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.

beach theme party - party in a package

Beach Party – 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.

 

surfing party invitations - joyful invitations

Surfer Girl Invitation – Joyful Invitations

 

beach theme invitations

Ocean party invitation – Bonjour Berry

 

Vintage surf party invitation – Sassaby Parties

 

 

beach party invitations - joyful invitations

Beach Party Invitations – Joyful Invitations

 

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 theme wedding invitations

Beach them wedding invitations – Emma Smith Event Stationery

 

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.

 

beach theme styling - sugar coated mama

Styling by Sugar Coated Mama

 

 

Love these gorgeous summery colours together:

 

 

paper fan decorations - the little event company

Oasis Fan Mix – The LIttle Event Company

 

 

 

 

 

beach theme decorations - ruby rabbit partyware

Honeycomb Garland – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

beach theme decorations - emiko blue

Yellow Paper Fan – Emiko Blue

 

 

 

beach theme decorations - DD Brand

Tassel Garland – DD Brand

 

Teal jumbo balloon – Emiko Blue

 

 

shark party decorations - fantasy kids parties

Shark Splash Scatters – Fantasy Kids Parties

 

 

 

beach theme decorations - poppies for grace

Teal Honeycomb Fancy – Poppies For Grace

 

 

Emoji sunglasses balloon – Favor Lane Party Boutique

 

Poolside confetti – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

 

This tablecloth provides the perfect base for a beachy themed dessert table:

beach theme decorations - saffy & may

Hessian Table Cloth – Saffy & May

 

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!

 

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Trestle table with teal legs for hire – Petite Events Hire Sydney

 

Cute summery chairs for the kids will help style your kids party table:

 

Kids cane chair for hire – My Garden Party (Sydney)

 

 

hessian covered stool - the enchanted party hire

Hessian Covered Stools – The Enchanted Party Hire (Qld)

 

 

childrens chair hire - little giggles party hire

Kid’s Yellow Stools – Little Giggles Party Hire (Melbourne)

 

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!

 

 

beach theme plates - the little event company

Striped Plates – The Little Event Company

 

Sunrise plates – The Little Event Company

summer party plates - ruby rabbit partyware

Rollerskates and Rainbows plates – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Yellow dessert plates – Hip and Hooray

icecream cups

Pastel ice cream cups – Emiko Blue

 

 

 

beach themed tableware - fantasy kids parties

Sunshine Cups – Fantasy Kids Parties

 

 

yellow paper straws - the little event company

Yellow Paper Straws – The Little Event Company

Love the beachy look of these napkins:

mint green napkins - the little event company

Mint Green Napkins – The Little Event Company

 

bamboo tableware - the kit source

Outdoor Party Kit – The Kit Source

 

 

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:

 

Beach themed cookies – Sweets with Love Sydney

 

custom macarons - arelio sweetbox

Crab macarons – Arelio Sweetbox (sydney)

 

beach themed cake - sweetest jubilee

Beach themed cake – Sweetest Jubilee (Melbourne)

 

 

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Beach themed cookies – Dous Dolce (Sydney)

 

Mini desserts – Velvetier (Qld)

 

Watermelon fudge pops – My Petite Sweets (Perth)

 

 

Create your own treats with this fun surfboard mould!:

 

surfboard moulds - confectionatley yours

Surfboard Chocolate Moulds – Confectionately Yours

 

A few extra accessories:

 

turquoise cupcake baking cups - little kite

Turquoise Cupcake Baking Cups – Little Kite

 

Shell handpainted cupcake toppers – ELK Prints

 

 

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:

 

 

Sunrise treat bags – The Little Event Company

 

Sweet soiree party bags – Emiko Blue

 

 

Yellow tin bucket – The Party Parlour

 

Thong notepad beach party favour – Children’s party supplies

 

Mini beach deck chair favours – The Little Big Company

 

Mini beach balls – Party Kit n Kaboodle

 

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.

Surfs up!

 

 



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