Summer is here, and that’s reason enough to throw a fun, beach themed party. Enjoy the sunshine along with music, drinks, and great friends, as you celebrate a birthday, graduation, anniversary, or simply the joy of living. Use our tips for hosting a beach themed party to have the best one ever. Let’s get started!
The Sounds of the Ocean
It may seem cliché, but a beach party isn’t complete without the sounds of The Beach Boys in the background, alternating with some reggae music. Set the mood as soon as your guests hit the deck for both relaxing and dancing.
The best food for a beach themed party is finger food. You want your guests to mingle and dance, so don’t fuss with big plates and silverware. The classics will do just fine and create that casual, beach feel you want. Here are some fun food ideas to spread out on a table for your guests:
- Chips and dip
- Starfish shaped sugar cookies
- Finger sandwiches
- Cheese platter
- Fruit kabobs
- Pineapple and ham skewers
- Veggie tray
If You Like Piña Coladas
And getting caught in the rain. Seriously though, stock up on warm weather cocktail necessities before the party. Guests have their hearts set on fun, summertime drinks at a beach themed party. Have the spirits and ice ready to go.
Don’t forget your designated drivers and those who can’t or don’t want to drink alcohol. A large glass dispenser filled with lemonade is usually quite the crowd-pleaser.
Deck out the yard with plenty of fun decorations to wow your guests so they know you’re ready for a fun evening. Drape a Hawaiian lei on them as they walk in. Have a basket of silly sunglasses for anyone to grab. Use colorful, beach print tablecloths if using tables outside. Party supply stores offer all kinds of things, such as inflatable palm trees to stand by for pictures and luau tiki torches to light up the night.
Using our tips for hosting a beach themed party will ensure you have an evening of fun with friends, making great summertime memories, and sharing lots of laughs. Remember, food, drinks, music, and some fun decorations and party favors go a long way for a simple, fun get-together.