Anchors Aweigh! Laila Plant of One Inspired Party casts off her own “Sailing Deeper Into Motherhood” Nautical Baby Shower + Name Reveal in a sea of bright colors, bold patterns and origami sailboats! I love the modern, colorful hues paired with the rustic nautical decor and earthy succulent accents. Sailing into motherhood is quite fabulous when you have a creative captain!
PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:
– Bright & Colorful Wavy Nautical Inspired Cake
– Shell, Rope and Origami Boat Frame Embellishments
– Yarn Lifesaver Raft Wreath + Knotted Rope Bunting
– Stripe Food Table Backdrop, Fishnet Overlay and Polka Dot Paper Rosettes
PARTY DETAILS, as told by Laila…
When getting pregnant this time around my husband and I decided that we would not be finding out the gender of the baby, so for my baby shower, it was very hard to settle on a theme that would be gender neutral but allow me to be gender specific with colors since we were revealing something: our choices for the baby’s name! Shopping around and playing with colors I loved the combination of the navy, aqua, chartreuse green and pink/coral. That was the first thing I narrowed down. I settled on the theme and began to design.
I decided to break the party into two sides making separate tables in different two different color combinations: one for our boy choice Lucas and for our girl choice Maya. For the centerpieces I took a wine crates I had previously collected for my daughter’s birthday party and filled them with white sand. I purchased sea shells at my local craft store and scattered them on top of the sand and added 4 white candles to each table. The candles looked like rope and fit the theme perfectly.
I made extra sure to make games that would get everyone chatting and having fun. So we went with baby scattergories, how big is Laila (guess the belly size), a lullaby competition and what’s in the bag. I made the game cards using the patterns I had used in the party to tie everything in.
I also made a corner for mementos, I had a guessing game and wishes for baby cards that everyone then put inside a fish bowl. We had a great time and are looking forward to the arrival of our Lucas/Maya!
VENDOR CREDITS & RESOURCES:
– Styling and printables: One Inspired Party
– Photography: Studio By Carmen
– White frames: Ikea
– Plain Cutlery Bags: A little V of everything
– Napkins, Plates, crepe paper: Kara’s Party Ideas
– Wrapping papers: Home Goods, Target