Are you planning to throw your friends a party? Why not go for a beach party?
Nothing beats seeing the sun smile on tidal waves. Add sand into the mix, and it becomes a perfect place to visit. The beach is perhaps the most popular leisure site, especially during summer and spring.
Having a beach party is a great idea because you get to spend most of your day in high spirits. Being on the beach already sets the tone for a fun, worry-free day, so getting into the party vibe shouldn’t be such a high hill to climb. Just bring in a couple of friends, good music, refreshing drinks, delicious snacks, and some fun games, and you’re set for the party.
It takes proper planning to achieve an enjoyable beach party. It means you’ll have to put effort and thoughts into preparation. We’ve got some great tips that’ll take your party to the next level.
The location of your beach party is critical to its success. It doesn’t mean you can’t have a great time at any beach, but if you want others to remember this event for years to come, you’ve got to be selective with the venue.
You have to make sure the location is easily accessible to all your invitees. Another thing to consider while choosing your location is the number of guests you want to invite. It’s wise to avoid popular beaches if you plan to spend alone time with your friends. Otherwise, you’ll have more outsiders than friends at your party.
We recommend a happy medium location; not too popular, not too inaccessible – a beach where you and your friends can have good fun in peace but wouldn’t require a map or compass to locate.
Planning for food is important because what’s a party without food? Remember, nobody wants to use cutleries on the sand. So go easy on your menu.
Beach food shouldn’t be anything heavy or overly sumptuous. Plan for finger food; chips, barbecue, nibbles, sandwiches, cakes, and fruits like mangoes, bananas, apples, and sliced watermelon. A light, healthy, and fresh menu will surely do the trick.
Don’t Include a Party Theme
Not many fun events can go toe to toe with a well-planned and organized beach bash. You shouldn’t ruin yours. Thematic party wear or plastic palm trees? These are no-nos!
If you chose a good site for your bash, it should already dictate your party’s view and all the decorations you’ll need.
You may decide to include some decorative touches to your bash but keep it classy; don’t go out of touch. Simple fireworks or balloons that can heighten the party mood work perfectly well.
What we’re not going to do is talk about a beach party and not include drinks.
Ensure to stock up on beers and wine. You should also include smoothies, fruit juice, cocktails, and punch, especially for those who don’t want to drink alcohol.
We all know that the drinks are best served chilled, so don’t forget the cool bag filled with ice.
Last time we checked, parties are supposed to be fun and exciting. You want to have everyone participating during the party. Including games on your party’s to-do list is a sure way to increase engagement.
You can play online casino games or some board and card game action. Select simple, interesting, and competitive games to keep active participation in the right direction.
Turn Up the Music
It’s the easiest thing to do these days. You’ve got curated party playlists on Spotify, Apple, or YouTube music.
But sticking to a Spotify playlist isn’t necessarily a must. You can set up your own playlist. The goal is to please your guests, and you know your friends better than anyone else.
Your playlist should be a mix of popular old classics, new hits, and a sprinkle of sleepers. Old songs bring a nostalgic ambiance, the new hits would turn up the vibe, and the sleepers will create a soothing aura.
Sound system? There are top portable speakers with a long battery life that could do the magic.
Prepare a Plan B
Beach and coastal weather conditions can be unpredictable. Temperature can go from normal to horrendous after the sun sets; therefore, it’s good you have a side plan.
Prepare for the cold; set up a campfire if the weather takes an uncomfortable turn. Ensure that there are bars and clubs you could run to if it gets too cold.