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A Baby Shower By The Sea (21 photos)
A preppy, nautically inspired baby shower was held this past weekend in beautiful Portland, Maine at a coastal restaurant overlooking Portland Harbor. The parents-to-be are having a little boy so of course blue was a necessary color but we put a twist on your typical blue theme and used navy, teal, and chartruese as our main color scheme.
For our welcome/seating arrangement table, we used individual blueberry and lime flavored Izze drinks, a naturally flavored seltzer each addressed with the guest's name and table number, with a navy and white striped straw attached. A huge hit!
Masses of paper lanters were hung from the restaurant's wood-beamed ceiling along with strings of handmade yacht flags using polka dot, striped, and teal fabric. Tables were covered with burlap overlays and centerpieces used clusters of white hydrangea in tall cylindrical vases festooned in ribbons coordinating with the colors of the paper lanterns. We placed a Baby Bingo card at each plate setting, in chartruese of course, to entertain guests during the opening of gifts. We designated the "mommy and daddy" chairs by using a simple wreath hung with a burlap ribbon.
A scrumptious dessert table was set against a wall of windows overlooking the water with cake stands holding cupcakes purchased from a local bakery. We used stacks of children's books under the cake stands to add varying heights and dimension to the table. A candy bar was set up in the middle of the table with blue and green candies of all types. Apothecary jars and other vases held the varieties of candies, also ribboned with coordinating navy, teal, and chartruese.
Adorable striped yacht flags saying "It's A Boy" were made into cupcake toppers as well as mini teal onsies to add the perfect touch to the the yummy desserts.
The "message in a bottle" table was a guest favorite. Family and friends leave their words of advice to the parents-to-be.
Our gift table was draped with an authentic fishing net and we used pieces of driftwood brought in from nearby beaches to add in the feeling of being near the water. We used driftwood throughout our decor, a look we loved, and will definitely use again!