Bring the beach to the backyard with these colorful and fun beach party ideas. You’ll find easy summertime recipes, crafts, decorations, printables and fun party game ideas that kids will love!
It’s time to celebrate summer with a beach party!
No ocean? No problem!
I have a bunch of beach party ideas — recipes, crafts, decorations and activities — that you can pull of in your own backyard.
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This party is all about fun. The decorations and craft projects are inexpensive and easy, and the menu is kid friendly.
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Beach Party Ideas: Decorations
Next, I added a white tablecloth, a colorful beach towel as a table runner and two kid-sized Adirondack chairs.
And you can’t throw a party without a bunting.
So I made one out of a beach towel. Click for the instructions for the no-sew beach towel party banner.
I scattered a few felt and foam beach balls around the table, too. (I made those, too!)
Beach Party Ideas: Food
For the food, I kept things simple.
Lunchables snacks, a big pitcher of tropical punch and some melon balls.
Puffed cheese balls and whale crackers served in beach buckets.
Ocean blue gelatin cups. (Recipe coming soon.)
And ice cream cones.
But they’re not really what they seem because everyone knows ice cream melts in the hot sun.
But these pink lemonade cupcakes served in ice cream cones didn’t!
Life really is better in flip-flops. And with chocolate. You can download the free “Life is Better in Flip-Flops” printable here.
Since we didn’t have the ocean to cool us off at our party, I set up a hydration station.
There, the kids found lots of things to quench their thirst and cool themselves off.
Like snow cones with homemade sno-cone syrup…
Homemade popsicles and bottled water with drink packets to mix in.
To make your own easy beach party favor, download the free printable water bottle tags I created and print on letter-sized cardstock.
The hydration station also had a bucket of water balloons for the kids to throw at one another. Everybody loves a water balloon fight!
It’s not a trip to the beach if you don’t get wet.
And, of course, you have to play in the sand.
Rather than building sandcastles, the kids got to create edible sand art in mason jars.
You definitely want to check out this recipe.
I hope your summer is a blast!