The Best Beach Party Ideas For Kids

We planned to go to the beach the week of my daughter’s birthday, so we thought it would be fitting to have a beach-themed birthday party for her. Beach decorations, food, games, the whole works! This was a great theme for a birthday party, with lots of different ideas.

Beach parties are also a great way to enjoy the summer weather with family and friends. If you’re planning a party for your kids, there are a few things you’ll need to keep in mind to make sure it’s a success. Here are some of the best beach party ideas for kids:

beach party ideas for kids

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Decorations

Hawaiian Leis

  • Hand all your guests one of these fun Hawaiian leis when they arrive.

Beach Photo Backdrop

Sunglasses

Food

Sugar Cookies

beach party cookies

Cupcakes

  • Use any cupcake recipe with blue icing, teddy grahams, and lifesaver gummies.
beach party cupcakes

Activities

Hula Hoop Beach Ball Toss

  • Have the kids toss beach balls through the hula hoop (take home the ball as a party favor!) I found a set of 12 Beach Balls for a great price.
beach party game ideas

Pour Water on the Ocean Creatures

  • Draw different things from the ocean using sidewalk chalk- then fill up a big bucket of water and give the kids little cups- yell out what they have to go find and pour their water on- you can do this all sorts of ways using shapes/numbers/letters too. I just got these little Chalk Holders and love them.

Egg Hunt in the Ocean

  • My kids love egg hunts around Easter time- so I decided to put little Ocean Stickers on the eggs and have the kids go find them in the ‘ocean’ (aka our house).

Face Paint

  • Let the kids choose from 2-3 designs. This is the Face Paint Kit we have and I love it.
beach party face painting

Use these beach party ideas for kids and you’ll be sure to throw an amazing party. The kids will have a blast splashing around in the water, playing games, and eating delicious food. So what are you waiting for? Get planning!

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