Thanks to movies, a beach party immediately brings to mind unrestrained revelry or wild carousal. Well, swanky or not, it is very difficult to go wrong with beach parties. Hosting a beach party in our country is a relatively unexploited affair?well, mainly owing to the logistical constraints and tidiness of beaches. Nevertheless, be it simply basking in the sun, playing volleyball in light drizzle, or gambolling in the wave-kissed sands, beaches never fail as recreational avenues. Following is a modest guide to help you throw a memorable beach party: Step 1: Venue The most important step is to choose the right location. To maximise the fun quotient, your chosen beach must be clean and not very crowded?which, in cities such as Mumbai, is a task in itself. Make sure the tide is low. Step 2: Décor Hawaiian-theme-based paraphernalia, such as luau thatch umbrellas, shacks for people to relax, tiki sticks, makeshift changing rooms for those who wish to swim, patio lights, bright plates and drinking glasses, and lounge chairs would do wonders. A bonfire would take the party to another level of excitement.
Image Credits: portapottyrentalpros.comStep 3: Dress Code Beachwear, goes without saying. Swimsuits and flip-flops clubbed with fancy cane hats would add a touch of glamour to the party. You can also pepper it by arranging hula skirts, beaded necklaces, leis, floral hairclips, and tiki masks for your guests. Step 4: Food A beach party is incomplete without a barbeque station. From paneer to pork, let your guests take turns to barbeque their favourites. Apart from this, you could order some pass around munchies. Step 5: Drinks Serve your favourite Black Dog Whiskey to unwind with your buddies. Chilled beer and sprightly cocktails would also serve as decent accompaniments. Step 6: Music Bring some boom-box music; it will take your party up a notch. Dance the night away in the sand, breeze, and waves. Step 7: Games Apart from the conventional options, such as volleyball, on sand and in water, you could be a little innovative and set up a Limbo game. There is also an array of drinking games that you could play with your close friends. One way to conclude your party is by passing around some sky lanterns to your guests, lighting and releasing them together in clusters, and watching them go up and bring glimmer to the night sky! Hosting a beach party is, after all, worth all the painstaking labour. Hard to believe? Go through the photo album five years later, you?d know.