Monday, May 18, 2009

Food & Drink Ideas for a Beach-Themed Wedding

You're planning a beach-themed wedding, most things are under control. Your thoughts turn to food....what are you going to feed your guests? Are you planning a sit-down meal, food stations, appetizers...should you go more formal or informal. All good questions before you plan the menu. Perhaps, you are going to have the event catered...that's great, you can choose from their menus. If you aren't having your event catered but relying on others to prepare the food for you may want to plan what foods are offered.

I've put together a list of, they aren't my personal recipes. I have tried some of these and found them to be very good. I am providing the links to the recipes and it is up to you to decide which ones tempt your tastebuds.

Salmon With Pineapple Salsa

Marinated Grilled Shrimp

Grilled Talapia With Mango Salsa

Grilled Chicken With Fresh Mango Salsa

Dave's Low Country Boil (We love Low Country Boils)

Sole - Mustard and Caper Sauce

Pork Tenderloin - Citrus Rub

Catahoula's Savory Crabmeat

Barbecued Skewers of Fish


Cajun Gumbo

Clam Chowder

Clam Chowder

Angel Hair Pasta with Lemon Shrimp

Shrimp Mangoes and Papayas on Skewers with Mango Salsa

Seafood Salad Supreme

Crab Avocado Salad With Fruit Salsa

Seafood Salad

Layered Seafood Salad Appetizer

California Seafood Dip

Five Layer Seafood Dip

Cheesy Jalapeno Crab Dip

Arlene's Shrimp Dip

Crab Spinach Dip

Festive Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes

Remoulade Sauce ala New Orleans

Bite-Sized Crab Quiches

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Quick Bearnaise Sauce

Bacon Wrapped Scallop and Salmon Skewers

Crab and Cheese Spread

Salmon Spread

Creamy Tuna Spread

Creamy Crab Canapes

Hawaiian Ham Spread

Crab and Lobster Stuffed Mushrooms

Flounder Rollups

Salmon and Cucumber Rolls

Shrimp Won Ton

Fresh Salsa

Crab Appetizer Napoleons

New England Clambake

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Crawfish Crab and Shrimp Ceviche

Watermelon Fruit Bowl

Watermelon Salsa

Mango Jicama Salsa

Spicy Orange Salsa

Pineapple Tomato Salsa

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Fruit Dip

Passion Fruit Sangria

Margarita Jello Shots

Non-Alcoholic - Although I'm sure you could add your favorite alcoholic beverage to many of these.

Banana Pineapple Colada

Hawaiian Jungle Juice

Mango Tango Cooler

Fruit Slush

Pineapple Slush

Strawberry Lemon Spritzer

Summer Sangria

Hope some of these recipes will help you with your menu selections. There are many other recipes available on these sites and others. You may search for ideas using google and searching for seafood appetizers, seafood recipes, beach themed foods, ocean themed foods, etc.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

GIVEAWAY at Thankfully Simple - 50 Handwritten Thank You Notes


Many people are busy these days and can't find the extra time to sit and write out thank you notes. You mean to, you want to and next thing you know...time has past and you are too embarrassed to send them out. Don't let that happen again, there is one company that is willing to help you. Thankfully Simple will do the work for you.

The giveaway is for 50 handwritten thank you notes with handwritten envelopes. This is a $125 value. You may provide your own blank thank you notes or arrange for Thankfully Simple to purchase for you. If you need to send out more than 50 cards, they will apply the giveaway prize ($125) credit to your account.

This is a fantastic giveaway for the person who doesn't have the time it takes to write out handwritten notes. You will be able to thank the person for the thoughtfulness of their gift and acknowledge that you received the gift. No more being embarrassed because you didn't send out your thank you notes.

You may read more about the giveaway at the Thankfully Simple Blog. It is transferable and has no expiration date. You may save it for later, give it away as a gift to a bride or anyone needing thank you notes written.

Hurry on over to and leave a comment to be entered. The drawing is June 1, 2009.