Let’s go surfing! Beach party ideas
We are so privileged to be surrounded by so many beautiful beaches in Australia, aren’t we? There’s not a kid I know who doesn’t enjoy spending their summer swimming in the surf, rolling in sand and building sandcastles. Just add ice cream and you have the perfect day out!
For those lucky enough to be celebrating a birthday or special occasion during the warm summer months, a beach party theme is a fun way to turn everyone’s favourite day out into a party – whether it’s at the beach with a BBQ lunch, at home on the deck or by the pool. Just add umbrellas, bright zinc and away you go! Of course it doesn’t have to be summer to enjoy the beach either – turn up the heat indoors, get the deck chairs out and bring the outdoors in! Just like this fantastic set up by Party In A Package.
Wherever you’re hosting a surfing or beach theme party or a pool party, we’ve sourced some great partyware and party supplies to help set the mood – just add sand!
Beach party invitations
Depending on the age group and event type, draw inspiration from marine life, retro surfboards, colours and props commonly used at the beach to bring together your theme.
Having a beach themed Christening or First birthday? Subtle nods to the beautiful colours like these gorgeous watercolour designs by Emma Smith Event Stationery add a more sophisticated touch.
Beach party decorations
When it comes to decorating your venue for a beach themed occasion, get creative with items you already have at home and would normally accompany you to the beach, add balloons and hey presto! We’ve found some fun items for adding colour, fun and style to your event from our LLC Vendors.
Love these gorgeous summery colours together:
This tablecloth provides the perfect base for a beachy themed dessert table:
You could also hire a table such as this (love the teal legs!) for a beachy feel. You can see it in use in the first beach party setup shared at the start of this post!
Cute summery chairs for the kids will help style your kids party table:
Beach theme tableware
Colour blocking your tableware is a fantastic and easy way to achieve a coordinated beach theme. Incorpating a scened backdrop or props to complete the look around a seated table or dessert buffet, your guests will be transported to a sandy tropical island!
Love the beachy look of these napkins:
Beach theme cakes and desserts
The best part about a beach party? The BBQ picnic lunch of course! But this is a party, and it wouldn’t be a party without cake now, would it?
There are some seriously talented patissier’s out there who can make some clever dessert options to tie in with your theme. Think macaron crabs, summery themed desserts and fun surfboard cookies! Here is a sample but browse the Directory if you need someone specific in your location:
Create your own treats with this fun surfboard mould!:
A few extra accessories:
Beach themed party favours
Send the little ones home with some treats in these beach coloured favour bags along with some fun beach themed favors:
With summer well and truly on our doorstep now, this is such a fun theme for your next occasion and can really be as relaxed and casual as you like, with plenty of fun.