Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Jett's Nautical Birthday Party

This year for Jett's party I decided to go with the Nautical theme. I had so much fun putting this party together. I've been planning it for months now. 


Here are the invites I sent out. I made them with my trusty power point program. 


I found the nautical code flags at a local boat shop. 


They were really fun to have hanging. 


The striped plates were from Shop Sweet Lulu. The red plates are from Target and the napkins were found at Home Goods. 


I had Janelle from One Sweet Slice make this amazing cake. She was amazing to work with and she did an incredible job. 

I told her I wanted an ombre wave theme and she totally carried out my vision. 



I made this watermelon boat using these instructions. 


The nautical cupcake toppers were bought here. I thought they were super cute. 


I created this drink station with fabric found at Home Fabrics for $5.99 a yard and a plastic life saver from a local party store. 


I found some great red striped paper straws here.  I added the blue flags with blue ribbon and double stick tape. The bird art was found at T.J. Maxx and is by Two's Company. 


I made these little foam boats for the kids to float from these kits. I just used a permanent marker to add some blue stripes. I also used one of these for my cake topper. 


The kids had a great time floating them and getting all wet! 



I wanted to have some kind of boat for the kids to play in. I just constructed this out of cardboard. I added a couple of these flags. The backdrop was made from this. I just cut it to size. Jett loved it. 




We even let the bigger kids play in it. 


I made the favors with plastic fish from a party store and lifesaver mints. 


I used this tag that I made in Power Point. Feel free to snag it from my blog if you want to use it for anything! 


All in all we had a great time. I am sad that it's all over. I guess it's time to start planning next years party...

57 comments:

  1. What an adorable party! Love all the bright colors. The cake looks amazing, and I love the little boats. Such sweet touches.

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  2. What a DARLING birthday party. That ombre cake is something else. Truly. Went off without a hitch. Great job Kirsten!

    www.sadieandstella.blogspot.com

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  3. This party was just SO inspired! I love every little detail- wow! I'll have to remember this precious theme for my nephews! Thanks for sharing!

    abodelove.blogspot.com

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  4. INSANELY great party!!! That cake takes the cake, hahahaha, it took my breath away :D What a lucky little boy - Happy Birthday!

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  5. Very creatively put together-love all the nautical touches!

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  6. LOVE that cake and all the nautical touches are amazing!

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  7. Darling party! I am in LOVE with that cake!!!!!!

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  8. This party is soooo darling, Kirsten! Well done :) I must know the name of the store where you purchased those nautical flags. I've been looking for those for my son's room.

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    1. did you find out where she got these?

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  9. Very well put together...love it.

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  10. What an amazing party!! That cake?! Soo cute! All of the details are adorable. Looks like he loved it!

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  11. This is the cutest party! It turned out great!

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  12. Could this be ANY cuter? Absolutely adorable...what a lucky/precious little boy!!!

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  13. Wow! What a great party! Every detail are so well thought out and so inspiring. I love the gorgeous cake and the drink station!

    You did a great job planning this fabulous and fun party, Kirsten. I am sure Jett and all the guests were thrilled!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  14. Darling!! What a cute birthday party for a little cutie, each detail is perfect!!

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  15. That is so cute! And the cake - WOW. I used to live in SLC and times like this I wish I was still there - I'd camp out at her door and wait for cake! LOL!
    Also wanted you to know I just opened a new blog party on kids decor and would love for you to join. Here is the direct link: http://playfuldecor.blogspot.com/2011/08/tuesdays-nursery.html It's for any age rooms, any decor accessories, etsy items, even pinterest pins! I hope you can make it! Give a hello to the mountains for me! Have a great day, Nan

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  16. that all looks amazing! he's one lucky kid! :) -jen

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  17. So sweet, love the cake, so creative, all the decorations, amazing!!

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  18. What a beautiful little celebration!! well done :)

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  19. darling Kirsten!! Great job and I love the cake!!

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  20. Oh...that cake is so, so cute. You did a great job!

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  21. Everything looked amazing! My top three faves about Jett's party were his cake, the photo backdrop and boat, and the cute little nautical straws!

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  22. You did such an awesome job. i l think you should be a party planner on the side! The cake is beautiful!

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  23. AMAZING!! You did such a great job :) I'm sure Jett loved everything about it

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  24. This is an AWESOME party! Loving all the details!

    Coley @
    www.whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

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  25. I LOVE this party!! SO CUTE! You did a fantastic job and that cake is to die for!!
    So where do you print out the invites you make? At home or do you send somewhere?.. thanks!!

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  26. Adorable party...and Jett is so stinking cute! Love the shot at the end of the two of you...clearly you both had a great time!

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  27. the cake is gorgeous! what a fun party. we drove through utah on our move from seattle to dallas last week. what beautiful scenery! especially moab. we stopped in slc for in-n-out burgers.... my first one!

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  28. Lovely! Very well done. I cannot believe the adorable invitations that you make in Powerpoint. Would love to see a tutorial on that sometime!

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  29. You should be a party planner, too! Can I hire you for Lucy's b-day party?
    You are too cute!
    Kathleen

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  30. This is so perfect! I can't wait to plan my future kids birthday parties ;)

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  31. Whoa nellie! This is AMAZING! The nautical theme is too cute. Nicely done...all the little details you put in made such an impact. And that cake, WOW. love love.

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  32. Happy B-day to your little guy Kirsten! Everything looked fantastic! LOOOVE the cake, and the foam boats are so cute ;)

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  33. Beautiful, Kirsten! You are so good with all of the details and making it fun for the kiddos too!

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  34. This is fabulous! Where do you ever find the time? What an inspiration. Kuddos.

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  35. This turned out absolutely darling. Love that cake.

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  36. SO darling! every detail was just perfect. i know how much work and time goes into kids birthday parties, and i am in awe of what you did here. jett is the cutest thing ever! i think my favorite things were the CAKE, and i also loved the party favors, and that framed bird etching added such a fun, vintage vibe that i love. thanks for sharing!

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  37. THis party is AMAZING! Adorable! That cake is my favorite!

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  38. Thanks for sharing Kirsten! I loved it all! You had everything perfect down to the last detail. Wonderful job. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  39. So cute and that cake is fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

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  40. i adore the party and all the details, especially that cake! so many ideas to steal! thanks for sharing x

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  41. Power point for cards etc? How?! Pray tell...

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  42. What a cute and well put together party! Love it! Great Job :)

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  43. Love this. You are amszing! Where o where did you find the yellow chevron table cloth? I need it.=)

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  44. I love this party! You too look sooo cute in that shot at the end. You are such a fun mom. I used your cake as an example of making a trend your own here... http://houseonrene.blogspot.com/2012/02/making-trend-your-own.html

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  46. I found your post through Pinterest. What a great nautical party and some great ideas.

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  47. I've been looking for signal flags just this size with no luck. Could you tell us what boat shop they came from? I'm hoping they still carry them and will ship them!

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  48. It seems as if the party was the best kids party ever? This cake is so wonderful, beautiful waves and everything. Lot's of fun, eh?

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