Summer Tropical Beach Party Ideas
Summer, Sun, Fun!
Planning a super summer party? Then this page is where you want to visit! It's got ideas galore!! Free stuff, all the summer party ware you could ever need plus ideas, ideas, ideas!
Whether you're having a beach party, pool party, hawaiian party, bbq... whatever... it's covered here!
1st thing you need to remember when you're planning a summer party is that it's all about color and fun!! Choose a theme that suits the time of year like beach, fruit, ocean, cocktail, pool, luau, hawaiian, etc and then choose your decorations accordingly. Even if you don't want an actual theme it's best to stick to a certain amount of colors so your party really looks fabulous!
Free Cocktail Cards and Fruit Flags Printables
Just look at this stunning Summer Aloha Party by Hostess with the Mostess!
The colors work perfectly! Just so much beauty in the layout and design of this party!
Here's Another Stunning Summery Outdoors Party with so many gorgeous ideas!
Another by the wonderful Hostess with the Mostess Blog
Amy from Living Locurto has given away this gorgeous FREE Birthday Party printable pack!
Perfect for Summer / Outdoor Parties
This gorgeous designer Free Summer Birthday Party Collection comes with:
A 5Ã7 invitation with editable text fields to add your own party details.
Cupcake Toppers & Tags - Three designs to use for cupcakes and other decor.
Table Decor Sign
Three Pages of Patterned Scrapbook Paper
Water Bottle Labels
Fruit Platters are an absolute must! All Melons apply ;)
Cut out summer shapes in the melons and then insert a kebab stick for fun and gorgeous party food favor sticks!!
Using the watermelon shells as bowls and centrepieces is a brilliant idea!
Melon Ballers & Cookie Cutters will do the trick
Using white as your base color with hints of bright can work beautifully! - Janelle of Cake Ink. created this absolutely stunning summer party table!!
Choose a base color.
I'm of the opinion for a party to look stylish yet fun you need to start with basic colors and then add bits of flair and fun in certain places. So for table settings and decorations I would choose a base of colors... perhaps two of three bright colours... or just one... and then build on that.
Example - Use all red tableware but snazzy it up with a bright and bold napkin on each plate and bright tropical centrepiece, perhaps some tropical lights. Then use your base color for all your balloons but add a few far out and fun tropical balloons in the mix... perhaps all the same tropical theme though (eg all parrots or fishes).
Or have a base of white and then choose a theme to add on to it with... perhaps like all hibiscus flower decorations or flip flops or flamingo's.
Or perhaps a base of Green color with bamboo accents then a running theme of Tiki's... that could look brilliant!!
Just choose a style or theme and stick with it and you'll be guaranteed a gorgeous party!!
Here's a great example to show you how single color themes can work!
How to Make a Sandcastle Cake - Easy & Fun Video Tutorial
How to make an easy rectangle wave cake
Funny Hula Hawaiian Couple Photo Face Insert Fun Cut Out Cardboard Stand Up! - I can almost guarantee after a few drinks it will incite some laughs!!
The hula girl was perfect, easy to assemble and compact to store. We did cut the face hole out to make it a little larger so people could stick their head in further and eliminate a shadow when they had their picture taken. It was good quality and exactly what it looked like on Amazon. I would recommend it.
Fun Beach Summer Inflatable Drink Cooler Holders! - Fill with ice and your guests have a spot to keep their drinks icy cool.
Not only a great drinks esky/cooler tub but also a party decoration to boot!!
You could make lots of little fruit bouquets or fruit kebabs?
Whenever I make fruit kebabs for friends they always go down a treat!!
A Few Beach Summer Themed Cakes for Inspiration - All photo's have commercial license with permission to appear here.
And for night summer, beach parties... glow sticks are a brilliant idea!! - Glow sticks can give you endless opportunities!
You could go for the outrageous and fun glow stick decoration (like below) or opt for tasteful, patterned ceiling hangings or wall decorations!
Tie them to fishing nets.
Buy the long ones that you can attach together to make a circle and make a row of circle interlinked to look like chains and hang from the ceiling! Or create smaller versions and make them like the old fashioned paper chain decorations.
Put a bunch of long one's in a big glass vase and use as a table centrepiece!
Attach fishing wire to all matching glow stick types (one color or a mix) and hang from the ceiling!
And have lots on hand for party guests... cause through the night it will create heaps of fun mobile phone photo opportunities!!
Lights are the best idea to really liven up a night party!!
There's nothing like lights to create brilliant atmosphere. In my opinion... if you're going to spend only a small budgeted amount of money on a party... spend it on lights!!! And there's an endless supply of incredible choices for summer parties!!! I wouldn't know which way to go. I would perhaps have a mix of tiki torches for the entrance way and some hanging colorful party lantern lights around the main food table or dance floor!
Like I said... if lighting is the only thing you spend money on for your party I think you've got the right idea.