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Need some beach-themed appetizers...

Teraesa22 Aug 6, 2011 04:20 PM

This is a kids party but I'm looking to do apps for both kids an adults. The entree and dessert portions of the menu are all set but the only app on the menu right now is coconut shrimp... Any suggestions?

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    escondido123 RE: Teraesa22 Aug 6, 2011 04:41 PM

    Clam cakes, also known as clam fritters. Cape Cod in the summer.

    1. LaLa RE: Teraesa22 Aug 6, 2011 07:07 PM

      bloody mary shrimp or oyster shooters
      crab dip
      or little crab stuffed tomatoes
      we love bacon wrapped shrimp
      mini crab cakes are always a big hit

      1. meatn3 RE: Teraesa22 Aug 6, 2011 08:28 PM

        Goldfish (crackers)!

        1. Adrienne RE: Teraesa22 Aug 7, 2011 07:04 AM

          It seems to beg for the "plate sand" all these restaurants are doing... I think whatever you make you should sprinkle with bread crumbs and call it sand!

          1. Breadcrumbs RE: Teraesa22 Aug 7, 2011 08:20 AM

            I purchased some children's pails w shovels from the dollar store and filled them w some of the apps and snacks for a nautical themed function we hosted. Two held dips, the others had chips, popcorn, mixed nuts and breadsticks.

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              katecm RE: Teraesa22 Aug 8, 2011 09:46 AM

              Is it beachy or tropical? The coconut shrimp sounds more tropical, so maybe some pineapple and mango salsa?

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                Alica RE: Teraesa22 Aug 8, 2011 09:55 AM

                What about those cheese straws made with puffed pastry? They are so easy to make, can make ahead and are yummy!

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