Whether you’re used to lolling oceanside, lakeside or riverside, a picnic next to the water is one glorious way to while away a summer day. Check out these fantastic summer picnic ideas for a beach party from Evite and Poppy & Blush, and get inspired to fashion your own fabulous beach bash.
Stake beach umbrellas in the sand, then spread out colorful bohemian-print blankets underneath and pile on patterned pillows. Relax — it’s summertime.
Moroccan hanging lanterns catch the light in the sun; after dusk, they light up the party.
Mesh-covered paper plate holders protect against bugs and sand, while glitter-dipped cutlery adds a special touch to disposables.
Use colorful plastic serveware to add portable cheer to your meal.
Nestle a metal tub inside a woven basket to make it both easier to carry and more attractive.
Serve individual servings of fresh fruit salad in lightweight disposable plastic containers to minimize mess (no big bowl sitting out getting sand in it). Bamboo placemats add a beachy touch.
Borrow a kid’s all-terrain-wheeled wagon as a handy sand-hardy picnic cart to transport all your supplies.
A throwback instant camera, photo album, and beach towels are all you need for a memorable day by the water.
Haul beach essentials in a roomy straw tote. And take plenty of pictures to remember these lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer by. An old-school album makes a fun “what I did on my summer vacation” memento.Print