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Nautical Glam Baby Shower

I have always wanted to style a nautical themed event. When this client contacted me to style his wife’s baby shower, I was overjoyed! I love the Nautical theme. I have a thing for stripes of any color. Navy blue and white with some reds set the tone for this Nautical Glam Baby Shower. However, for someone like me who is always styling luxurious events, I decided to add a bit of glam. So a touch of gold it was! I quite enjoy working with the men who contacts me to surprise their wives. They pick a theme (or gives me the pleasure to) and leaves the rest in my capable hands. So I can chop and change and play around. Hubbies gets all the brownie points, wives are happy and me… I have unleashed my creativity! It’s a win all round kind of situation!!

Back to this Nautical Glam Baby Shower… The venue of choice was The River Cabin. Besides the fact that this is my all time favourite venue, it is situated on banks of the Jukskei River. I thought it was quite ideal for the theme. For our decor set up, instead of going with striped runners, I opted for striped tablecloths. It lifted the whole set up quite magnificently. Something this small can really elevate the event to another level. I used gold sequinced runners on the edge of the table. We brought it in the reds through the flower arrangements and under plates. I didn’t want the red to overpower the whole set up thus toned it down to just these two elements.

Nautical Glam Baby Shower Dessert Table Set Up

The backdrop of choice was the gold sequinced one to pull in the elements of the runners. You will notice that instead of using the old school type of lanterns, I added a twist by incorporating some geometric lanterns on the table. On the dessert table, we brought in a different type of lantern in gold and stacked the desserts in them. My client and his wife are macaron addicts thus we had a display of macarons beneath the cake. Cake pop and cupcakes in the theme were a vital element of the dessert table. The guests were spoilt to some lovely and mouth-watering canapes. Have a look at the photos and I am sure it will leave you drooling over your phone or laptop!

Off you go to the photos now – I will let them do the rest of the talking!

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By | 2019-03-26T10:34:38+02:00 Aug 16th, 2017|Baby Showers, Blog, Cakes, Creative Foods, Decor, Parties, Special Ocassions, Tablescaping|22 Comments


  1. Deb Aug 17, 2017 at 12:21 PM - Reply

    Beautiful as always, you should put up my pictures of Vintage Baby shower of Zané, you have so much class an precision Ishrat, let’s not forget your team.

    Kindest Regards

  2. Vanessa Aug 20, 2017 at 11:28 PM - Reply

    My kid is into boats at the moment, he would absolutely adore it!

    • Ish Aug 23, 2017 at 2:44 PM - Reply

      That’s awesome! I am sure he will love this theme!

  3. Pammy Aug 21, 2017 at 2:56 PM - Reply

    I love the Nautical Glam Theme! Love the beautiful arrangement and display, everyone must have enjoyed so much!

    Pammy -joyfulsource.com

    • Ish Aug 23, 2017 at 2:45 PM - Reply

      Thank you so much – everyone had a wonderful time!

  4. Brigette Aug 21, 2017 at 4:48 PM - Reply

    Awww so cute! I love that banner “Ahoy, it’s a boy”! It is perfect! That cake looks delish too!

    • Ish Aug 23, 2017 at 2:45 PM - Reply

      Thank you! Yes we have an amazing in house baker!

  5. Sue Tanya McHorgh Aug 21, 2017 at 6:53 PM - Reply

    This baby showers looks so good! I love the decor and the little cupcakes. Very nice.

    • Ish Aug 23, 2017 at 2:46 PM - Reply

      Thank you kindly!

  6. Zipporah B Aug 22, 2017 at 1:20 AM - Reply

    I love this! You put everything together perfectly from the cute tasty finger food to the cake! Everything looks perfect. I would’ve been crying for joy if this was my party

    • Ish Aug 23, 2017 at 2:47 PM - Reply

      That’s so sweet! Thank you – I love planning these parties and to see the client shed a tear or two (of happiness) over my work really makes my day!

  7. Lisa Rios Aug 22, 2017 at 2:43 AM - Reply

    This is super adorable! I love the theme and the boat themed everything is so cute. Have to keep this in mind for the future.

    • Ish Aug 23, 2017 at 2:47 PM - Reply

      Glad that my work is of inspiration to you!

  8. kim Aug 22, 2017 at 3:10 AM - Reply

    This is beautiful! I love the bold colors. I almost want to do this for my sons birthday party and I could have water activities too…now you’ve got me thinking!

    • Ish Aug 23, 2017 at 2:48 PM - Reply

      Yes would definitely advise some water activities if you are planning this for your child’s birthday. Do share the pics with me.

  9. kristal Aug 23, 2017 at 8:14 AM - Reply

    Awww this is so cute and I love the nautical theme.It is so fun and the colors are vibrant.

    • Ish Aug 23, 2017 at 2:49 PM - Reply

      Yes the colours are amazing and definitely bold! That’s why some touches of gold just finished it off beautifully!

  10. Jeff Moliterno Aug 23, 2017 at 6:33 PM - Reply

    Nautical themes have been a favorite of ours for many years. Some great ideas here!!!

  11. Afroz Aug 23, 2017 at 6:52 PM - Reply

    I love your arrangements and baby shower cake. My friend is due in December and we are planning a baby shower soon for her.
    And i am definitely referring to your blog for the prep work.

  12. Jasmine Aug 25, 2017 at 3:19 AM - Reply

    Oooooh I love this decor for a baby shower!! This gives me ideas for mine when I have one!

  13. Palesa Maphiri Oct 9, 2017 at 6:02 PM - Reply

    Good Day, I’d like quote for a babyshower venue hire. For 30-50 guests

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