Whether it’s a bon voyage party, graduation or simply a weekend blast, a nautical theme party will create a night to remember!
Theme Party Decorations
What better way to get the party started than by greeting your guests at the entrance with lots of nautical party supplies and a huge Life Preserver Arch? You could also use it as a cool backdrop for some nifty souvenir photo shoot! And why not add a customized nautical banner at the entrance as well?
Have the crowd enter under Nautical Arches as everyone presents their party “passports” or “cruise tickets.” You could even be dressed as Captain Stubing of “Love Boat” and ask all the guests to dress as cruise tourists.
Nautical Party Supplies
Decorate the room with an ocean or tropical mural to bring in the romantic, salty air and designate the main area as a dinner & dancing spot. Also include blue, white, and some touches of yellow, plus many red streamers and balloons to complete your nautical theme. Along with traditional nautical party supplies, find a decorative fishing net and scatter everything across the room to make guests feel as if they are at the fishing docks.
How about hanging 3D seagulls from your ceilings and spreading cool sea creatures all over the venue? You could also use party supplies nautical items and some fish balloons to create floating decorations to accent the under-the-sea party decor. Make your room look like a seaside escape with all these nautical party supplies and also hang some fishnet over the tables and walls for an exciting seafaring appeal.
Nautical Party Paper Tableware
Make sure to match your tableware paper supplies to the rest of your theme party decorations. Don’t forget your personalized napkin rings and other themed nautical party paper products. Also, cover the tables with a nautical themed tablecloth and use either fine white china for a classy look, or choose some colored plastic tableware for a real nautical appeal.
Assign everyone’s seats using a sand dollar for each guest and write their names on them with a paint pen. Then put one sand dollar on every plate to serve as a seat card and scatter some sand and shells across the table for a more dramatic effect.
Nautical Party Cake Ideas
A 3-tiered themed cake is just what you’ll need for your nautical theme party. Decorate with blue and red icing, miniature lighthouses, green seashells and edible cake toppers. These items, along with nautical party supplies such as drink umbrellas and colored streamers will make your party a blast! Another idea is to decorate cupcake boxes to suit the theme and have use them as part of the table decoration with one placed at each setting with an individual cake for each guest.
Nautical Party Food Ideas
The most obvious choice for a nautical party would be seafood of any type. Here are some suggestions:
- angel hair pasta with shrimp and basil
- shrimp cocktail
- seafood and vegetable stir fry
- crabmeat-stuffed flounder
- and… a huge Popeye’s spinach pie!
You could also make the punch into a large bowl and add a floating mini sailboat on top.
Nautical Party Invitations
The sky is the limit to what you can use when it comes to nautical party supplies and nifty party invitations! If you want to send out something more traditional, a formal boat-themed invitation can be mailed. If you’d like to craft the invitations yourself, you’ll need some parchment paper found at any craft store.
Or, if you’re feeling creative, why not send out “message in a bottle” invitations? Buy small glass bottles and place a bit of sand and a piece of paper with the party details inside. Your guests will love the idea and your nautical party supplies, plus they’ll end up keeping the “invitation” as a souvenir!