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Throw a Bikini Beach Bridal Bash

Jun 19 2014 - 4:00am

If you're not able to hit the sand and surf this National Bikini Day, you can celebrate at home by checking out the beach party movies of the '60s like Beach Party, Bikini Beach, and Beach Blanket Bingo, all starring the late, great Annette Funicello. The series of films were inspired by the 1959 film Gidget about a young surfer girl, which had several sequels and was adapted into the '60s TV show starring Sally Field [1].

These swingin' '60s films and shows featured lots of bikinis, beach locales, musical numbers, and girlie retro style — so we couldn't think of a better bridal shower theme than one inspired by the beach party trend of the era. Think Tiki bars, pool lounging, and Mad Men-esque attire. Check out retro beach inspiration for your bridal shower, bachelorette party, or just Summer soiree now!

Leis

Photo by Birds of a Feather [2] via 100 Layer Cake [3]

Vintage Glasses

Photo by Sarah Layne Photography [4] via 100 Layer Cake [5]

Surfboard Prop

Photo by Sarah Layne Photography [6] via 100 Layer Cake [7]

Summer Beach Party Mix

Summer Beach Party [8] ($13)

Personalized Beach Towels

Personalized beach towels [9] ($20)

Bamboo Centerpieces

Photo by Sarah Layne Photography [10] via 100 Layer Cake [11]

Beach Ball Cake Pops

Photo by Sarah Layne Photography [12] via 100 Layer Cake [13]

Tiki Bar Sign

Tiki bar sign [14] ($39)

Backyard Setup

Photo by Sarah Layne Photography [15] via 100 Layer Cake [16]

Pink Pineapples

Photo by Birds of a Feather [17] via 100 Layer Cake [18]

Beach Ball Games

Photo by Austin Gros [19] via Style Me Pretty [20]

Tropical Flower Comb

Sequin flower comb [21] ($55)

Chic Pool Lounging

Photo by Wanger [22] via 100 Layer Cake [23]

Make a Splash Drink Flags

Photo by Gabriel Ryan [24] via Wedding Chicks [25]

Surfboard Menu

Photo by Braedon Photography [26] via Ruffled [27]

Mai Tai Bar

Photo by Birds of a Feather [28] via 100 Layer Cake [29]

Heart Tan Lines

Photo by Gabriel Ryan [30] via Wedding Chicks [31]

Tropical Tiki Goblets

Photo by Sarah Layne Photography [32] via 100 Layer Cake [33]

Retro Beach Invitation

Pinup beach party invitation [34] ($16)

Coconut Cocktails

Photos by Birds of a Feather [35] via 100 Layer Cake [36]

Pink Flamingos

Photo by Gabriel Ryan [37] via Wedding Chicks [38]

Pool Toys

Photos by Wanger [39] via 100 Layer Cake [40]

Cocktails With Silly Straws

Photo by Austin Gros [41] via Style Me Pretty [42]

Shish Kebabs

Photo by Birds of a Feather [43] via 100 Layer Cake [44]

Surfboard Place Cards

Photo by Stacey Hedman [45] via Style Me Pretty [46]

Beach Party Film Set

Frankie & Annette MGM Movie Legends Collection [47] ($30)

Otter Pops

Photo by Gabriel Ryan [48] via Wedding Chicks [49]

Beach Bonfire

Photo by The Why We Love [50] via 100 Layer Cake [51]


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