Summer's already made its entry and people are flocking to each others homes to celebrate this season with oodles of cool drinks, food and fun. The main aspect to bring on the mood of any party is to create unique, fun filled themes. To match the summery mood, nautical decorations for a party are doing their rounds these days.
Normally based on the marine theme, you can plan the nautical decor ideas accordingly. So, if you are planning to host a party and have decided on the nautical theme, then here are a few ideas. Using them, you can make the beach come alive in your room, if you are living away from the sea.
Nautical Decorating Ideas for a Party
Nautical party decorations should be one that matches the mood and purpose of the party. Precise planning and implementation of the same should help you in hosting a successful party and you getting labeled as the best host. Here are some ideas for nautical themed party decorations, which you can use for your party at home.
The decoration of the room where you are planning to hold the party should be similar to that of a ship's cabin or deck. You can transform the room to resemble a ship's cabin by using some nautical party supplies, which you can purchase from stores or can even make at home.
The furniture can be deck chairs with a table placed around the room in groups. You can also create lifeboat like structures around the chairs for a complete ship feeling. These lifeboats can be made out of card paper and painted with motifs of the marine life on it.
Buy plastic or paper nautical flags and place them at the center of each table. Sprinkle sand and place a model of a sea animal like a lobster, crab, squids, etc. on each table.
Welcoming the Guests
For the entrance, you can stick banners with nautical phraseology on the door posts. A single conch shell in the middle can also be hung as a decorative piece. You can also have an effigy of a mean, one eyed pirate with a parrot on his shoulder.
Place this effigy at the entrance of your house to welcome your guests. Since the theme is maritime, the guests can come dressed up as sailors or pirates.
You can use boat shaped serving plates, having motifs of the rudder, floating tubes etc. The menu will naturally be seafood. Appetizers can be shaped like shells, floaters and rudders and other nautical objects. Drinks can be served in large mugs and glasses.
Giving out nautical party favors, goodies shaped like compasses, shells and other instruments used by seamen in goody bags is also a cool idea to enhance the mood of your nautical party. Have fun!