5 Best Buys for a Nautical Themed Soirée

This bank holiday weekend, my lovely family and I drove down to Dover, Kent to visit the White Cliffs. I have been in England for 4.5 years now and had yet to make the trip although I’ve been talking about it for ages. My daughter loved the ocean (or the YO-shin as she calls it), large ferries and throwing rocks into the channel. Its definitely worth a quick visit – walking the cliffs is definitely an experience. Plus, the seawaves got my head spinning with decorating and food ideas for other ocean lovers out there. Here’s a quick inspiration board I put together. I think the lime green and navy color combo is perfect for sand and sea themed decor.

Green and Lime Nautical Themed Inspiration Board

Nautical Inspiration Board

Handmade anchor bunting, The Spotted Born on Etsy / DIY Rope Vase from Bayside Bride / Styled photo shoot , credits available here / Nautical pillow by Needlepoint Pillows

If you’re also inspired by the beautiful English coastline, check out my top buys and ideas for your next nautical themed soirée.


Marina Best Buys

1. Twisted White Nylon Rope, £9.29

This simple decor item can be used tons of ways. As seen above, rope can be wrapped around a vase to spruce up your centerpiece. If flowers aren’t your thing, you can elegantly place the rope loosely inside the vase. Trust me – it will look great. Also, consider using it in your table decor. Tie a simple knot around your napkin as a fun napkin ring or tie around your utensils. If you’re extra crafty, consider making rope jewelry to hand out as party favors. Tons of ideas – one fun product. You can find white twisted rope at Homebase.

2. Nautical Themed Paper Goods and Hanging Decor, Prices Vary

Party Parade has an awesome selection of nautical party supplies. From blue striped napkins, straws, to beautiful pom poms and paper fans. Check out the collection here. Perfect solution for a hassle-free seaside event.

3. Nautical Cookie Cutters, £7.85

Take a white serving tray, sprinkle with demerara sugar, and place nautical shaped cookies on top with colored icing to match your color scheme. I found this nifty set of cutters of Amazon.

4. Chevron Fabric, approx £13/metre

Google nautical/marina/ocean party decor and you’ll continually find one common element – navy blue chevron! It’s everywhere. If you’re hosting a dinner party, try adding this chic and modern fabric pattern to your dinner table.

5.Lifesavers, £2.99 per bag

These little white candies from America are not only great for freshening your breath. As the name suggests, they resemble tiny little life savers and can be used in tons of ways for your nautical party. Pop these babies on top of cupcakes for an incredibly easy nautical cake decoration. Wrap them around a napkin using twine as part of your table scape or simple give the candies out in gift bag. Find them online at American Soda.

Update! My fiance just informed me that there is a candy made in UK exactly like the Lifesavers called Polo Mints. Ha, Who knew!

Leave a comment and let me know your ideas for a nautical themed party!

Disclaimer – I have not personally used any of the products mentioned above and have received no compensation for stating my opinion on any product mentioned in this post.