While we were having this Fall sunset beach party, we thought “why don’t we do this more often?!” It’s not difficult to take drinks and appetizers to the sand to enjoy the beautiful ocean here in Atlantic Beach, Florida. Especially if you have a few extra hands like we did for my birthday last Sunday.
And today we have some talented bloggers sharing their outdoor entertaining ideas from their “necks of the woods.” Their links are at the end of the post.
Fall Sunset Beach Party Setup
This literally took five minutes to set up with help (especially from the cute guy in the red cap). It was a little windy but we lucked out with the weather!
Spicy Jalapeño Margarita
Once that was done, our son, Tommy passed out his delicious homemade spicy margaritas on ice in acrylic wine glasses. The folding table is on sale now. We love the Bose portable speaker...sounds great.
Tommy’s Recipe Via Text
Bocci Ball Game
This was a fun idea that our friend, Miles and his girlfriend Lizzie brought. I’d like to ask for the game for Christmas.
Mercedes’ Shrimp Ceviche
She offered to bring it and I said “Sure!.”
I’ve shared this great recipe before.
This is a zesty shrimp salad that can be served in small bowls as an appetizer.
- 3 lb. shelled, deveined large cooked shrimp, diced
- 1 1/2 medium cucumber, seeded and diced
- 6 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
- 3/4 cup thinly sliced and chopped red onion
- 3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 3/4 cup lime juice
- 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 jalapeño seeded and finely chopped
- 3 tbs good olive oil
Cook the shrimp quickly in boiling water until pink. Drizzle with the olive oil.
Combine cooked shrimp, cucumber, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, lime juice, jalapeño, and salt in a bowl and toss to coat.
Cover and refrigerate before serving.
Cozy Island In The Sand
Something about staking out your spot on the immense beach makes the party feel intimate. And fresh air is good for everyone’s mood.
Note: isn’t Tommy’s girlfriend, Mona, beautiful?
Nice For A Birthday Celebration
Tommy doesn’t think his 67 year old mama is too old to pick up 🙂
East Coast Sunset With Friends
We are used to west coast sunsets…but this is so nice too!
After this we went home to a delicious grilled Mexican dinner on the patio prepared by Howard and Tommy…that could be another post!
Fall Sunset Beach Party Checklist
As it gets cooler, I would add throw blankets to the list. And Mercedes says you can get a permit to have a bond fire (just have to dig the pit). So that could be fun at Christmas.
Let’s see what these ladies have for us…