In celebration of my mother’s birthday, twenty of her closest friends will be setting sail on The Alabama for a sunset cruise.
We will be bringing our rain jackets for protection from the cool ocean spray and crackers and seafood spread from Larsen’s Fish Market, Menemsha, Martha’s Vineyard.
In honor of our evening I have a wonderful collection of nautical inspired fashion, food, & decor.
My look today is:
A cute shift from J. Crew with a light blue and white striped pattern, adorned with yellow stitching on the shoulders.
This raincoat from Zara will compliment my outfit while keeping me warm and dry as the evening progresses.
And let’s not forget accessory totes: Raybans, chap-stick, towel, etc. I will carry in this great color-blocked tote.
Other fun combination pieces are shown below.
Now back to land!
You can also use ground and wall covers to add depth without wasting footprints. Starting as a decorative touch to seating, this cashmere throw will be priceless as evening temperatures dip in outdoor locations. You may also provide some blankets around the property in galvanized bins. The Macbeth Collection has literally hundreds of designs and options to suit your needs. Click for designs!
Hanging miniature metal oil lamps add the seafaring atmosphere to evening lighting
This cheese tray also incorporates dipping sauces to save space and reduce the risk of spillage.
As you can see, ranging from true boating parties to themed events, nautical influenced party ideas are endless! Have fun with bold patterns and preppy colors and don’t forget to include the ocean in your plans!