Beach Inspired Party Ideas
Life’s a Beach, Enjoy the Waves with these Beach Inspired Party Ideas! From crab cupcakes that don’t pinch, to a fun little watermelon hack, to how to make a sand cake, we’ve got all the best themed beach party ideas for your next under the sea gathering. Great for a beachy birthday party, luau, and more!
THE BEST BEACH THEMED PARTY IDEAS
Who doesn’t love a beachy party? Sometimes you can’t travel all the way to the beach to celebrate, but don’t worry. You can have all the fun that the beach has to offer (minus the waves) right at home! Whether you’re really hosting on the beach or just wishing you were, keep reading to discover our ultimate list of beach party ideas to make your next ocean-inspired occasion as festive as possible. We’ve got ideas for food, decor, and so much more. Enjoy, and have fun at your party!
How do you throw the best beach themed party?
If you’re going with a beach party theme, you might as well go all out! Make everything as beachy as possible, from the invites to food to music. You can even request that your guests dress as if they’re going to a real beach party — think swim coverups as dresses, flip flops, sunglasses, etc.! If you’re doing party favors, it would be cute to send guests home with a customized pair of sunglasses or something similar.
Hosting on the beach? Hosting a large crowd? Keep everyone entertained and then some with these Beach Games.
These under the sea marshmallow pops are such a fun, colorful treat to make for your beach themed party — and so much easier than cake pops!
Thank goodness these Crab Beach Cupcakes on Frugal Coupon Living don’t pinch!
Need a show-stopping centerpiece for the snack table? Take a look at this tutorial on how to Build a Pineapple Palm Tree from eHow.
Need a bite? These Crab Ham and Cheese Sandwiches are super easy and a crowd-pleaser!
Say cheese! Grab these FREE Beach Photo Props from Love the Day.
Set up a Beach Ball Arch like this Tutorial on Wiki How. Now that’s an entrance to remember!
Decorate with an Upcycled Craft | Jellyfish Water Bottle on Frugal Coupon Living!
Switch things up and Serve Watermelon on Sticks like A Pretty Life in the Suburbs.
Have fun creating some Ocean Water (just like Sonic makes) on Frugal Coupon Living! That blue color is amazing.
More cupcakes? Yes please! We love our Giant Squid Cupcakes on Frugal Coupon Living.
Hosting your beach themed party outside or in the sun? Set up a Sunscreen and Bug Spray Station like Catch My Party.
We are so inspired by this Cocktail Umbrella Wreath on Family Chic.
This Sand Castle Cake is much easier than you think. It really looks like sand, too! See the tutorial on Living Well and Spending Less.
These Beach Scene Vanilla Pudding Cups on Frugal Coupon Living are a perfect kid-friendly treat. The little ones can make their own, too!
If you’re serving a big party, these Hawaiian Ham & Cheese Sliders are great for feeding a crowd. Recipe on Cincy Shopper.
Serve up this Strawberry Mango Salsa Recipe with your chips of choice. So yummy!
Don’t let your guests get bored! Try Coconut Bowling with Pineapples like Style Me Pretty. We have also seen it with water bottles filled with blue water.
Use a foam cone and Tootsie Roll Pops to make an Octopus Tower. I bet the kids would love to help out with this one! Source unknown.
These printable Lemonade Party Favors from Design, Eat, Repeat are adorable for your guests and perfect for a beach themed party.
These Paper Lantern Fish make adorable decorations. Idea on Make Life Lovely.
Catch My Party did a super cute job with these Crab Sandwiches. They look just as delicious!
Have fun with these Sand Dollar Cookies from Mama Miss.
More sweet tooths to feed? Make these clam cookies from us at Frugal Coupon Living. Great for a beach themed party, mermaid party, or luau!
Serve drinks in Pineapple Cups like this idea Simple as that Blog.
If you’re hosting your party at the beach, incorporate this Beach Scavenger Hunt on Frugal Coupon Living.
Turn Paper Lanterns into Jelly Fish with this idea from Party City.
Ready to party? Keep the kids entertained. In addition to our Beach Games, take a look at these 50+ Kids’ Party Games – indoor, outdoor, night, birthday.
WHAT’S TRENDING? Looking for a few engaging activities? Grab Minute to Win it Games – Traditional, Christmas, Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving, and more! Use these fun activities in the office, classroom, or at your next party.