A boy’s beach-themed birthday party might not seem like an unusual idea in our half of the world. However, while we’re experiencing summer heat in this hemisphere, South Africa is in the midst of their winter; although they don’t have snowstorms, it is definitely not the season for a visit to the beach.
That fact didn’t stymie mom and party planner Adele, of Dizzy Dinos Party Printables. She created a backyard beach bash for her son’s third birthday using beachy blues, greens and colorful decorations for the invitation, cake and favors.
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A determined mama can make magic. Adele certainly delighted the birthday boy and his guests with their personal backyard beach full of treats and satisfying entertainments. I really like the multi-level favor and dessert table Adele created, especially since it is just the right height for excited young guests.
Look around the display to see the delightful beach-themed printables she made to pull everything together. The highest tier is decorated with a bright banner that confirms Liam is the guest of honor. Notice the collection of sea creatures and items that reference the beach.
Adele made all of the paper embellishments from purchased clip art and her Silhouette Cameo. Cupcakes and menu selections are topped with mini, vibrant sea creatures; favor bags are personalized for each guest and juice bottle labels repeat the invitation image.
The sweet lemon birthday cake with a mini bunting is one of Adele’s creations, too. The glass pedestal, starfish and fish net add to the presentation.
For quick customization on the juice bottles, Adele used colored duct tape and affixed her beach medallions; clever!
In addition to the birthday cake and cupcakes, guests were served savory mince pies, cheese and spinach muffins and pecan pie. Buckets of popcorn and Smarties in little shovels were offered, too, plus a choice of several beverages.
Young guests are typically full of energy so this backyard with a sand pit, jungle gym, trampoline and tot-sized, ride-on vehicles, had lots to offer.
Adele also engaged the little ones with coloring and crafts. She decorated and personalized plastic tubs but guests made and attached their own chenille handles so they could play with their buckets in the sand. She had colorful cardstock fish ready so kids could “go fishing” with a magnetized pole.
After a satisfying afternoon at the beach, guests were gifted with a favor bag full of sweets and their own sea creature to “grow” at home.
What a great way to celebrate a summer or winter birthday!
Plan your own beautiful beach party with these supplies, sourced for you by the cabana boys at Spaceships and Laser Beams.
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- Bucket with Rake
- Decor Sand
- Beach Party Cupcake Picks
- Beach Set in Bag
- Beach Balls
- Sunglasses, Squirt Guns, Beach Balls & Bubble Bottles
- Tropical Fish Lollipops
- Beach Party String Lights with Starfish Covers
- Tie-dyed Drawstring Tote Bags
- Paper Straws
- Orange Paper Goody Bags
- Plastic Cutlery Assortment
- Tissue Grass Mats
- Lime Green Tissue Paper
- Crab Pull-String Pinata
- Colorful Sea Creatures
- Sea Creatures Candy Mold
- Orange Chevron Party Kit
- Eco Storage Cube