By now, I’m pretty sure I don’t need to introduce SOTD readers to my talented and crafty friend Allie. You’ve already seen her work decorating my bridal shower and my baby shower and her own crafty projects. Today she’s here to show off another adorable party she had her hands in, a baby shower for her friend Sarah.
Sarah’s nursery theme was nautical in nature so Allie helped to create some “Ahoy, It’s a Boy” nautical shower decorations.
Guests snacked on some appropriately themed foods like lifesavers, saltwater taffy and Swedish Fish (which were named “Catch of the Day”).
They nibbled on other foods that were labeled with cute names like some adorable “buoy bites” fruit salad
or mini meatball subs named “Skipper’s Sammies.”
The silverware was adorably wrapped in blue napkins with twine and a white life saver.
If they were thirsty, they helped themselves to the “sea water” drink station
Or plunged in this cloudy Sailor’s punch! Her version used about half a jug of blue Hawaiian punch, instead of the powdered style as listed in the original recipe. One reviewer had said to try to avoid vanilla bean ice cream (as those little black notes made the drink look dirty in their opinion) but Allie didn’t experience this with her red cups. Allie’s Tip: Add the ice cream at least 15 minutes prior to guests arriving for a cool affect!
For dessert, they dove into these “High Seas in a Cup” Jello samplers with little floating gummy sailboats and deep diving sharks. Tip: since you make the Jello ahead of time and add the boats later, use long toothpicks that will not only create the sail for the boat, but can also be plunged deeper in the Jello water to help the boats stand up. Wait to add the sharks at a later time as well, as they tend to get a little soggy when added too early.
Just as she had done for my baby shower, Allie thought about those “opening the presents” shots and made little sailboats to hang on the wall.
Last, but not least, guests went home with bath poufs that were attached to cute “from Sarah’s shower to yours” tags, which I personally think is such a useful gift!
Great job once again miss Alliecat! :)