Ahoy It’s a Boy – Baby Shower

Hey all! So, I’m gonna be an auntie (well, again, I’m already an aunt to my 2 adorable nieces). My older brother and his wife are expecting their first little nugget this fall. They live 5 houses down from us (have I not mentioned that my whole crazy family lives on the lake?) and we are so excited they are having a little boy!

My mom and I put our noggins together (and our collection of nautical decor) and decided to go with the classic “Ahoy it’s a Boy” theme for the baby shower. We had the best time putting stuff together for the shower and my mom learned she is a lot craftier than she thought. I even had her using a hot glue gun – Martha eat your heart out!

Here are a bunch of photos from the party I managed to quick snap before the guests arrived. Sorry for the bright back lighting in a lot of the photos I kindly asked the sun to move for my photo shoot…clearly that didn’t work out for me.

Nautical Baby ShowerOh and you lucky ducks are getting a few sneak peeks of my mom’s kitchen in these photos. Her house tour is coming soon on the blog!

Ahoy it's a Boy BuntingI made this cute bunting by cutting no less than 10 bazillion triangles out of card stock and threading them with twine. Then I just hand painted the letters on.

Ahoy it's a boy shower decor

This was a breakfast shower so we made lots of yummy muffins, breads and caramel pecan rolls…and some fruit so we could all pretend like we were eating something healthy.

Nautical Baby Shower

Nautical Baby ShowerI had fun designing all the food labels,  I used pic monkey. It’s a free (mostly) site for editing photos, it’s so easy to use.

Baby Shower Ideas

Baby Shower dessert


Napkin ring nautical baby shower

ahoy it's a boy napkin

We served “Low Tide Ice Tea” and “Sea Breeze Punch” and ice water (party foul – the fancy iced tea container leaked all over the floor).

Baby shower beverage station

Baby shower

Baby Shower Beverage Station

 Our favor bags held these great little nautical notepads and pens.

Nautical party favors

nautical party favors

Cottage and Baby showerWe wanted to keep things low key, so we just had one game where we just guessed the prices on some random baby items.



Text, letter

We enjoyed our nautical sugar coma inducing breakfast out on my mom’s porch…

Baby shower table

nautical baby shower tablenot a bad way to spend the morning!

Now about those pecan caramel rolls…

Sticky bunsdon’t worry recipe coming soon!


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  7. Very nicely done! What did you give to the winner of the baby item pricing game? Also, would you mind if I linked to this page on my website?



  8. We love.your nautical theme shower and would like to know if you made or ordered the napkin ring tags…? Thanks!

    1. Hi Diane! I made them in PicMonkey it’s a free website that let’s you make printable things. They have nautical themed overlays in the overlay section that I used.

  9. I wish to thank you Kelly for the baby shower ideas. We too live at the lake so it only seemed fitting to have Ahoy It’s a Boy at our own house. Believe it or not, Canada has not been so accommodating for nautical themed items therefore a trip across the border was in order. The shower is on the 20th of this month and I cannot wait for the decorations to be up, the food to be out and the guests to arrive. Thank you again for the theme, it is definitely a memorable one!

  10. Thank you so much (again) for throwing this shower for me! My mom is a little stressed out now to try to keep up with these adorable ideas and perfect execution at the shower she is throwing for me this weekend – you just make it so hard to keep up, creatively speaking of course! I’m very lucky to have married into such a wonderful family! ❤❤❤ :)

  11. Love your shower ideas! I especially love that it’s not pink and blue. Don’t get me wrong, I like those colors for a baby shower but I think your colors are unique and stylish. I think it’s so neat that your family lives on the lake too! Are your relatives homes as beautiful as yours? Your home was my favorite of the tour. My family and I are headed to Greenville, Michigan this weekend for Danish Festival. Have you heard of it? Enjoy the day!

    1. Thanks Kristin, I’m trying to work it with the fonts like you do ha, I have a long ways to go to catch up to your design skills!

  12. As always your family is amazing and this party is perfect. I’m loving that you didn’t miss a single detail. All the little paper signs and bunting are adorable. Congrats on the creativity and love growing with an addition to your fam. Xox

    1. Thanks so much Bethany!! I love seeing all the great photos of your fam on instagram, I totally look forward to seeing your stuff in my feed everyday :)

  13. Hi Kelly,
    I’m not planning on hosting a baby shower any time soon, but these ideas are DEFINITELY being filed away for when I do! I love the theme and how you planned and decorated around it. Everything was so lovely! Congratulations to your entire family – a new baby is such a blessing :)

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