Summer is all about enjoying the outdoors and getting together with friends, and if you like the idea of combining both of these, what better place to do it than at the beach? We're in the final stretch of summer, but there's still time to enjoy pleasant weather and a little fun in the sand. Call up your friends and grab your beach towel, because it's time for a beach party! You don't need much to have a great time, and chances are you already have the basic essentials, but to help you out we've rounded up the must-have items for a great beach party. Check them out!
Get the party started with some grilled hotdogs, burgers, or even s'mores! Cuisinart Petit Gourmet Portable Propane Gas Grill with VersaStand, $159, available at The Home Depot.
You're going to want to keep everyone refreshed and hydrated, so stock up on water and soft drinks. Plus, you'll need a cool and sand-free place to store your food. IGLOO Maxcold 60-qt. Wheeled Cooler, $50, available at Target.
What's a party without a little music? Whip up a cool beach party playlist, turn up the volume and enjoy! Memorex Mi3x MiniMove Boombox for iPod, $36, available at Target.
Even the most pleasant days on the beach can get a little too warm. A pop-up tent will provide just enough shade for those who need it. E-Z UP 10 by 10 Dome II, $120, available at Amazon.
When you're not standing at the grill, splashing in the water, or running around playing beach volleyball, sit back and relax in a comfy chair. WearEver Hi-Back Deluxe Steel Backpack Chair, $57, available at Amazon.
A beach party without games would be no fun. Get everyone in on a game of volleyball, badminton, or frisbee! Franklin Sports Recreational Badminton and Volleyball Game Set, $31, available at Walmart.
Don't let your beach fun be ruined by a bad sunburn. Banana Boat Quik Dri Sport Body & Scalp Spray Sunscreen SPF 30, $7, available at Drugstore.com.
First Aid Kit
Too much fun can sometimes lead to boo-boos. Keep a stocked first aid kit on hand just in case. Be Smart Get Prepared Outdoor First Aid Kit, $29, available at Drugstore.com.