Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Summer Beach Party

Looking for one more party before school starts?  
Throw a Summer Beach party!

flamingo, colorful, beach ball, sand bucket, party

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I just put together a big party for my 
church congregation or ward.

We had a Summer Beach Party Breakfast.
I was able to get a lot of my decorations at Oriental Trading.

colorful tablecloths, flamingos, beach balls, round tables

I think everyone had a fantastic time!

We used the church's round tables 
with circular multi color table cloths.

For table centerpieces, 
I used sand buckets with pinwheels and sunglasses.

I also used flamingos in buckets.
These flamingos are my favorite!!

I loved all of the bright, mismatched colors all around!!

We served pancakes and syrup along with lots of breakfasty side dishes.
It was a great theme and a fun opportunity to get
together in the morning instead of our usual evening party.

When everyone arrived, the food was set along these 3 tables.

I used sand buckets to hold silverware and napkins.
Don't worry, I washed and sanitized them beforehand!  :)

inflatable palm tree cooler, cooler for water bottles, palm tree

I think my favorite part of the entire party was this 

It held about 3 cases of water and ice, no problem.
And it's so dang cute!!

We put the tables down the center of the gym,
so the outside of the gym was open for activities and games.


The games and activities were a huge hit!
The adults were able to sit at the tables and eat their pancake breakfast
and the kids could walk around the gym playing games.

Art Project

I found scratch ornaments in a tropical them.
The kids (and adults too) loved scratching off the black paint
to reveal bright colors underneath.

Tic Tac Toe

tic tac toe, bean bags

I used blue painters tape to make a tic tac toe board 
directly on the floor.
Then I sewed some pink and green bean bags 
(from dollar store wash cloths)
to use as markers.

Flamingo Ring Toss

flamingo ring toss, flamingo, glow necklaces

I used a large flamingo in a pot 
(with dirt and a brick for weight inside)
and glow necklaces.

Cereal Necklace

cereal necklace, fruit loops, yarn, necklace

There was a cereal necklace station to string fruit loops on yarn.
This takes me back to when I was a kid.

Bean Bag Toss

For this, the objective was to toss a bean bag onto the flamingos
on the beach towel.
Simple and easy for all ages.


limbo, limbo stick

The limbo was a big hit with all of the kids too.

Beach Ball Bowling

I filled empty water bottles with blue food color
tinted water.
I hot glued the bottles shut, 
just so there wouldn't be any accidents.

Then a beach ball was rolled down the "alley" to
knock the pins down.
I used swim noodles on the side to keep the ball in the area.

Hula Hoop

The hula hoops were lots of fun too!!

Photo Booth

photo booth, inflatables, swim toys, googles, selfie stick

I think the most popular area was the photo booth.
We had inflatables, tubes, water wings, googles, sunglasses
and a selfie stick.


This Summer Beach Bash was a success!


  1. This would be so much fun for a kids party! I love the bright colors!

    1. The kids that came loved it! One little boy said it was the best day of his life! :)

  2. A lot of great ideas for a kids party! I'm sure it was a lot of fun. :) The use of tablecloths for a backdrop was genius!

    1. Thank you! Those plastic table cloths come in handy!

  3. This is the cutest party and theme! I love all the details!

  4. This looks fun! One last hurrah before school starts back.

    1. It's hard to believe the summer is almost over!

  5. What a cute idea!!! I love a themed party and this one is just perfect!! XO


  6. Those centerpieces are gorgeous! Love them - so fun!

  7. Very clever! Especially love the palm tree pool for you cooler/waters!

  8. What a cute idea! I love summer parties too so these are fun and don't look that complicated!

  9. What cute & creative party ideas


Thanks for your comments!