nautical events three ways :: part two

Ahoy! Anchors aweigh for another set of warm weather party adventures on the high seas.

Here’s a roundup of party ideas from around the web (credits/links below).  This post looks at a retirement celebration and an anniversary/vow renewal. Did you miss part one about the 40th birthday party?


Use smilesbymegan printable stationery to quickly and easily create an invitation. It can be full page or use your print settings to make it 5×7 or 4×6. Just type the party information in the editable fields, print and mail to all your friends.  Make your own banner – type your own text on the patterned sheets, print and string up as fun decor.  Don’t forget the nautical theme tags. Punch a hole and use for labeling or decoration at your event.

Make some quick, cute festive paper cups. Have guests sign an oar the retiree can keep as a guest book memento.  Display favorite pics from over the years on a fishnet backdrop.  Add a little something extra to dress up the food on your menu.  Your guest of honor is sure to feel like the Admiral of the celebration with these personal touches.

nautical retirement_smilesbymegan

painted cups // oar guest book // photos fish net
candy knots // buoy napkin rings // waves cake
ship’s wheel // sail cupcakes




Smilesbymegan printable stationery includes menu or escort cards  – just fill out the editable fields with your dinner selections or guest names.   The circles come with pre-printed graphics, or with space for you to type something sweet about the married couple.   Add picks for cupcake toppers. String together for a banner or hanging chain. Or use as over-sized confetti on the tables.

Tell everyone you “still do” with gold and navy nautical flair. From painted lanterns to sailor knots and oars, your guests will sail away in style for the evening.

nautical renewal
sailor knot floral arrangement //  painted lanterns // sea creature guest book
table number in a bottle // table runner
oar signage // glass floats

See all my nautical event ideas on pinterest.

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