What a charming theme for a baby shower! The couple’s love for sailing and seafaring adventures will translate beautifully into a baby shower welcoming the newest addition to their crew. Here are some fun ideas for getting the nautical look they’ll love.

Up First: Invite
Make waves with the perfect invitation for your nautical baby shower! The Set Sail Baby Shower Invitation features waves at the top with a ship wheel and “AHOY! IT’S A BOY” above your wording (as if the invite wasn’t cute enough). The backside is covered in waves for a charming finishing touch but if this isn’t quite your style, take a look at the entire collection of baby shower invitations to find your favorite.

Next: Decorations
A great baby shower theme needs the right combination of decorations—enough to make the theme clear but not so much that it looks crowded. The “AHOY” with anchors banner is super cute and the coordinating chalkboard sign welcoming everyone to the party is just as adorable. Find some authentic nautical items to use as decorations like the lifesaver flotation device shown for a charming touch.

And Finally: Dessert!
Dessert is a fun way to incorporate the theme. The impeccably decorated cookies shown here are an awesome choice for dessert. Perhaps you have a friend who’s great at decorating cookies or cupcakes who can help out. Make sure the dessert is displayed front and center at the shower! Consider creating a separate dessert table with red, white and blue flowers and/or blue and white striped tablecloth.

Photo Credits: Welcome Sign: via Scaiff Baby, Tablescape: Melody Melikian Photography via Style Me Pretty, Banner: Etsy, Cookies: Cookie Obsessions, Baby Shoes: Little Bean Footwear, Mom and Dad: via Keg Design