If you’re throwing a party for an adult, you may be searching for a fun theme that doesn’t scream out “Wow: you’re old now” or “age inappropriate”. It can be hard to find something in the middle but we’ve got good news – so keep calm and plan on. We love the idea of a “keep calm” (the popular internet saying adopted from Britain) themed party. We found some festive ideas for celebrating the calmness – and it can be adapted for any type of event (from a bridal shower to a 50th birthday). Let’s take a look at our top finds!
Do you have a bride who loves the beach more than ballrooms? Whether she’s planning an oceanfront ceremony or just loves her beach days, a nautical themed bridal shower might just be for her! Let’s take a look at some wonderful ideas to put some sun into the bride-to-be’s special with these great nautical theme and decoration ideas!
Gold FIsh Snack Bar
This idea is too cute not to share. Did you know they make those delicious goldfish snacks from our childhoods in some decidedly gourmet flavors these days? From parmesan to dark chocolate, the goldfish are a changin’. Set up an adorable little gold fish sampling bar as in the photo. Yummy!
Make Your Own Flavor Water Bar
Whether your bar choices will be alcoholic or non, making your own flavor water bar is a fun and easy way to tie together the whole nautical theme for guests. Put out different “flavors” such as lemons, cherries, limes and oranges – you can even experiment with some different soda flavors (if you dare). If you want to get a bit fancy, go ahead and order custom water bottle labels!
Make Your Cupcakes Beach-y
Who says you’ve got to go overboard when it comes to a cake? Keep it simple and keep your sanity with these super cute cupcake toppers! These guys make it easy to jazz up cupcakes or cakes within seconds. A must-have for any busy party planner!
Keep it Classy with Nautical Flags
If you’re looking for a fun and classy way to decorate your beachy shower, consider nautical signal flags. They bring to mind yachts, Martha’s Vineyard and weekends on Nantucket. You can make them yourself or buy packages! Cute, chic and a custom touch. Photo Credits: Sand Jar Table Centerpieces Goldfish Snack Idea Flavor Water Bar Idea Nautical Signal Flags
Whether you’re giving the gift to an adult or child, personalized birthday labels can make receiving a present fun and exciting. You can add pretty much any message that you choose, and they’re available in several different sizes. While you may be tempted to add a traditional greeting to your custom labels, there are some unique ways to spice up the design.
Pictures and Other Graphics
Your personalized birthday labels can have all sorts of pictures and graphics to make it interesting. You can add a picture of the individual receiving the gift, or one of yourself. If you don’t have any interesting personal images to add, you can always find some fun graphics to play around with. Use these in any way that you choose to give your labels meaning and uniqueness.
Using decorative fonts on your labels can definitely go a long way in customizing them. There are scripts that are more formal, and others that have a more playful feel to them. Try to think about the person that you plan to give the gift to. Keep their personalities in mind when you choose a script. Also, be sure that the text fits in the label when you add your message. If you don’t check this before ordering, you could be in for an unhappy surprise.
A personalized birthday label wouldn’t be personal without a custom message. Add a heartfelt message or funny quote that represents your relationship with that person. It could be a quote of something that you always say to them, or a special thought that the both of you share. This is the most important aspect of customized birthday labels, and the part that the recipient will remember the most. It’s almost like creating a special Hallmark card just for them.
It doesn’t take a lot of work to create a memorable, personal label for your friends and loved ones. By taking the time to do so, you show them that you care, and that you’ve got some design skills to show off. The more you play around with the possibilities, the more ideas you will come up with for other features to include. Customization, for the most part, is all about your imagination. Use these tips to start, and build an army of ideas to follow through with.