Kara's Party Ideas Nautical Themed Sailboat Birthday Party | Kara's Party Ideas

My next weekend party feature goes to this adorable NAUTICAL THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Kristen Krason of 6th Street Design School. Love the bright colors and chevron stripes! And that cake….SO cute! Thanks for your submission, Kristen!

Party Details told by Kristen- “This year for Jett’s party I decided to go with the Nautical theme. I had so much fun putting this party together. I’ve been planning it for months now. I made the invites myself. I found the nautical code flags at a local boat shop. The striped plates were from Shop Sweet Lulu. The red plates are from Target and the napkins were found at Home Goods. I had Janelle from One Sweet Slice make this amazing cake. She was amazing to work with and she did an incredible job. I told her I wanted an ombre wave theme and she totally carried out my vision. The nautical cupcake toppers were bought from Shindigz. I thought they were super cute. I created the drink station with fabric found at Home Fabrics for $5.99 a yard and a plastic life saver from a local party store. I found some great red striped paper straws at Shop Sweet Lulu. I added the blue flags with blue ribbon and double stick tape. The bird art was found at T.J. Maxx and is by Two’s Company. I made little foam boats for the kids to float from kits found here. I just used a permanent marker to add some blue stripes. I also used one of these for my cake topper. I wanted to have some kind of boat for the kids to play in. I just constructed this out of cardboard. I added a couple of nautical flags bought from Oriental Trading. The backdrop was made from this. I just cut it to size. I made the favors with plastic fish from a party store and lifesaver mints.”


Striped plates & straws-Shop Sweet Lulu

Cupcake toppers- Shindigz
Wave backdrop, nautical flags & foam boat kits- Oriental Trading


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  1. Jessica says:

    That cake is absolutely fantastic! I would love to do this theme for my sons second birthday next year! :) Thanks for sparking my imagination, as always.

  2. Karla Carneiro says:

    Beautiful Party!!!

  3. Jen @ A Touch of Lovely says:

    so stinkin cute!

  4. Melissa says:

    I threw my son a seven seas party for his 7th birthday. We had a blast and made some fun things, but wow, the decor and favors on the ones you post are always so amazing!!! So wish I had seen that cake before the party! That is the cutest cake ever! So much talent!
    very cute!

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  6. prathiba reddy says:

    so cool! really awesome. i am looking for a jungle theme party. any ideas would be appreciated.

    childrens birthday party themes

  7. Lil Mama Stuart says:

    love the wavy cake and cardboard box, too cute!

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  8. Holli says:

    I absolutely adore this cake, super cute!

  9. Damaris @TendByGlam says:

    We were totally inspired! Everything about this party is just perfect. Thanks for sharing with us. We featured it today on Tend.com http://www.karaspartyideas.com/2011/09/nautical-sailboat-birthday-party.html

  10. Damaris @TendByGlam says:

    Ha! Wrong link. We featured it today on Tend.com http://home.tend.com/2012/10/10/nautical-party/#

  11. Jessie says:

    Super cute party! Where is your chevron table cloth from? Been looking for one.