College Beach Party
The college beach party is a summertime classic. You have so many options here. Even if you don’t live near a beach, you can still create the beach wherever you go.
For those who live near the beach, the beach party pretty much just kind of happens anytime you go to the beach with plenty of your friends. Nothing is better than going surfing for a few hours, getting salt water in your hair, and then having a few beers and meeting some new people while you dry off. Beach parties aren’t usually the craziest kinds of parties (unless you plan it to be ofcourse), but they are simple good fun at a great location.
The most important thing about the beach party is the time you decide to have it. The best beach parties happen at sunset. There is just something truly amazing about hanging out on the beach and looking out the ocean and its colors as the sun goes down. For guys and girls looking to hook up, there is no better time to practice whatever lines or mojo you’ve got together for that special someone. These parties are great for meeting people and building a more than surface level connection with them.
What You Need
A good beach party usually has the following supplies. Always bring blankets, towels, umbrellas, beach balls, charcoal grills, burgers, brats, beer, and wine. You can leave the rest to your guests who will have their own agendas. Oh, and don’t forget the camera. Beach parties tend to go with beautiful sunsets. You wouldn’t want to miss out on a great shot.
Even if you don’t live near a beach, you can still create the beach wherever you go. We’ve seen all kinds of variations on this idea. Some people go to a sandy playground with a volleyball court, or bring in a bunch of sand in their backyard (or even in the garage or basement… but the cleanup is a bitch), while others head up to their local lake and find a nice piece of shore. We’ve even seen people turn a spring glacier into a beach at a local ski area. Snow is like sand, right? It doesn’t matter. As long as you bring in the right elements, you can have the beach wherever you want it.
Combining the beach party with camping can make it a longer and more memorable experience. If you’re going to do this, make sure you have your beach party near some kind of legitimate campsite or place where you and your guests are unlikely to get kicked out by police in the middle of the night. Asking locals about camping is a start. Usually, if you camp directly on the beach, you will have problems with rising tides and others who can see you very clearly. Adding the overnight element to your beach party can increase your drunkenness options, lengthen the event, and keep you and your guests off the road when you probably shouldn’t be there in the first place.