Stay warm with a beach themed birthday
November 12, 2010
Although the colder months are upon us that doesn't mean you can't still party like it's the middle of the summer and we're enjoying 90 degree temperatures. Invite your friends for a day at the beach with your next birthday party.
The party invitations you send out should be festive and fun. You want your guests to immediately know they're in for a day of fun in the sun. You also want them to forget about chilly wind gusts and throw on a pair of board shorts and flip flops!
Get inflatable palm trees and place them around your home and don't forget the beach balls! Hang a giant pinata in the shape of the sun, but don't let anyone break it open until the very end of the party. Also, get streamers in varying shades of blue and create your very own ocean that you can put cutouts of fish and crabs in to create a fun back drop. Place tiki torches and surfboard cutouts around the space as well. You want it to seem like one of the beach parties that you would see in an Elvis movie from the 1950s.
Hang a large banner welcoming everyone to your beach birthday party and as each guests arrives, place a lei around their neck and prepare for some fun! Have a limbo and hula contest. Some may ask where the sand is, but you don't want too much of a mess to clean up and and is hard to get out of the carpet, but you can find some fun party items to make it seem like there's sand. Also, setup a tie dye station where people can create their very own custom t-shirts. Set out some beach chairs for those who just want to relax and catch some rays, while the others can sit on festive bar stools placed near the tiki bar you've set up in the corner.
Serve up fruity beverages that have tropical tastes, and don't forget to top each one off with those fun little umbrellas. Pour your fun concoctions in light up glassware and other fun cups and beverage containers. You can serve up some great beach food like burgers and hot dogs. Have a custom birthday cake that features a beach scene or that is in the shape of a lifeguard chair. It's your party so you can go as big as you want. Remember, it may be cold outside but inside your party everyone will be partying like they're on the beaches of Maui.
When it comes time to break open the sun pinata, make sure everyone is a safe distance away. You don't want anyone getting hurt. Fill it with plenty of candy and other goodies like sunglasses and necklaces that your guests can take home with them as they depart the beach and head back to cold winter weather. At least they managed to squeeze in one last beach day before the first snowfall.