Beach party theme for kids

Beach party is a great birthday or family picnic theme. Activities can include beach ball volleyball, a sandcastle building contest, a scavenger hunt for beach items, hula hoop contest seashell creature craft, driftwood animal craft. Other craft ideas include sand art and sand candles. You can also do beach relays with an older group. Flipper race, fill the bucket race with pail and shovel, hula dress up race, sugar pass over, beach-ball between the knees etc. Tattoos are always fun at the beach and hair beading. If it is possible a hot dog BBQ with chips, lemonade and watermelon will feed everyone. This is an inexpensive way to have a fun party.  Supplies include beach balls, hula hoops, a few sand toys and craft supplies.