It was really good to have this Mickey Monday to look forward to! We are staying at the Beach Club on our upcoming trip and are actually pretty excited about it! I kept the decorations simpler than I’d planned, using my comforter coverlet as a tablecloth, and putting some seashells as a centerpiece. I also switched out the green curtains with the white curtains in my bedroom. My daughter upon seeing it and the food, guessed that our theme was “Cape May” which actually is the name of the restaurant in the Beach Club resort, so I was pretty impressed!
Baby Blue Punch
1/8 oz koolaid pack (blue, flavored unsweetened drink mix)
2 liters lemon-lime soda
64 floz cranberry juice (white)
8 scoops vanilla ice cream
1 cup white sugar (or to taste)
In a large punch bowl, stir together the drink mix, lemon-lime soda, and white cranberry juice. Taste, and stir in sugar to your liking. I actually used less sugar, mixed the sugar and mixed berry koolaid pack in about a quart of water. (Needless to say, this whole thing didn’t fit into my punch bowl.) Float scoops of ice cream on the top. The ice cream melts somewhat and turns the punch a beautiful blue color with frothy white foam floating on the top.
Dinner was delicious! Crab legs, corn on the cob, potatoes, coconut shrimp, clam strips and hush puppies!
After dinner, I painted my daughter’s face, then we headed outside during a break in the rain, and played “beach games”.
1. Face painting
2. Fill the Bucket — This is the beach version of a classic party game. You will need two large buckets and two smaller buckets or cups. Separate the family into two equal teams and place the buckets up on the sand, about 50 feet from the edge of the water. At the word “go,” the first person on each team races to the water, fills the smaller bucket or cup and runs back to dump it into the big bucket. Once the person has dumped the water, the cup is handed to the next person on the team who repeats the process. You can continue the game until the buckets are full, or set a time limit and see who can put the most water in the bucket before time is up.
3. 5. Beach Golf — You can use any kind of Frisbee or flying disk for this beach golf game. It can be as simple or as complicated as you would like. Set out a number of objects such as overturned buckets, plastic water bottles and umbrellas on the course and have each team try to hit the goals in order. (We didn’t get to this, but instead played a game my son made up where you have to catch the balls in the bucket.)
4. Beach Ball Balancing Act — This beach ball game is fun for all ages and is easy to play. You need one inflatable beach ball for every team of two players. The players try to carry the ball across a finish line without using their hands. The ball can be balanced between their heads, pressed between their backs while walking backwards or set between their stomachs and crab-walked to the end.
5. Beach Volleyball — If you have very young children, use a colorful beach ball, draw a line in the sand and practice lobbing the ball over the line rather than the net.
6. Bucket Head: Catch three balls in a bucket on top of your head in a minute.
My daughter smeared her face paint on purpose to turn it into war paint. We played all the games with the parents verses the kids.
We ended the evening with this yummy sand dessert (Pudding, whipped topping, cookie crumbs) while we watched some you tube videos people had made touring our resort. It made us all the more thrilled to be staying there. The pool looks amazing!