Surfing Theme Party
Planning, Ideas, and Supplies
Whether you are an expert surfer or just dream of catching a wave, a surf theme party will delight water lovers of all ages.
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Surf Party Invitations
Choosing your invitation is the equivalent of the title of a paper … it sets the tone for the entire party!
Many of these invitations are available in digital and letterpress, in a variety of colors, and offer coordinating extras.
Surf Party Stamps
Personalize your stamps by using Zazzle custom postage. Before purchasing any postage, please be sure to bring a complete invitation, including all inserts, to a local post office to determine exactly how much postage is required.
Surf Party Table Linens
You have many options to create an festive surf inspired look. Your choice will ultimately come down to a combination of what your room looks like and how daring you feel. Party Idea Pros suggests scrolling through the BBJ Linen event photos to choose a look that you find particularly attractive and then order the appropriate linens. Don’t forget to include your place card table, your gift table, buffet tables, and any ceremonial tables when determining your linen count. Also, if you chose to use more ornate linens, do not use them for the cocktail hour; they will have a greater impact as your guests enter the dining room.
If you want to save some money, use a classic solid linen or most venues will supply complimentary white or cream linens. Either will work since they provide a neutral palette that will compliment any surf decor. Likewise, if you are hosting a surfing theme party at home, any linen color will work. Just plan your table decor around your linen options. Place mats can also work, and to tell you the truth, individual sheets of scrap booking paper work great and are adorable. Choose any solid color paper or choose one of Party Idea Pros recommended prints. If you are feeling creative and have lots of time, you can even create a layout highlighting your guest of honor. Another option is to use your place mats as place cards by creating a page for each of your guests.Rather than make your own placemats, just purchase these surf print place mats.
Surf Party Centerpieces
Create your own Centerpieces.
Pour sand in the middle of table. Place the palm tree off center on the sand and the sculpture in the center.
These unique water sports sculptures will make your event stand out. The artist captures just about every sport imaginable in bright, vibrant colors. Have fun choosing a different sculpture for every table. After your party, either present family members and special friends with figures they will relate to or donate them to charitable organizations for their silent fundraisers. Be sure to let the guest of honor choose his or her favorite to keep for the memory. Prices vary.
Order 2 two pound packs of sand per table...
More Surf Theme Centerpieces
Tropical Flower Arrangements
Ok – we give up. Every time we link to flower arrangements they soon disappear from the site. So instead we will continue to provide inspiration and list our “go to” online florists so you can hopefully find something similar to the look.
Now Make It Move
These centerpieces are just too darn cute to stay still. Place them on this revolving base to add movement and pizzazz to your table.
Fun Surf Party Table Decor
Nothing evokes a tropical ocean breeze like these woven buri fans. These practical favors will keep your guests cool and comfortable and add a bit of tropical fun to your table decor.
Surf Party Napkin Rings
These stringed shells fit perfectly around standard napkins and add a surfer vibe to the table. Once seated your guests can wear them for the duration of the party.
Surf Party Table Menus
These colorful notepads in assorted styles are inexpensive but perfect for menus. This is a causal theme, so use a bright colored Sharpie to handwrite each menu course on a separate page. You might consider adding a short thank you for attending, too.
Surf Party Place Cards
Hanging Surfboard Place Cards
This place card concept will take a bit of work, nothing to difficult, but is worth the time! Display your place cards by hanging from nails on a weathered sheet of plywood. Hose down plywood and let dry in the sun. If necessary rub in dirt. Repeat a few times for the desired weathered look. Hammer in nails about 4 – 5 inches apart, leaving 6 -8 inches between rows. Staple surfboard party lights around the plywood to add color and fun.
Hawaiian Shirt Place Cards
These surfboard shaped lollipops are make for great place cards, party favors, party decor or replace napkin rings when tucked into a folded napkin pocket. If using as place cards simply print your guests names on any sheet of paper, cut into thin strips, and wrap lollipop stick.
Classic Surf Party Place Cards
Surf Party Favors
Just in case you don’t already have enough party favors between the napkin rings, place cards, and table menus, Party IdeaPros has also put together a best of the best surf theme party favors. Order 1 for each couple and 1 for each single friend.
Sports Benders are the perfect keepsake for a water sports party plus they will add a playful, fun design element to your tables. Mix and match designs. Be sure to have them set-up at each place setting. Write the guest of honor’s name, the occasion, and date in Sharpie or with a gold metallic paint marker on each tin or better yet have them personalized by the company. Prices vary.
Classic Surf Party Favors
Surf Party Favor Boxes
Surf Party Candles
Tea-lights and Tea-light Holders
Most venues supply tea-lights and holders but if yours does not, consider purchasing some. The play of light makes a difference. Place at least three on each table
Surf Party Decor
Consider adding additional decor /pizzazz to your buffet tables, gift tables, or cocktail areas:
Surf Party Balloons
Surf Party Props
Stumps Party has a great selection of tropical and luau theme party decor. It is definitely worth checking out if you want to transform your entire room!
Surf Party Home and Garden Goodies
Surf Party Paper Goods
Surf Party Fun
Surf Party Pinatas
Surf Party Printable Games
Summer Bingo | Beach Word Find | A Day At The Beach | Pin The Sunglasses On The Sun | Luau Mix It Up! | Luau Charades & Pictionary | Luau Picture Bingo | Luau Bingo | Pin The Nose On The Tiki Totem Pole | Finding Paradise Scavenger Hunt | You’ve Been Lei’d!
Surf Music and Surf Movies
Freshening Baskets/ Emergency Kits
Buy a fun tray to display sample sized essentials. Place in powder rooms.
Surf Theme Headboard & Bedding
Courtesy of CeilingTileIdeas.com
Turn a boring kid’s room into a dream room by making your own cheap and chic no fuss surf theme headboard . The hardest part is narrowing down your options and choosing your tile style, design(s), and color(s).
Make the Night Last a Year
Don’t let this memorable night fade away with the morning sun. The next day, when all is still fresh, log onto Snapfish.com to create photo books, memory calendars, and even photo thank you notes or create a 5×7 photo card announcing the day, time, and location of your next celebration.
Or do it the old fashion way — print your photos and store them in an easily accessible photo album.
- Surfing Theme Party
- Planning, Ideas, and Supplies
- Surf Party Invitations
- Surf Party Table Linens
- Surf Party Centerpieces
- Fun Surf Party Table Decor
- Surf Party Napkin Rings
- Surf Party Table Menus
- Surf Party Place Cards
- Surf Party Favors
- Surf Party Candles
- Surf Party Decor
- Surf Party Balloons
- Surf Party Props
- Surf Party Home and Garden Goodies
- Surf Party Paper Goods
- Surf Party Fun
- Surf Party Printable Games
- Surf Music and Surf Movies
- Freshening Baskets/ Emergency Kits
- Surfing Gifts
- Make the Night Last a Year