The Partiologist: Nautical Party!

Nautical Party!

I think it's about time to get back to parties, don't you?
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 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!)

Nautical Party

Then I found the perfect invitation and soon I came up with clever wording.  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!

Well, let's move over to the kitchen where the party continues...

A fabric banner hanging from a beam.

And now for the table...

I'm so'll have to wait to see the table!


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

  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 :-)

  3. Love the Fog in the Harbor!

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

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

  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!!!

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

  8. LOVE this PARTY! Can't wait to see the rest of it!Thanks for linking to the Tuesday To Do Party!

  9. Your party is a List Maker this week! Feel free to stop by and grab a button!

  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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