Best 15 Nautical Baby Shower Food Ideas

I know it’s a little early to be thinking about nautical baby shower food ideas, but with summer just around the corner and people traveling, now is the perfect time to start planning your maritime-themed baby shower.

It may sound a little over-the-top for some people, but nautical baby shower food ideas are fun and delicious. This article will give you some great ideas to start with.

Top 5 Baby Shower Activities

1. Dress Up

This is a great idea for couples who are having a baby and want to pretend like they’re having twins. Everyone dresses up in identical outfits so they can take pictures together, which will be great to put in the baby book to show the parents and children in the future.

2. Present Openers

For this nautical baby shower activity, you are going to have everyone bring presents that look like seashells, starfish, or anything else that has to do with water.

You can also make up some fake ones if people don’t have time to make them or if you have trouble finding things that fit into your theme.

After everyone has their seashells, they sit down in a circle, and the gifts are passed around to be opened.

3. Baby Book

When some women at the baby shower are sitting down to eat, they can take the time to update the baby’s book with photos and information.

This is a great idea for couples who don’t have pictures of themselves or want to keep a record of everything that happened during the pregnancy.

It’s also a great way for all of the newly engaged couples to get together and share with one another before they start building their own lives with their husbands.

4. Nautical Baby Shower Cake

When the food is being served at the baby shower, you can have everyone bring a cake that looks like a fish or other underwater creature.

When it’s time to eat, they can cut into it and enjoy a bite of the fish while talking about what it’s like going out on the water when pregnant. The cake is also going to look great on the tables so you will have an eye-catching decoration as well.

5. Baby Shower Activity

Have the families do something that they all love while they’re at the party. This could be a board game, checkers, or anything else that will give them something to do.

Nautical Baby Shower Food Ideas
Nautical Baby Shower Food Ideas

Best 15 Nautical Baby Shower Food Ideas

1. Fruit Pufferfish

This is a popular starter for a nautical baby shower because it is made from puff pastry, pudding, and fruit. Add some macaroon crumbs and sprinkles for the eyes and fins for an extra special touch.

2. Dolphin Parfait

A nautical baby shower would not be complete without a dolphin-themed dessert. You can make this parfait with fresh fruit or go with the cake if you want to use some of your baby showers theme decorations like cake pans and serving platters.

3. Watermelon Ship

This is one of my favorite nautical baby shower food ideas. This is the way to go if you want something that is easy to make and doesn’t take up a lot of space. This will be perfect for a buffet-style event or if you have limited kitchen space.

The watermelon will be served on a wagon wheel, which can be bought at most party stores for around $10. You can also add some sailboats made out of graham crackers to the side for an extra special touch.

4. Seafood Salad Veggie Boats

There are a lot of different types of seafood that you can use in this recipe. The vegetable serving boats give the idea that you are serving boatloads of food.

This is another great idea for a nautical baby shower buffet because it gives a lot of variety, and there’s nothing that can go wrong when you serve everything in a vegetable boat.

5. Goldfish Crackers

These goldfish crackers will be served on top of fish-shaped crackers with an array of colors to represent each type of fish. The fish crackers can be found at most party stores, and the ones used in this image are from the Dollar Store.

6. S’mores Pops

These s’mores pops would be perfect for a nautical baby shower because they’re served in little paper boats. To make them, you need to take a popsicle, dip it in chocolate, and then add the rest of the ingredients: graham crackers, marshmallows, and mini chocolate chips. You could also use sailor hats instead of the mini chocolate chips, or you can leave them off entirely.

7. Starfish Cake Pops

Two words: Starfish Cake Pops! That is really all I have to say about these awesome cake pops that look like starfish. They would be perfect as a little baby shower cake because they can be eaten on the go.

8. Flying Fish

If you want to use a lot of sugar work but have something that is really impressive, then this flying fish is for you. To make it, you will need a Styrofoam ball covered in tissue paper, which can be bought at most party stores.

You will also need to add scales, fins, and a tail made out of aluminum foil. The fins and tail should be attached to the back of the paper ball with more glue or double-sided tape.

The whole thing should be glued together with something waterproof for extra holds like hot glue or super glue. A great way to serve this is with a few skewers.

9. Fish Cake

This fish cake will be served on top of a little boat, and it is made out of rice crispy treats and chocolate-covered pretzels. This is another one of my favorite nautical baby shower food ideas because you can make it the day before, which takes a lot of pressure off the hostess.

10. Fish Stick Buffet

This idea would be great if you are having a large party because everyone can just grab as many fish as they want off the plate and eat while they talk to their friends. It is an easy way to serve a lot of food at once.

11. Dessert Bar

This dessert bar would be great for a nautical baby shower because the wind-up boats can easily be incorporated into the theme.

There are also a lot of different types of desserts that you can go with depending on how many people you are serving. This image is from Jessica and Ashley, who are the ladies behind Belle Paris Cakes and Desserts.

12. Fish In A Bath

This is a great nautical baby shower food idea because everyone can help make it, and everyone will get to eat it. You will need to use large paper cones, toothpicks, knives, and some cooked fish. The cooked fish can be any type of fish that you want, but the more flavor involved, the better.

This is also a great idea for toddlers and children because they will be able to help cut up the fish into sticks. For an extra special touch, you can add some toothpicks as teeth to make them look like real fish.

13. Fish & Chips

This is another nautical baby shower food idea that can be served buffet style. The fish can be any type of fish you want, but the chips will have to come from your own kitchen.

You will also need some large plates, which can either be purchased or made at home and a tray for each course. A great way to serve this is with long forks, so people are not left with just toothpicks as they try to eat them.

14. Fish Ceviche

I love this dish because it requires no cooking and just looks like a beautiful plate of fresh ceviche. The fish is made from pretzel sticks and the chips from brown rice.

This is another fantastic baby shower food idea because you can make it the day before, which takes a lot of pressure off the hostess.

15. Sushi

Sushi is one of my favorite foods to eat, and I can not imagine any nautical baby shower food ideas that would be better than this. It would be terrific for a baby shower because it’s finger food that everyone can enjoy without the messiness and having to sit at the table for several hours.

You will have to work a little harder if you want something a little fancier. You could make the rice crispy treats into little rolls and use cabbage instead of lettuce, but it isn’t necessary.

The Bottom Line

Many of these nautical baby shower food ideas have to do with fish because that’s what you find when you go boating or going out on the water. However, other types of food can go along with it as well. The best thing to do is to just make sure that the food looks like something from the water, and you can use almost any color scheme imaginable.

There are limitless possibilities for baby shower decorations and for nautical baby shower food ideas, but I hope that this article has given you a good start, and I hope you enjoy your party planning.

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