How to Host an Adorable Nautical Baby Shower

by Alli

As a brand ambassador for Oriental Trading, I have received products or compensation for my Nautical Baby Shower. All opinions are my own.

Drumroll, please! I have a big announcement! My son and daughter-in-law are expecting their first baby! This will be my 5th grandchild. They have a gazillion friends and I’m sure they will have baby showers galore. Since I love to throw a party, I decided to welcome the new addition with an adorable nautical baby shower. It’s just for my immediate family, but this party will also work for a large group.

Nautical Baby Shower

Oriental Trading has everything you need for a baby shower. From centerpieces to party decor, Oriental Trading makes it easy to host a party for the mom-to-be.

How to Host an Adorable Nautical Baby Shower

My theme colors for this shower are Navy and Red. My navy tablecloth comes in handy for so many occasions. The centerpiece is a Nautical Cupcake Stand, but I’m using it as a cookie stand. It’s perfect for tying everything together.

Centerpiece for Nautical Baby Shower

Since I’m only inviting my daughters and daughter-in-law to this nautical baby shower, I thought I’d add a few fun elements.

Pacifier Napkin Rings

Pacifiers make the cutest napkin rings and after the party, they can all go home with the mom-to-be. They will need to be sterilized by placing them in boiling water for 5 minutes before first use. Be sure and cool completely before using.

Nautical Baby Shower

Cherry Punch in Baby Bottles

Thanks to Oriental Trading, this Nautical Baby Shower is one of the easiest showers I’ve ever planned. Since my color scheme is navy and red, I decided to make my favorite cherry punch. I’ve been making this punch for years and it’s always delicious and because you freeze the punch and thaw a little before serving, it has a delicious slushy consistency.

I’m serving my punch in baby bottles. Remove the nipple, add some ribbon and insert a straw and you’re good to go. Of course, the baby bottles also go home with the mom-to-be.

Nautical Baby Shower - Cherry Punch

Helpful Hint: If you’re hosting a large shower, use cups for the guests and baby bottles for the guest of honor.

Yield: 60 servings

Cherry Slush Punch

Nautical Baby Shower - Cherry Punch


  • 3 (3 oz.) packs cherry flavored gelatin
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 cups boiling water
  • 1 (46 oz.) can unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 (12 oz.) can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 (12 oz.) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 gallon cold water
  • 2 (2-liter) bottles ginger ale


  1. Dissolve gelatin and sugar in boiling water. Add pineapple juice, lemonade and orange juice concentrate, and cold water. Mix well and freeze.
  2. Just before serving, add ginger ale and mix well.

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Cherry Slush Punch - Nautical Baby Shower

Nautical Cupcake Holders

These little cupcake wrappers and picks are perfect for holding my homemade chocolate cupcakes.

nautical baby shower featuring cupcake wrappers and picks

All of the decor, including this Nautical Anchor Garland, is from Oriental Trading.

Nautical Baby Shower Decor

Are you planning a baby shower soon? Be sure and try my punch recipe. You can change the color/flavor by using other flavors of gelatin.


Nautical Baby Shower

Planning a baby shower? I have lots of tips and ideas, including my favorite Cherry Punch recipe. This Nautical Baby Shower is adorable and easy to plan.


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valmg @ Mom Knows It All July 7, 2017 - 6:18 am

That’s a super cute shower theme. My MOm would have loved it when she was having my younger brothers, she’s always loved to dress them in nautical suits.

ricci July 7, 2017 - 6:26 am

First of all CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Second- I love everything about this baby shower!! The theme is adorable and of course all the decor is just fabulous!!! Can’t wait to see the new grand baby on your blog once he/she makes his/her appearance!!

candy July 7, 2017 - 9:14 am

Love different baby shower themes. This nautical one really is bright and colorful. So many are on the pale side. Perfect for a little boy.

Jeanette July 7, 2017 - 9:32 am

Oh my gosh this is so cute. I could hire you for all my parties you do such a good job LOL. Congratulations by the way it is so exciting!

Sarah Bailey July 7, 2017 - 11:26 am

I love this idea what a lovely way to celebrate at a baby shower, nautical makes for such a cute theme.

Pam Wattenbarger July 7, 2017 - 2:24 pm

I love the drinks in the baby bottles! That is a really cute touch. The nautical theme for the shower is fun too.

A Busy Bees Life - Sheri July 7, 2017 - 3:26 pm

Love the theme, idea, and creativity. This is the kind of shower I would throw for a friend and I have just the right outfit to wear to it.

Natalie July 7, 2017 - 4:49 pm

I’ve always had a soft spot for all things nautical. I love the idea of a nautical baby shower! Congrats!!

Debra Hawkins July 7, 2017 - 7:18 pm

Those lanterns are absolutely adorable! I think this is the perfect theme for a baby shower! So light and bright and fresh!

My Teen Guide July 8, 2017 - 12:27 am

Nautical themed anything is really cute! I love the pastel colors of blue and pink. Sailboat decor is nice and so with the food. I don’t have any small ones coming our way but I will definitely help you spread the word

Sandy N Vyjay July 8, 2017 - 1:17 am

Lovely ideas for a nautical baby shower. The cherry punch looks really tantalizing. The cup cakes too are gonna be a hit too!

Maurene Cab July 8, 2017 - 7:32 am

Such a great idea! We were originally thinking of just hiring a baby shower planner, but with your post, I think I should give it a try.

julie July 8, 2017 - 8:34 am

Everything is darling! Congrats to you! Now I need someone to have a baby so I can use these ideas!

Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen July 8, 2017 - 5:22 pm

This is so cute! It’s perfect for a little baby boy.

Jenny July 8, 2017 - 7:21 pm

This is so adorable. I’ll keep this in mind if I ever have a boy.

Chubskulit Rose July 8, 2017 - 7:47 pm

That is so cute! I love nautical theme parties. Being married to a former sailor, we have a lot of things nautical at home.

liz Cleland July 9, 2017 - 12:40 am

What a perfect theme for a little one. I just love the details!

rika July 9, 2017 - 3:02 am

This is a cute and fun theme for a baby boy! The cherry punch looks delicious too! My kids will have their birthdays soon, I will make sure to check out birthday decor at Oriental trading.

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