Relax and throw a beach themed party.


Begin by choosing fun, summer colors to use like red, blue, and yellow.IMG_9244

Then find great beach, water, and summer themed take home gifts to give to your guests.  Things like sunglasses, beach towels, bubbles, and squirt guns work really well.


Flip flops and beach towels are great gifts that really add to the decor.  Colorful flip-flops look great in a decorative basket or tin and beach towels look great on the bench of a picnic table.

I bought inexpensive flip-flops and replaced their straps with ribbons.


Colorful candy, coconut cups with striped straws, and wooden silverware with painted handles are also easy additions that add a lot to party decor.



Silly beach themed food helps to make the party enjoyable.  Include things like:

  • Crab Sandwiches – Googly eyes glued to dowels or toothpicks and stuck into croissants.
  • Gold fish – Gold Fish Crackers
  • Shark kabobs – Gummy sharks on bamboo skewers.
  • Life Preservers – Life Savers in individual containers.  I found mine at Target in the $1 section.
  • Fish Bate – Skittles or M&M candies in individual containers.
  • Beach sign cupcakes – Free printable glued onto dowels.
  • Hang loose treat bags – Free printable tied around a folded lunch sack using jute ( I trimmed mine with scalloped scissors).

Use the free printables I have included below to create your buffet.






Shark Kabobs copy


Here are some free printables to help make your party a success.  

They are in .jpg form.  you can print and cut them out by hand or you can use your Cricut Explore (using these instructions).

Hang Loose Tags

Beach Sign Cupcake Toppers

download blue copy

Hang Loose Rounds

download pink

Food Buffet Signs 1

download green

Food Buffet Signs 2

download Orange copy


Once you are ready, invite your friends!

Use Evite’s awesome, free birthday at the beach party invitations below or choose another fun summer themed invitation from  They have so many great new cards for summer including beach, surf, bonfire, BBQ, and pool party themes.  Not to mention, you can also easily create your own.

Birthday at the Beach Evite

Happy DIYing friends!

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June 2, 2016


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