24 May 2011

Beach Party



Josh attended a beach birthday party and the children had tons of fun jumping the waves, building sandcastles, and digging for buried treasure.

 

Frolic

 

kimklassencafe  Sweet Shot Day

 

What a cool idea for a birthday party, no?  My friend prepared “treasure chests” with little toys and treats and buried them in the sand for the kids to find.  The children all had a blast digging around looking for the treasure chests.

 

Digging

 

Each shoe box treasure chest had been painstakingly painted over and decorated with various rhinestones and stickers.

 

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Inside each treasure chest was pirate loot the likes of which brought squeals and whoops.  There were gold chocolate coins of all sizes, some lollipops, small toys, fake paper money –stuff that are real ‘treasures’ in the kids’ eyes.

 

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{Texture used on all photos: Kim Klassen’s Yesteryear}

 

I just might “borrow” this idea for a birthday party next year!  No need to rent a venue.  Huge space for the kids to run around.  Beyond bringing the cake, no need to lug along refreshments;  we could easily buy them from the kiosks and stores by the beach.  Not much “entertainment” needed.  We just set the children loose and they pretty much entertained themselves.    Who doesn’t love the beach?

 

Study 1 - black border (resized 150)

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36 COMMENTS:

Dana said...

Looks like a perfect idea to me! Kids need simple, don't you think?
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Dina said...

What fun! LOVE the processing on these.

Footprints said...

what a great fun idea! Love the photos!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE this idea!
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Ashley Sisk said...

They really do look like they're having a great time. Love the photos.

Terri said...

What a great idea for a party! I wish I could steal this idea but we are hundreds of miles from any beach!
Love the pictures!

dysfunctional mom said...

I love this idea! I wish we lived closer to the beach so I could copy it.

diana a.k.a. meme said...

Wow ... so very fabulous! What fun for boys and girls too! Very clever idea~

hiaibiby said...

this is definitely a fantastic idea for a kids party. i love the treasure chest hunt that's so awesome. it could even go as a little pirate theme for a birthday :) loving the pictures they're wonderful to look at

i. ikeda said...

Sounds like the perfect birthday party to me! What a creative way to enjoy the beach. And I love the way the boxes turned out, and that the kids used shovels too. So much fun, I would end up joining in on it too, haha.

Michelle said...

What an awesome idea for a party! Filing it away for Charlotte's birthday this year :D I love the first photo of the kids running through the water :)

tinajo said...

Great idea and no wonder the kids had a blast! Something to think about the next time I´ll have a birthday party for my boys! :-)

Hope you have a great day - it was so interesting what you told me about your working days! :-)

Jenni said...

What a great idea for a party, lots of good old-fashioned fun! I love your first textured photo, great little action shot.
Jenni

Tamar SB said...

What an awesome and no stress party! I know too many parents in the states that probably spend more on their child's birthday party than I would spend on rent for a year! I grew up by the beach and went to many a beach party, they are the best!!

Serline said...

Sounds like a great party! Let me get the hubby started on the props for our own rendition ;-P

Anika said...

Best idea EVER!! Totally putting this on the list for one day...may not even require a birthday ;)

Great shots...really captured the fun!

Sharon said...

That was a super idea for a party! Did they put an X marks the spot so they knew where to did?

Sharon said...

*DIG* not did....lol

Jane said...

What a great idea for a birthday party if you live near the beach!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea for a party! So cool!

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Jessica said...

OMG, what a cool idea!!! Looks so fun!

kimmyskids said...

Love this and the processing! What a fun idea.

Danyelle said...

Wow what a fun birthday party!

Maddy said...

I love these photos and what a great party idea!! I can imagine all the excitement of digging up a "real" treasure chest!! So cool!

deb duty said...

I love the idea of buried treasure for the kids! Love your photos!

Dandy said...

That is such an awesome idea!!

Susan said...

Wow what a GREAT idea, and great captures as well! I bet the kids had a BLAST!

Linda Makiej said...

Terrific texture work!!

Happy to follow you now!

likeschocolate said...

I wish I had been a guest at the party. How much fun!

Sue said...

Beautiful photos. The colors are amazing.

=)

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

What a fantastic idea for a birthday party! What a gorgeous place to have a birthday party! LOVE. Beautiful photos.

Ania said...

looks like so much fun! beautiful images and processing...

Kelly Lund and Kids said...

WOW!! looks so fun!! What a brilliant idea!! Wish we had a beach near us... our Great Salt Lake Beach is nasty and stinky :) Happy Tuesday

Sarah said...

How awesome. What a great idea.

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

What a fun day! That would surely be on the top of my happy list!

Leigh said...

love your beach shots!

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