A Sip and Sea Baby Shower

 Welcome Aboard, Mate! Sail with me to this Sip and “Sea” shower I hosted for a friend who just had her second baby. The theme was Nautical to reflect the nursery and there are lots of details to “sea” so keep reading for more.

  • All the glass plates had a different nautical map underneath.
  • The favors were my version of the “message in a bottle” concept.
  • Water glasses held nautical alphabet flags, each representing the first initial of a guest’s name.
  • I used baby toys throughout, that mom could take with her. Bath toys like a boat and fish were tucked into flower arrangements and floating in vases filled with blue tinted water(see dessert table). Stuffed whale, dolphin, and shark were placed here and there.
  • Served at the drink station was an “Ocean Breeze” cocktail, and Jones blue colored berry lemonade.
  • Also available were “lifesavers” candies.
  • The stemware held drink charms fashioned from nautical themed buttons.
  • To hang above the bar as a focal point, I used a message board and applied several different nautical maps in a mosaic form, then just tucked in a few photos of the new baby and family.

  • More details {above} of the nautical flags; water bottle; party decor; and “Islander” cheeseball served in a boat.
  • You can also find our lunch menu and recipes here.
  •  The dessert table was a hit with monogrammed cookies, cupcakes with blue icing and tiny nautical flags, and blueberry parfaits served in baby food jars.
  •  The guests were greeted at the front door with a welcome message on a lifesaver; baby Nathan; party decor; the DIY invitation.


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  1. Where did you find the nautical maps and how did you place them under the plates?

    1. Hi Patty, the maps are just various patterns of scrapbook paper. You can find it at most any craft store. All I did was trace & cut the circle to the size of the plate base, then set the plate on top of it. No need to adhere it really.

  2. Oh my gosh, this shower looks amazing! One of the most creative boy themes I have seen. The mommy-to-be must have be so thrilled with her shower.

  3. Great Job! Love all the creative new uses for the apothocary jars! I have been collecting a lot of them too, and it is nice to see i can use them for more than just candy! 🙂 Thanks for the post. Luv ur blog.

  4. I love all the details. I love that color blue and your desserts look amazing.

  5. I love all the details. The map on the plates,flags.. You set sail with this sip and sea.

  6. Love it! So many wonderful details! I love it when the shower theme matches the nursery decor. It helps me in picking out a gift. Fun and unique shower!

  7. This is amazing work as always! Absolutely love every little detail of it. I am sure that your client was very pleased!

  8. Oh my goodness! I just did a "sip and see" post today and I KNEW I had seen this sailor themed sip and see shower before, but last night when I was putting the post together, I could not think of where! Now I know. 🙂 I'm going to add a link to you on my post…hope that is ok. 🙂

    LOVE the party!!!

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