Throw a smashing summer party with these beach party ideas that will make you feel like you’re celebrating right at the beach! From games and favors to food, you won’t run out of party ideas to make it one to remember.
DIY Beach Party Ideas To Kick Off Your Summer
I love summer! It just always reminds me of the fun times we spent at the beach. Who says you can’t have fun at the beach without the beach? Bring the beach to your backyard, instead. With these beach party ideas, I’m sure you’ll have a grand time even without the actual beach.
Have you tried drinking healthy detox water? Keep your guests hydrated and refreshed with a twist by serving these fruity refreshing infused waters.
Turn boring ice cubes into something fun with these creative DIY ice cubes ideas. You can also optionally substitute the flowers with herbs or fruits.
Make it a luau by dressing up with these colorful flower crowns. Have one for all your lady friends and for sure you’ll be the star of your party!
Check out the best makeup look you can try for your beach party. We always have to look our best right? I’m sure having one of these beautiful looks will make you shine even brighter as the host of the party!
5. Beach Wave Nail Art
While we’re at it, try this beach wave inspired nail art. It will be just the thing to complete your look! Super cool, huh!
6. DIY 3D Triangle Beach Party Invitation
Love the color and texture of the wood? This DIY 3D triangle beach party invitation will remind everyone of the cool breeze at the beach. Start printing this cute invitation and shape it for the best beach party invitation ever.
7. Luau Theme
This is such a cute inspiration for a beach party theme. It’s complete package of Hawaiian warmth! The greatest challenge may be the tree, but it’ll be fun to take on!
8. Net Backdrop
Any DIYer can surely pull this off. Just hang a net for your backdrop and cut up some sea creature shapes, then scatter those around your net. This net backdrop will ensure a beach ambiance.
9. Pretty Painted Pineapples
What’s the first thing that comes to mind for a beach party? Pineapples, right? These pretty painted pineapples are the perfect centerpiece for your beach themed party, plus they’re so easy to make!
10. Mason Jar Beach Party Centerpiece
Grab some mason jars, and fill them with sand and seashells, and you got yourself a beautiful mason jar beach party centerpiece. It would also look amazing if you added a tea candle inside, too.
11. DIY Tiki Torch
Are you having your beach party at night? Do a little upcycling project by using old bottles as a cool DIY tiki torches. It’s officially a luau now!
12. Aloha Party Punch
Mix this amazing Aloha party punch everyone will surely enjoy. It’s made with only four easy-to-find ingredients, just way too perfect to complete your island daydreams!
13. Taste Of Tropics Punch
Have a taste of the tropics with this easy-to-make punch recipe. This easy recipe is made by mixing a few tropical fruit juices that are sure to be fun and refreshing for everyone. But you want to add a little kick to it you can actually add a bit of white rum.
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14. Ocean Water
Hey, I know what you’re thinking! Well, this is not the salty ocean water. This is a cool refreshment fun for both kids and adults. Just what beach party is looking for!
15. Teddy Bears At The Beach
Aren’t they just adorable? Make it with some Jell-O, gummy bears and vanilla pudding. An easy to make summer snack that is also perfect for anyone’s budget.
16. Beachy Flip Flop Cookies
These beachy flip flop cookies look so cute and will be such a breeze to make. I can’t think of a reason why this should not be included in your beach-themed party!
17. Individual Seven-Layer Dips
These individual seven-layer dips will make an awesome appetizer to your beach party. And what’s perfect about this dip? Well, you can just customize it suit your personal tastes.
18. Sandcastle Sandwich
A sandwich that’s truly beach-worthy! This sandcastle sandwich is perfect to serve after everyone is done splashing around the pool.
19. Corona Jalapeno Shrimp
What’s a beach party without some seafood? Make this shrimp appetizer with this scrumptious corona jalapeno shrimp recipe. The presentation alone is already a winner!
20. Deviled Egg Sailboats
Don’t forget the staple of party appetizers: the deviled egg, but this time, give it a beachy twist. These deviled egg sailboats are easy to make, beautiful, and most importantly, healthy. So, what more could you ask for?
21. Coconut Rum Soaked Pineapples
Better have these coconut rum soaked pineapples somewhere the kids won’t be able to reach. But it’s absolutely yummy to nibble on an afternoon get-together with your best buddies.
22. Watermelon Sea Turtle
Think you can carve a watermelon? Here’s a fun way to serve fruits. Just attach the head and limbs of the turtle with toothpick skewers. I so love this watermelon sea turtle!
23. Sand Dollar Cookies
Make this beach treat for everyone who comes to your party. These exciting sand dollar cookies are bound to impress your guests with its sandy beachy twist!
24. Water Bombs
What’s a beach party without water? Let the kid inside of everyone out by making water bombs. Fill those balloons with water, or paint, and start popping!
25. Beach Party Relay Race
Gather all your swimming equipment and start this relay race with the kids and kids the heart. I’m sure you’ll have a smashing party with countless laughs!
26. Life’s a Beach Photo Booth Props
Everyone loves photos! Make amazing memories at your beach party with this DIY photo booth ideas. I bet no one would miss the opportunity having their photos taken at a beach party!
27. DIY Message in a Bottle Favors
Have all your guests remember the magical party you threw by giving these cute DIY message in a bottle favors. Everyone would love to have a keepsake they can cherish and recycle, too. This would surely keep wonderful memories for life!
Need more ideas? Check out this video from Ingrid Nilsen for more beach party makeup, yummy treats, and decor:
These are just some more reasons why I truly love summer! So, if you’re planning to throw a beach-themed party, I’m sure now with these amazing DIY beach party ideas you’ll have a grand time even without the actual beach.
Do these beach party ideas get you excited to throw your beach party? Let us know how it went below in the comments!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in July 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.