Last night I chaired a dinner dance for my beach community. Many years we held it down at the beach on the Pavilion, but this year we had it at a catering hall. It is the same place Giada DeLaurentis filmed one of her Behind the Bash shows.
It was nice not to have to be worried about the weather.
Of course it turned out to be a lovely night weather wise, but still, not worrying is a big plus!
I made mini loaves of banana chocolate chip or Irish Soda Bread as a take home.
Wrapped in aqua with a beach themed closure.
There was no money in the budget for any type of table decor as we didn’t get the number of attendees we hoped for. So I had to be very frugal!
I had a lot of salt and pepper shakers for other parties, so
I had these small round rattan urns/pots. I spray painted scallop shells from the beach silver and placed them in the pots with a dracaena spike plants, ( .99 ). I cut diamond frost from my pots and placed them in the pots. Placed on a mirror with votives, surrounded my mini ”vases” of hydrangea blooms from my garden, it was a simple beachy centerpiece.
The table numbers were streets in our community.
These big scallop shells …
Became candy dishes filled with, what else for a BEACH theme…
Everyone seemed to enjoy the party, and no one knew how little money was spent on the table decor.
One of my favorite summer things is a fresh peach and blueberry in puff pastry, drizzled with a sweetened sour cream. Good way to use up those bits of fruit!Not a great picture, dh was poised at the ready to eat it!
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