- Theme Party Ideas
Cruise Ship Party Ideas
Party Resource Guide
Presented by Event & Wedding Planners
Ahoy for a landlocked
Set Sail on a Romantic Cruise
A Cruise Ship theme is a great theme for proms, corporate
events, retirement parties, birthday celebrations, bon voyage
party or going away parties.
Cruise Ship Party Pass Each
Don't forget your Cruise Ship Party Pass! This two-sided
cardboard pass in encased in plastic and hung from a 25
inch nylon lanyard. Give to each party guest to wear and
it also makes a great favor to remember your event!
Nautical Customized Memories Banner Each
Nautical Room Decorations Each
Cruise Ship Party Ideas
The key to pulling off a coordinated
Cruise Ship event: Evoke your theme throughout the affair, it should be the subtle thread that ties
everything together. Your location, invitations, flowers, menu,
cake, and favors should all cleverly reflect one common concept.
Then, get as creative as you can!
computer to make invitations that look like Cruise ship tickets, inviting guests to set sail
for a Summer Cruise.
in the water
the sun's rising high...
let's get together
before summer sails by!
Join us for a
on DATE at TIME
The interior of most
ships are no more than floating hotels, but the exterior of
cruise ships are quite majestic. Plan to transform your venue
into the most exciting parts of an actual ship--the exterior
areas and lido deck.
The color scheme
that works the best with this theme is blue and white, with
touches of yellow.
Remember that the
tops of your tables provide a very large surface area, so start
your decorating the tabletops.
Use navy blue and
white striped table linens. White chair covers with yellow chair
bands or belts. For serving tables use navy blue underclothes
with white overlays. Add white china, crystal glassware and silver flatware.
napkins folded in a shell shape. Place a Ship's lantern on each
table. Dress up your lantern by tying a piece of maritime rope
in a slip knot to each lantern. Add a clear glass ginger vase
filled with yellow roses. Make mini passports
in blue and white and use for name cards or menu cards. Sand
dollars also make excellent place cards. Hang
from the ceiling.
Set up a buffet on
your lido deck. Don't forget the Ice Sculpture, every cruise
ship buffet has one. Try a dolphin or ship's anchor or ask your
caterer for some other suggestions.
Create an Ocean view!
Transform your event or room into a day out
at sea! Transform any room by hanging the
Ship Deck Backdrop with
a removable adhesive.
Ship Deck Props
This set includes nine pieces including six red life preservers,
two ship bells and a shuffle board. 9 pieces. Sizes range from
14 inches to 126 inches
Ship Buffet Props
This three piece set includes two tables. Sizes range from 35
inches to 67 inches.
Tropical Cruise Props
This sixteen piece set includes four islands, six dolphins, two
sail boats, and three tropical birds and one sun. Sizes range
from 10 inches to 55 inches.
Cruise Ship Deck Lounge Chairs
This four piece set includes four lounge chair that measure 40
Assign an "activities director" to supervise the games and
On board ship there are usually several different entertainment
options for guests each night.
It may be a Las Vegas show with Showgirls. If in port local folk
dancers or other local entertainers. You will also find a comedy
show or magic show.
Dancing is available every night (there are usually several
different dance floors on board each featuring a different dance
style Disco, Ballroom, Rock and etc.) Have your DJ or Band play
a variety of different types of music (Jazz, Rock, Disco,
Ballroom, Western & etc.)
And the Casino is busy all the time.
Meals at Sea
Dinner aboard ship is a seat down affair with waiters serving
Buffets are reserved for midnight and afternoons around the
pool. The midnight buffets are fantastic with a variety of hot
and cold appetizers, salads, fruit platters, vegetable platters,
meat platters and fantastic desserts of all kinds. The ice
sculpture is always the centerpieces of these tables, along with
beautiful floral centerpieces.
From our experience with planning cruises a lot of the
passengers time is spent at the bar or casino when out at sea.
Decorate the bar area in a sleek style with lots of votive
candles, fresh flower bouquets, and serve lifesavers candies in
When your ship's horn signals it's departure time, it's also
time for one of the highlights of every cruise—a festive sail
away deck party. Laden with trays of exotic bon voyage
“umbrella” drinks, bar servers make their way through throngs of
cheerful passengers anxious to toast the beginning of their
cruise. Without a doubt, the most popular of those tempting bon
voyage beverages is the Piña Colada.
The original Piña Colada recipe is:
2 ounces light rum
1 ounce coconut cream
1 ounce heavy cream
6 ounces fresh pineapple juice
1/2 cup crushed ice
Pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry for garnish
Pour rum, coconut cream, cream, and pineapple juice in blender.
Add ice. Blend for 15 seconds. Pour into a 12-ounce glass. Add
For those who prefer a tasty non-alcoholic Virgin Colada, just
leave out the rum.
Whether it's the original recipe, a variation containing other
flavors, or a Virgin-version, the Piña Colada is a perennial
favorite with cruise passengers world wide.
You will also want to serve martinis, champagne, cocktails and
other fun drinks.
Midnight Cruise Ship Each
Personalized Ship Mural Each
Anchor Centerpiece Each
Midnight Cruise Ship Standee Each
Nautical Metal Lamp Each
Fence Section W/light & Life Preserver Each
Life Preserver Arch
Bon Voyage Party Streamer Each
Porthole Cut-outs Dozen
Anchor Standee Each
Nautical Signal Garland Each
Plastic Life Preserver
Porthole Wall Graphic Set/3
Felt Sailboat Centerpiece W/lights Each
Ships Anchor Each