Themed Food for a Nautical Party

Personalized Nautical NapkinsThe most logical fare for a Nautical/Cruise Night gala would be seafood of any type. Here are a couple of suggestions – some could be used as appetizers, while others are more of a main entrée option.

• Angel hair pasta with shrimp and basil
• Seafood stirfry
• Shrimp cocktail
• Flounder with crabmeat stuffing

Another adult friendly dish would be a large Popeye’s spinach pie! Your guests will be breaking out in the “Popeye the Sailorman” theme song in no time – guaranteed!

If you will be serving children at your event, they have a bit of a different taste when it comes to festive foods, so here are a couple choices for the younger shipmates.

• Blue jello with gummy fish floating in it
• Serve punch out of a large punch bowl – don’t forget to add the floating toy sailboat on top!
• Make beach boats by placing a slice of apple on each plate. Cut a cheese slice in half at an angle and place that like a sail on the plate. Add some peanut butter to the apple slice and add a few raisins as the people on the boat.

If cake is the dessert of choice, a simple and sweet cake is as easy as this! Frost a double layer round cake with light beige frosting. Sprinkle big grain brown sugar over it – a striking resemblance to sand! You can then add some doll beach chairs and umbrellas, or just a few plastic seagulls to keep it simple. Use your imagination and round up those old toys to keep with the theme.

Decorate your tables with Nautical Table Decorations, including festive tableware!


  • carole
    thanks so much for your post. we have many great customers in canada and love serving all of them through our catalogs and the internet. we currently do not have any stores in canada, although we have had several expressions of interest from those who would want to franchise shindigz in canada. for now, we are focused on the web and making the experience the best it can be and serving customers all over the world. thanks for your question and hope we can serve you and your friends soon. we even have a photo shoot at my home tonight with my family for the winter web and catalogs. should be great fun dressing up for the holidays a bit early!
    all the best
    shep moyle

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