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Rustic Nautical Party (10 photos)


Rustic Nautical Party: Styled Shoot

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    glamorous grandma:

    I am ready to pack my bags and head for the beach!! Love the flags surrounding the picnic basket. And how creative is the lighthouse!!

    • June 25, 2011 at 1:44PM
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Rustic Nautical Party inspired by the local fishing ports and marinas on the French coast where I lives, styled away in a vibrant red/white/blue color palette!


I found inspiration in the local fishing ports and marinas on the French coast, with their “old” sailors and “vintage” boats! The fabulous, bespoke party wreath from The Knock Knock Factory really helped to bring my ideas together! It’s such a unique piece and it also inspired the styling.

I wanted to create a party that would appeal to both a child’s or adult’s birthday, with a relaxed outdoors feel. A small get together over some yummy, sweet treats - Perhaps after a day in the sun, having fun! :)   So water bottles  are off course a must as well as cupcakes for their practicality.Cupcakes were vanilla sponge decorated with Italian meringue frosting and some were topped with fondant toppers (homemade again)

Other sweet treats include some yummy decorated cookies from Whatever Whimsy, which were based on the printable designs!  I used a lot of informal design elements to create a rustic, “mini-desserts table” with plenty of cushions for all the guests to sit and relax. (this is one of my FAVORITE details!)

The items used for the decor also retained a rustic, nautical charm with the use of seashells, sailor’s lantern’s, home-made star fish (from salt dough), nautical rope and re-purposed food can as favor “boxes” full of sweet treats for guests to take home!


Styling, Printables and photography: Bird’s Party
Decorated Nautical Cookies: Whatever Whimsy
Bespoke Party Wreath: The Knock Knock Factory

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