Beach Dinner Party Ideas

When hosting a dinner party, you know you should make it memorable. The setting, the theme, and the food you serve shouldn’t be the same as they are every day. And there’s no better place to host a classy, heartfelt, and fun dinner like the beach. If you live near the beach or have the opportunity to host a party at the beach, you might as well do so!

Hosting a beach dinner party might mean doing more work than hosting a typical dinner party at home or at a restaurant, but the view and the experience will be worth it. When you choose the beach as your location – the place will be serene and beautiful enough as a setting for your party.

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Summer solstice on the beach theme

Celebrate the beginning of summer at the beach with your family or friends by setting up a pretty dinner table, sharing a meal, laughing, and enjoying each other’s company. Of course, the sunset view is the best at the beach, so make sure you start your gathering earlier than sunset so you can all bask in the glorious view together.

Make the table casual but also classy and pretty. Pick a low, wooden table where your guests can sit on the ground. Place a jute area rug or any neutral carpet you have at home and place it in your setting. Use basic white plates and copper flatware, clear glassware, and cream napkins. You can add place cards and menus if you like. Finally, decorate the table with fresh white floral arrangements in clear vases, outdoor rattan lanterns, and wicker candle holders.

Since you’ll be having dinner outdoors, you have to think about lighting. Use battery-operated candles and battery-operated string lights to create a beautiful, romantic atmosphere.

For the comfort of your guests, add jute poufs and Moroccan-style leather poufs – these will also match your classy and neutral vibe at your party. Use neutral outdoor pillows too.

Make the dinner memorable with hearty, delicious dishes. Serve fresh garden salads, healthy entrees, and fruit-based desserts. Serve some wine and a charcuterie board to match your classy theme.

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Rustic pink dinner party theme

Spend a magical night with your best girlfriends at the beach with a rustic pink theme. This is great for birthday dinner parties or bachelorette parties, where your guests can appreciate the chic pink theme.

Set up a series of wooden pallets to serve as your table on the sand. Place white sheets on both sides where you and your guests would sit. Set up stakes around your table and hang cute circle streamers and string lights. Keep a small table around as a serving table to keep your coolers and food boxes.

Decorate your table with eucalyptus leaves as a table runner, hydrangeas to make it pretty, and mason jars to house your candles. Use clear plastic plates, long-stemmed wine glasses, and set them up with gold disposable cutlery. Tie up pairs of cutlery in pink napkins and twine.

Serve some salad, chips and dips, pizza, chicken wings, and rosé for a casual, hang-out-type beach dinner. Order up some cute pink cupcakes from your local bakery to sweeten up the occasion.

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Magical blue beach party theme

Host an amazing dinner party at the beach to celebrate a milestone in your life. A blue, floral theme makes the beach extra calming, serene, and magical. Make your sit-down table match the blue sea, making your dinner picture perfect.

Once you find the right location, make a way to hang some lighting. Using poles, pound them to the ground, and use stakes and supports to keep the poles in place. String some wire diagonally across the top of the poles to make a place where you can hang solar lights. Get some hanging mason jar solar lights for a magical evening effect.

Set up an outdoor foldable table and place a waterproof tablecloth on top. Get folding beach chairs for your guests to sit on. Decorate the table with some blue hydrangeas on a clear vase and more mason jars with fairy lights. Use some blue tableware and long-stemmed glasses to keep it classy.

Serve a fabulous meal with salads and baked potatoes, a blue cake, and some wine. Your guests won’t mind even if you serve fast food in this setting.

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Luau dinner theme

Is your squad a more festive type of people? The festive and colorful luau dinner theme might be more suitable for you! There’s a lot of fun to be done at a luau party, and your peers will surely remember your one-of-a-kind dinner by the beach.

With a luau party, you have to think tropical. Use bamboo stakes for setting up your lighting above the table. Surround the area with some tiki torches. Use quirky pineapple string lights to liven up the venue. Light up your table with jar lights with a flickering effect.

Dress up your table with a casual blue tablecloth and a table runner with a palm tree pattern. Use faux palm leaves as a placemat and bamboo-style disposable plates. Then, serve some tropical meals like mahi-mahi, kalua pig, lomi lomi salmon, and macaroni salad. Don’t forget to serve fresh pineapples and watermelon for dessert. For drinks, serve some luau punch, mai tai, or pina colada – or all of the above!

Ask your guests to come in floral shirts or dresses and give them a lei upon arriving. After your dinner, play some limbo, have a lei toss, or a hula contest. Have someone bring a ukulele and sing along together. It would be so much fun!

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French picnic dinner party

Why not try a French picnic theme? French cuisine is renowned for being exquisite and flavorful, and it would be a blast to do a picnic-style dinner party at the beach. Since it’s a picnic, you don’t need to set up an elaborate table setting – all you have to do is to prop down and enjoy the food and wine you brought at the beach while the waves calm you down.

Bring a red gingham sheet and a wicker basket for all your goodies. Shop for some pinot noir, chardonnay, and pinot gris. Pack plenty of cheeses, cured meats, and sliced baguette for a make-your-own sandwich picnic. Serve crudités, quiche cups, madeleines, and savory cakes. Don’t forget to bring fresh fruits like apples, grapes, strawberries, and figs. Serve these things on a round folding picnic table with glass holders.

A picnic at the beach is best done during the day, but it can make a romantic dinner for double dates and intimate parties. Use battery-operated candles in mason jars and fairy lights to light up your picnic setup.

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Boho autumn beach dinner

Fall is a pretty theme for your dinner party. Add a boho vibe, and you’re good to go. Make your occasion extra special by choosing the beach and savoring the crisp winds and serene views while you dine.

Set up a low table picnic-style, and get beach blankets for your guests to sit on. Provide some boho-style outdoor throw pillows for comfort. Place an orange table runner in the center of your table and decorate with autumn flowers and dried pampas on vases. Illuminate your area using string lights with fall leaves on top. Set up poles around your dining area and set up your string lights there. To add light to the table, use some flameless candles with a pine bark effect, which will add a nice autumn touch.

Mix orange and blue color scheme as a perfect symbol of transition from summer to fall, especially when viewing sunset on a beach. Decorate the table with nice autumn flowers and dried pampas on vases. Accentuate your flower arrangements with autumn blue baby’s breath stems.

For your dinnerware, get nice gold-rimmed plates and top it with smaller wooden dinner plates. Place blue Shibori dinner napkins on top and use gold flatware.

Serve some hearty autumn dishes like turkey sandwiches, pumpkin-flavored treats, ravioli pasta, sweet potato dishes, and your pie of choice.

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