If you haven't hosted a fabulous outdoor party yet, you better get on it before the Summer is over! Why not pack up some delicious food and invite friends to join you at the beach for a sunset bonfire? I've got the perfect menu for you. Most of the dishes can be made in advance, and all you'll need is a grill and some charcoal to do the cooking. Landlocked dwellers take note: this meal would be scrumptious nearby any body of water be it a lake, pool, or river, so be sure to check out the menu now.
Have you hosted a party on the beach? What tips can you provide?
One I highly recommend is this peach rum punch. It's a potent but delicious mixture of simple syrup, fresh lemon juice, amber rum, cognac, and peach brandy. Since it's Summer and peaches are in season, I would slice a bunch of fresh peaches and float them in the punch. Place the liquid and fruit mixture in a sealable container and pack, standing upright, in one of the coolers. Learn how the party-ready punch is made now.
A crisp romaine salad with Caesar dressing rounds out the festive menu. To see the recipes I plan on using, keep reading.