If you’re tasked with throwing a party, why not take it to the beach?

A beach party triumphs most other types, especially on a pleasant day. Who doesn’t want to soak in some warm rays, listen to some good music and maybe take a dip in the ocean? Beach events have a tendency to create a casual atmosphere, encouraging guests to let loose and have fun.

If that sounds like your kind of party, then go ahead and get to planning! But first, take a look at these tips that’ll help ensure your event is a grand success:

Planning Out Food and Drinks

Arranging Food

A party can’t be considered a success unless there’s plenty of good food to go around. So how do ensure that both the quality and quantity of food is adequate?

One way to do this is to arrange a potluck, where each of your guests brings a dish to the party. It’s best to specify a particular dish to each guest so that they don’t bring the same thing. In addition, make sure that they’re the kind of dishes that don’t need to be refrigerated.

If not, you can simply arrange takeout to be delivered to the party. Ask ahead about what your guests’ preferences are so that you can plenty of appealing options available. Takeout might mean a bigger expense but at the same time, it takes little to no effort from you or your guests.

In each case you want to make sure there’s plenty of utensils and plates to go around.

Arranging Drinks

Like in any great party, you want to make sure that there’s a good mix of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. When it comes to the former, it’s best to ask ahead about your guests’ preferences or ask them to bring what they want.

Make sure you bring a large enough cooler and plenty of glasses or cups to go around.

Planning Out the Party

Choosing the Venue

Firstly, you’ve got to make sure that you find the right beach to host your party on. This beach should ideally:

  • Have enough space to accommodate all your guests
  • Have clean water to swim in
  • Have no restrictions against alcohol or late parties

Setting up a Canopy

A canopy is a must-have for any good beach party. It provides shade to those that don’t like being out in the sun too much and a place to keep your food and drinks. If you’re organizing a birthday or anniversary party for someone else, it might be fun to get a custom printed canopy with his/her name on it.

Planning out the Activities

When planning out the party activities, consider what kind of guests you’re inviting. A young, athletic group may prefer beach sports like volleyball while those that are less energetic may prefer activities such as building sandcastles.

Sending out Invites

It might be outdated and costly to send paper invites in the mail, so we recommend you try emailing these instead. Pick a fun beach themed invitation and list out all of the important details including the location, directions on how to get there and the time.

By sticking to these tips you should be able to plan out a very successful beach party!

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