Welcome to my 50th Post Beach Party! I hope you will be able to stay & participate in all of the fun activities I have planned for the day! There are also beach parties happening at these other blogs. Be sure to stop by and visit them, too!
Shelley's Stuff is having a Minnesota Lakeside Party! Her writing is hysterical!
The Chocolistas are having their party, where else, Cocoa Beach!
A Cup of Joy is holding her party in Australia!
The ladies at The Summer Kitchen are having a 1956 Beach Party!
My beach house overlooks the Ogunquit, ME tidal river, so you will be able to get down to the beach easily. People are bringing umbrellas & tents, some are bringing food, & others drinks.
The kids immediately hit the water! I've got a variety of traditional beach activities planned so no one gets bored! First up will be the sandcastle contest. We'll start this one early, so people have plenty of time to finish.
In the soft sand close to the house I've set up a volleyball net. This is something that both the kids & adults will enjoy.I've also got 2 sea kayaks. No one gets to use them if they've been drinking, & they must wear a life jacket!I've asked people to bring kites if they'd like to do some kite flying.
Because the beach in front of the house is smaller & difficult to access, we have few other people here and kites flying out between our tiny beach and the larger beach will be beautiful to watch!
In case of grumpy kids, or those who need to get out of the sun, I've set up a little art station on the corner of the porch. I found these great design-your-own kite kits online! They are made of the proper rip-stop nylon and come with paints so you can decorate the plain kite.
As the tide goes out, the hard packed sand will be great for playing bocce. This is another great game for all ages.
There's so many fun things planned, I definitely don't want to be cooking, grilling, or running around all day, so I've decided to serve kabobs!
They can be pre-cooked & eaten cold, or people can make their own on the grills I'll have set up in advance. I've gotten every kind of meat, potatoes, onions, and fresh summer veggies! I feel like I've been chopping for days! Oh, wait, I have!I'm even going to carry the theme through with fruit kabobs and a yogurt dipping sauce; the kids will love it!
For the adults I also have "salad on a stick" with a homemade pesto dipping sauce. Olives, tomatoes, cheese, and maybe some bay leaves. Yum!
When the sun goes down, the over tired kids will either be taken home, or will bunk down in the big loft bedroom. The adults & older kids can break out the fire pit and have s'mores to bring this long, fun day to a close.