Happy Birthday Grace! Sand Castle Suprise by Archisand!

Grace was amazed with her Suprise Sand Castle Birthday Gift!
“Best Birthday gift I ever received”
Archisand created this cool birthday message for Grace in Hermosa Beach in March 2011. Thanks Katie for the special gift to Grace.
See photos of the event click here or on the image above. The images are part of our flickr account. Check out other cool images while you are there.

Archisand Organizes Sand Castle Competition for SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc

Archisand Orchestrates Cool Sand Castle Contest for SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.

SPX contracted Archisand Professional Sand Sculptors, Inc to create an amazing sand castle and organize a sand castle competition among employees and spouses.
Check out the event photos by visiting our Flickr Photo Site, click here, or on the photo below.

Also check out these cool time lapse videos of the days events by visiting our You Tube site search word Archisand, or clicking on the videos below.
Everyone has a great time at the event. Thank you to all the partisipated and helped with the construction of the castles and the event in general.

It’s Summer all Year Long

It’s the middle of January.  The days are cold and short and most of us are dreaming of summer vacations, tropical getaways and warm beaches.  Well, while it might be winter outside, there’s no reason why you can’t bring summer to you today.

Some of the best parties we have made sand sculptures for have been summer-themed parties in the middle of winter.  If you’re planning a birthday party, a shower, an engagement party, a company meeting or any get together, think about making it summer or beach themed – your guests will love the idea of having a little sneak preview of the coming season.  Here are a few tips on how you can make a great summer party in the winter.

1)    Décor
Nothing sets the tone for your party like décor.  It’s the first thing people will see when they arrive and it really makes people feel transported to different part of the world.  One of the most important elements of any summer party is sand.  Sand is always a must and it really helps bring your party or meeting to the next level.  Imagine how much your gets will love lounging in hammock with their toes buried in the sand.  Or how relaxing it will be for your employees and colleagues to be enjoying a barefoot walk on your “beach.”

Another great decor idea is to have a sand sculpture as the centerpiece of your event.  A professional sand sculpture really takes your event to the next level and makes your party or meeting very memorable.  You can have Archisand build a professional sand sculpture as a centerpiece.  We even sculpt during your event so that your guests are entertained as well as mesmerized.

2)    Catering
The food you serve at a summer themed party can really set the pace for the entire event.  If you want a gala feel, upscale summer appetizers are a great option.  For those wanting a more casual tone, try firing up the grill. 

Don’t forget the cocktails.  You can find great summer cocktail recipes that will help set the mood of your event and will add a bit of whimsy to your party.  Be sure to offer a few choices as well as a virgin option for those guests who prefer non-alcoholic beverages. 

3)    Gift Bags
One of the nicest touches you can have at any event is a swag bag that fits the theme of the party.  For a summer/beach themed party, include some great items like sunglasses, flip flops, beach towels and pool toys. 

And don’t forget the packaging.  A great raffia tote or beach bag makes a great way to store all your summer goodies.  If you’ve chosen to bring your party or event to the next level with a sand sculpture from Archisand, we can also work with you to include great photos of your guests with the sculpture or other items in the gift bags.

So what if you just don’t have the time to host a great party this winter, but you still want to celebrate summer.   Here are a few things you can do alone, with your kids or family to have a little piece of summer in January.

1)    Suit Up
It’s amazing how summery you can feel by just putting on summer attire.  Kids especially get a kick out of putting on a bathing suit and have a “pool party” in the bathtub.   Break out the beach ball and water guns and you’ll be amazed how long your kids will be entertained.

2)    Get Cooking
Even if you aren’t having a party, a BBQ with just your immediately family can really make you feel like you’re on vacation.  Choose your summer favorites – watermelon, ribs, steaks, hotdogs, etc and get grilling.  The smell alone will help you get through the next few months before summer arrives

3)    Break Out the Sand
Nothing says summer like a great sand castle.  Use your child’s sandbox or head to your local home improvement store and buy a couple of bags of sand and get to work.  You can check out our professional sand sculpture tutorial and practice making sand castles all winter long.

4)    Indoor Picnics
It might be cold outside, but inside it’s the perfect temperature for a picnic.  Spread a blanket on the floor and pack a lunch.  It’s a simple and easy way to make an ordinary day special.

So whether you are planning a low-key summer family day at home or want to have a great summer/beach themed party or event, don’t let the weather outside deter you.  At Archisand, we believe it’s never too cold for summer.  If you want to learn more about how to elevate your summer themed party to a grand event with a professional sand sculpture, contact Archisand and we’ll be happy to help.

Archisand builds a snowman in the sand for MEA Digital

Where does one turn for a little winter delight in Southern California—but our last snowflakes fell more than 20 years ago?  The beach, of course!  Archisand spent the day building a Sandman (yes, sandman!) for the guys at MEA Digital at Imperial Beach.  Known for their creative marketing strategies, MEA Digital teamed up with Archisand to create the ultimate online Holiday Greeting Card.
With a time-lapse camera set up for the whole construction process, MEA Digital’s staff took turns posing for the camera, holding up unique signs, and showing their holiday spirit.
With Archisand’s Sandman, MEA Digital sent out a memorable digital greeting card to their clients—one we have a feeling won’t soon end up in the waste bin!
Here is MEA Digital’s Holiday Greetings Card
Check out more images on our flickr

Custom Sand Sculpture Humvee Draws Public Awareness (and FUN) at DUILA 1st Annual Sand Castle Contest

Big thanks to all those who were a part of the Archisand event in Dana Point Harbor! Locals came out to view the sand castle construction while we raised public awareness with the community buzz and conversations surrounding the “Drug Use Is Life Abuse” campaign.

Teens participated in workshops in advance on how to use professional sand sculpting tools all the while promoting teamwork, cooperation & healthy lifestyle choices.

Have Archisand be a part of your next personal or corporate event including custom workshops for team building and brand awareness!

Archisand to Construct Sand “Humvee” for DUILA 1st Annual Sand Castle Contest September 18th, 2010

Local area high school students will be competing against each other in a Sand Castle Competition at Dana Point Harbor’s Baby Beach (near Ocean Institute). The contest is organized by the Orange County Sheriffs Department, OC Parks, and the Dana Point Harbor. Archisand Professional Sand Sculptors, Inc will be providing the Sand Castle expertise for the event. Archisand will construct a life sized replica of the DUILA Humvee vehicle in sand. The construction of the demonstration sculpture will start on Friday Morning September 17th, and be complete by Saturday afternoon, September 18th. The Sand Castle contest starts Saturday Morning at 9 am with judging at 12 noon. Archisand’s Greg LeBon will be conducting Sand Castle workshops Saturday morning starting at 8:30 am.

Open for public viewing. Please join us Saturday from 9am-1pm!
Casey Juergens puts the finishing touches on this DRUG USE IS LIFE ABUSE Logo Sand Sculpture.
Archisand developed this image sketch for the sculpture to be created this weekend. Come by and see the creative juices from Archisand and the local community high school students.
Concept Sketch for the DUILA event September 18th at Dana Point Harbor’s Baby Beach. Hope to see everyone at the beach…

Resources for the Sand Castle Maker in You

You’ve decided to take the big step. You’re going to craft your own piece of sand castle real estate.

Congratulations! But as with all challenges, you’ll need to be good and prepared.

Here’s a quick list of products and articles that will help turn you into a professional level sand castle maker – well maybe not quite professional. But it’ll be tons of fun. Enjoy!


  • Virtual Sand Castle – Start by designing your very own sand castle on the virtual destination beach of your choice!


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