In the Bag
Bat Tote from Whimsy Bags.
These totes are perfect. They come in a variety of sizes and are totally washable. If you don’t like bats (how can you not like bats?) they have skulls, witches, and every other image you could ever want or imagine. Enter code: CALIFORNIA for 20% off your order!
Skeleton Beach Towel from Sourpuss
You can apply makeup right over this sunscreen, which is awesome, because going to the beach without eyebrows is weird.
Usually a flask of Powers lives in the bottom of my bag for emergency purposes, but its summer, and sharing is nice, so a bottle of Sailor Jerry it is. Chances are everyone else brought six packs of cheap beer, so you’ll be the most popular person on the beach when you pull this out of your bag.
Travel Shot Glasses from Expedition. You weren’t going to drink that Sailor Jerry straight out of the bottle, were you?
Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards. Good for Poker and telling fortunes.
The Ocean at The End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.
Even at a party, even a beach party, chances are you’ll find me in the shade, under the pier, reading a book. This one is perfect. Easy to dive right into, and you can probably finish half of it before someone yells at you for being extremely antisocial.