and navy blue for this theme:

Nautical shower printables – Love the Day

Gorgeous printables for the little ladies!


Girls nautical invitation – Lollipopink


Preppy nautical invitation – Sweet Peach Paperie



So starting off with some tablesetting ideas, here are a few products which you could either use together or with other items to create a perfect Nautical look:

Navy Flag Blue Tablecloth – The Party Parlour


Red and white striped tablerunner – Le Petit Party


Blue, red and white tablerunner – Le Petit Party


Red and white plate – Invite Me


Palm leaf plates – The Party Studio


Blue and white striped napkins – The Party Table


Striped cups – Tiny Me

Some simple white straws would be perfect with a navy or red cup:


White retro paper straws – Mon Tresor

Or you could use these these navy, red and white stripe straws to compliment glass milk bottles instead:

Blue & Red mixed stripe straws – Piece of Cake parties & celebrations

Sweet Treats

A few ideas for your desserts and sweets:

Blue check baking cups – Little Styles


Red and white cupcake wrappers – How Divine


Red Flag picks – Piece of cake parties & celebrations

How gorgeous are these little chairs to use as cupcake holders! Love it!

Mini deck chair – The Little Big Company


Cookie cutter set – Urban Baby


Popcorn boxes – Occasion by Design


Navy swirl lollipop – The Little Big Company


Navy sixlets – Sweet Style

Now for the main cake, you can’t go wrong with a classic white cake stand. It fits into the nautical colour scheme and the scallop pattern on this cake stand reminds me of the ocean-  which is an added bonus for this theme.

Rosanna cake stand – Leo & Bella


Another option could be these navy blue stands for either a main cake or other treats:

Navy cake stand – Leo & Bella



Now onto some decorations & lovely extras! There are just so many great things out there – hope you see something which inspires you!

These buntings are perfect for your Nautical theme:

Alimrose Finn bunting – Little Styles


Blue and red fabric bunting – The Complete Kids Party

The deep red paper fan featured here also comes in white so you could definitely combine the colours together for a unique backdrop! The shape of this fan reminds me of a ship rudder which is why I chose it as a great hanging decoration for this theme.

Red paper fan – The Little Big Company

Balloons are still a much loved party decoration and this nautical design is simple and stylish!

Nautical Balloons – Born to Party

How unique and cute is this cloud mobile? It would add a great touch to your Nautical setting and could then be hung in the bedroom after the party!

Cloud mobile – My Little Jedi


White rustic star – Island Collections

This fish netting would be fantastic as a backdrop or perhaps even placed over a white or navy blue tablecloth:

Fish Netting – The Party People

These mini tin pails could be used to hold favours or small items such as cutlery or straws or perhaps some small sweets:

Tin pails – Saffy & May

Another sweet way of presenting some treats is in these little metal boats. They are adorable!

Metal Boats – How Divine


Now for some extra special items which would really help create a Nautical feel for your party! However obviously your budget isn’t limitless so as I’ve mentioned before I think it’s important to pick special items which could be used again in your home, nursery, playroom etc.


Barbarossa Brass Compass – The Little Big Company


Wooden sailboats – The Little Big Company


Driftwood party sign – Sweet Style


Lighthouse – Nautical Replicas


Glass floats – Alfresco Emporium


Wooden oar – Alfresco Emporium


Life Saving ring hanging decoration – Le Petit Party


Wooden anchor with rope – Click shop


Lastly are a few items for take home favours. These little sailboats could be combined with some lollies to take home and could also be used as table decorations as well.

Sailboat favour – Le Petit Party

How great are these treatboxes in this unique pyramid shape and Nautical design? Love it!

Pyramid Treatbox – Polkadot Prints

Love the look of these handstamped bags:

Anchor favour bags – What She’s Got

Real Parties

A starting point to find some more inspiration….

A stylish Nautical party by Polkadot Prints

This Vintage Nautical party featured on the Amy Atlas blog showcases a great way of styling various nautical props

Another great use of props and styling in this Nautical Party by the Little Big Company on their blog

One for the girls – a pink and navy nautical party on the Sweet Peach Paperie blog


I’ve had a lot of fun finding these many and varied items for a Nautical theme party and hope it will help in your party planning so it’s a little less stressful. At the end of the day, it’s all about showing our little one’s how special they are and celebrating this! That is what matters most so enjoy the journey!



posted on 11th Jul 2011 | Tags: ,

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