My older brother (note the emphasis),  recently turned 40 and his talented wife threw him the best surprise party ever, at the marina where they keep their boat.  Given our nautical theme this past week, I just had to share, and my sister-in-law was kind enough to send me some links on where she got all her wonderful decor items.  So, let’s meet my brother.

Decor Look Alikes | A Nautical Birthday

 

This is Ryan,  he likes to fish. A lot.

Decor Look Alikes | A Nautical Birthday

Maybe too much….  But I digress.  Ryan was officially passing from youth to middle age, and what better way to celebrate than to throw him a surprise party centered around his favorite pastime.  My sister-in-law also happens to be a designer, so she put her talent to work, and started by with this awesome invitation.

Decor Look Alikes | A Nautical Birthday

My sister-in-law, Amanda, found the invite here on Etsy and she used it as part of the decor at the party by framing it in this jute rope frame.

I’m sure you noticed those amazing sugar cookies too.  Sweet Virginia is the name of my brother’s boat and these custom cookies  were part of the amazing dessert spread from SnicketySnacks.

Decor Look Alikes | A Nautical Birthday

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Dessert Table Sources:

Pottery Barn Tobi Stripe Table Runner: $64, on sale $37.99

Amanda used an older version of this Pottery Barn Galvanized Metal Tiered Stand: $69.50,

she took it apart and flipped the 3 trays upside down so the cupcakes could be seen.

Oriental Trading Company Natural Fish Nets: $12/set of 3

Oriental Trading Company Nautical Flags: $5.95/dozen

Oriental Trading Company Rope Place Card Holders: $14/ dozen

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Candy Favors Table Sources:

The favor bags are from Target and not sold online.  But they are similar to these:

Etsy ChicChich Findings Stripe Paper Treat Bags, $3.38/25

IKEA Chambray Table Cloth: $19.99

IKEA Fish Table Runner: $9.99

Oriential Trading Company Fish Nets: $12/set of 3

Amanda made the stickers herself using these:

Paper Source Blank Labels: $5.95

Etsy GraphicBoutique Nautical Vector Clip Art: $5.50

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Paper Goods Sources:

IKEA Plates:  $1.99/ pack of 10

IKEA Napkins: $1.99/pack of 30

IKEA Cups: $.99/pack of 10

Oriental Trading Company Napkin Rings: $3/48 pieces

Decor Look Alikes | A Nautical Birthday

Decor Look Alikes | A Nautical Birthday

Decor Look Alikes | A Nautical Birthday

Food Table Sources:

IKEA Chambray Table Runner: $9.99

Oriental Trading Company Fish Nets: $12/set of 3

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There were lots of kids at the party and they really got a kick out of the photo props.

Paper Props Sources:

Oriental Trading Company Paper Fans: $5/ dozen

Etsy TheQuirkyQuail Nautical Photo Props: $7.71

Oriental Trading Company Ship’s Wheel Prop: $26.50

Decor Look Alikes | A Nautical Birthday

It was a wonderful party Amanda and Ryan.  Follow Amanda on Instagram to see more of her beautiful designs.

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