Pool Parties!

Posted on December 31, 2014 by Beach Bum @ The Beach Company | 0 Comments

Every body loves pool parties, and they are a great way to cool off from the summer heat or to just make a splash at a special event.  When throwing a pool party there are a few things you want to keep in mind like invitations, music, food, toys, games, party favors, and safety.

Start with the perfect invitations, you can use aqua blue paper to get your guests thinking of water.  Playing tropical or beach music will set the mood for relaxation. Keep the food simple, having the BBQ fired up for some burgers and hotdogs is always a winner for party guests. Toys & games are great for any age party-er, diving sticks, pool floats or noodles, water guns, and any sporting ball are great ideas for your next party. Just because its not anyone’s birthday doesn’t mean you can’t give out party favors.  Even the smallest party favors are appreciated and can be inexpensive to give out to friends and family.  Safety is the most important thing to plan out when throwing a pool party. Make sure sun screen is readily available for anyone who might of forgotten their own.  If there are any non-swimmers, make sure they have a swimming buddy (parent or bigger and a strong swimmer).  If you are mixing adults with children and plan on having adult beverages, hire a lifeguard for the younger swimmers.

Having the latest and greatest party accessories will keep your friends talking about it all summer long.  

We here at The Beach Company would love to hear your pool party ideas and successes, just let us know.

Posted in Beach Fashion, Beach Games, Beach Holidays, Beach Music, Beach Party, Pool Party

MY BEACH BY MATTHEW HEGARTY

Posted on February 15, 2014 by Beach Bum @ The Beach Company | 0 Comments

We’ve caught up with Matt Hegarty who, aside from heading up Brit band “Matthew and the Atlas", manages to squeeze in his fair share of beach hopping.

My Beach

Q: If there’s one thing the beach has taught me it’s…
A: Don’t under estimate the sun, I burnt my legs on a beach once and couldn’t walk for two days, not the best.


Q: When impressing friends with exotic beach tales, my beach boast is…
A: Staying on a beach in Vietnam, sleeping in wooden huts in a bamboo garden behind the sand dunes was pretty cool. There were only 8 other backpackers staying there so the whole beach was deserted and all ours!

Q: Beach at sunset or sunrise, and which beach?
A: I was always find sunrise pretty special, so any beach will do for that.

Q: Beach must-have?
A: Ice box to keep cold beers in is pretty good.

Q: Beach Read or Beach Listen?
A: Anything by M.Ward would suit me fine for the beach

Q: If you could lounge on one beach for the rest of your life, which would it be?
A: I spent two weeks at Vagator beach in Goa when travelling through India. We had a room which cost £1.50 a night and it sat right on the beach. We didn’t want to leave.

Q: Beach you’d never go back to?
A: A beach in Monastir, Tunisia – I got stung by a jelly fish, then stung by a wasp because they told me to put tomato juice on jelly fish sting. I then knocked myself out on an air conditioning unit walking back to the hotel because I was looking down at my wasp and jelly fish stings. Not a proud moment.

Q: 3 records for the beach would be?
A: Longest Day by Megafaun, One Hundred Million Years by M.Ward, Kare Kare by Crowded House

 

Posted in Beach Holiday, Beach Holidays, Beach Living, Beach Music, Beach Party

Music for Long Weekends at The Beach

Posted on April 11, 2013 by Beach Bum @ The Beach Company | 0 Comments

Long weekend playlists

playlist


Another long weekend means it’s time for more playlists! When it came time to decide what musical gems we would compile for this long weekend list, it stirred another hotly contested debate. It came down to two potential lists: party music, and —some tunes that would help inspire a little healthy competition.

There was no clear winner in the debate, so we’ve gone with both! Here are the perfect tunes to play summer games to, along with some others to celebrate with afterward.

Summer games playlist

We are the Champions – Queen
Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
Start Me Up – The Rolling Stones
We Will Rock You – Queen
Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
The Final Countdown – Europe
Holding Out for a Hero – Bonnie Tyler
Right Now – Van Halen
Sandstorm – Darude
Beat It – Michael Jackson
We’re Not Gonna Take It – Twisted Sister
Here I Go Again – Whitesnake
Jump Around – House of Pain

Summertime singles

Hot Fun in the Summertime – Sly & the Family Stone
Summertime – Kenny Chesney
Summer Lovin’ – Grease
Boys of Summer – Don Henley
Summer Love – Justin Timberlake
Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams
Cruel Summer – Ace of Base
All Summer Long – Beach Boys
In the Summertime – Mungo Jerry
Summer of Love – John Mellencamp
Soak up the Sun – Sheryl Crow
Summer Side of Life – Gordon Lightfoot
Summer Nights – Rascal Flatts
All Summer Long – Kid Rock
Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me – George Michael
House of the Rising Sun – Animals
Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
Sun is Shining – Bob Marley

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