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Party Planning - Theme Party Ideas - Beach Party Theme

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Presented by Event & Wedding Planners

Need some fun ideas for your Beach Party?

A beach party theme adds extra fun to summertime parties. There are numerous activities for all ages. Your party can take place on the beach, by the pool, in your backyard. Have everyone bring towels and bathing suits and be ready for a splashing time.

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Neon Beachcomber Hats Assorted Assorted Shark Hats Shark Pinata
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Natural Fish Netting White Plastic Seashells Large Plastic Lobster
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The key to pulling off a coordinated event: Evoke your theme throughout the affair. Whether that theme is as general as a season or a feeling, or as specific as a special flower, 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!

For additional ideas & products view these additional themes:


Even if you plan your party for an intimate group of family and friends, consider giving them a sneak preview of the fun by sending invitations. 

Attach a computer generated or hand written tag to a shell or a pair of inexpensive Sunglasses. Use curling ribbon, satin ribbon, or pipe cleaners to attach. 

Send an inexpensive Beach Balls  invite, complete with party details written in permanent ink (deflate for mailing) will ensure that you won't have any no-shows!

What to Wear:

Have family and friends dress for the beach…swimsuits, shorts, tank tops, muscle shirts, sandals, cover-ups, and don't forget the sunscreen.  

For those who are unprepared for the festivities, have extras like: Sunglasses, beach hats, flip flops, and suntan lotion on hand!


Decorating Ideas:

Never underestimate the power of music to set the tone for your party. You'll almost feel the warm ocean breeze if the sounds of the Beach Boys, Bob Marley or Jimmy Buffet are filling your backyard.

Setting a table with the party ware, including the tablecloth, cups, plates, napkins, and cutlery is the fastest way to create a focal point in your decorating.

Colorful PLASTIC SHELL PLATES/1 DZ are great for BBQ & Beach parties, or serve your meal on a Frisbee lined with a paper plate.

Decorate your serving tables by making a Palm Tress Centerpiece from cucumbers, green peppers, pineapple, citrus fruit wedges, Boston fern & assorted flowers. A lovely addition to any table.

Watermelon Whale Centerpiece

Make a Watermelon Whale or Watermelon Basket & fill with the season's freshest fruit. They are fantastic edible decorations for your food tables.

If you don't live close to the beach, or have a backyard swimming pool, create your own splash! Set up your own backyard beach by filling a few kiddie wading pools with water, hauling out the sprinklers, and setting up a water slide. Lay a sheet of water poly vinyl by the pools, and cover it with mounds of inexpensive sand and lots of plastic beach toys.

Decorate the backyard with beach props…beach towels, beach umbrellas, surfboards, Beach Balls , volleyball set, flippers and snorkels, pool goggles,
144 OZ 9" PAIL W/SHOVEL ASST, rafts, driftwood, and the ultimate beach mood setter… 60" INFLATABLE PALM TREE.

Make your own tabletop or standing palm trees from latex balloons. Visit our How to Make Balloon Palm Trees page for instructions.

Luau Tableware
Luau Tableware
Table Decorations
Luau Table Decorations
Luau Decorations
Luau Decorations
Luau Props
Luau Props
Luau Favors & Party Items
Luau Favors & Party Items
Inflatables & Beach Balls
Luau Balloons
Balloons & Balloon Yard Sign
Hula Skirts, Bikini Tops
Hula Skirts & Bikini Tops
Leis & Accessories
Leis & Flower Bracelets
Beach Hats
Beach Hat
Luau Games & Activities        
Luau Games & Activities        

Games & Activities

Heat up the fun while playing games to help guests stay cool. Play:


Frisbee or wet sponge football

Water balloon toss

Garden-hose limbo

Piñatas are always fun, I've never seen a child turn down a chance to take a swing for a sweet treat.



Backyard Bucket Brawl (a wet version of musical chairs, starting with one tub or large bucket filled with cold water for each guest)

Tug-of-War (with the wading pool in the center) You will need the following items:
Rope - 20' long
Rope - 6' long
Bandana or some kind of cloth

Divide your guests into two equal teams.

Choose a large grassy or sandy area to play this challenge. Place the 6' rope on the ground in the middle of the chosen area. Have teams line up in single file on either side of the center line, arms length apart. Tie the bandana or cloth in the center of the 20' rope and place over the center line. Each player grabs the tugging rope and at the signal tries to pull the first member of the other team over the center line

Beach Blanket Bingo - spread out the beach blankets and play a game of bingo, using sea shells for markers on the bingo cards.

Squirt-Fish Tag

Have a sandcastle or sand sculpture building contest. The most creative builders can be rewarded with the summer's hottest beach novel, suntan lotion or a "Greatest Hits" Beach Boys CD. Those lacking in sandcastle building skills can choose to be buried neck-to-toes in the sand!

Have a Contest for:  "whitest legs", "best contrast", "cutest summer freckles", "best tan from a bottle", "most likely to land a role on Baywatch", "most sun savvy", "itsy, bitsyest bikini", and "least likely to age prematurely". Be sensitive to the feelings of the recipients, and make sure that everyone wins a prize during the course of the party. Award fun beach related prizes (sunscreen, Chapstick, beach toys & Beach Favors

Pass the Coconut - The players sit in a circle with one player holding a coconut. The music (a Hawaiian tune) begins and the coconut is passed around the circle until the music stops. The player holding the coconut when the music stops is out. The music begins again and the play continues until there is only one player left.

Hula Contest, use Hula Shirts & Leis & Luau Music .

Hula Hoop Contest.

Food Ideas:

Serve easy to prepare summer-fun beach food. Decorate your serving tables with Luau Hut and Palm Tree Centerpiece made from cucumbers, green peppers, pineapple, citrus fruit wedges, boston fern & assorted flowers.

  • Grill hot dogs, sausages and hamburgers, and serve with all the condiments. 
  • Cold slaw
  • Baked beans
  • Potato salad
  • Macaroni Salad
  • Fruit kabobs
  • Watermelon Whale or Watermelon Basket filled with the season's freshest fruit, and lots of munchies. 
  • Lemon Fruit Mold

Seaweed Salad

1/2 cup Caesar dressing
1 large or 2 small bunches romaine, torn into bite-size pieces (10 cups)
1 cup Caesar or garlic-flavored croutons
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Freshly ground pepper

Pour dressing into large salad bowl. Add romaine; toss until coated with dressing.
Sprinkle with croutons, cheese and pepper; toss.
Makes 6 servings

Seashells & Cheese (for the kids)

2 cups uncooked seashell macaroni (7 ounces)
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cups milk
2 cups shredded or cubed Cheddar cheese (8 ounces)

Heat oven to 350ºF. 
Cook macaroni as directed on package.
While macaroni is cooking, melt butter in 3-quart saucepan over low heat. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly; remove from heat. Stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in cheese. Cook, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted. 
Drain macaroni. Gently stir macaroni into cheese sauce. Pour into ungreased 2-quart casserole. Bake uncovered 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly.
Makes 6 servings 

Trader's Punch

2 cups orange juice
2 cups lemon juice
1 cup grenadine syrup
1/2 cup light corn syrup
3 1-pint (12-ounce) bottles ginger ale, chilled
Fresh berries or sliced fruit

Mix fruit juices, grenadine and corn syrup;
chill. Just before serving, add ginger ale
and fruit. Makes 4 quarts.

Fruit Slushi

Use your kid's favorite strawberry drink mix to cool off with these fun and fruity ice cubes.

1 envelope (2-quart size) strawberry-flavored soft drink mix
2/3 cup sugar
3 cups water
1 pint (2 cups) strawberries, stems removed, or frozen whole strawberries
2 bottles (1 liter each) lemon-lime soda pop

Mix soft drink mix, sugar and water. Pour into divided ice-cube tray. Place 1 whole strawberry in each cube. Freeze at least 4 hours or overnight. To serve, place frozen fruit cubes in glasses. Fill glasses with soda pop.
Makes 8 servings

For dessert, serve:

  • Frozen bananas on a stick dipped in chocolate
  • Snow cones 
  • A delightful summer berry "fruit pizza". 

Fill a cooler or metal tub with ice, and load it with plenty of soda and bottles of water. As an alternative, offer guests virgin daiquiris and fruit smoothies complete with mini umbrellas! Beach pails make terrific serving bowls!

Serve kids their food in individual beach buckets. Use a paint pen to write each child's name on a bucket, and fill each pail with a juice box, wrapped hot dog, goldfish crackers, fruit kabob and beach ball. Allow them to take the shovel and pail home as a favor…they'll never forget the "best-ever backyard beach Bar-B-Que" hosted by your family!



Don't forget to stock up on lots of ice--plan on approximately 1 pound per guest for the party!

Be prepared for backyard bugs before they bite! Scatter Citronella Candles around the backyard to keep any unwanted pests at bay.

If the weather doesn't cooperate on the day the party is planned, move the party indoors. Crank up the heat and the music. Allow the party to proceed as planned…just don't add the water!

Above all else, be flexible. What we most crave when we fantasize about a beach setting is the permission to be lazy and carefree. Relax and enjoy the summer fun festivities!



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