Sun’s out, which means it’s time to grab that sunblock, put on your favorite summer outfit, and head on down to the beach. It’s the perfect time of the year to have a nice, relaxing picnic on the beach or a cool dip in the ocean. However, nothing is more ideal than a beach party with all your friends and loved ones.
What’s more fun than inviting people to the beach for some games, drinks, and music? It’s the best way to unwind and spend some quality time with your loved ones. Whether you’re throwing a rager that goes on all night long or a lowkey afternoon get-together, a beach party during the summer is never a bad idea.
So, how do you go about planning your beach party? Who do you invite? What do you do for food and entertainment? Before you go into panic mode, take a deep breath and go through this blog post that outlines everything you need to know about throwing the ideal beach party this summer.
Let’s dive in!
1. Ready some deliciously cool food options
It’s summertime and you’re at the beach. Naturally, you will want something cool to eat and drink. The best way to prepare your food items for the party is to go seasonal. Cut up some watermelon, coconut, and other seasonal fruits. You can make fresh juices out of them, or slice them up to make some nice, refreshing snacks.
If you want some fancier food options for your party, you can make a seasonal pie or some finger sandwiches and chips. You can also bring cold beers in coolers, or create a tiny bar on the beach where you can serve fresh fruit cocktails.
Make sure to get some wooden tables and chairs so you can have somewhere to place all your food and drinks. Alternatively, you can place your edibles on a giant picnic blanket. However, if you encounter an untimely big wave, your food might be in trouble.
2. Think about decor and music
The good thing about a party on the beach is that you don’t need to do much in terms of decorations. The beach and water take care of that, for the most part. However, you do need to work on decor a little bit, just to show your guests what the vibe of the party is.
Since there’s not going to be a lot of furniture for you to hang decorations around, you will have to make do with what you have. For starters, get some flower crowns and fake vines, and put them around your food and drinks table. If there’s a hut or a gazebo nearby, decorate them as well.
To guide people to your party, put up a party flyer near the entrance of the beach or on your wooden tables. You can also get a couple of those giant umbrellas, place them sporadically around your venue, and paste party flyers on their handles. Lay out some blankets or sheets under each umbrella for people to lie down and rest if they need to.
For music, you can keep it simple. Get a giant speaker, create a summer playlist beforehand, and play it for your party. You can even get one of your friends to DJ and supervise the music.
3. Send out invites to all your friends
About a week or two before your party, start sending out invites to the people you want at your beach party. The reason you need to send out invites well before your party is so that you can give your guests enough time to RSVP and save the date. This will ensure maximum attendance and fewer last-minute dropouts.
Create your invite in the form of a flyer and hand out copies to everyone you want to invite. You can create a fun summer flyer with PosterMyWall and either mail it or hand it out in person. If you’re throwing a big rager, you can also put up the flyer on your social media directly through PosterMyWall.
For entertainment at your party, you can’t go wrong with some beach volleyball. It’s a classic game that everyone will enjoy. All you’ll need to do is set up a net in advance, and get a beach ball. If you want to make things competitive, get a whiteboard and set it up next to the net to keep score.
For people not into volleyball, you can try playing some of the following games:
- Limbo – you’ll need a long stick or rope, connected to two posts or tree trunks.
- Frisbee – all you’ll need is a frisbee (and a backup in case the first one gets thrown too far).
- Seashell hunt – ask all your guests to gather seashells and bring them to a particular point. The finder of the prettiest seashell gets a special drink.
Start planning your beach party today!
Now that you have everything you need to know to plan and promote your beach party, it’s time to get started. Remember, the sooner you start the planning process, the more successful your party will be.
So create that guest list, decide on food options, pick a spot on the beach, and start your planning! PosterMyWall is here to make the whole process super-painless and easy for you with our range of party flyer templates.