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 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.
Surfer Girl Invitation – Joyful Invitations
Ocean party invitation – Bonjour Berry
Vintage surf party invitation – Sassaby Parties
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 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.
Styling by Sugar Coated Mama
Love these gorgeous summery colours together:
Oasis Fan Mix – The LIttle Event Company
Honeycomb Garland – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Yellow Paper Fan – Emiko Blue
Tassel Garland – DD Brand
Teal jumbo balloon – Emiko Blue
Shark Splash Scatters – Fantasy Kids Parties
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:
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!
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 Stools – The Enchanted Party Hire (Qld)
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!
Striped Plates – The Little Event Company
Sunrise plates – The Little Event Company
Rollerskates and Rainbows plates – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Yellow dessert plates – Hip and Hooray
Pastel ice cream cups – Emiko Blue
Sunshine Cups – Fantasy Kids Parties
Yellow Paper Straws – The Little Event Company
Love the beachy look of these napkins:
Mint Green Napkins – The Little Event Company
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
Crab macarons – Arelio Sweetbox (sydney)
Beach themed cake – Sweetest Jubilee (Melbourne)
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 Chocolate Moulds – Confectionately Yours
A few extra accessories:
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.
As the weather warms up it’s time to bring out the lovely sorbet coloured party decorations, serve up some cool lemonade and enjoy some spring and summer soirees!
This party supplies wrap up is inspired by lemon, peach and pink (how lovely do they look together?!).
All links to items are included below the collage and as always most are from businesses who are members of Life’s Little Celebration’s and listed on the directory page!:
1.Invitation, 2. favour bags, 3. cake stand, 4. lemon balloons, 5.laser cut lemon bunting, 6.peach pom pom, 7.lemonade dispenser, 8. peach/lemon paper fan, 9. sorbet confetti balloon, 10. peach paper plates
Coming into summer is a perfect time to incorporate flamingos and watermelons into your parties so I wanted to share this fun dessert table by Opulenticity Party & Buffet Styling at the pop up shop in Perth recently!
Love the bright colours and the desserts all look AMAZING!
This shoot included lots of other vendors from the Life’s Little Celebration’s directory including:
Cupcakes, Cakepops, Fudge and macarons by Niknaks Sweetest Treats
Watermelon Bunting, paper plates, lollipops, cupcake toppers, straws & straw tags from Favor Lane
Flamingo Cake topper from Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Venue – Bites by D
Other’s involved were:
Watermelon potplant with succulent by Ash&Lime and meringues and geo Choc Bites by Sugar & Salt Cookies
Visit my blog post on Flamingo party supplies for more Flamingo partyware!
Love these watermelon macarons and watermelon cake pops!:
I hope this has provided you inspiration for your summer parties !
Even though we are heading into colder months here, the pineapple trend is not going away any time soon!
So here is a quick round up of some fun Pineapple party supplies to help you plan a pineapple or tutti fruitti or hawaiian themed party! As always these are all from the fabulous businesses listed on the Life’s Little Celebration’s children’s party directory – so make sure you browse the categories there when party planning! All the source links are below the collage:
Pineapple party supplies sources:
Tutti frutti party by Sugar Coated Mama
Pineapple gold cupcake toppers
3D pineapple cake topper
Pineapple cake pops
Pineapple honeycomb decorations
Pineapple favor box
Pineapple themed drink station (props to hire)
Pineapple honeycomb hanging decorations
Pineapple 3D invitation
Enjoy the party planning! xx
Alex from Ruby Rabbit partyware is guest posting today sharing some personal favourites of mine from her store for a Summer Fiesta party!:
The vibrant colours & designs of a summer fiesta shout PARTY! We can’t go past this fun floral range to really bring your summer soiree to life
This range is brought to us by Talking Tables UK. The quality and designs are truly gorgeous and we’ve teamed these up with some complementing partyware and exquisite decorations
Shop the look under ‘Floral Fiesta’ at Ruby Rabbit Partyware! Here’s our guide to what’s in store to bring this theme to life:
- Floral Fiesta Bunting $19.95
- Hot Pink Tissue Pom Pom from $3.95
- Floral Fiesta Parasols (24 pack) $15.95
- Neon Love Tassel Garland $46.00
- Yellow Tissue Paper Fan 45cm $6.95
- Floral Fiesta Straws (30 pack) $8.95
- Teal Honeycomb Ball 30cm $5.95
- Gold Glitter Crown Party Hats (8 pack) $14.95
- Floral Fiesta Mexicana Bunting $24.95
- Gold Metallic Cupcake Cases (25 pack) $6.95
- Chevron Wooden Cutlery Set (24 pack) $14.95
- Floral Fiesta Napkins (40 pack) $8.95
- Gold Gem Pinata $89.00
- Floral Fiesta Plates (12 pack) $12.50
- Wildberry Giant 90cm Round Balloon $7.95
Thanks Ruby Rabbit Partyware for this brilliant round up of products for a summer fiesta party! Love the colours in this range which would also be perfect for a spring party later in the year or a bright floral tea party any time!