It has been quite the spring of Preppy Nautical birthdays, showers and weddings. WOW, thank you for all your orders! It brings me such delight for others to enjoy this collection as much as we did for our sweet Eliza! I have received lots and lots of questions specific to this party theme so I thought it would be helpful to compile those FAQs. If I have not answered your question, please send me an email through the contact box and I would be happy to help!
How did you create the stripe backdrop for your dessert table?
The backdrop is a piece of dry wall (borrowed from my Dad’s workshop) covered in fabric. The pink stripe fabric was purchased online through Fabric.com. Find the exact fabric HERE and grab a coupon HERE.
Do you offer the Preppy Nautical Collection in other colors?
Absolutely! The full collection is available in the original pink/navy, bright pink/navy, red/navy, light blue/navy, Kelly green/navy, yellow/navy and orange/navy. Those color options are now offered as choices in the drop down menus with each Preppy Nautical listing. If you have a custom color request, please let me know. An additional fee will apply.
Where can I buy the plastic “Catch of the Day” containers?
I was asked this question so many times that I am now carrying the plastic containers in the shop! YAY! You can purchase in the listed quantities or request a custom order. Find the containers in the shop HERE!
Do you offer a package with everything included?
Yes! The FULL Preppy Nautical Collection includes the invite (classic or photo) along with every file pictured. The FULL Collection is a total of 16 files. If you need just the basics, a MINI party package is also available with the invite and a total of 8 files.
Where did you buy the mini parfait containers?
The mini parfait containers that we used are actually plastic and can be purchased at Party City for $4.99! I have also seen mini glass parfaits at Pier 1 and Walmart.
Will you print and ship the full collection?
At this time, I am only taking printed orders for invitations. I have been able to make a few exceptions when time has allowed, but overall, my schedule is very full. Always feel free to ask!
Can I purchase the small wooden sailboats?
Yes, my dad is the one who builds the boats. They are $8 each. The kit includes a coordinating fabric sail and all parts for assembly. Once they arrive, it takes about 10 minutes for a toddler to assemble with a bit of adult supervision. To place an order, please request a PayPal invoice. The kids loved the boats we built at our Preppy Nautical party!
Can the wording of the collection be revised?
Sure! The Preppy Nautical collection has been used for birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers, weddings, club events and fundraisers so wording can be revised accordingly.
Is it possible to add wording to the flag banner?
Yes, I do have the flag banner available with “Happy Birthday” and “I am 1″. Additional choices are possible for a custom fee.
Where did you purchase the navy envelopes?
The navy envelopes pictured are from Paper-Source.com. The A9 envelope shown is needed for the 5×8.5 invitation style. If you prefer the standard 5×7 invitation, you would need an A7 envelope.
Can I substitute one of the items in the Preppy Nautical MINI package?
If it is an even exchange, absolutely!
Where did you purchase the favor bags and what was inside?
The pink striped favor bags came from Shop Sweet Lulu. As the favor, I created personalized stationery. We gave navy notes to the boys and pink notes to the girls. The children also took home the sailboat they built at the party.
Where did you purchase your cake stand and white dishes?
I LOVE this cake stand and it is such a bargain! You can buy the exact stand as well as the smaller matching stand at Pier1 Imports! Pier1 is also where I have purchased many of my white serving plates. HomeGoods and TJ Maxx are also great spots to find them.
I hope these answers will help you create a very special Preppy Nautical party! For the full blog post on Eliza’s 1st Birthday and more party details, click HERE!