How to Throw a Beach Party

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Beach parties are a fresh and inventive way to have a party. Here is a guide for preparation for a beach bash.

Steps

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    Venue. What beach will it be at? Check out all your local beaches and look for the best beach. Ideal beaches should be fairly close, free of sticks and driftwood (Unless you plan to have a bonfire)and clean water. Go to the beach yourself and plan out where your party will be. Remember to get a permit if it's going to be a huge party.
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    Time. Evening, Noon or Morning? This affects your catering as well, so make sure it's a time people wouldn't have eaten yet.
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    Age group. Are your grandparents or teenagers coming? Arrange with friends if there are children are coming? If kids are coming, make sure the party isn't too late.
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    Food. Fresh, juicy fruits like watermelon and mango and barbecues are the best way to go for a beach. Make sure you have lots of drinks, chips and dips.
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    Design your invitations. The possibilities are endless. Palm trees, surfboards, beach balls, and waves are just a few ideas. Be creative!
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    Make sure your invites have phone numbers and addresses on them.
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    Organize an caterer. Will it be a bring your own, yourself making the food or professional catering?
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    Set off to the beach about 2-3 hours before the party. Don't forget anything.
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    Set up and make a playlist for your stereo.
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    Bring out snacks when people arrive and start the barbecue.
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    Set up games if you have any.
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    Make sure you bring spare towels.
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    Make sure the party is long so it can be fun.
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    Don't forget the boat and bathing suit.

Printable Beach Party Invitations

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Tips

  • Be aware of early guests.
  • Make sure that your playlist reflects the occasion and has some beachy tunes. It really helps to place the mood of the party, whether it is a going away party, birthday party or memorial.
  • If you have an iPod, try to buy an "iPod Amp", just like a guitar amp, but with an iPod dock. Great sound, portable, and range from cheap ($100) to expensive ($850).

Warnings

  • Beware of rip tides.
  • Don't be so wild that the police have to come.
  • Make sure no one who is drunk drives.

Things You'll Need

  • Music (or a DJ)
  • Friends
  • Food and drinks
  • Things to play with (volleyball, frisbee, etc.)
  • Towels
  • A beach

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