Throw a baby shower on the coast with beach-friendly treats. (Serves about 8)
Chilled Cucumber Soup
Crab Cakes with Aïoli
Tres Leches Mini Cakes

Tricks for the Perfect Beach Bash

  • Use sand to anchor jars and vases containing tea candles.
  • Forgo expensive flowers for centerpieces made of natural sea grasses and ferns.
  • Jazz up a basic wood serving table with pretty fabric draped and stapled (or taped) to your patio or deck so it doesn't blow away.
  • Swap out wineglasses for short-stemmed glasses, which are more stable in beachy breezes.
  • Prepare a set of chilled and scented washcloths to pass around in case guests get warm in the sun.
  • Serve chilled foods—salads, cold soups, watermelon, ice cream—to keep guests refreshed during the party.