Pinterest was my first stop to find idea but there weren't many pins for nautical bridal shower. So I was stuck with good ole fashioned creative brainstorming. This is what the bridal shower food was set up like:
I used streamers (light blue, navy, and green) to give a backdrop from the ceiling to the floor behind the food table. Randomly I placed little orange foam fish on the streamers so it looked like we were under the water. I also found a fish net at the dollar store and set that on top of the table to make it look even more nautical. These fishnets were also added to the tables everyone sat at along with jars filled with sticks in the the center of their tables (I didn't get a picture of them sadly). Now the food :)...
To start out I had marshmallow bobbers which were just marshmallows that I dipped in red chocolate and then added a red candy ball to the tops and stuck them onto popsicle sticks. I then, for decoration, stuck them in a basket with foam and then covered the foam with craft moss. Pretty cute Eh?!
I called these little guys tackle cups! Basically it was plastic punch cups with ranch in the bottom filled with celery and carrots.
I also made cupcakes with these fun cupcake liners that looked like water and frosted the cupcakes with a light blue frosting. I topped them off with pieces of a red candy that I frosted to a string and then frosted the other end of the string to the top of a popsicle stick and stuck into the cupcake. I placed the cupcakes on a cupcake stand I made out of stove burner covers and a candle stick (from the dollar store).
You can't have a shower without fruit! Yum! Here I took a fish cookie cutter I got from Joanns and cut out chuck of watermelon to look like fish. I then stuck them on a kabobs stick along with some green grapes.
These chicken salad sails are, as you can probably guess on your own, simple chicken salad sandwich slices. I just gave them the name to go with the theme. For some reason just calling them chicken salad sandwiches just didn't sound creative enough ;).
On to the deviled eggs! These I turned into little boats by adding a small slice of green bell pepper to the top as a sail.
And last but not least! the punch. This was made out of 1/3 lemonade, 1/3 blue raspberry punch, & 1/3 ginger ale.
And that's it folks! Everything went super well and everyone loved the food. I was glad I was able to have everything look so wonderful with a small budget and a small amount of time to set everything up.