since it's birthday week celebration over here in our household, thought i'd feature some really original and amazing parties i've seen lately. first up today is of my friend nina's son jack's first birthday party last year. the jack's marina and bait shop - themed birthday party was inspired by it's party location, his grandparent's gorgeous lakeside home.
the picturesque backyard with marina and dock is the perfect party venue for this special first birthday. i LOVE the nautical feel of the entire party with it's flag bunting decor, anchor logo, the fun hunt-for-shells activity and boatrides.
the huge backyard was the setting for long tables dressed up in gingham tablecloths and giant balloons. so festive!
this whole theme can also be perfect for a memorial weekend celebration if you have plans to hit the beach, lake or the pool. most public pools officially open memorial day weekend, so it's the perfect way to celebrate summer!
for the complete details and sources for jack's first birthday, please visit nina's blog post. thanks again nina for sharing this special celebration and can't wait to see what you have up your sleeves for his second birthday!
visit according to nina
all photos by katie parrish photography