The Partiologist: Nautical Party!

Nautical Party!

I think it's about time to get back to parties, don't you?  Here it is...
 Nautical Themed Party!
Sometimes I see an invitation and decide to have a party with that theme, but this time I found a red and white striped dress from Anthropologie and decided to have a Nautical themed party.  Sad, I know, to go to this much work just to wear a new dress! (Oh and I should mention that I found the perfect shoes too!)

I sent out the invitation after I came up with some clever wording.  I always lay awake and think of what my invitations will say~
It reads:
Ahoy, Mates!
Captain Tim and his First Mate
Cordially invite their
"Nautical But Nice" Friends
To dine with them aboard the
S.S. Fanta Sea
Saturday Evening, July 9th 2009

Cocktails on Deck - 6:00 p.m.
Sunset Dinner Cruise - 7:00 p.m.

Heimbuck Yacht Club
Don't Rock the Boat...
Call --- ----
It made me laugh and I hope it made my guests laugh too!
 
I decided to invite Mable and Molly to the party,
even though they are afraid of water~

No need to worry, I purchased a couple of life jackets for them to wear.  They were relieved and could then enjoy the party!
On my archway in the entry I hung a plastic nautical banner~
And yes, I crawled up the very tall ladder myself.  In fact that ladder was a Christmas gift from my dad.  He really couldn't understand why I would want a ladder for Christmas, but I have used it over and over!!

Right in the center of the entry, I put some punch and cups~
Okay, that's not all, besides just being punch...
I called it Fog on the Harbor!
Here's why~


Right before guests arrived, I added dry ice and a fresh bing cherry to each glass!
Then I decided to add little drinking straws so no one would swallow any dry ice!
Well, let's move over to the kitchen where the party continues...
Another banner hanging from a beam which I purchased from Pottery Barn Kids.
And now for the table...
I'm so Nautical..you'll have to wait!

11 comments :

  1. AMAZING...as always! Sounds like so much fun...love the "Nautical but Nice" part on the invite!

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  2. SO cute! I love this theme. My birthday is not until Feb.... do you think I could pull this off in the winter? lol :-)
    *Susan
    soozind.blogspot.com

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  3. Love the Fog in the Harbor!

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  4. Wow! So many fun details already! I love the foggy drink! Looking forward to the rest of the details.

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  5. The Fog on the Harbor punch is GENUIS! just saying :)

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  6. Susan - I'm not sure where you live, but if there is snow, maybe they could be your snow caps on the water??

    And thanks Hannah - being called genuis has made my day!!!

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  7. Where is the dress and shoes that the party was based on. We want to see them. :)from, twobeautiful girls

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  8. LOVE this PARTY! Can't wait to see the rest of it!Thanks for linking to the Tuesday To Do Party!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  9. Your party is a List Maker this week! Feel free to stop by and grab a button!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  10. I would really like to know where you got that punch bowl! Stuff like that is impossible to find. -Emily

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