A great summer party theme can be just like.... a day at the beach!
It's easy to plan and decorate for a cool beach party as you plan everything from decorating, games & activities, to what food & drinks to serve. While you're in the planning stages, also don't forget to pack the sunblock for an enjoyable and sunburn-free time.
Start off by using using freely-available beach clip art to create your own invitations. Include a snappy headline like "Life's a Beach!" or " Fun in the Sun" and be sure to include the date, time and
Food and drink can be as easy as fruit punch, sandwiches and chips, or pull out all the stops with a full barbecue or Hawaiian luau theme party. For dessert, fresh fruit kababos store easier, or pack the insulated freezer bag with ice cream, fruit smoothies or summer coolers.
A "no-brainer" idea for a fun summer beach party game? .... The limbo! Or choose-up sides for a spirited game of beach volleyball, a Frisbee toos, a sand castle building contest, a beach seashell scavenger hunt, or an outdoor game of musical beach chairs!
When the party's over, send your guests home happy with goodie bags filled with seashells, sunglasses, shovels or buckets, Goldfish crackers, or small bottles of suntan lotion or sun blocker.
Elsewhere on the Web, take the virtual tour of top sites offering tips & suggestions for a fun beach party you'll remember long after summer
is over ....
Beach Party Ideas from Evite - The online party invite site also takes care of providing great ideas for decorations, party attire, foods and recipes, music
& song suggestions, games & activities.
Beach Party Ideas - The Food Network - Check out recipes and more recipes for good eating at the shore including complete instructions for making Italian ices, cotton candy as well as finger foods, seafood dishes and easy fish tacos.
Beach Birthday Party - Wade through dozens of visitor-submitted & rated ideas for birthday fun at the beach focused on kids and teens.
Storytime Idea - Beach Party - A wonderful guide to entertaining the toddlers, with game & activity ideas as well as a complete list of children's books to read aloud, including Curious George Goes to the Beach and other favorites.