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Nautical Crab Inspired Baby Shower

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Nautical Baby Shower with crab silhouette banner

Ahoy, matey! Dive right into this sweet Nautical Crab Inspired Baby Shower by Victoria of RV Parties. Swimming with little crab silhouettes and nautical stripes, this baby shower is brimming with adorable (and easy!) ideas for creating the cutest crustacean paradise for mommy-to-be!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Floral centerpieces wrapped with striped paper and crab silhouettes attached with ribbon
  • Orange mini crab cookies + crab lollipop favors with “Bon Voyage” printables
  • Navy stripe straws with party flags and crab sliders

Mini crab shaped cookies

Striped nautical crab centerpiece

Nautical baby name banner

Mini sandwiches with crab silhouette toothpicks

Nautical crab baby shower ideas

"Bon Voyage" crab lollipops

PARTY DETAILS, as told by Victoria

We may be landlocked where we live, but we wanted to honor the mother-to-be who now lives in Maryland with a crab baby shower! All of the details were nautical and combine a sweet love of the sea with good wishes for the baby.

Each guest brought a card with wishes for the baby that we put in an album for the family. We designed a printable banner, food labels, lollipop tags, drink tags and cupcake toppers. Guests enjoyed Chesapeake crab chips, corn crab chowder, chicken salad and fruit salad while sipping matching sodas.

For dessert, there were mini crab cookies and cupcakes baked into baking cups from Cakes and Kids Too. Each guest took home a delicious orange creme lollipop made by Custom Candy Creations with a bon voyage tag on it!

We used a crab silhouette throughout the party – for the flower vases, toothpicks, and a banner on the food table. It was easy to add seashells and burlap to increase the nautical feel. We loved working with the calm blue, navy and poppy, and we found many ways to tie those colors into our party!

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  3. Kim April 18, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Super cute and perfect for Annapolis, Maryland where I live!

  4. ike2010 April 20, 2013 at 1:24 am

    a crab theme baby shower! this is so inventive and cute, great job! especially the cute little crab cookies.

  5. Shelley Kuhn April 20, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Love the nautical crab theme, finding new ideas for baby shower themes is such fun. You might like this cute site too! http://www.babyshowerthemes.ca/

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