Beach Wedding Theme: A Sandcastle Wedding
Here's a unique beach wedding theme idea: if you've been to the beach, then you've probably tried your hand at building a sandcastle.
What delightful fun that was as a child... and still is even as an adult. So, let's turn this favorite past-time into a wedding celebration that sure to bring back fond memories to your guests.
As a child, building sandcastles using a child's bucket and pail was a great thing to do to while away the time.
For others though, this became a passionate hobby and eventually a profession. Drop by the beach when there's a professional sandcastle competition going on and you'll see some amazing, sculptural works of art in the making by master sand sculptors.
Decorating For a Sandcastle Wedding Theme
- Build a castle out of cardboard or use a pre-formed castle (children's toy castles, ceramic, foam, etc.) Cover in a glue paste and roll in sand to coat. Voila, a sandcastle centerpiece. Spray with a clear matte varnish to set the sand in place.
- Fill small beach pails with sand. Add some shells and a plastic shovel to the top of the sand. Tie helium filled balloons to the handle and set on your reception tables.
- Using cardboard cutouts create a sandcastle "front" to place around the reception doorway. To make the cardboard look like sand, use the spray paints found in hardware stores that create a rough textured "sand" look.
- Use cheap, colorful children's sunglasses to hold place cards.
- Hang some beachcomber hats on the walls and place on serving tables. In fact, turn a couple upside down, line with napkins and use them to hold breads, rolls, etc.
- Use children's plastic beach shovels as serving utensils for a fun and very casual buffet style dinner.
- Pick up some clear, tall glass bottles of varying heights and shapes. Also buy a variety of colored sand (available at craft stores). Create unique designs by pouring different colored sand into the bottles. Create an arrangement on each guest table using 3 different size/shapes of bottles. For added embellishment, place 3 to 5 votive candles or tealights circling the bottles.
- Use sand candles as centerpieces and for lighting in various areas of the room.
- Don't forget to place a few beach umbrellas and lawn chairs here and there as well. After all, you're at the beach!
- If your wedding and/or reception is actually taking place on a beach, hire someone to build a beautiful sandcastle. There are actually people out there that do this for a living!
A Pail Full of Beach Wedding Favors
- Fill a beach pail with colorful shredded paper. Place lifesavers, candies, candles, chocolates, etc. on top and cover with clear cellophane tied with colorful ribbon.
- Present your guests with chocolate bars wrapped in custom candy wrappers with a sandcastle graphic on it.
- Fill small clear bottles with different colored sand, creating a unique pattern for each. Seal with a cork.
- For an interesting table place card setting, print photos of elaborate sand sculptures on postcard size white cardstock. Write the guest's name along the bottom of the card using liquid glue, and then sprinkle colored sand over the glue. Another option is to use puffed sparkle pens for writing.
These have become very popular over the last few years. So, here's 3 recipes that you could use for your own "Sand" beach wedding theme signature cocktail:
25 ml black sambuca
250 ml orange juice
Pour the orange juice over the sambuca in a highball glass.
1 shot whiskey
1 shot cherry brandy
Half fill a highball glass with cubed ice. Pour in all the whiskey and cherry brandy.
Top up with the cranberry juice and stir well. Garnish with a twist of lime peel.
Sand In Your Shorts
1/2 oz raspberry liqueur
1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz peach schnapps
1/2 oz melon liqueur
1/2 oz orange liqueur
3 oz cranberry juice
3 oz orange juice
1 oz sweet and sour mix
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, shake and strain over ice in a highball glass.
Sandcastle Beach Wedding Theme by Rose Smith
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