June 30, 2011

Birthday Party Ideas: A Preppy Nautical Maritime Inspired Party and Deserts Table



Birthday Party Ideas: A Preppy Nautical Maritime Inspired Party and Deserts Table


Following on from yesterday's post, this French Riviera-inspired, Preppy Nautical Party  was styled using the same Printable Party Collection as our Rustic Nautical Party!!

Check all the red, white and blue details below...



Birthday Party Ideas: A Preppy Nautical Maritime Inspired Party and Deserts Table


A Preppy Nautical Maritime Inspired Party and Deserts Table Printables


A Preppy Nautical Maritime Inspired Party and Deserts Table Printables



Preppy Nautical Birthday Party: Party Ideas, Styling, Decor and Printables


The preppy and quite traditional look was achieved by keeping all the designs and decor elements very "clean", with the use of stripes and a lot of white to give it all a crisp, "Ralph Lauren" vibe! :)

The blue and white stripy backdrop, and white tissue paper poms helped to bring the design elements together - In the absence of Ralph Lauren, a duvet cover or similar can be used (like in this case)! ;)


Preppy Nautical Birthday Party: Party Desserts Table and DIY Cupcakes


You all know how much I loooove handmade, and getting stuck into every aspect of my shoots!! So, the two-tier sponge cake covered with white sugar fondant, embellished with some of the printable cut outs from the Nautical Collectionwas a "creation of mine". (I think cakes are taking over and slowly becoming a new "part trend" lately!)

First time lucky, did you say?!! Too right!! I have to point out that I purchased ready-rolled sugar paste fondant (online), because there's no way I could risk attempting to make it from scratch again.... Maybe next time I'll be braver! ;) 

Anywho, I also used ready rolled fondant in red, white and blue to create the sailboat fondant cupcake toppers (tutorial coming soon). The other cupcake were embellished with the printable cupcake toppers in the shape of sailboats and other nautical icons!

The little sail boats that served as candy dishes are one of my faves additions to the desserts table!! They were such fun to make (and play with in the bath tub afterwards...) - I also owe you a tutorial on that one!

Preppy Nautical Birthday Party: Nautical Desserts and Cookies


Fabulous decorated cookies by Whatever Whimsy, yummy salt water taffy and caramel balls helped to complete this preppy, Nautical desserts table!

Sooooooo, now that you've seen both our Nautical Party styled shoots, I'd LOVE to hear which style rocks YOUR boat?!! Rustic or Preppy?  :)




Preppy Nautical Birthday Party: Party Credits


Party Styling, Photography and Party Printables: Bird's Party
Decorated Cookies: Whatever Whimsy
Red and White Ribbon on Cake: The Knock Knock Factory
Paper Pompoms: Bird's Party


Click to see more Nautical birthday party ideas, party decor and party printables on this theme!



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