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Nautical 1st Birthday Party (33 photos)


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Party Inspiration: I was incredibly honored when Bird asked me to contribute to Issue 5 of Bird's Party Magazine. Choosing a theme could not have been easier as my sister-in-law had already fallen in love with Bird's nautical collection for my nephew's 1st birthday. I just adore this collection and knew we had a lot of beautiful bold patterns and colors to work with. So I got right to work!

Colors: Red, shades of blue, and accents of gold and rope. I tied nautical rope around the cake plates and made nautical rope into knots to hold food labels. There were accents of gold on the fondant toppers, cake plates, Mylar tassels, and dessert sticks.

Desserts: The dessert table was filled with beautiful nautical inspired treats. Maria of Love and Sugar Kisses created the most unbelievable nautical rope (monkey's first knots) cake pops out of fondant. She also created the sailboat topper for the smash cake. The beautiful captains wheel, sailboat, and anchor fondant cupcake toppers were made by Edible Details. As always her work and attention to detail is perfection.

Special nautical cookies were designed by Bambella Cookie Boutique. Each cookie was meticulously adorned with nautical waves, buntings, and stripes to match the details of the collection.

Favor Table: The favor table displayed sea glass candy, cookies, and chocolate covered Oreos for our guests to take home.  Of course we had to showcase the birthday boy some more with a birthday photo banner and anchor shaped ribbon wreath.

Guests signed a copy of Robert McCloskey's Time of Wonder to add to his growing book collection. The birthday boy told his favorite Aunt Jenny (through lots of giggles and smiles) how much he appreciated his very special first birthday celebration! We know for sure that the little man truly enjoys cake!

Random Fun Party Facts:
1. The real life version of the little red Nantucket boat on the table is actually docked in Newport, RI, only miles from the birthday boy's house. I found that boat for $.25 at a thrift store near my house in PA!
2. The ruler on the table is actually my kiddos growth chart
3. I made two of the gold cake plates on the dessert table. One cake plate is made from an Abe Lincoln plate with the Gettysburg Address written on it and the second cake plate is made from a pie tin.
4. And last random fact, the pirate peg doll's name is Sam.

A huge thank you to all the mega talented ladies who helped me pull this party together! I hope you will visit their shops and use the vendor credits below as a resource shopping for your next party. They are the best of the best at what they do!

Party Sources:
Photographer: Allison Kaharick
Nautical Party Printables: Bird's Party
Cupcake Toppers: Edible Details
Nautical Rope Cake Pops and Cake Topper: Love and Sugar Kisses
Tassel Garland: The Flair Exchange
Red Rose Chocolate Covered Oreos: Sweet Temptations
Cookies: Bambella Cookie Boutique
Sea Glass Candy: Candied Cakes
Melamine Plate: Magnolia Creative Co.
Birthday Hat: Prop Shop Boutique
Stamped Spoons and Treat Sticks: The Papered Nest
Anchor Ribbon Wreath: She's {kinda} Crafty
12 Month Photo Banner: Stampin' Fanatic
Balloons: Polka Dot Market


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