For a truly different send-off for your bride-to-be BFF, what do you think of a bachelorette party with a surfing theme? It may sound like quite a challenge. But you can opt for either a casual beach gathering where those who know how can go ride the waves, or a more structured event where you hire a surf instructor and let everyone give it a try! Either way, this theme promises a fab location, sizzling surf attire, and yummy beach picnic fare. Surf’s up, ladies! (*this post contains affiliate links)
Beach Party Basics with a Surfing Spin
The main activity will, of course, be the surfing itself. But this is a party, so it needs a chic (even if simple) setup, and you and your besties need to “look the part.” So grab some ideas below!
Spring the surfing theme surprise on the lady guests with a cool Bachelorette Beach Weekend invitation (1). It can announce that you’ve arranged for private surfing lessons (2), so even the non-beach babes need not feel left out or worry they’ll miss out on the fun!
Out on the beach come party day, have an outdoor lounge area (6) all posh in hot pink, with comfy chaises, throw pillows, and Turkish blankets – an ideal spot for enjoying non-surfing activities, like a beach ball toss game (5), then gathering for evening snacks and cocktails after a day in the surf.
As for attire, move over bridal party tees or matching floral robes! All you beach babes can don customized hot pink swimsuits (4) with stylish sun hats (3) and swimsuit cover ups to match!
Credits: 1 – invitation (affiliate link from Zazzle) / 2 – Surf Diva / 3 – sun hat (affiliate link from Amazon) / 4 – swimsuit (affiliate link from Amazon) / 5 – ball toss game (affiliate link from Amazon) / 6 – Party Makers
Mexican-inspired Beach Picnic Fare to Serve
In keeping with the sunny scene, we thought a spread of light but flavorful Mexican finger foods, plus drinks and desserts with a kick would be just the thing.
Remember, you’ll be outdoors amidst wind, sand, sun, and ocean spray! So plan your party food to be enjoyed picnic style: pre-portioned in single servings and packed in handy containers. Easy to transport and to enjoy right out of the holder – like these amazing ideas we found.
For starters, serve a zesty Mason Jar Taco Salad with avocado cilantro dressing (1), followed by Beer Battered Fish Tacos (3). Balance all the flavors and spices with ice cold drinks, like Ocean Breeze Punch (4), fruity sangria, or signature bachelorette rosé cocktails. Or if you ladies are up to it, set up a tequila bar to go with the Mexican fare!
Finally, for dessert, delight everyone with Fiesta S’mores (2) made with tortillas, chocolate, cinnamon, and a pinch of chili powder. Plus, the prettiest Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes (5) to honor the bride-to-be.
More Summer Bachelorette Party Inspiration
With summer being such a festive season, do visit our related posts on party ideas out in the sun! Consider a bachelorette party with a Brazilian tropical flair. Or grab ideas from our retro pool party or pink flamingo party posts, or even create your own surf-themed backyard getaway and host your party right at home.