Nautical Baby Shower Food Ideas


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Baby shower food can be a hard place to use the shower theme.  There are, however, several ways you can use the nautical theme with the shower food.  The cake and/or cupcakes are a perfect place to use the theme – you can use cake toppers, cupcake toppers, or decorations to point towards the theme.  You can use decorated cookies, themed suckers, or nautical themed packaging to hold some of your food items.  We’ve also designed some cupcake toppers and food tent labels that you can print and use for free.  Here are some of our favorite ideas for using the nautical theme with your baby shower cake or food.

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Nautical Baby Shower Cakes and Cupcakes

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Edible and Customizable Cake Topper from Big Dot of Happiness

One of the easiest ways to make a nautical themed cake is with this edible cake topper from Big Dot of Happiness that you can customize to say what you’d like. You can use this cake topper with a homemade sheet cake or one that was store-bought

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Anchor Cupcake Wrappers from Big Dot of Happiness

If you want an easy way to add the nautical theme to cupcakes, these cupcake wrappers could be a great option.  With the wrapper being nautical you wouldn’t have to worry about decorating the cupcakes and could just keep them simple.

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Sailboat Cupcake Topper Tutorial and Printable from Two More Minutes

You can learn how to make these adorable sailboat cupcake toppers at Two More Minutes.  They are super cute and you could customize them to your shower by changing the colors to match your color scheme.  Check out the tutorial and a free printable here.

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Anchor Fondant Mold from Etsy Seller Miniature Sweet

You could make fondant anchor toppers to add to cupcakes or a cake.  Use a mold like this one from Etsy seller Miniature Sweet to make fondant colored in colors that match the shower’s color palette.

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Nautical Cupcake Stand from Oriental Trading

Another way you could easily add the nautical theme with cupcakes is with this decorated cupcake stand from Oriental Trading. You can keep the cupcakes simple since the stand has such detail.

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Cake Bunting from Oriental Trading

We love this nautical cake bunting from Oriental Trading. It’s a really easy, classy, and inexpensive way to decorate a baby shower cake.  You could use the bunting with a simple white cake or one that’s iced with frosting in a coordinating color.

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Crab Picks from Oriental Trading

These crab cupcake picks would be a cute way to make cupcakes nautical.  You could add them to homemade or store-bought cupcakes.

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Free Printable Cupcake Toppers in Light Blue and Navy from Shower That Baby

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Free Printable Cupcake Toppers in Pink and Navy from Shower That Baby

If you want an inexpensive way to add the nautical theme to baby shower cupcakes, you can print and use these nautical toppers for free.  You can choose to cut them out in a square shape or you can use a 2-inch circle punch to cut them into a circle shape (you could also cut them into circles by hand, of course).  Be sure to check out matching food labels below and the rest of our free collection at the nautical theme’s main page here.

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Other Nautical Baby Shower Food Ideas

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Whale Decorated Cookie Tutorial from Bakerella

These whale cookies are adorable and would be a perfect treat on the food table. You can learn how to make and decorate them with this tutorial from Bakerella.

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Sailboat Cookie Cutter from The Cookie Cutter Shop

Sailboat cookies would also work really well for a nautical baby shower.  This sailboat cutter from The Cookie Cutter Shop is inexpensive and perfect for making sailboat cookies.

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Anchor Cookie Cutter from The Cookie Cutter Shop

Anchor shaped cookies would also be really great for a nautical baby shower.  You could make simple sugar cookies or choose to decorate them with frosting that matches your shower’s color scheme.  This anchor cookie cutter is also from The Cookie Cutter Shop.

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Popcorn Boxes from Oriental Trading

These popcorn boxes from Oriental Trading are inexpensive and cute.  You could fill then with individual portions of snacks for the guests.  If you need some ideas, check out our list of over 65 special popcorn recipes fit for a party here.

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Candy Boxes from Big Dot of Happiness

You could also choose these candy boxes from Big Dot of Happiness to hold candy or snacks. These boxes match the cake topper and cupcake wrappers that are also from Big Dot of Happiness.

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Crab Suckers from Oriental Trading

These crab suckers would be a fun way to add the nautical theme to the shower food.  Crabs are a classic nautical item and would look great even if you’re not using crabs in other places with the shower decor.

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Anchor Stir Sticks from Oriental Trading

You could place these anchor stir sticks in the guests’ drinking glasses to easily add the nautical theme in an unexpected place.  They are from Oriental Trading and are very reasonably priced.

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Free Printable Food Tent Labels in Light Blue and Navy from Shower That Baby

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Free Printable Food Tent Labels in Pink and Navy from Shower That Baby

Food tent labels are a great way to add nautical elements to the food table without having to make a special recipe or spend time decorating lots of food items.  You can print and use these food labels for free, and if you like them be sure to use the matching free printables we offer, too!

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