April 16, 2012

Sail the High Seas

This quote from Mark Twain has always been one of my very favorites. In fact, I have considered painting it on my son's wall to remind him that many great adventures await him. I also think the quote makes for a wonderful birthday party jumping off point. This year, encourage your child's imagination to set sail with a boat inspired birthday party full of unique activities and colorful accents outside of the normal nautical navy and red scheme.

Sail the High Seas

Give your invitation a perky punch with the addition of an orange accent, like this one from Vera Wang -- Available at FineStationery.com

Carry on the use of the color orange in your cupcakes by using an orange slice candy as the base of a makeshift boat-topper. Insert a toothpick and a your own design on white paper to create the sail -- Catholic Cuisine Blog

Provide each guest with a sailboat and watch them float downstream in a sailboat race -- Etsy shop Tweet Toys

For a fun treat, fill orange rinds with Jello, a toothpick and a paper sail and place them along a table runner made of old maps or atlas pages -- Let's Plan a Party Blog

Set up sailboat cutouts with sails cut from fun polka dotted fabric and use them as props for photo-ops -- KoJo Designs

As a bon voyage gift, present each sailor with his or her own sailor's knot bracelet -- Sailor Bracelet