Kara's Party Ideas Popeye + Sailor Themed Birthday Party

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This fantastic POPEYE + SAILOR THEMED FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Natasha R.Singh of Fete Fanatic.

“I’m strong to the finich, ’cause I eat my spinach!” This Popeye the Sailor man party is so cute; with it’s fun spinach table “popcorn” centerpieces and sailor themed desserts it will definitely inspire and delight!

My favorite Popeye + Sailor party ideas and elements from this fabulous first birthday celebration are:

  • The adorable sailor cake
  • The cute spinach tin table centerpieces filled with green popcorn “spinach” 
  • The darling burlap favor bags
  • The cute spinach cake pops
  • The darling custom sailor themed chocolate covered Oreos
  • The awesome anchor and net door hanger
  • The cute glass drink bottles wrapped in twine with boat sail straw toppers
  • The adorable anchor photo banner
  • and MORE! 

Vendors:
Design and Styling- The Flair Factor Events & Rentals
Kids Chivari Chairs and Table- Petite Seats
Cake Pops/Oreos/Cupcakes/Chocolate Pretzels/Rice Krispies Treats-The Sweet Tooth Bar
Sugar Cookies- Zoe and Pea
Ship Wheel Banner, Cupcake Toppers/3D Sailboat- Chique Designs & Events

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“When I started brainstorming the theme for my baby boy’s 1st birthday party, I had no idea which way I would take it. With my daughter, a theme came to me easily. But with my son, I didn’t have anything! A common question I often got was. “So..how is it having two babies now?” I would always say, “so far, so good, it’s been smooth sailing.” It’s been smooth sailing? There it is! There’s the theme for my baby boy! Year one of raising baby #2 has been great. He has been such a blessing, and super easy on us. Thank Goodness! So I went with a sailor boy theme, Shane sailed into One!
Invitation I kept a vibrant color palette of red white yellow and hues of blue.
The Décor
I anchored the party from the front door! A simple anchor with fishing net and his first initial welcomed our guested to Shane’s Sailor Boy 1st birthday celebration. The table was set with blue linens and strips of burlap. Each place setting included burger baskets ready to be filled with “seafood” lunches, milk bottles adorned with jute twine and paper straws with sail flags. Centerpieces were stripe boats filled with yellow florals, “Spinach cans overflowing with yummy green apple popcorn “spinach”. Every sailor needs his spinach…right? I dressed up the cutest tot size chivari chair with sailor hats for the kids to decorate and make their own, and burlap bags to be filled with sweet treats later.

DIY- I crafted a giant #1 out of cardboard and crape paper, a boat with waves, and an anchor which served as décor as well as a photo prop. The kids had a blast all piling into the boat with their sailor hats on. Needless to say by the end of the party the boat was in much need of repair. ?
– I also crafted his name made from rope to match his name on the invitation.
-Burlap Favor bags were customized with stenciled anchors, sailboats and ship wheels and embellished with a cute favor tag.
-A ship wheel banner with each stage of Shane’s first year was placed top a fabric garland backdrop (which is a must at my parties).
-Ship dock pier post made from tall vases, drawer liners and rope.

Food
Staying with the sailor/nautical theme I decided to prepare food snacks related to the sea. Children had “seafood” lunches which consisted of “fish and crab” (cheese, and turkey) sandwiches, mac and cheese, and fish sticks. Adults were also treated to lots seafood appetizers. Sliders were available for those who preferred not to eat seafood.

Desserts included Spinach Can Cake Pops, Spinach Can Sugar Cookies, Rice Krispies Treats, Cupcakes, Chocolate covered Oreos, Jello Shooters, and Chocolate covered pretzel rods. There were lots of sweets for our little guests to fill up their party bags.
A vintage High Chair was a must since I collect and rent all colors! I custom painted this gorgeous vintage highchair in a bright blue and embellished it with a red and white striped fabric garland and a “one” pennant banner.
All of my fabulous vendors did an amazing job helping me to make Shane’s 1st birthday party memorable and a success”!

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