I am working on several inspiration boards right now - a few of them are new and exciting! One that I'm working on is for a surprise 30th party and another one is for a beach themed shower. The two of them together got me reminiscing about my own hubby's surprise 30th, so I thought I'd share a few photos.
I rented a boat for a sunset cruise around the Thimble Islands here on the coast of Connecticut. It was a lot of fun!!! Since you have to bring everything on the boat and set-up in 30 minutes, I kept it all very simple.
A couple of details worth pointing out...
I wrapped all the utensils in blue napkins and tied with white nautical rope (which I found at a local boat shop, but you can find it at any hardware store). I burned the ends so they wouldn't fray - just like the sailors do!
Again, for simplicity sake, I just made cupcakes with blue "waves" on top. Then I detailed them with a little life preserver and a Swedish Fish candy. To make the them personalized, I wrote my husband's initials (JHP) on the top and the roman numeral for 30 (XXX) on the bottom. I made the preservers out of fondant and cut thin strips of Foot Roll-ups for the red strip detail.
An east coast boat ride wouldn't be complete without a lobster roll, right!?
And finally, I just had to include a couple pictures of the houses out on the Thimble Islands.... WOW!