A "To the Beach" tablescape is the theme of this month's Let's Dish! party. I used our patio table for the setting, with my runner that I machine quilted several years ago. It has a shell border around the outside. I thought my palm plant would be pretty as a centerpiece with some shells scattered around. The votive candle holders were from Ross, at 2 for $2.99. The pretty turquoise plates are from Homegoods, along with the matching mug, all at $2.99. I made the napkin from a fat quarter. I bought the pretty shells on the plate when we were first married, almost 42 years ago, and you can actually bake in them.
|Fun to make and yummy to eat!|
It's always fun to cook with the grandkids. Three of the six were over to go swimming and I had baked up some cupcakes ahead of time. After swimming we decorated the cupcakes for a special treat.
Cupcakes, from scratch or mix
Frosting of your choice
blue food coloring
gummy lifesavers (for the inner-tubes)
fruit roll-ups (for the beach towels)
candy coated chocolate flavored candy (for the beach balls)
some finely-crushed up vanilla wafer or graham crackers (for the sand)
drink parasols, for the beach umbrellas (I found straws at the Dollar Tree and cut them)
Tint your frosting a pretty blue color and frost your baked cupcakes. You can even make some "waves".
On one edge of the cupcake, sprinkle some crushed crumbs for the sand.
Put a Teddy Graham into a gummy lifesaver. Put this out in the "ocean".
Cut a tiny beach towel from the fruit roll-up and place on the "sand".
Stick the parasol into the sand and add a "beach ball".
Enjoy your fun creation!!
|I always enjoy a cup of tea with dessert!|
|Close-up of table runner|
I let the kids decorate their own table. We used a beach towel for the tablecloth and they carefully placed the shells around the flip-flop platter, which is from the Dollar Tree. Didn't they do a cute job??!!
Here are the Teddy Bear at the Beach cupcake decorators eagerly waiting to eat their creations!!
I am sharing with:
Mix It Up Monday!
On the Menu Monday
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
Your Cozy Home Party
You're Gonna Love It Tuesday
Table Top Tuesday
The Bunny Hop
Full Plate Thursday