Nautical Party Inspiration


So I bet you are thinking it is time to put away all those 4th of July decorations.  Wait- not just yet!

 If you have a summer birthday, barbecue, or any event coming up . . . why not use those red, white and blue decorations and deck out your celebration with what you have on hand? Most of what you may have in your stash of stars and stripes patriotic decor can be pulled into a nautical party. Today I am sharing a roundup of five stunning nautical themed parties, but first stop by my Etsy shops below and see if any of my available red, white, and blue party decorations may be an ideal fit at your next nautical or beach themed party-





The crepe paper streamer table backdrop at this party is so easy to create. Just cut and hang in straight strips.

Anchors and sailboats are the dominate decor at this nautical first birthday party!

This is a great set up with lots of stripes and sand dollars and don’t forget the straws.  Don’t forget if you have some beach decor around the home, those make perfect props at a nautical party table- like the giant anchor, lifesaver, and lighthouse at this party above.

This ahoy party features great balloon styling!  Those columns of balloons flanking the table make a stunning statement.

Be sure to visit my Pinterest balloon board for more balloon diy ideas.

This adorable nautical baby shower in a “Welcome Aboard” theme in soft pastel blues is perfect for a little baby boy on the way!

Hope these nautical parties have inspired you to start planning your next event!

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Crafting Memories

Happy early Memorial Day!

This weekend signifies the beginning of summer.  Pools are opening, families are gathering, kids are out of school (or almost are), barbecues are firing up and flowers are planted.  Once the memorials are visited and decorated, it’s time to get together and make some memories in honor of those who have fallen to provide us the privilege to do so.  Let’s thank our military members and their families who gave the ultimate sacrifice, celebrate life and remember what they fought so hard for.

PartyFetti and PinwheelPretties have several red, white and blue decorations that I have already highlighted, and added a few more.  It’s too late to get your orders in for Memorial Day, so let’s look at some last minute craft ideas to decorate for the festivities!


Bleach pens are a great way to jazz up your cloth pieces.  Try it out on napkins, tablecloths, t-shirts and more!


Butcher or Parchment paper cones are a simple and cheap way to display anything from fruit to snack mix.


For larger containers, cut and decorate simple paper plates and tie together with twine or ribbon.  These would be great for toppings and smaller snacks.


Decorative lunch sacks!  Why didn’t I think of that?!  This is a good idea for popcorn, favor bags, snack mix, all sorts of dry goods and fun stuff.


Bandanas, napkins or cloth in a mason jar (or cup) with silverware – what a simple way to supply necessary items in a decorative way.  Perfect for all events.  A must remember!


Mark this on as another “why didn’t I think of that”!  How simple is this cupcake topper?  Ribbons and toothpicks – easy!


This Rocket Garland is dual purpose.  Not only is it an awesome decoration, but it’s also a fun activity!  The diagram shows you how to turn a simple toilet paper or paper towel roll into an excellent party supply.  For those of you who want to make these for another event, PartyFetti has Rocket Bunting that you can rig as poppers, check them out here.

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Paint, markers or watercolors are another simple way to dress up basic party supplies or make decorations.  Use your imagination!

Enjoy your holiday weekend and don’t forget to pre-order your supplies at PartyFetti, PinwheelPretties, ReadySetCraftKits, OnceUponAHomeDesigns and WeddingBridalDesigns.  Custom orders are available, so get shopping now!

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Day for Memories

Memorial Day is around the corner!  Many decorations for Memorial Day can be reused for the Fourth of July, Labor day, Presidents Day or most national holidays.  Because of their universal appeal, we can explore some more versatile approaches to PartyFetti supplies and decorations.


Paper Fans, or Rosettes, are decorative pieces that have many purposes.

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Turn them into a wreath,


or hang them from the trees (or ceiling),


attach them to a hanging lantern


or as an accent to your displays or buffet!


Popcorn Boxes aren’t just for popcorn anymore!


Try using the popcorn box for party favors,


or other snacks,


even to hold and display straws and utensils!


Cupcake Wraps are an easy way to dress up your favorite dessert, but they have other uses!


Dress up and personalize your drink,


or dress up a mess free way of eating a frozen treat,


create a unique party favor


or serve up another treat – like sushi!


Balloons are great for any occasion.  Balloons with confetti and tassels are even better!

Arches and columns are traditional balloon configurations.  These hanging bubble bursts are easy and don’t require helium!

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Balloon releases are a fun activity for any reason.  You can even insert a name or message into the balloon when inflating for a personal touch!

Don’t forget, PartyFetti offers many more necessary party items, including complete sets!


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