So many little boys love the feel of the sea and the endless possibilities that come with it! Walking next to a boy looking out across open water, hand over his eyes against the glare as he watches a tall ship glide past is an amazing thing. He hears the crashing waves beating on the rocks. He then sits on the sand still warm from the sun while the stars twinkle overhead and the sweeping beam of a lighthouse guides vessels through the dark. This is when little boys fall in love with the sea and it is for sure where this little birthday boy decided he wanted a Nautical Lighthouse Themed Birthday Party. What is not to love?!?!
Great Stitch, the party stylist for this event, brought the excitement and thrill of the ancient call of the sea indoors with this awesome nautical themed party for the birthday boy! It was so fun to see everyone’s eyes when they walked into the room! Everyone was mesmerized and was completely full of awe, which is why these stylists love their job! The memories are so important for kids … and the moms!
The coloring wall from Anders Ruff Shop was such a big hit. It was hard to get the kids to stop coloring it long enough to eat! They do such amazing work. They also designed all of the gorgeous printables! The detail that Anders Ruff Shop put into these printables was first quality all the way down to the rope around the circle to put twine through … it was clearly invisible!
Birthday party attire was furnished by Great Stitch. Custom shirts, bucket hats and a pillowcase dress for the birthday girl all featured the perfect nautical theme!
Mallory Hall Photography did all of the amazing photography for the event! I love how you can catch all of the little moments and Mallory did just that! These are all memories that will be treasured forever.
The envelopes were found from a new company called Party Prepaganda and the awesome nautical feel of these navy striped envelopes were an instant hit that everyone fell in love with. They went perfect with the Anders Ruff Shop invitation!
They say the blue lobster is extremely rare – only one in two million – but this party was able to capture this reclusive creature in the place mats and fry boxes from When I Was Your Age (seriously a great name!). They also provided the custom forks for the party. A lovely apple dip to go with the apples that were in the fry boxes was made and it was such a hit! Everyone couldn’t get enough!
“Opulent Mac and Cheese”… that’s what Andolini’s calls it! It is a major favorite dish right now and was also able to be made gluten-free, which is hard to find in a restaurant. It is so worth it! Some steamed lobster was added to kick it up another notch … as if anything else was really needed! If you are ever in Tulsa, this restaurant is amazing! They also gave pizza dough to the kids to have something to do while they waited for the food to finish. The jars came from Specialty Bottle. The meal was rounded out with blueberry and pecan spinach salad, along with apples with Snickers dipping sauce. What a hit!
Party favors included a special 3-2-1 cake mix. This incredibly simple recipe provides individual cake portions. Mix an angel food cake mix with a regular cake mix. Take 3 tablespoons of water in a mug and microwave for 1 minute. That fast, you have a cake! You can also add chocolate chips, nuts, or coconut to make it even better. The labels were included in the party pack from Anders Ruff Shop.
Piggy Bank Parties has become a staple for all parties styled by Great Stitch and this was no exception! They do the most amazing favor boxes that you can print out and glue together. So perfect for last-minute preparations! You can also have them do custom designs! These are the sailboats that we just had to do to include as a decoration, and weren’t used as just favor boxes!
Nothing can take the place of the sea, but until we sail again with the tide, this will take us there in the meantime! What a great party and the birthday boy will always have the wonderful memories of his nautical adventure!
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- Nautical Mini Popcorn Boxes – 24 Count
- Kate Aspen Anchor Muslin Favor Bags – Set of 12
- Blue Fish Netting Party Accessory
- Starfish Accessory
- 12 White Kids Sailor Hats
- Nautical Themed Cupcake Picks – Set of 25
- Welcome Aboard Navy Life Ring Decoration
- Big Dot of Happiness Ahoy Nautical Party Bundle
- Glittered Anchor Cutout Decorations – Set of 12
- Red Decorative Fish Netting
- Red, White and Blue Paper Lantern Decorations – Set of 6
- Natural Canvas Tote Bags – Set of 12
- Nautical Anchor Cellophane Favor Bags – Set of 12
- Ahoy Nautical 20-Piece Photobooth Props
- Big Dot of Happiness Ahoy Nautical Cutouts
- Ahoy Nautical Napkins
- Ahoy Nautical Dinner Plates – Set of 8
- Ahoy Nautical 16-Piece Party Kit for 16
- Ahoy Nautical Framed Print With Signature Mat
- Ahoy Nautical Water Bottle Labels – Set of 12
- Nautical Favor Gift Tags – Set of 20
- Ahoy Nautical Girl Party Supplies and Decorations