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post #16 of 34
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Originally Posted by wilson brother
Spencer, I want this to be a classic American beach party but it will be inside with the air condition unit on high..so I won't worry about the heat.

Are mojitos and kebobs typical American? I want it to feel like the movie "Back to the Beach" even if its in my apartment.

I think technically mojitos are from Cuba, but they're popular enough in America I don't think you'd have any authenticity problems, especially in California. You could also consider mint juleps, if you want to throwback to 19th century Americana.

I think kebobs can be American if you don't go overboard. Chicken, onion, bell pepper, mushroom, etc would be fine; I think you'd have a less American taste if you're seasoning it with SE Asian spices and the like.
post #17 of 34
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Originally Posted by wilson brother
I forgot to ask what this is
Weiner: I would add California Rolls to the menu.
post #18 of 34
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Originally Posted by Spencer Young
I think technically mojitos are from Cuba, but they're popular enough in America I don't think you'd have any authenticity problems, especially in California. You could also consider mint juleps, if you want to throwback to 19th century Americana.

I think kebobs can be American if you don't go overboard. Chicken, onion, bell pepper, mushroom, etc would be fine; I think you'd have a less American taste if you're seasoning it with SE Asian spices and the like.
I agree about the kabobs. If you're trying for present-day California authenticity, mojitos are fine. They've been quite the "hip" drink here the last few years. If you're going for a more "historical" Beach Boys-ish vibe, I'm not sure they'd be appropriate (but imho a tasty drink is never inappropriate). And as much as I enjoy a good mint julep, it may be throwback americana, but it's not particularly Californian (but see preceding caveat ). Also, if you're trying for a beach party feel, I'd say the more complicated the mixed drink the farther you're moving from your theme. Assuming you're talking about a private beach party and thus ignore the fact that alcoholic beverages are prohibited on most CA beaches, I'd say a cooler full of beer or even (shudder) wine coolers would be more appropriate. But then again, see . . .
post #19 of 34
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Originally Posted by wilson brother
Thank you for the good help here. Saajuk is write this will not be near the beach but we can be dreaming with Endless Summer on the DVD.

Bouji..I want this to be like a California beach party not beach of Normandy ! Sorry I hope you understand.

do the members here think pudding would be an appropiate dessert?


sorry dude, i took it you were giving the party on the beach or near it, hence my advice to avoid alcohol.
post #20 of 34
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
I agree about the kabobs. If you're trying for present-day California authenticity, mojitos are fine. They've been quite the "hip" drink here the last few years. If you're going for a more "historical" Beach Boys-ish vibe, I'm not sure they'd be appropriate (but imho a tasty drink is never inappropriate). And as much as I enjoy a good mint julep, it may be throwback americana, but it's not particularly Californian (but see preceding caveat ). Also, if you're trying for a beach party feel, I'd say the more complicated the mixed drink the farther you're moving from your theme. Assuming you're talking about a private beach party and thus ignore the fact that alcoholic beverages are prohibited on most CA beaches, I'd say a cooler full of beer or even (shudder) wine coolers would be more appropriate. But then again, see . . .

Man, back then they were drinking Coca Cola, before they took all the good stuff out of it. And if they were looking for a buzz, they would just add asprin.

Gary
post #21 of 34
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Originally Posted by Spencer Young
Assuming it's warm out (not a stretch given recent weather) pudding would work - especially a good cold rice pudding.

Drink wise, what about mojitos? If you're grilling, kebobs are always fun and tasty.

I forgot to ask..

a friend sent me a box of "Jello Chocolate Pudding" that i'll make..but should I tell them its pudding or jello at the party. I thought jello and pudding are different desserts.
post #22 of 34
Pudding.
BTW, trolls loooove pudding.
post #23 of 34
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
Pudding.
BTW, trolls loooove pudding.


Thats too bad because i won't have any trolls there..maybe if i know a lawyer will come i'll make blood pudding
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post #25 of 34
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
LOL!

BTW, for a good party, cut the A/C. You want it about 70+ degrees in there so people remove clothes...

Ideally people would wear their beachwear, well, at least the women would.
post #26 of 34
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Originally Posted by denimdestroyedmylife
Weiner:
Aww. he looks so delicious! Edit: It's funnier because I'm Korean.
post #27 of 34
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Originally Posted by Earthmover
Aww. he looks so delicious!

Edit: It's funnier because I'm Korean.
You have to buy me a new keyboard
post #28 of 34
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Originally Posted by j
LOL!

BTW, for a good party, cut the A/C. You want it about 70+ degrees in there so people remove clothes...

Ideally people would wear their beachwear, well, at least the women would.

Thats a good idea..but many women here are too shy to wear bikinis..I will suggest that on the invitation I hope I don't get beat.

I also have one of those cd with the sounds of the ocean and whale sounds that I will play on one stereo..the other stereo Good Vibrations.
post #29 of 34
Truffles, fois gras, and shark fin soup are all popular in California right now.

For drinks we like to break open the Dom and Cristal.
post #30 of 34
Anything grilled!

Some good pieces of beef always taste great. BBQ salmon is tasty - grill with the skin on. Anything BBQ could work too, especially baby back ribs.

Or if you wan yuppier Californian food: grilled chicken sandwiches and kebobs.
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