Monday 12 December 2022

Tips for Arranging the Perfect Family Dinner at the Beach

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AD: The sound of waves crashing against the shore, the sun setting in the sky, and sand between your toes, whilst enjoying delicious food, what could be more perfect than a family dinner on the beach right? Not only does it sound beautiful but it is likely a whole new experience for everyone in the family and a great way to make meal times more fun and exciting for kids.

If the idea sounds daunting to you, follow the simple steps and tips within this post and you should have an enjoyable family dinner at the beach, ready in no time at all. 

1) Choose the Perfect Spot:

Picking the perfect spot for your family's beach dinner is vital. Look for an area that provides plenty of room to sit and eat, access to restrooms and showers, playgrounds and/or lifeguards if you plan on bringing children, adequate parking or transportation options, trash bins (leave no trace!), and a good view of the sunset.

2) Bring Supplies:

Cooking a delicious dinner on the beach may seem like an overwhelming task, but there are several ways to make it easier. Bring paper plates, plastic utensils, and a cooler full of food that can be cooked over the fire, fish for thought perhaps, if you plan on having a bonfire. If you choose to eat without a cooking fire, remember coolers with ice packs and sandwiches, salads, or snacks that don't need to be heated up!

3) Make a Bonfire:

Building a bonfire is essential to creating the perfect family dinner on the beach. However, safety should always come first when it comes to fire. Therefore, make sure you have all your supplies (matches/lighter and kindling included. In addition, check with the local beach for any burning restrictions. Also, make sure to keep a bucket of water or wet sand nearby that can be used to put out the fire when you are done.

4) Create Ambiance:

Bringing along some soft music and mood lighting can set the perfect atmosphere for your family dinner on the beach. Also, bring along a small battery-operated radio/stereo, LED fairy lights, and tiki torches (if allowed). These will create an enchanting ambience that will add to your magical evening.

5) Sunset Drinks:

Watching the sunset is a great way to end the perfect beach dinner. Have everyone gather around and watch as the sun slowly drags itself away from view. Remember to bring along some hot cocoa, apple cider, or other warm drinks to enjoy while watching the sunset.

6) Have Fun:

Last but not least, have fun with your family! After setting up all the essential supplies and making a delicious meal together, make sure to take some time to relax and enjoy each other's company. Whether it's playing games, talking about memories or just watching the sunset over the ocean, families who spend quality time together are always happier and more connected.

In conclusion, arranging the perfect family dinner on the beach doesn't have to be a big undertaking. With some careful planning, a little bit of creativity, and lots of love, you can create lasting memories that your family will cherish for years to come. So don't wait; start planning your next beach dinner today!

What would you serve up at your perfect family beach dinner? Let me know below.


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