Baby on Board: Nautical Themed Shower Inspiration!

Get ready to sail away on a delightful Nautical-themed Baby Shower! We’ve got ideas for some really seaworthy party decor, table settings, food, drinks, desserts, and games—all focused around the cutest “Baby on Board” theme. Just in time for the summer months, you can host this as a poolside party, out on a sunny deck, or in your beach backyard getaway. Mom-to-be and her guests will love it! (*this post contains affiliate links)

Nautical-themed Party Inspiration: Decor to Drinks

This theme is so popular, it’s a breeze finding party elements (which you can also choose to DIY!) and menu ideas to get this baby shower shipshape.

Nautical-themed Party Inspiration Board from Decor to Drinks

“Ahoy, mateys!” Get guests on board by sending out nautical baby shower invitations (1 – via Basic Invite) at least 3 weeks ahead.

Then, for some DIY ideas, consider decorating a little sailor cake (2 – from Bellenza) yourself with an anchor cutout, bands of ribbon, and colored candies; and setting the party tables (3 – from Bellenza) with themed accents like seashell place card holders (exclusive from the Bellenza SHOP), a ship with lighthouse centerpiece (4 – styled by Bellenza), and a whimsical nautical diaper centerpiece (5 – via Amazon).

And remember, you can use party food and drinks as part of the decor, too! Examples would be cake pops (6 – from Oh Sugar Event Planning) frosted with anchors and a bowl of blue piña colada party punch (7 – from Wishes and Dishes).

Party Menu with a Nautical Americana Spin

With pops of red added to the typical blue and white of a nautical theme, you have a way to give your baby shower menu an Americana flair. See the recipes we found!

Baby on Board Nautical Baby Shower Food

As a nod to the nautical theme, prepare Phyllo Flag Triangles with Spinach (2 – from Party Swizzle). These are phyllo dough turnovers filled with spinach and feta cheese, and made into mini “boats” with flags!

Then, have sentimental favorites like Homemade Corn Dogs (1 – from Life in the Lofthouse), Grilled Corn with Chili Lime Butter (3 – from Serious Eats), Mini Apple Pies (4 – from Live Well Bake Often), and Berries and Cream Dessert Triangles (5 – from Pillsbury).

Nautical Baby Shower Games & Activities

Again, the popularity of this theme means you can find ready-made nautical-inspired party game products to keep your guests entertained! Here are our picks, available via Amazon.

Nautical baby shower activities

  1. Nautical Scratch Off Party Game Cards (28 Pack)
  2. Nautical Sign Guest Book (Andaz Press)
  3. Diaper Raffle Tickets (50 Count)
  4. Baby Shower Word Scramble (Set of 25 Activity Cards)
  5. Baby Shower Games Book of nautical baby shower games to print out and play with your guests
  6. “Wishes and Advice for Baby” Cards (50 Count)

Does all this have you dreaming of setting sail with this adorable “Baby on Board” Baby Shower theme? Go right ahead. Anchors aweigh!

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