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Cool Vintage Nautical Birthday Bash

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Nautical themed dessert table

Okay… if you don’t like this party be ready to walk to the plank. ;) Stephanie of Spaceships and Laser Beams styled this Nautical Birthday Bash for her nephew’s birthday. She did a great job with tying all of the elements together in this strictly “BOYS ONLY” party – from the fun “Nautical Knots” to the patterned “Happy Birthday” bunting & graphic backdrop!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for…..

– “Grog” water bottle wrappers
– Gingham & stripe patterned nautical themed printables
– Graphic paper octopus and ship cupcake wrappers
– Delicious “Nautical Knot” + “Lemon Sand Dollar” cookies
– Orange Basil Vanilla cake with sugar sand & gingham ship flag toppers

Printable cupcake wrappers

Lemon sand dollar cookies

Nautical themed cake display

Octopus water bottle wrappers

Nautical Knot cookies


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Stephanie

It’s Stephanie of Spaceships and Laser Beams, the Etsy party printable shop that is just for boys. I wanted to send you photos of a “REAL” dessert table that I just did for my nephew’s birthday this weekend. He turned 16, is very much into sports, fishing and history – so our new Vintage Nautical birthday theme seemed like the perfect fit.

The guest list included virtually ever age – from young cousins to grandparents so I wanted to offer a varied palette of tastes. Sweets on the dessert table included two cakes (chocolate/vanilla bean and orange/basil) and blueberry vanilla cupcakes “dressed” up with our printables. To reinforce the theme, we also had ginger flavored nautical knot cookies, lemon sand dollar cookies.



– Printables: Spaceships and Laser Beams
– Styling and Photography: Spaceships and Laser Beams 
– Printable Designer: Catherine Cassidy

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

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