Happy birthday best friend! Life is great on the beach. Birthdays and beaches could be a fantastic combination. However, planning a happy birthday for your best friend can be overwhelming. Salero would like to relieve some stress for you.

What to Do on Your Birthday

When coming up with birthday celebration ideas, it’s easy to get overloaded with possibilities. So here are a few ideas to choose from when deciding what to do on your birthday or planning a birthday party for a best friend.

  • Having a karaoke night
  • Enjoying a picnic
  • Skateboarding or playing volleyball with friends and family
  • Spa day
  • Riding a jetski

With anyone you choose, saying, “happy birthday, best friend,” will take on a whole new meaning. 

Choosing a Beach-Themed Birthday Party for your Best Friend

Whether you hit the waves or soak in the sun, choosing to have a beach-themed birthday party is a definite must if you want to have the ultimate fun! There are so many ways to customize the perfect party at the beach, and Salero would like to share a few activities you could enjoy in the sand.

Beach-Themed Photo-booth

Pull out the props for this one! Guests can use sunglasses, seashells, and funny signs to pose for silly and memorable photos. This is a great way to get people together for some great laughs, and they also get to take a keepsake home with them. 

Sandcastle Creation Contest

A sandcastle contest is an attractive choice for birthdays. Bond with your best friend at the beach as you do your best to make a functioning castle out of delicate sand. Ask for a hand, but you only get one request. We recommend training before this activity!

Have a Bonfire

You must first ensure you have the necessary permits from a local recreation committee or set up at a beach with access to a bonfire pit before engaging in this activity. A bonfire is a traditional way of getting friends and family together around a fire to engage in various activities. Sing a few tunes, or share a few stories with those you love to form deep connections that will last a lifetime. Have some desserts around the campfire like smores or campfire foil baked apples! Do some research before planning this activity, so you can make the most out of your experience, whether planning what to do on your birthday or a party for someone else. 

When considering a beach-themed birthday party, Salero invites you to check out our article on Do’s and Don’ts When Throwing a Birthday Party at the Beach. There you are sure to find helpful tips on what to do and what to avoid when celebrating the seaside;

Having a Bite on The Beach

While enjoying all of the fun in the sun, it’s important to refuel. So stay hydrated at the beach with a few foods while celebrating a happy birthday with your best friend.

Fresh Fruits and Veggies

After spending a day swimming, a fresh cup of berries or a platter of celery and hummus hits the spot! This is also an excellent option for health-conscious guests or picky eaters.

Party Appetizers

Bringing a full-on platter of heavy foods may not seem ideal when taking your party to the coast. This is why we say finger foods like tortilla chips and salsa, buffalo wings, and cheese and cracker trays may be your best option for having tasty treats at the shore.

Happy Birthday Best Friend, Beach Drinks

What better way to celebrate your best friend’s birthday than with happy birthday beach drinks. There is a variety of these to choose from with different types of alcohol. You can even incorporate frozen fruit into them. 


An ice-cold smoothie in the hot sun would surely bring tons of smiles to your party! Options for different fruit smoothie blends give guests more variety in choosing their perfect drink.

Let Salero handle your next birthday on the beach as we offer a gorgeous beachfront venue and all-inclusive event packages that will make your party an absolute success. Your happy birthday best friend party will be one to remember. Is your best friend getting married soon? Salero also offers Delaware beach weddings where you can say “I do,” by the oceanfront. Visit our website for more information, or contact us directly to make your dream event come to life.