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Preppy Pink & Navy Nautical First Birthday


I chose this nautical theme after deciding that we wanted to have my daughter, Eliza’s, 1st birthday party on the lake in our neighborhood. With a lakeside setting, a preppy pink and navy nautical celebration seemed to be the perfect fit!  After dinner, our little party guests built their own sailboats. My dad cut all the wood and my mom made the sails with leftover fabric from the backdrop. It was so cute to see a table of girls and one little boy using their hammer and nails to build sailboats. We then set sail in the lake! It was such a beautiful night and the perfect evening to celebrate our sweet girl!

Project Details

The dessert table was set up in the lake gazebo and filled with the talents of so many! The pink cake was designed with a swirl “wave” pattern and contributed by Creations Bakery. It sat on my favorite white scallop stand from Pier 1 Imports. The adorable anchor cookies were made by Sweet Goosie Girl and were just as delicious as cute! I couldn’t resist and ate one within minutes of the package landing on my doorstep! The fondant toppers were custom made by Claudia Cupcake Lady to perfectly match the sailboat and monogram used throughout. Claudia also kindly designed a sailboat fondant topper for Eliza’s smash cake. The pink stripe and navy stripe straws were courtesy of Fun Paper Straws.  I designed straw flags and used glass bottles that were recycled Starbucks frappuccino bottles! The individual snack containers were filled with pretzel goldfish and topped with a “Catch of the Day” sticker. The containers were another fun freebie! While eating lunch at a local deli, those perfect little containers were served with the kid’s meal. I asked if I could purchase some and the kind manager gave me as many as I needed! The pink lunch bags held “Sailor Sandwiches”. The sailboat kabobs were filled with blackberrries and blueberries to match our navy colored theme. The skewers were topped with a sail and inserted into a glass vase of brown sugar to give the look of sand. The beautiful photography was by Stacy Mize Photography and all of the preppy party decor was designed by Sweet Peach Paperie.


Saturday 16th of March 2013

Very lovely party! I love your choice of colors. Pink and navy blue look really great together!


Sunday 10th of March 2013

This is a beautifully executed party, right on theme!