1st Birthday Ideas
Pool Party Ideas
2 , 3 & 4 year olds
5 and 6 year olds
7, 8 & 9 years old
Truth or Dare
8 Mall Hunts
Candy Buffet Help
35 Minute to
Win It Games
Beach Birthday Theme
Beach Party Invitations
Invitation in a
Large beach towels can be used for tablecloths as an easy way to make the beach party look festive. Hand beach towels around the party room or drape them over the chairs at the party table. Give them out as party favors.
Old swimming trunks or Hawaiian shorts can be
used to make plant containers festive ... simply place the trunks around
the container and tie rope at the top of the pot to make it stay.
Put sand and seashells on the party table or fill tall glass containers with sand and seashells and arrange in the middle of the table.
To chill drinks for an outside beach party fill a wading pool with ice and place the drinks among the ice to chill.
Use bright colored sand pails to hold chips, dips, crackers and pretzels. They also can hold forks, spoons and napkins. Use the sand shovels that come with the pails as serving spoons.
Fun Beach Party Ideas
Beach Party GamesBuried in the Sand Treasure Hunt
Fill a small swimming pool with sand and then bury small treasures such as pretty rocks, sea shells, fake jewels and large plastic coins. Give the party guests sand shovels and sifters to find the buried treasure in their “beach”. Let them take the treasure home as a party favor.
Beach Ball Icebreaker
Play when party guests are arriving and especially if some guests don't know each other. The beach ball icebreaker asks silly questions that the guests have to answer about themselves. Before the party blow up a large beach ball and with a permanent marker write questions on the ball. Fill up the whole ball so there aren't any blank areas. Then when guests start to arrive at the party have them sit in a circle (or they can stand) and throw the ball back and forth to each other. When someone catches the ball they must answer the question that is underneath their left thumb.
The questions can be anything ... here are some samples:
Favorite ride at the amusement park? Have you ever been to the beach? What ocean animal would you like to be? Winter or Summer? Have you every been surfing?
Sand Castle Relay
More fun beach party games that include a swimming pool - swimming pool party games
Beach Birthday Theme Activities
Make Funky Flip Flops ... directions for our flip flop craft
Beach Party Food
Goldfish crackers in sand pails - use sand shovels as serving spoons.
Fill small clear plastic cups with blue Jell-O so it looks like water then add Swedish fish candies.
Fill small clear plastic cups with vanilla pudding. Sprinkle crushed graham crackers on top for “sand”. Place teddy grahams on top and finish with a small cocktail umbrella.
Fruit kabobs - skewer pieces of cut up strawberries, pineapples and bananas on pretzels.
Instead of cake make cupcakes. Frost ½ of the top blue for the water and ½ light brown for the beach. Place a teddy graham laying down on a piece of fruit roll up - like the teddy is sunning himself on a beach towel. Add a small cocktail umbrella and a lifesaver gummy candy in the “water”.
Beach Party Favors
Treasure chests made from wood or paper are a fun goody bag idea.
Blue bags tied with white curling ribbon.
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