Kara's Party Ideas Message in a Bottle Nautical Valentine's Day Party Planning Ideas

This MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE VALENTINE’S PARTY was submitted by Elise Butler of Sweet Scarlet Designs.
I love the romantic, nautical theme of this Valentine’s Day party! Here are some of my favorite elements:
The pink Life Saver favors
The various bottles containing messages and sealed with corks
The recurring saying “Hooked on You”
The image of the anchor wearing a heart
and MORE!

Party Styling and Printables- Sweet Scarlet Designs

Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:

Jute Twine

Cupcake Liners


Apothecary Jars

Corked Mini Glass Jars

Glass Jars with Wood Spoons

Milk Bottles

Striped Paper Straws

Whirly Pops

Plastic Gumball Tubes


Message in a Bottle Valentine Party


This is what Elise said about planning this party– “Wouldn’t we all love to receive a romantic message in a bottle from some mysterious source? Whether the sender is anonymous or someone we know, how romantic to receive a beautiful love letter – floating atop the waves!

To style the dessert table for this party, I used lots of nautical items mixed in with the Valentine’s theme – anchors (which I am in LOVE with right now!), hooks, bottles, twine, sand, starfish and sea shells. I love all these elements mixed with the white, pale pink, red and gray colors of the printables I designed to go along with it.

I kept the food for the table very simple and easy for any host to re-create including vanilla cupcakes, creaming soda jell-O pots, meringue cakes, strawberry milk, lollipops, Hershey’s Kisses and assorted candy.

I chose William Gunn Jetty, Manly, Brisbane for the location since it’s very much in keeping with the nautical theme. I was so lucky that a beautiful replica Schooner sailing boat was in dock and made THE perfect background for the table.

The printable set used in this party is available in my Etsy shop for just $10! It includes party dots, bunting flags, large bottle labels, mini bottle wrap labels and water bottle labels. Also included are straw flags, 6″x4″ party signs, editable food tents and patterned papers to write your love letters on!”


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  1. Krista Baum says:

    Every detail of this party is perfect, down to the strawberry milk. I love the color combo and pictures are absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Wendy says:

    The setting is gorgeous and I love the theme merge here, Nautical and Valentine’s make a great match!! :)

  3. monique burnett says:

    how would i order a bundle of the bottles like this you used in the valentine days post.