Just because you can't afford a yacht doesn't mean you can't feel like a Kennedy for a few hours. If you've got a birthday party coming up, why not give it a classy nautical theme? There are plenty of ideas you can use to make the shindig a smashing hit! So bust out those canvas boat shoes, don your favorite captain's hat and get planning!
Make sure the theme is represented wherever your guests look. Leave a starfish bottle opener next to the bar and hand out personalized pilsner glasses as your guests walk in. They'll love seeing their initials on the glass! Throw some calming jazz onto the stereo and you're good to go.
Decorate the party space with blue sailboat tea light holders - they'll add a nice touch to the proceedings and will keep with the theme quite nicely. You can even hand out colored paper parasols - after all, this is a classy yacht party! It's all about feeling like a million bucks for an evening, so don't be afraid to give your guests a taste of wealth for the night.
As your guests leave, make sure they walk away with goodie bags filled with great stuff. You can't go wrong with personalized stemless wine glasses! Your guests will be sure to appreciate them. We'd all like to spend some time on a yacht at least once, and while you may not be able to do that just yet, you can pretend you're there for at least an evening. So while you may not be able to take everyone aboard a fancy yacht for the evening, there's plenty you can do right at home to give them the same treatment.