My 8 year old daughter loves the Movie Teen Beach so I wanted to try to create the retro beach party mood from the movie. Basically it's a beach party from the 60's. Our house was like scenes from the Movie- Big Moma's, Lela's bedroom, and of course the beach! I purchased most of the Luau items at the end of season clearance at Party city- grass skirt table cloths, tiki torches, paper lanterns, blow up beach balls, surf boards, palm trees, hula hoops,fish nets and an awesome 20' beach scene setter which covered an entire room like the beach! We made some things that were unique to the movie out of cardboard- like Lela's surf board and the Big Moma sign.
We reserved a huge water slide so the girls could 'ride the waves'. But just in case it rained, I had prepared a few crafts- Mac's head wreath and Lela's friendship necklace. I even decorated our dining like the scene from Lela's bedroom for a little spa time. I took all of my daughter's pink things from her room- rug, bed spread and stuffed animals. I also covered up 2 chairs with pink beach towels. I had a little helper to do nails and make them up with pony tails! Lots of pink bubble gum available too!
For lunch the girls ate in Big Moma's style - hamburger sliders and hot dogs. To drink they had Izze soda's-(retro looking but without all the sugar) and pink paper straws. They sat on their towels in the yard ( I was also prepared to do this in my house to make room for them all but luckily we got a beautiful day) The soundtrack provided great back ground music too! They did the limbo (found a bamboo stick at Home Depot) and did the dances from the movie. Goodie bags were salt water taffy and a surf board or flip flop cookie. It was lots of fun!
What People Ate
Hamburger sliders, hot dogs, fruit salad, sun chips
What People Drank
Izze sodas with Pink pare straws
Most Touching Moment
One guest exclaimed 'this is the best party ever"!
Salt water taffy and surf board cookies. Take home necklace and head wreath crafts.
Activities / Games
Water slide, limbo, hula hoop, nails, dancing
Teen Beach Movie Birthday Party- 8 yr olds
Teen Beach Movie Style Birthday Party without a beach! Waterslide and beach props helped create the setting of a beach party. Music, crafts and food were in keeping with the movie theme.