You can find LED lights on everything these days. Even Cornhole boards! This backyard game is great to bring to the beach. Guests can play on teams or one on one, and enjoy some friendly competition while they sip on refreshments. Light-up boards like these come in all kinds of colors. I have even seen some D.I.Y. instructions and tutorials online. Place light up Cornhole boards by the water for a fun, laid-back beach party vibe. Perfect for an evening with friends by the waves! Brides-to-be, do you think this looks festive? Do you plan on having games at your wedding? Leave a comment below!
How do you make fancy looking gilded seashells? It is easy! Follow these steps, and you will have piles of these gorgeous gems in no time. I’ve added in some ideas for what to do with them once they are made as well! Make your beach themed wedding look lush and luxurious with this clever D.I.Y. method. Enjoy!
Step 1: Collect And Clean
Gather shells of all shapes and sizes. Clean them out using a bleach and water solution. You only need about a tablespoon of bleach per gallon of water. Do this step in clothes that you don’t mind staining (I have a pair of “creativity pants” that my husband insists I only wear at home! They make me feel like a true artist!). Soak shells in the bleach water, and after about an hour rinse them off with plain water. The fishy smell will be gone! You are going to paint over them, so it is okay if they are a bit faded! Scrub off any remaining
Step 2: Paint On The Bling
Next, apply liquid gilding paint. This type of paint has a metallic finish. Martha Stewart’s brand offers liquid gilding paint in an array of metallic hues, as does Liquid Leaf and Lefranc & Bourgeois. One coat should be enough. The bottles that liquid gilding comes in are small, so try to be conservative rather than using thick layers.
Step 3: Get Creative
If you plan to paint a high volume of shells, think about only painting one part of the shell and leaving the rest naked. This will let nature’s pretty patterns shine through! You could coat the bare parts of the shell with a layer of clear spray paint in order to draw out the color. Another idea is to use your chrome paint to decorate plain shells with zebra stripes or funky polka-dots.
Step 4: Decorate With Your Fancy New Shells
What’s a girl to do with all of these fancy shells? Here are some ideas. String them up along a piece of drift wood to make a pretty wall hanging behind your dessert bar. Fill bowls with the shells and use as a centerpiece. Scatter silver shells across a blue table runner. Use one as a brooch or boutonniere! Glue shells onto the ribbons that wrap your bridal bouquets.
Seashells are truly amazing. They are abundant, free, and sculpted into fantastically intricate shapes. With just a little touch of love, they become jewels to display at your glamorous beach themed event. Can you think of any other ways to use these little D.I.Y gems? Let me know in the comments below!
If you’re planning a beach wedding, one of the things you will need to plan is the refreshments. Whether you’re going with an open bar or something else, adding a few of these delicious beach-style wedding punch drinks is a great idea! For an extra cute touch, place them in mason jars and dunk them in a barrel full of ice.
Delicious Citrus-Style Punch for a Crowd
This tart, fruity drink is delicious on its own, or with the addition of 8 cups of whatever alcohol you love best. Vodka and tequila are especially great paired with this punch.
- Gallon Orange Juice
- Gallon Cranberry Juice
- 4 Limes, Sliced
- 4 Lemons, Sliced
- 1 Liter Sprite
Simply mix the ingredients in a large drink dispenser add plenty of ice, toss in the sliced fruit and you’ve got a delicious, fruity drink that guests are sure to love. This recipe will serve approximately 12 guests, so make sure you have a couple of dispensers full!
Pina Colada Punch Recipe
This delicious and refreshing pina colada tropical punch is perfect for a beach wedding, and the perfect way to cool down after an outdoor ceremony. If you want to give this punch a kick, add 8 cups of rum!
- 1 Large Can Pineapple Juice
- 1 Can Cream of Coconut
- 2 Liter Sprite
- Pineapple Slices
Mix all of your ingredients in a large drink dispenser, add ice, and toss in your fruit slices and cherries for a delicious (and pretty) drink that your guests will really enjoy. This recipe also serves between 12 and 14 guests.
Creamy Orange Punch Recipe
If you loved dreamsicles as a kid, this punch will suit you perfectly. It’s fruity and tropical but has a delicious creamy element that makes it super delicious. Tequila or vodka (8 cups) will work well in this one.
- 1 Gallon Orange Sherbet Ice Cream
- 1 Gallon Vanilla Ice Cream
- 1 Pint Orange Juice
- 2 Liter Sprite
- 4 Oranges, Sliced
Let your ice cream soften slightly and place in a drink dispenser. Then, pour your orange juice and sprite over the ice cream. Mix with a large wooden spoon and then place your ice and fruit slices in the dispenser as well. After about 15 minutes, mix again and this punch is good to go.
Each of these recipes is absolutely delicious, so pick the one that best suits your tastes and your wedding, and make a couple of batches for your guests!
I can’t believe it’s been a month since we’ve first released this round-up feature of our monthly favorites and here we are again, giving you some of the standout and interesting bouquets, cakes, details, outfits, & shoes we have compiled throughout the month of November. Enjoy lovelies for it was a month filled with amazing wedding details!
When I first saw this butterfly bouquet, I already knew that this will come up again during the monthly favorites. Not only is this idea unique but it looks so pretty too!
Attaching a goPro camera to your bride is probably one of the most creative idea to document a whole different point of view. Although the main purpose of this is to capture the groom’s reaction as his bride comes down the isle, it’s fun, as well, to see what your guests’ reactions are.
To find your seat, you must find your seat! Hah, get it?
They totally went Tiffany blue on everything, even the snacks! Yum.
This is blue and orange’s month! Different hues and shades of these colors make for such a fun and lively wedding. But we still do have other color palettes in store for you when it comes to wedding outfits.
Sometimes comfort is key…
But sometimes, glam and heels are still worth it…
Beach weddings can be truly breathtaking, and all of the beautiful little elements that come together create a stunning sight for guests. Today, we’re highlighting some of the most beautiful wedding cake toppers for beach weddings.
Starfish Cake Topper
This elegant and pretty starfish cake topper would work very well for a traditional or non-traditional wedding. It’s extremely “beachy,” and features little embellishments like shells and coral.
Palm Tree Cake Topper
We love this whimsical palm tree cake topper. It’s perfect for a beach wedding, and even has a little bling where the coconuts would typically be. It’s colorful and super cute, and although it’s not a traditional topper, we know there are many couples who would love it!
Seahorse Cake Topper
Another great non-traditional wedding cake topper is this beautiful Mr. and Mrs. Seahorse topper. It’s absolutely beautiful and perfect for a beach wedding.
Fish Cake Topper
Playful couples will love this fish cake topper, which features colorful, cartoon-like fish, along with air bubbles and a heart. It’s super cute and perfect for a laid-back, non-traditional wedding.
Man and Woman Cake Topper
For the couple who wants something a little more traditional when it comes to wedding cake toppers, this bride and groom topper is absolutely adorable. They’re absorbed in a sweet kiss, and the bride holds her dress up to save it from the waves!
These are just a few of the gorgeous types of wedding cake toppers that are available for those having a beach wedding. There is something out there for every couple, whether you’re traditional or more of a casual couple.