Ahoy friends! Summer is in full swing over here, and if you're like me you're dreaming of days spent at the beach. We decided to take our annual trip to Florida the end of the summer so we have something to look forward to after our summer camps at S&S end, so I'm living vicariously through last summer's girly nautical bash for the time being!
If you follow us on Instagram, this dessert table will look familiar. It's our monthly photo booth turned pirate ship for the day!
The sails couldn't have been easier to make, and let's face it, I'm all about easy peasy ideas that pack a big punch. I found a few pieces of scrap wood in our garage, cut them down a bit, painted them pink, then hot glued some navy and white fabric onto them. And since pom pom trim makes everything better, I added a little to finish it off! We then nailed the "mast" to the back of the booth. You could easily replicate this look with a plain table, with the sails affixed to the wall.
Gotta love when a plan comes together so nicely!
To keep with the theme, we added pink and navy sails to our cupcakes. Loving the cute polka dot cups aren't you?
As much as I hate the real thing, these gummy sharks sure are cute! Especially when they're swimming in a sea of pink Sixlets!
The cutest little strawberry cakes were found at Sam's Club, and were topped with silver anchors to match the anchor dish I found at Home Goods. Sidebar...do you know how hard it is to find anything silver these days?! The little anchors, and the one on the dish were gold, so they all received a quick coat of my BFF Rustoleum. Because #spraypaintallthethings
Remember when I said I'm all about the easy peasy projects? Well I knew I wanted a little tray or something to hold the cakes and candy, but couldn't find just what I was looking for, so I spray painted a piece of wood and added a little pom pom trim, and voila! Not too shabby! Flipping the cupcake liners upside down gave the cakes the perfect height needed too.
The adorable nautical cookies were made by my talented friend Mel of Say Anything Bakery. That little sailboat looks like she's hitting the high seas doesn't she? Well, funny story... let's just say you can hot glue a cookie onto a cookie if you don't have any royal icing on hand. Ya just probably wouldn't want to eat it!
I stole the anchor marquee light from my son's bedroom for the day...he never even knew it was gone!
Our table was set with coordinating pink and navy plates from Target (gimme all the Spritz partyware!!), which perfectly coordinated with the napkins and gift wrap turned table runner found at Home Goods.
The wooden spoons were dressed up a bit with the addition of a silver anchor, and "bubbles" painted using the end of a straw.
Pink peonies in navy buckets, alongside little navy sailboats, made for a perfect tablescape. And the sailboats would make for darling party favors too!
I hope these ideas have inspired you to host your own nautical themed party! Enjoy your summer!
Party Styling: Annaliese Johnson, Made of Sugar and Spice
Photography: Moments by Maredith
Cookies: Say Anything Bakery
Party Goods & Anchor Marquee: Target
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