Sports and activity information for the ALL STAR in your house

Web Search


Halloween Fun
Halloween GHOSTING
Arasapha Haunted Hayride and Bates Motel
Halloween Safety Tips for Pets
Halloween Tailgating
A Soldier's Halloween Treat Package
Halloween Games
Halloween Recipes
Fall Fun
Giving Plate
Thanksgiving Fun
Tips for Carving a Turkey
Thanksgiving Crafts and Decorating Tips
Thanksgiving Dinner Checklist
Mother's Day Gifts Kids Can Make
Mother's Day Coupon Book
Teacher Gift Ideas
Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
Graduation Party Tips
Post Prom Party Tips
Kindergarten Graduation Ideas
Junior and Senior Prom Tips
Father's Day Gifts Kids Can Make
Father's Day Coupon Book
Presents for Grandparents
Summer Fun
4th of July Fun
Gift Basket Ideas
Chanukah (Hanukkah) Fun
Hanukkah Coupon Book
Christmas Fun
Christmas Games
Holiday Crafts
Priceless Presents
Christmas Books, Movies
Kid's Xmas Party Recipes
Holiday Songs
Selecting a Christmas Tree
Christmas Links
Twelve Days of Christmas Ghosting Game
Creating Holiday Traditions
Christmas Eve Surprise Box
New Year's Eve Tips
Super Bowl Party Ideas
Valentine Fun
Valentine Gift Basket Ideas
Valentine's Day Coupon Book
Valentine's Day Love Notes
Valentine's Day Crafts
Valentine's Day Recipes
Winter Fun Ideas
President's Day Activities
Mardi Gras Ideas
St. Patrick's Day Fun
Easter Games
Easter Recipes
Easter Scavenger Hunt
Fun & Creative Easter Basket Ideas

Sport Hall of Fame
Music Hall of Fame
Amusement Parks
Family Vacations
Family Day Trips
Parent  Weekends
Family  Weekends
Family Mystery Adventures
Family Camping
Caribbean Vacations: Money Saving Tips
Haunted Hotel Stories
Must See Halloween Destinations
USA Trip Ideas
Landmarks Kids Must See
Trip Ideas: Ancient Natural Wonders
Must See Family Museums
Famous Zoos
Pros/Cons: All-Inclusive vs. Traditional Hotels
All-Inclusive Resort Tips
Tropical Islands -- Things to Do
Passport Tips
Packing Checklist
Items Needed When Traveling with Kids
Easy Travel Tips
Sunglass Tips
Sunscreen Tips
Vacation Memory Page
Vacation Word Search

Kids Corner
Teach Kids About Strangers
Addition Helper Worksheets
Kids Craft: Boredom Bottle
100 Boredom Tips
Fun Thing for Sisters To Do
Kids Craft: Pen Pal Kit
Kids Craft: Snow Ruler
Kids Car Games
Kids and Pets
Kids & Allowance
Kids Organization and Responsibility
Kids Crafty Concoctions
Kids Craft: Miniature Treasure Hunt
Kids Craft: Miniature Garden
Patriotic Tee Shirts
Kids Websites
●Kids Craft- How to make an Olympic Torch
Scavenger Hunt Ideas
Smoothies for Kids
Summer Camps
Service Project Ideas
Sick Day Survival
Sports Team Tailgating
Sports/Activities Clipart
Sports/Activity Guide by Age
Sports Team Roster
Tips to Making Your Fundraiser Successful
Ideas for a Carnival Fundraiser
Easy Way to Organize Volunteer Schedules and Donation Lists
Kid's Winter Party Ideas
Party Planning Tips
Kid's Cooking Party
Sleepover Ideas
Kid's Beach Party Ideas
Kid's Craft - Beach Cover-up
Kid's Craft - Personalized Beach Towel
Flip Flop Wreath
Flip Flop Flower Pot
Kid's Craft - Beach Critter
Creating Birthday Party Traditions
Kid's party game - Toss N Talk
All About Dad Print-Out
Ideas for a Candy Buffet
Back to School Party Ideas
Rainy Day Survival Guide
Age Appropriate Chores for Kids

Drugs and Kids
High School Community Service Idea
College Care Package Ideas
Keep Safe on Campus
Parent Campus Safety Questions
Saving for College
Student/Parent College Planning Timeline
Ways to Find Out About Colleges
List of Things To Bring To College
Types of Financial Aid for College
Moving with Kids
Goodbye Box
Goodbye Poem/Craft
Child Care Tips
Child Obesity
Sibling Separation
Learn Study Skills
Tips on Test Anxiety
Tips for Kindergarten Parents
School Supply List
Tips for shopping for school supplies
Job Description of a Parent
Real Mother's Poem

Company Mission
Submit a Picture
Contact Us
Link to Us
What's New
Press Release

Helpful Tips and Ideas for a Kid's Beach Birthday Parties

Do you live in an area that has a beach?  Kids love the beach so why not take advantage of it and have a birthday party on the beach. There are lots of things that you can plan to have a great deal of fun on a low budget.  You can create a memorable event for your children by just using a little imagination.

Kids Beach Party Details

First thing you need to decide is the best day and time to have the party.  I would suggest mid-morning on a weekday.  This way you will have less people on the beach.

Plan the party in advance so that you give your guests plenty of notice.  You should send out your invitations at least 2 weeks in advance.  Be creative with your invitations to get your guests excited about the event.  Make sure you include the theme, date, start and end time, location, special instructions, whether food will be served and an RSVP date with your phone number or email address.  If you know that your guests check emails regularly you can send the invitation via the internet.  When parents RSVP be sure to find out if they plan on staying at the party and also if their child has any allergies or is lactose intolerant.  Make sure you tell them to bring their favorite bucket and shovel.  Since it is an outdoor party consider a rain date.

When selecting who to invite to a party you must consider the number of guests that you want to accommodate.   Remember that when children are young parents will normally stay at the party.  So make sure you  accommodate all of the people. Once this is determined work with your child to select a list.  You can always go with the traditional formula of the number of guests is based on your child's age.  For this type of party you will need volunteers to keep things organized and more importantly to keep all children safe. Consider having teenage siblings, neighbors, or friends give you a helping hand.  The young ones will love the attention of the older kids and it will be a big help for you.

Food Ideas for kids beach party

Be sure to have several large beach umbrellas for the kids to sit under when they are eating.  In some areas seagulls could be a problem.  Keep the food to finger foods that the kids can put into their mouth quickly.  I would have a separate container or zip lock bag for each child containing their food.  You can always go with hot dogs and chips with a juice box.

A themed cupcake for dessert is a must.  How about a beach cupcake.  Make cupcakes according to mix directions.  Use blue food coloring to dye half of the icing to look like the ocean.  Purchase graham crackers and crush them to make it look like the texture of sand. Take the cupcake and ice half of it with the blue icing.  Ice the other side with a thin coat of white icing.  Cover the white icing with a thin layer of crushed graham crackers.  You now have your ocean and your sand.  In the sand place a tiny drink umbrella and a gum ball to make it look like a beach umbrella with a beach ball under it.  You can also take a colorful stick of gum and fold it to look like a beach chair and place it under the umbrella.  I made these for my daughter's birthday and the kids loved it!

Create a Cool Summer Drink -- Blue Crush

Ingredients for a single serving

  • Single serving of blue juice (Gatorade or Kool-Aid jammers)

  • 3/4 cup of ice

  • Gummy fish

  • Scoop of vanilla ice cream

  • Scoop of whipped cream or cool whip

  • Drink umbrella for decoration

  • Straw

Combine the blue juice with the ice in a blender.   Blend on high speed until the ice is crushed.  Pour this mixture into a clear glass.  Drop in a few gummy fish.  Add a scoop  of ice cream.  Top with whipped cream and a few more gummy fish.   Add a straw and a drink umbrella.

 

Party Favor for kids beach party

Give each guest a beach towel as a party favor.  This way they can use the beach towel to sit during for the party.  Personalize it by putting their name on it prior to the party with puffed paint.

Fun Activities For Kids Beach Party:

Candy Ring

Drop a plastic table cloth on the floor (preferably white).  Cover it with candy and trinkets such as toys, erasers, pencils etc all to fit your snowman theme.   Have the children stand a distance from the table cloth and toss one or two rings.  Whatever their ring encompasses they get to keep.  Be sure to have goodie bags available.  This game has always been a great hit with the kids.

          

Water Balloon Toss

Fill balloons with water.  Have everyone form two lines facing each other about three feet apart.  Each pair is given a water balloon. On GO  they carefully throw their balloon to their partner. If the catch is successful they take a large step backwards so they gap between them gets greater and they throw the balloon again.  The winner is the last group left with an unbroken water balloon.

Beach Ball Race

Items Needed:

  • Small beach balls
  • Wooden spoons
  • Set of mittens

How to play:

Play this game as you would any relay race. Divide into teams. Each player takes turns putting on a large beach hat and large sunglasses and balancing a "Beach ball" on the spoon while racing to the other. Drop the beach ball into a large bucket, return to the team, pass the hat and sunglasses and go to the back of the line. First team to complete the race wins!

Water Bottle Relay Race

Give each team a bucket of water, Dixie cups and a large, empty soda bottle.  One "lucky" person sits on a lawn chair, opposite end from the water bucket, holding the soda bottle between their legs.  The rest of the group proceeds to fill their Dixie cups with water, run to the other end and pour the water into the bottle.  The first team to completely fill the bottle wins.

Beach golf

Carve out holes in the sand and start the game.

Sand Castle Competition

Br
eak the kids into teams of two or three and have them build a sand castle.   Give out awards but be sure everyone wins a prize.  For instance best castle, largest castle, coolest castle, most unique castle etc...

Water Balloon Baseball  

Get a collection of water balloons and tennis balls that are the same color.  The pitcher selects either a balloon or ball and pitches to the batter.  The batter decides whether to swing or not.  If it is a balloon he/she may get very wet!!  Be sure to switch positions to make it fun for all.

Blanket Volleyball 

Create 2 teams of four players and give each a blanket.  Each player gets a corner of the blanket. Have one team serve the volleyball.  This is done by placing the ball in the middle of their blanket and then lowering the blanket and raising it quickly as a team so that the ball becomes air borne.  The other team must catch the volleyball with their blanket and continue the play.

Tube Races

Create teams consisting of 2 guests, one to ride the tube and the other to pull the tube.  Pick a starting point and ending point.  Set two teams up at the starting point, knee deep in the water.  On the "GO" command the puller must drag his teammate, who is in the tube, across the water to the end point and back again.  Winners get a prize.