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khaki and blue party theme

I’m just loving this khaki & blue party that Noel Culbertson put together to celebrate her husband’s birthday and recent promotion! The color palette is so crisp & chic… this look would also be gorgeous for a wedding or engagement party, or any nautically-themed celebration.

Read on for all the details, as told by Noel…

khaki and blue party theme

“My husband went through the grueling six week induction process upon being promoted to Chief Petty Officer in the US Navy. The process culminated just before his birthday, it seemed only natural to celebrate both.

khaki and blue party theme

I went with a khaki theme for the party since all of his new working uniforms are now khaki. I used the B is for Baby Shower party on HWTM as a springboard. For a fun touch I ordered custom fortune cookies, which started me on the road to filling these apothecary jars along with several milk glass jars from local antique stores with khaki goodies.

khaki and blue party theme

khaki and blue party theme

I picked up khaki table cloths and mini paper bags at Target, and found fabric for the table runner at Joann’s. With so much khaki on hand, I ordered some blue candies to throw a little color in the mix.

khaki and blue party theme

To speed up cupcake baking I ordered these wrappers that you can set on a cookie sheet and bake as is. I printed and cut the flags then glued them to lollipop sticks I picked up at Michaels. The rest of the goodies came from Costco, which helped keep costs down.

khaki and blue party theme

I designed the jar labels, flags and party “logo” in Photoshop and printed it off for the party favor bags, frame, and a large vinyl “congratulations” sign i had made for the house.

khaki and blue party theme

I also hung sepia-tone pictures of the induction process in rustic wood frames behind the table to show off the process and to keep the look unified.”

khaki and blue party theme

Thanks for the inspiration, Noel!