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Beach Theme Centerpieces

Written by Linda Commodore

Decorate your tables with some fun-loving beach-themed centerpieces. Each centerpiece is easy to put together, so anyone can do them.

  1. Buy some children's pail and shovel sets. Use these as your centerpieces. You can fill them with fresh fruit. You could also fill them with sand and place several sea shells placed on top.
  2. Buy large, pillar candles with sea shells embedded in the wax. Set the candles in a low, flat dish that contains a bed of sand.
  3. Fill clear glass bowls with colored water. Layer the bottom with sea shells and "starfish" (fake of course). Float a candle on the top.
  4. Another bowl idea. Fill with water and tint it blue with food coloring. Buy some of those fake tropical fish you see in novelty stores. Float them in the water.
  5. Last idea with the bowls :) Place colored sand in the bottom of the bowl (available at craft stores). Fill with water. Tint it a light blue if desired. Place a "castle" on the bottom of the bowl (you can find items such as this at any pet store that sells fish). Add a bit of fake seaweed for affect.
  6. See if you can track down some lighthouses to use as centerpieces. Check out your local hobby store.
  7. Make seashell candles. Use large seashells and fill with melted beeswax. Insert a wick in the center and let set.
  8. Create colored sand bottles. Get some unique shaped bottles and pour colored sand into them. You can make some very interesting designs using different colors of sand (which is available at craft stores). Insert a taper candle into the top of the bottle.

If you cannot take the wedding party to the beach, bring the beach to your wedding. Make large bows in coral and sand colored ribbon and attach a starfish or flat shell to the center. Use them as pew markers or above doorways. (Most craft supply stores sell bow-making machines or have the store's resident bow-maker give you a lesson). Rent potted palm trees or purchase faux ones and place them at the entrance to the church and around the reception hall. Drape reception tables with fishnets. For tabletop centerpieces, fill goldfish bowls with blue-tinted water and floating candles. For real authenticity, surround them with play sand.

Beach Themed Wedding

Beach Themed Décor:

Keep in mind that the beach is often rather a windy spot. Don't use any decorations that could be blown away.

  • Seashells can be used to create an aisle.
  • Put flowers inside "display shells"
  • Use glass vases or pails filled with sand, pebbles, sea shells or sea glass.
  • Glass bowls filled with clear or colored liquid and filled 1/3 up with either sand, pebbles or sea glass, used to anchor flowers.

Beach Themed Centerpieces

Decorate your tables with some fun-loving centerpieces. Each centerpiece can be easy to put together.

  1. Buy some children's pail and shovel sets. Use these as your centerpieces, decorated with shells. You can fill them with fresh fruit, or sand and place several sea shells or sea horses (dried or plastic) on top.
  2. Use large pillar candles with sea shells embedded in the wax. Set the candles in a low, flat dish that contains a bed of sand.
  3. Fill clear glass bowls with colored water. Layer the bottom with sea shells and starfish. Float a candle on the top.
  4. Another bowl idea. Fill with water and tint it blue with food coloring. Buy some of those fake tropical fish from novelty stores. Float them in the water.
  5. One more bowl idea! Place colored sand in the bottom of the bowl. Fill with water. Tint it a light blue. Place a "castle" on the bottom of the bowl, (which can be purchased at any pet store that sells fish,) and add a bit of fake seaweed for effect.
  6. Try to track down some lighthouses, large enough to be used as a centerpiece, place it on a round mirror sprinkled with sand.

You can be as creative as your imagination will allow!

If you cannot take the wedding party to the beach, bring the beach to your wedding!
For those of you who would love to have a beach wedding, but there is no available beach, simply create the theme for the beach! In fact, there is more opportunity without weather worries!
Some ideas for indoor beach themed weddings:

  1. Make large bows in coral and sand-colored ribbon and attach a starfish or flat shell to the center. Use them as pew markers.
  2. Rent potted palm trees or purchase faux ones and place them at the entrance to the reception hall.
  3. Drape reception tables with fishnets.

Favors can be of any of beach themed item, and for your convenience, following is a listing of all of the beach-ey items we carry:

CANDLES

PLACE CARD HOLDERS

PLACE CARD FRAMES

SILVER/PEWTER/CHROME

Imprinted Glassware

Any of our glassware, from mugs and shot glass/votive holders to flutes and vases, can have our imprint #A 49, depicting a palm tree with a rising sun

Beach Wedding Cameras