Our northern vacation this year happened to fall during my sister-in-law's birthday. She wanted to have a cookout on the beach. So my mother-in-law(MIL) planned out this awesome beach-themed party. I helped out a little but mostly I was shooting pictures of the process.
First up, we made veggie kabobs. After cutting the veggies we spread them on the table and began assembling the kabobs.
There was no set pattern as we skewered the veggies. Once finished they looked so good.
I think my MIL just put salt, pepper, and maybe some olive oil on them.
Due to my inability to touch raw meat, I sat out while the chicken kebobs were assembled, then put in a bag of teriyaki sauce to marinade.
At the beach we had a small charcoal grill to cook our food. First up, the veggie kebobs:
Next it was time to cook the chicken:
Now for the cake. Since the party was taking place at the beach, my MIL planned a beach themed dessert; pudding topped with graham cracker crumbs to look like sand. She bought a sand pail and filled it with chocolate and vanilla pudding:
Then, after covering it with graham cracker crumbs, we added Sponge Bob fruit snacks of sea creatures, Swedish fish, and gummy life savers. It turned out looking very beachy. The finishing touch, pirate candles, would be added later, at the beach.
We used the sand shovel as a serving spoon after the candles were blown out.
It may not look appetizing after serving, but it was delicious.