Bring to the shore to you by hosting a wonderful beach party!
July 26, 2010
Nearly everybody loves going to the beach during the summer months, as there are few things more enjoyable than getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and soaking up the sun as you relax by the ocean. If you're too far away from the beach, or if you cannot get to the shore, throwing a fantastic beach party for your friends and family can bring the carefree attitude of the coast into your home.
A good place to begin is by sending out enticing invitations. You'll need to use the beautiful imagery of a beach on your announcements, so consider including some pictures of a gorgeous sunset or some smiling beachgoers. If you'd like to that avoid pictures, you can still convey a relaxing motif with soft hues and small accents of flowers.
After you've selected wonderful invites, you'll definitely need to elaborately decorate your beach bash. A great starting point would be to hang hibiscus leaf garland around your house. This summery accent will be sure to have your partygoers feeling as though they have sand underneath their toes. Along those same lines, hanging a flowered grass table skirt will evoke thoughts of a hawaiian resort and can certainly be an understated, but effective, option to add to your mellow atmosphere. As a final touch, you should think about adding a sunset or bamboo scene setter. Perhaps the most awesome part of the beach is its incredible views, and these additions can be an effective way to replicate those striking sights.
If you want to ensure your soirée is as successful as it can be, make sure buy some terrific beach party supplies. If your gathering finds its way outside, you'd be remiss if you did not have the proper lighting. While normal lights can do the job, tiki torches may be your best option. Almost everyone enjoys an intense limbo competition, so provide your guests with a limbo kit and all your friends will be sure to have a blast. Of course, the winner should be given a prize, so purchase a for them to wear and show off.
While it may seem like decorations and supplies are all you need, don't forget to get the correctly-themed paper goods as well. Providing ocean view cups, napkins and paper plates to guests when it comes time for food is a good move. Why not go over the top and place an inflatable palm tree cooler to keep drinks cold? Not only will a palm tree add a beach feeling to the shindig, but its unique function will have guests smiling.
The rigors of daily life can have everyone dying for a vacation, and sometimes the next best thing is to unwind on the weekend. Combining these two things into a beach party will have you and your guests feeling refreshed revitalized and ready for the week ahead.