Break out the beach blankets; it’s time for a beach themed birthday party. This fun and engaging party theme brings fun in the sun anywhere! Beach themed birthday parties are a memorable way to commemorate a special birthday for your favorite boy or girl.
Message in a Bottle Party Invitations
Message in a bottle invitations are sure to attract attention. Use a clean 20-ounce soda bottle. Print invitations on parchment writing paper. Invite the guests to join you for a day of fun in the sun. Roll your invitation tightly and tie with twine. Make sure that the rolled invitation can slide easily in and out of the bottle. Place the invitation in the bottle and label with guests name. Watch for big smiles when you deliver these! They can be mailed too!
Beach Party Decor
Use beach blankets instead of tablecloths. Have blow-up beach balls dotted around the party space. Inflatable palm trees add a special tropical feel. Scatter assorted seashells across the center of the main table. Accent the entire party theme with nautical colors and decor. Lots of blues, tans and whites.
Refreshing Tropical Punch
Make a special fruity punch for the day. Add together a bottle of fruit punch, a can of pineapple juice and a bottle of ginger ale for a tasty, refreshing beverage. Don’t forget to add a tropical flair with little umbrellas spearing cherries, pineapples and citrus slices!
Food for Fun in the Sun
- Arrange banana slices and kiwi on a plate to resemble palm trees!
- Serve snacks in sand pails with scoops.
- Frost cookies to look like beach balls or flip flops.
- Have a glass or clear plastic bowel with sticks of sea candy (aka rock candy).
- Make deviled egg sailboats with “sails” of red and yellow sweet pepper cut into triangles, attached with a toothpick.
- Put blue gelatin into clear plastic cups. Top with whipped cream and a sand-looking crushed graham cracker topping.
Beach Combing Sand Search
Fill a small sandbox with fresh sand. Alternatively, you can place a large tarp with a pile of sand in it. Place several glass gems, sea shells, gold coins, driftwood and other small beach items into the pile. Give each guest a bucket. Have them all run to the sand pile at the same time and search for beach treasures. Choose a few predetermined items that will get the beach comber guest special prizes.
Beach Blanket Bingo
Lay out beach towels for the party guests to sit or lay on. Play tropical music in the background. Give each guest a printed bingo card and a beach themed rubber stamp to dot out the numbers with! Play a standard game of bingo with a beach themed prize! For extra special fun, have extra bonuses for four corners or a blackout round!