Creative details include fun ideas like a decorate-your-own sailor hat station for the kids, blue jello cups “swimming” with candy fish, and a super-cute homemade banner that Stephanie created by cutting out little fabric “swim trunks” and attaching them to rope with mini clothespins!
Read on for LOTS more pics and all the fun party details, as told by Stephanie…
“My son’s (Carter) birthday was around the corner, and of course I am in full season of weddings and parties, but we have had this tradition since he was 2 of asking what kind of party he wants… Sometimes i cringe at the answer, but this time I could have picked him up and swung him around and kissed him!
He wanted a beach party. We are fortunate enough to live by the beach and be members of a beach club, so this party was a no brainer for me!
The “Preppy Beach Party” inspiration came from what Carter loves to do in the summer…..living in his bathing suit, swimming, golfing, tennis, bbq’s, and playing baseball on the beach. We had the party at the beach near us, which also has a pool.
I set up a themed dessert table with a preppy beach vibe to it:
The table featured wooden sailboats (big one from Homegoods, small ones from willowbaus), seersucker fabric as the tablecloth, and an overhead bunting made by gluing fabric triangles onto rope. I also made little “swim trunks banner” from fabric pieces and mini clothespins.
On the table were clear cups of blue jello with leftover rainbow gummy fish from the party favors, pretzel rods dipped in orange chocolate, and sugar cookies & cake from It’s My Party.
There was also a giant lollipop display on both sides of the table:
I also wanted to create a craft, so I had station where I made sailor-style hats out of newspaper and had stickers and markers available for the kids to decorate and take home!
Kids also took home appliqued t-shirts and gummy skewers.”
Get the DIY on the gummy candy skewers here, and more info on the Applique t-shirt favors is coming soon!
A few more pics of the party fun…