Baby Beach Theme Shower Ideas, Invitations, Favors, Decorations and Party Supplies
A beach theme shower is a super way to put some fun, sun and under the right circumstances, sand, into your beach theme baby shower or birthday party. We have some suggestions for decorations, party favors and decorating beach cakes that are cute and won’t cost you a bundle.
Any colorful card is perfect for a beach theme baby shower but flipflops, sunglasses and a sand crab or seahorse or two would be nice touches.
Cards with brightly colored umbrellas would be adorable for a beach umbrella baby shower.
LOCATION The idea to plan your beach baby shower theme on the sand beside your favorite body of water is a no-brainer. But you should have a backup venue in place in case of bad weather. As appealing as a party beside a lake may seem, a poolside party is easier to plan and if a sudden rain shower pops up the decorations (and your party guests) can be moved inside very quickly.
BEACH THEME SHOWER and PARTY DECORATIONS
VENUE DECOR Arrange your beach theme decorations to complement colorful umbrellas and tables flanked with Adirondack chairs.
If electricity is available, use strings of patio lights for an evening beach theme shower with loads of atmosphere. For locations where no electrical power is available, large party lanterns or colorful paper umbrellas add a festive touch. If you are a fan of Martha Stewart baby shower ideas, she has a tissue paper pom pom kit that you can use in addition to your lanterns and other lighting that gives the area a decorative flair as well.
BEACH THEME CENTERPIECES For party planners on a budget, floral arrangements might be out of the question.
Rather than investing in expensive floral centerpieces, create an arrangement of real sanddollars, seashells and dried starfish surrounding a large pillar candle inside a glass hurricane globe on an island of sand. Sanddollars and seashells make lovely place card holders as well.
If you want more color on the tables of your beach theme shower, kids’ beach buckets filled with cute, colorful shovels and rakes are inexpensive as well as effective, especially with the right tableware and tablecloth. Plus, you can send your decorations home with the kids as beach theme party favors!
Tin pail candles decorated with real seashells make excellent beach theme baby shower favors. Every time your guests light the candles and enjoy the delightful fragrance emanating from these little candles, they will remember the wonderful time they had at your party! Buy miniature pails, wax and shells to make your own scented candles or buy them ready to present to your guests.
Homemade favors are always lovely but the attraction of a beach theme baby shower or party is its casual and colorful nature. Whether you choose to make all of the decorations yourself or buy them ready-made, leave yourself plenty of time to savor the experience. Parties should hold memories of fun and laughter not stress.
BEACH PARTY SUPPLIES - TABLE DECOR Opinions are mixed on whether alcoholic beverages are appropriate for a beach theme baby shower as the mother to be has more than likely been advised not to drink alcohol. However, there’s nothing wrong with serving non-alcoholic tropical punch or other drinks in tall glasses with paper umbrellas in addition to your other beach theme shower supplies. As far as plates and napkins go, color is the way to go. Load up on plenty of ocean blue, sunny yellow and hibiscus pink tableware and you can’t go wrong.
BEACH CAKE IDEAS
Seashell or starfish beach cake toppers are a blessing for an amateur with limited cake decorating skills. Bake and frost the cake yourself and then put a professional finish on it with a topper. If you are serving cupcakes instead of a layer or sheet cake, an assortment of dolphin, palm tree or surfboard cupcake toppers will decorate your cupcakes in keeping with your beach theme shower.