3. Plan menu and theme requirements
On Tuesday, 6 for dinner confirmed and your theme is 'ocean blue'. A themed table setting will depend on items you have on hand or are willing to purchase. A white cloth, your new blue dishes, white napkins, and a scattering of sea glass and shells are all that's required. Or...add a draped fishnet, clear glasss vases with blue water, glass fish... The setting is as elaborate as your budget allows. Party ideas have a wide price range.
Your theme should be reinforced as soon as your guests arrive. A signature cocktail will do the trick as well as a few coordinating accessories. A Blue Hawaii or version thereof with blue cocktail napkins and a seafood appetizer or an appetizer served on a shell carry on the theme. Ocean themed food is appropriate.
Shrimp cocktail or lobster bisque
mixed greens salad rolls/herbed butter
Salmon fillets or seared scallops
Potato gratin Green beans
Dessert can reinforce the theme as well.
Easy idea: Blue jello with gummy fish or madeleines (shell shaped cookies)
Elaborate idea: Bakery cake decorated with white chocolate shells and starfish