Beach themed Anniversary Party

More than a few years ago my parents asked me help them organise their 25th wedding anniversary. My mother was already sick by then. She wanted the whole family to be there and she wasn’t looking for something over the top but rather for something casual with some dancing at the end of the night. My parent had a roomy house with a seperate entertainment room and an outside pool. We then decided to have a beach party in the back yard. We wanted a real summer feel to the event so this is what our menu looked like

Entree- Fruit kebabs

Main – Home made chicken and beef hamburgers

Dessert – Ice-cream cones.

To drink my dad made us some sangria in a watermelon

. We threw Gerber’s and candles in the pool to give it that romantic holiday feel.

We further had cocktail umbrellas for the drinks. Crepe paper flower necklaces for each of the quests and we made little palm trees out of carrots and green peppers for table decorations. Our serviettes were in pink, orange, yellow, green and sea blue.

Although my father initially thought that having such a casual party wouldn’t work out well… the party was a huge success and everyone had a wonderful time. We even got to catch up with some relatives we haven’t seen in a while.signature_k22a8w5v6d6jv2mpnr

Southern Hemisphere beaches (Day 5 – places I’ve been)

In the spirit of Summer I have decided to share some of the beaches I’ve visited in the Southern Hemisphere

New Zealand – North Island

New Zealand is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited. It is surrounded by beautiful beaches. Towards the interior there are many walking trails through their gorgeous flora.


Australia – Perth

Australia has lovely weather and amazing waves, even in winter.


South Africa –  Hartenbos, Cape Town

We use to go here every year. The beach was always packed over the December holiday.