How to D.I.Y a Beach-themed Kids Party

Whether you live by the shore or call the desert home, a seaworthy party is perfect for some serious, summertime fun. Here’s a how-to guide to crocheting your kiddo a party that’s fit for her beach-lovin’ buddies!

The Decorations

A simple, refreshments table featuring a sea centerpiece like Octavia Octopus with set the stage.

Ocatavia Octopus

Go bubbly with white, pom-pom garlands like this one from Rusdens. I suggest using a yarn like Caron Simply Soft, , and different sized Pompom Makers to create copious amounts of affordable, perfect-shaped bubbles.

Pompom Garland in Caron Simply Soft yarn

The Food

Pinterest is filled with ideas for beach-worthy bites. Here are just a few of my favorites: Sea Monster Punch (Better Homes & Gardens), Creature Cookies (Miss Cuit), Shark Bite Watermelon (source unknown), and Starfish Sandwiches.

Beach Party Themed Food

The Activity

Go old-school with a game like, Cornhole but with an oceanic twist! This totally tubular version from, Girl with a Surfboard is perfect. In lieu of plain, ol’ beanbags stuff Sea Songs Conch with un-popped corn, instead!

Sea Songs Conch

Crabby Patsy

The Game Prize

Give victorious kids a Cream Crabby Patsy prize after a sandcastle competition, or games like Sea Creature Cornhole (see above) and Pin the Fin on the Fish!

The Favors

It never ceases to amaze me how much money we as parents spend on favor bags, filled with junk that’ll either give your kid cavities or go straight into the post-party trash. Go waste-free with water inspired Bubbles the Fish favors!

Bubbles the Fish

Here’s wishing you an ocean-sized summer of fun. Happy hooking!