A Colorful Beach Picnic + Everything You Need to Recreate It

The sun is shining and we are looking for any and every excuse to be outside! We have the pleasure of working close to the beach, and try to take advantage of the location as much as possible. So, from lunch break walks to patio happy hours, you can find us on the boardwalk! Which brings us to our favorite way to entertain… on the beach! We threw this colorful beach picnic just for fun and think it’s the perfect way to celebrate on a sunny afternoon this season.

To prep, we picked up a few things from our local Tuesday Morning. We were immediately drawn to these brightly colored beach towels, which set the tone for everything else. With fun patterns like stripes, shells, and flamingos in shades of vibrant coral, aqua, and pink they were a no brainer. Plus, they were nice and soft and extra big, perfect for a cozy beach lounge. And what’s a lounge without pillows? We grabbed a couple of cushions and throw pillows for people to sit and lean on, which we highly recommend.

One of the more difficult parts of having a party on the beach is toting everything through the sand. So, while at Tuesday Morning we were on the lookout for beach bags and baskets to carry all our goodies. Much to our delight, we found a set of woven baskets with rope handles that seemed perfectly beachy, and came in three different sizes, so we could organize games, towels, and food & drink. Aren’t they cute!? They will also serve as great indoor baskets for plants, blankets, or towels when we finish using them too!

Speaking of games… we stumbled upon an aisle full of fun summery items we couldn’t say no to. We settled on a frisbee, beach ball, football and set of sand shovels & shapes that served as fun activities for kids and adults alike. All of which came out to about $10 compared to double that at most other stores! Did we mention, what incredible deals we found? And on great quality, timely products as well!

To bring a bit more personality and charm to the picnic, we picked out some more thematically fitting things; a string of light up flamingos, a seashell tray and bowls, flamingo stir sticks and straws, and pineapple plates & cups. The unique assortment, for a great price is one of the main reasons we love shopping at Tuesday Morning. To serve, we brought fruit and chips – by the way, these avocado oil chips are everything – and wine. Can’t forget the wine! We were pleasantly surprised to find that Tuesday Morning carries fun snacks and treats from all over the world that are perfect for entertaining!


OK, these tumblrs may be one of the favorite things we found at Tuesday Morning – we mean, they’re metallic!! Plus they have lids, which make them perfect for toting any beverage to the beach (ahem… wine ;)). These products helped us execute a super cute and colorful day that everyone could enjoy – without breaking the bank!

Hosting a party on the beach is one of the simplest ways to entertain. First, because there’s plenty to do and enjoy just by being there, and secondly, because you don’t have to clean a messy house afterwards! 🙂 So grab your girls, family, or friends, pick up fun essentials like these from Tuesday Morning, and hit the sand!

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