Nautical Baby Shower for Yaya

I mentioned that last month I happened to host a lot of fun parties – and I did! This was a such a fun time for me because I used to plan events all the time as a minister and I enjoy watching something come together. I also loved being able to be in a place where I could host a party. I’ve lived either in a very small place or not close to anyone for a very long time!

I truly adore getting to have people in my home. I also love having an opportunity to feed them. 🙂

One of my childhood best friends is currently pregnant with her first child! She is my daughter’s “Yaya” and basically an aunt in this household. I’ve known her since I was 4 and it’s so much fun to celebrate our 25 years of friendship. Not to mention that our boys will have to be best friends now. It’s a given.

Because her nursery is going to be navy, red, and grey and it doesn’t really have a theme, I decided a nautical theme would be perfect for her shower! I like to make decorations that can serve in the nursery and I had so much fun adding to it. It also makes me feel like I’m a part of his life.

Here are some pictures of her shower in case you’re looking for ideas for your own nautical themed nursery or shower!

Nautical Themed Baby Shower - Red Dirt Mama (2 of 9)

Nautical Themed Baby Shower - Red Dirt Mama (4 of 9)

Nautical Themed Baby Shower - Red Dirt Mama (5 of 9)

Nautical Themed Baby Shower - Red Dirt Mama (6 of 9)

Nautical Themed Baby Shower - Red Dirt Mama (7 of 9)

Our “nautical” food choices: 

Goldfish
Nautical Knots (pretzels)
Nautical Rope (twizzlers)
Pirate’s Booty
Land Lover’s Sushi (pinwheels)
Sea Water (blue punch and the best recipe ever)
Life Preservers (Life Savers)
Veggies
Fruit
Cheese and Crackers
Pizza Dip (just because I could) with toasted baguette
Cupcakes (made by one of the best bakers I’ve ever known)

Nautical Themed Baby Shower - Red Dirt Mama (1 of 9)

Games:

I’m admittedly NOT a games person. However, I wanted to do something special for Yaya and Sea Monkey. So, I bought a scrapbooking album at Hobby Lobby and corresponding paper and had people write something heartwarming and sentimental for Yaya to treasure.  I only wish they would have had a book that would have coordinated better! 😉

Nautical Themed Baby Shower - Red Dirt Mama (8 of 9)

Decorations:

I made a rag garland out of yarn and fabric scraps to spice up the room and to also be used in the nursery! I also painted a canvas to hang in the room. I chose a translation of a Bible verse based on their personal faith and that it’s not super babyish. I turned a diaper wreath idea into a diaper life preserver and made a diaper cake. A few touches here-and-there and it turned out pretty well!

I think she was pleased. 🙂

Nautical Themed Baby Shower - Red Dirt Mama (9 of 9)

Voila! That was it! Would you like some recipes or more details on some of the items? If so, let me know and I’ll gladly share all I know!

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  1. Crystal Hall

    This is adorable!!! I love this theme. Great job!!!

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