Nautical Baby Shower Ideas- Ahoy! It’s a Boy!

by melissa

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In charge of a baby shower? Throw a nautical baby shower to remember!
You’ll love these creative nautical themed recipes, food ideas, decorations, and party favor ideas!

Nautical Baby Shower Ideas

I put together a Nautical Baby Shower for one of my best friends. She is having her third boy. Anyone who has three boys should have a celebration. We kept it fairly simple, with the food table being the focal point.

Nautical Baby Shower Invitations

I created my own Nautical Baby Shower Invitations using fun phrases like:

  • Come and sea!
  • Sea fare and a boatload of fun included!

Small details like this will set the fun tone for your baby shower.

Here’s already-made Ahoy It’s a Boy Invitations 

Decoration Ideas

We kept our baby shower very simple, with the food as the decorations!

Nautical Baby Shower Menu

We called our food Sea Fare. Here’s the line-up:

Lighthouse Lemonade + Goldfish

We tied cute ribbon around the straws and served the goldfish crackers in fish-bowl like bowls, which can be found at a dollar store.

Crab Sandwiches

For the crab sandwiches, we purchased croissants from a local bakery and made chicken salad to fill them.

Where to get Crab eyes 

I’ve had lots of questions about what I used for the crab eyes. The ones I used were just paper with a marker dot attached to a toothpick. I totally spaced buying candy eyes and so this was my last minute attempt before the guests arrived.

In the future, I would use edible eyes like these or these .


Nautical Themed Party Favors

Since it was a nautical themed shower, we used salt water taffy as the favor.

The following poem was attached to the taffy (all the guests were very close friends):

There are those who pass like ships in the night,
Who meet for a moment, then sail out of sight
With never a backward glance of regret,
Folks we know briefly then quickly forget.

Then there are friends who sail together,
Through quiet waters and stormy weather, 
Helping each other through joy and through strife.
They are the kind that give meaning to life. 

We had so much fun putting this nautical themed baby shower together. Let us know if you have any questions.

Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Hospital Survival Kit for New Moms and Dads with free printables!

Other Baby Shower Themes

Maybe this baby shower theme isn’t quite what you are looking for. Check out these posts for some other simple ideas!

“Ready to POP” Baby Shower 

Tea Party Baby Shower 



connie August 29, 2014 - 12:48 am

How did you make the eyes for the crabs? Everything is soooooo cute

Celia September 14, 2016 - 7:54 pm

What did you use to make the crab eyes?

Mel September 16, 2016 - 1:15 pm

I spaced buying candy eyes before the event so I used paper, but in the future, I would buy edible candy eyes like these– They are cuter and a lot simpler!


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