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Anchor Themed Birthday Party

Nautical Birthday Party Ideas

What is it about summer birthdays that makes them so fun?
The majority of the birthdays in our family are in the winter and early spring.  That's when our weather is so dark and gray and most of the time--rainy.  In fact, we're usually surprised when it doesn't rain on our birthdays.

Table setting for a nautical party

But my mother-in-law...she's the lucky one, with a birthday in August!
Oh, how we all wish we could have an August birthday with blue skies and sunshine and fresh watermelon and berries.
August in the Seattle area is absolutely gorgeous!
The warmth, light and sun always makes you want to celebrate!
Just take a look at my mother-in-law's nautical anchor party.

Anchor Themed Party

Anchor's Aweigh!
It's a Nautical anchor-themed party.
'Love is where the anchor drops.'
'You are my anchor in the storm.'
Heb. 6:19-- Love anchors the soul.  

Nautical party supplies
Affiliate links:  Anchor paper fans are found here.  Wrapping paper found here.
Anchor tags and clips were found at Target Dollar Spot.

A very simple party was made easy by a few anchor party supplies.  Red & White striped wrapping paper down the center of the table makes a great and easy table runner.  Instant color, just cut to fit.

Anchor Themed Party

Red & white stripes and navy & white stripes are perfect nautical colors.  This could also be a great 4th of July theme.

Nautical Birthday Party Ideas

Our simple summer menu included:  garden salad, watermelon, black pepper chips and salmon.  

Anchor party with fish and chips.

You do have to have fish (and chips) at a nautical party, right?
Anchor party with seafood.

The cake was store-bought (gasp!)  I know.  (It was purchased at WinCo.)  I was planning on making a cake, but when I saw this one in the store, I couldn't resist!  Just take a look at it!

4 flavored cake!

4 different sections:
1 section chocolate
1 section caramel spice
1 section red velvet
1 section carrot cake
We all chose to try a different kind, sort of.  Well, most of us tried out every flavor!  Delicious!

4 flavored cake

An anchor pillow and gift bags with anchor tags helped decorate the cake table. The anchor pillow is from Coastal Living found at Bed, Bath.& Beyond.

Anchor gifts

Light up boxes help set the occasion.  Do you have a Lightbox?
These things are so much fun!  No having to print out posters, just change up the letters, plug it in and... it's spectacular!

Table decorations for a nautical party.

I own 2 of these fun light up signs.  

Affiliate link:  Lightbox from Heidi Swapp and this one from WOPS.
Nautical Birthday Party Ideas

Happy Birthday, Nana!

Nautical Birthday Party Ideas

For a complete list of all parties on my blog, click here.
Check out more of my Mother-in-law's summer birthday parties:

Whale party decor.
Whale Party

Hiking party for a 70 year old!

Hiking Party

Balloon birthday party
Balloon Party

Sun themed birthday party.
Sunshine Party

Nautical Party
Beachy Starfish Party

Have a puppy party.
Puppy Party

Linking up to BFFParty@TT&J

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