Last August my sister moved to Cambridge MA.
Moving to a new country is both exciting and difficult, but I think the hardest thing for her was when the cold snowy winter began. We hardly have any of those around here, so she was f-r-e-e-z-i-n-g!
Early March she announced she’ll be coming home for a short visit in April, and started counting the days to be back in warm weather.
Her upcoming visit happened to be only 10 days after her birthday, so my family and I started planning her a welcome home/happy birthday party with a warm summer theme in mind. Tel Aviv is already quite warm in April, but it is still a bit cold for the beach. We decided to bring the beach home and have a Summer Surf themed party – indoors :)
I had so much fun designing this party and my sister was just thrilled with everything. If you want to have your own Surf themed party, here are some ideas of what we did in ours (you can find all the printables for this party here).
My husband baked this wonderful cheesecake. I turned it into a “beach cake” using printable decorations, and the crumbles represent the sand :)
The whole theme was designed in gradient pinks, oranges and turquoise, so these ombre drinks seemed like a great fit:
Another one of the deserts was a Banana Palm Tree fruit salad:
We used shaped cookie cutters to make these cute cheese bites:
The table was covered with two maps: sandy yellow and light blue – to create a “beach scenery” for the food and drinks:
Turquoise napkins completed the design:
Food was decorated with colorful toppers matching the overall design:
This is such a fun and colorful theme, I’m sure it can be done in so many creative ways. What would you do in your own Summer Surf party?