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Throwing The Ultimate Beach Party

Celebrate the beginning of summer with a beach party! It is a fun and rewarding way to get your friends and family together. Get creative and original, come up with a great theme and carry it throughout the entire party. If you are a do-it-yourself type of person, then hosting your own beach party will be especially rewarding.

There are many things to consider when planning a beach party starting with location. Find a spot that is clean, a place that has a wide sandy area that is not likely to disappear when the tides come up. Ideally, find an area that allows fire pits or has built in grills and picnic tables.

Decide on a budget. The budget will help set your boundaries and help you plan all aspects of your beach party. From decorations, food, drinks, disposable items and the possibility of rental fees.

Another important factor is the theme. Creating a fun or original theme is simple. The theme can be carried out with decorations, clothing, music and the food. A few ideas you might consider is a fiesta, a luau or surfing.

Depending on the theme or if you wish to carry the theme into the menu, you should plan out your menu. Also, consider how and what you will need to prepare the food, especially if you have to cook it. Another option is to have a potluck or even to have the party catered.

Decorations can be purchased or handmade. A handmade beach inspired banner, bucket luminaries, beach towel tablecloths and maybe even grass skirts are great ideas to get your started.

When it comes to music, you can select music that is appropriate for the theme as well as your guests. Have music that can be enjoyed by all the guests not just one group in particular. Jimmy Buffet or Bob Marley come to mind.

Entertainment comes automatically with the beach, sand for sandcastles, work on your tan, walks and swimming. You might want to bring some beach party games like frisbees, balls, kites, shovels and pails. Hula hoops create a seashell gathering game or maybe a contest that goes along with your theme.

Last but not least is to relax and enjoy, don't stress. Beach parties are meant to be fun, a time to enjoy the company of your guests.

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