If you have a beach party, go ahead and get the five tons of sand, it brought the beach to our farm as we celebrated Bethany's 20th Birthday!!!! We had sooo much fun, alot of work, but the work was out weighed by the "ton" of fun!!!! Here's how it went. We ate first and we did that inside as the heat and flies, our Beach menu was Cowabunga Burgers, Hang Loose Hot dogs, Ocean View Chips, Fresh Peach Mango Salsa, Tropical Lime Chicken over Couscous, Green tea and then Katelyn brought Tropical Trail mix and for dessert Bethany wanted Shellicious Cheesecake. I'll post some of these recipes later! Next we went outside and hit the beach for the real fun!! We took pictures and then played some games. One game I called "High Tide," three teams and they had to pass a pie tin over the head with water and at the end see who had the most water left in it, Beach towel toss was tossing a water balloon back and forth on beach towels and taking steps back to see who could toss the farthest, Rock toss is where I had names on rocks and each person had to throw their rock and see who get get closest to the big rock, the little ones threw rings on a pole in the swimming pool, Coconut Roll is where folks rolled a coconut with their nose to the finish line...not easy! Hoola Hoop ball, the little ones were trying to throw balls through the hoop and of course it proceeds to people jumping through hoops. (we always deteroriate) And the funniest one to see was the Beach Bum relay where I had items you had to put on and go back to next in line and they had to put on, you know how it goes, as you can see in the pics, it was hilarious! Then we had to have a good ole balloon fight but that did not go as well, Danielle's camera was in the way, but its ok!! They played volley ball and then after that is when we served beverages from the Tiki Hut the guys made for me. I like this part the best!! We had two blenders going and I had everything pre-measured so it was fairly easy. We served Sunny Slush, Tropical Slush, and Watermelon/Strawberry Slush!! We had to give Dannie a hard time as she wanted to try one that had rum extract,( my favorite one) and we told her she had to be 21!! We sat around in the evening under the tiki torches and talked for a while and then back inside for coffee and the cheesecake and on the cheesecake, we made the shells with a mold and swirling the chocolates together, I thought some of them looked soo real!!! The pineapple tree was two pineapples with a dow rod running through the middle and then the greenery on top. It was a great party, one I hope our children remember and it will bring special memories to them in their futures. You know that's why I do all this, I want "home and family and siblings" to be a wonderful time and memory for them!
Enough.....now enjoy the pictures........
Fresh Peach Mango Salsa
Tropical Lime Chicken
We made the shells on the cheesecake with molds, I thought that was fun!!