Friday, July 23

Beach party theme!

We have been taking my (future) stepson to the beach lately - fun AND basically free ;o)  I am not too much of a beach person, but I have to admit, when evening comes in and the temp cools off, I am in love! So all this beach stuff inspired today's post!

Beach themes are great, but sometimes you want a grown-up version! Here are a few ideas to Frost your next beach party!

Start with invites, thank you notes or favor tags with a starfish - classic and beautiful - definitely fits the mood! Source (p.s. ask her for what custom items she can do - she's amazing!)

Keep the color pallet neutral with just small pops of color.  This starfish garland over burlap is just the right touch of beach! Source

Use inexpensive cardboard or wooden letters from your local craft store, cover in glue, dip in sand and you have instant theme letters! Source found via

Little details go a long way! Take drinking glasses, dollar store candles, a little twine and glue on a starfish! Just be careful to not have anything too close to the flame! Not a firemen party! lol  Source

Wrap rope around your napkins and glue on a few shells - perfect napkin rings! And you won't feel guilty on what you spent when you don't use them again ;o)  Source and tutorial

This candy "sea glass" is the perfect favor for your party! Finish off with a little rattan or rope instead to tie in the elements above. Source found makemerryevents

You know I have to leave you on a sweet note! Crushed graham crackers and frosting piped into a starfish shape will be a crowd pleasure! Source