Decorate a classic white cake with surfboard cookies to give it that surf-inspired feeling. Save time by going by the bakery or make the cake at home with this indulgent White Cake Recipe.
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What's a surfing party without the guest of honor? Bring sharks to the table by serving ocean-hued drinks teeming with gummy shark candies. To tint your drink, turn to drink mixes, sports drink powders, or even a drop or two of blue food dye in a clear drink, such as lemon lime soda.
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Create an aloha lounge area for the kids to relax by offering fun fizzy drinks (in your colors, of course!) with festive straws featuring fun details, like these Surf's Up flags.
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Just Add Paper
When it comes to decorating for any party, an easy tip is to keep a stash of paper lanterns on hand. They fill empty vertical space with bright colors and fun shapes. Plus, they pack down flat, making them easy to store for future celebrations.
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Surf's Up! Flags
Adding a fun flag to the drink straws is an easy way to add spirit to a party. They look adorable when lined up on the buffet, and even better as guests carry them around while they enjoy their sipper. Think of a fun phrase that fits your theme, like Surf's Up! or Lifeguard On Duty!
Display scene-stealing sugar cookies in a mixture of brown sugar and demerara sugar, which looks like sand. You can also crumble sugar cookies or graham crackers to make your beach the color you'd like it to be. To make the surfboard cookies, make classic sugar cookies using an oblong cookie cutter.
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Making edible decor is a fun way to add a twist to the typical party paper products. These palm trees, featuring mandarin orange sand, banana trunks, and kiwi leaves, are swaying in the breeze to the sound of steel drums.