Beach Party Ideas

Sun, Sand, Water & Friends

Beach party ideas and luau parties are always two thumbs up, and easy too! Read on to see how to have a great beach party! 

Beach parties are hot! and for those of us who love everything about the beach, there is no better place to have a bash!

Having a beach party is one of the best summer party ideas, but it isn't the easiest to pull off, unless you happen to live at the beach!

So we will cover everything you need for fun party ideas at the beach!

Beach party ideas: what you need at a glance.

  • Party Invitation Ideas
  • Party Menu Ideas
  • Beach Party Activities
  • Party Decoration Ideas
  • Things You Need

Party Invitations

Invitations set the scene for the party and for a beach party, it's no different. We love anything with palm trees, beach balls, beach umbrellas, star fish, shells and of course the beach! The more creative the better!

Party Menu Ideas - When you are at the beach, you want to keep your party food ideas pretty simple. Here are some easy ideas that your guests will love!

  • Pretzels, chips & Popcorn
  • Cheese & Crackers
  • Fruit platter
  • Salads
  • Potato Skins
  • Corn on the Cobb
  • Mini Burgers
  • Hot Dogs
  • Chicken or Beef Kabobs
  • Pretzels, chips & Popcorn
  • Cheese & Crackers
  • Fruit platter
  • Salads
  • Potato Skins
  • Mini Burgers
  • Hot Dogs
  • Chicken or Beef Kabobs
  • Barbecue Chicken
  • Ribs
  • Corn on the Cobb
  • Cupcakes
  • Cookies
  • Cupcakes
  • Watermelon
  • WATER...Lots of WATER
  • Iced tea
  • Lemonade
  • Soda

Beach Party Activities

All teenage parties need some fun party game ideas and activities. Not only do they help to break the ice for anyone who doesn't know everyone, but they are really fun!

Here are some beach party ideas and activities we have done that turned out to be real winners!

  • Volleyball - Day or night, all you need to do is set up a net, and let the games begin!
  • Kite flying - All those kites make for a great time!
  • Sand castle building contest - This takes some time, but is so much fun for all ages. Bring your camera for this one!
  • Long jump contest - Get ready for some real competition! 
  • Karaoke - This is always a huge hit. Bring a karaoke machine, and hold a karaoke contest.
  • Dance contest - So much fun for those teens who live to dance. And great entertainment for those who prefer to watch!
  • Tell scary stories - Ghost stories, scary stories, and horror stories...The scarier the better!
  • Bon Fire - Follow the rules at the beach and stay safe!
  • Murder Mystery Game - The hottest trend in parties, this offers a lot of fun and a party to remember!

1920s Classic Murder Mystery Party Game Kit

Don't forget the ingredients for smores!

Here's what you need:

1) Graham crackers
2) Large marshmallows
3) Chocolate candy bars.

How to make them:

1) Heat the marshmallow over an open flame until it begins to brown and melt.

2) Break the graham cracker in half. Sandwich the chocolate between the cracker and the hot marshmallow.

3) Allow the marshmallow to cool a moment before eating

Party Decoration Ideas

It seems as if the beach itself would provide all the decoration you could ever need, but you can always use a few added accents to make this party your own.

Colorful umbrellas, bright towels, beach chairs and colored coolers help sway guests to start relaxing and having fun. If the party will flow into the evening, tiki torches are great for adding both light and atmosphere.

Things You Need

Beach parties are great ideas for birthday parties or any kind of party, but going to the beach also means being prepared for a long day in the sun!

Be sure you have these things on hand so you can really enjoy your beach party!

  • Beach towels
  • Beach chairs
  • Sunscreen
  • Music
  • Coolers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sports equipment
  • Beach games
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Clothes/sweatshirts
  • Grilling set/coal
  • Utensils, cups and plates
  • Bonfire wood and matches or fire lighter

A beach party is sure to be a hit. What teen doesn't love the sun and sand? In fact, with the right beach party ideas, a beach party can be one of the most economical parties you can organize! While planning and hosting a beach party is fun and, of course, a lot of work, the most important thing to think about is making sure everyone is safe and having fun! 

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