When we think of summer, we think of cool linen clothes, seafood, sailing, ocean breezes, salt water, and beautiful sunsets. It’s time spent at the beach, toes in the sand, drink in hand with good friends and family. We put together this great mood board to help you create this feeling too. Whether you’re on the East Coast, the West Coast, or somewhere in between, the nautical life remains the same.
If you’re planning a little shindig for the 4th of July, or a nautical themed event, we’ve put together some great ideas outside of the traditional red, white, and blue that can give you the added twist you’ve been looking for.
Ok, lets get this party started!
If you’re up for a clambake, Bon Appetit has put together instructions on The Ultimate One-Pot Clambake. This looks messy and FUN!
Champagne wishes and caviar dreams start with what else – CHAMPAGNE! Add some buckets of San Pelligrino, some personalized bottles of a beverage of your choice, and throw some ice and beer in a vintage tin and you have something for everyone to drink.
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Our Nautical Paper Food Cones and Round Cut Outs are the perfect way to serve Popcorn Shrimp.
Round Cut Outs
Patterned Food Cone
Chevron Patterned Food Cone
Crab, crab, and more crab!
Mussels & Oysters
It’s not a nautical theme without lobster! Serve up some Curry Lobster Rolls from Food & Wine, Steamed Lobster with Drawn Butter from Williams Sonoma, Lobster BLTs , and Fresh Main Lobster Roll. Sign us up for any of these options!
Now that the food and drinks are taken care of, let’s set the table. Anything rope or striped is perfect!
How beautiful and classic are these tables?
Don’t forget the napkins!
Our Nautical Life Printable Napkin Rings add the perfect touch to your napkins.
Shellfish Cracker/Napkin Ring
Add these colorful flags to any party favor or centerpiece to show a little more spirit.
Colorful Pennant Flags or Mini Banner
Dress the part!
Are you ready to live A Nautical Life? Invite some friends
It’s a Nautical Life Invitation
Whip up some food and display it with our Nautical Food Cards.
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Enjoy some fireworks! And most important of all, make some beautiful memories!
(Photo source: Beers and Beans)
To purchase the individual printables or the whole package, please visit our “It’s a Nautical Life” printables page.
To see more great ideas, please visit our “It’s a Nautical Life” Pinterest Board.
P.S. For those of us who love to entertain and create a beautiful home, we are often inspired by ideas online, yet implementation is time-consuming. Though we hope to encourage you to try things on your own, we understand that sometimes you don’t have the time, and we would love to help. As full-service creative lifestyle designers, Simply Tangerine specializes in designing beautiful living spaces, sourcing or refinishing furniture, planning special events, and creating menus to meet personal dietary needs. We will discuss your needs, assess your situation and put together unique ideas to make your room décor, furniture, event, or menu exceed your expectations. We would love to bring a Simply Tangerine twist to your home or event. Please contact us anytime!