Sailing Party Ideas
Sailing party ideas to help plan a nautical
or sailing theme birthday party for kids.
Includes ideas for
sailing themed decorations, invitations, games, food,
favors, goody bags and much more.
Invitations with pictures of sailboats - cut out pictures of the
birthday child and glue them on the cards so it looks like they
are on the boat.
On note cards with a boat scene embellish them by cutting
out sails from white fabric that match the sails on the card and
then pasting the fabric sails on the card. Only paste down
one side of the sail so it looks like it is moving in the wind.
Print out the party information on colorful paper and then fold
into paper boats.
Decorate the party area with large pieces of fabric attached to the
walls to look like sails.
Cut out waves from blue construction paper and attach to tables,
mantles, countertops and staircases.
Decorate the party table in
blue, white, red and yellow. Place sand in the center of the table
with a few seashells.
Serve snacks in large seashells and/or
colorful plastic kids pails and use shovels for serving.
Write guests names in blue or red (or a combination) permanent marker on
white sailor hats. Let the kids decorate with markers, paint or
Make party guests into
boats by giving them their own "sail". Make or buy capes in
bright colors and let the guests wear them.
Sailing Party Games
Fill a small plastic kids pool with sand and scatter in different sizes of
containers for kids to make sandcastles. In the center place
a bucket full of water so they can make the sand wet. For
older children (over age 3) give them marbles, coins or plastic jewels
to decorate the castles.
Fill a large rectangle container with water (about 2 inches from
the top) and place a floating plastic sailboat in the center. On
each of the containers sides tape a piece of yarn or string about 4 - 5
inches from the containers ends. Two players line up at opposite sides
of the container and use squirt guns to try make the sailboat touch the
other persons string. Have smaller containers of water at each
side so they can refill the squirt guns during the battle.
Before the party begins make at least 5 islands out of poster
board that are about 15" square. Decorate them so that they look like
islands. During the party ask the sailors to use the island pieces
to sail across the sea and back.
You can break them into teams for a
relay style race or have them use teamwork and play the game all
together. They sail across the ocean using only the 5 islands by
placing the islands on the ground, standing on them and then moving the
back island to the front and then they all move forward and the process
repeats. If they step off the island into the ocean then the whole
team has to go back to start and begin again.
Sailing Scavenger Hunt
Send party guests "sailing" to find items on a neighborhood scavenger
hunt. 2 free lists to print out plus complete directions on our
Scavenger Hunt page.
Conch shells and cheese (large shell macaroni and cheese)
Seafood or fish sticks
Coleslaw and Hush puppies
Party Favor Ideas
Salt water taffy
Personal size small fan
Plastic sail boat big enough to hold the party favors