Kara's Party Ideas Preppy Beach Swim Pool Surf Boy Girl Birthday Party Planning Ideas

I don’t know how it is for you, but it’s been snowing all day here where I live. I thought I would bring in some sunshine with this darling PREPPY BEACH BIRTHDAY PARTY by Stephanie Frazier Grimm of Couture Parties!

So many cute pool party ideas here! Some of my favorite party elements:

The easy diy crab paper plates

The swim trunk clothesline banner/bunting

The newspaper hat decorating station

The blue jellow cups with floating fish candies

The gummy fish candy skewers

The orange, blue and red color scheme

The ocean / pool themed sugar cookies

and MORE!

Design & Photos- Couture Parties

Small Wooden Sailboats- TweetToys

Cookies & Cake- Newport Sweet Shoppe

Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:
Jute Twine
Whirly Pops
Clear Cellophane Bags
Baker’s Twine

Stephanie said this about planning the party- “My son, Carter’s, birthday was around the corner, and we have had this tradition since he was two 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 said he wanted a beach party. We are fortunate enough to live by the beach and we’re members of a beach club, which also has a pool, 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.

I set up a themed dessert table with a preppy beach vibe to it. The table featured wooden sailboats (big one from Home Goods, small ones from TweetToys), seersucker fabric as the tablecloth, and an overhead bunting made by gluing fabric triangles onto rope. I also made a “swim trunks” banner from fabric pieces and mini clothespins.

The desserts on the table were clear cups of blue jello with rainbow gummy fish, pretzel rods dipped in orange chocolate, and sugar cookies & cake (from Newport Sweet Shoppe). There was also a giant lollipop display on both sides of the table.

I wanted the guests to create a craft, so I had station with sailor-style hats made out of newspaper along with stickers and markers. The kids had fun decorating the hats to take home! Guests also took home appliqued t-shirts and rainbow gummy fish skewers.”

Design & Photos- Couture Parties

Small Wooden Sailboats- TweetToys

Cookies & Cake- Newport Sweet Shoppe

Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:
Jute Twine
Whirly Pops
Clear Cellophane Bags
Baker’s Twine

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5 Comments
  1. Wendy

    I love the blue and orange color combination, and all the details in this party. Great job!

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  3. kathleen connerton

    This was such a fun party! I remember that I forgot Charlotte’s bathing suit and she had to wear size 18 months! As a four year old! Lol. I remember the adorable party tables. the fun splashing in the pool and the boys taking off at the beach and ending up on the tennis courts?! Stephanie’s parties are always so much fun and ALWAYS so memorable! Love them!

  4. […] wearing preppy. So when I saw this Preppy Beach Party combo of two of my favorite things on Kara’s Party Ideas, I nearly freaked out.  Why didn’t I think of this idea?  The ever-nautical colors of navy, […]

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