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Shower Preparations


My Godson, Casey, is getting married to my soon -to-be Godaughter, Sarah, and I am co-hosting a


The shower is this Saturday, April 25, in San Diego. Sarah and Casey will be honeymooning at my beachfront condo in Maui, so the shower theme is tropical!


I couldn't find any tropical wrapping paper liked, so I painted my own on butcher paper.


I have been busy shopping and preparing all the food for the event. I am bringing the food, a couple of games and prizes and serving platters with me to San Diego.


Hot crab dip
Puff pastry palmiers with ham and gruyere
Brie with passion fruit jam and macadamia nuts

Coconut shrimp with citrus-honey-mustard dipping sauce
Hawaiian chicken
Mandarin Cole Slaw with Asian Dressing
Tropical Rice Salad
Fresh fruit with pina colada dip
Mango-Papaya Bread

Mini coconut cream tarts
Mini cheesecakes with lilikoi (passion fruit) curd
Tropical sheet cake squares

Sarah's sister, Beth, is co-hosting the shower at her home, and will take care of decorations, tableware, tropical flowers, and tropical drinks! There may be a pina colada in my future!

I made 25 party favors, but will save those for tomorrow's post.

Tomorrow, I am not working, and will complete all the baking, and food prep. I LOVE days like that, spent in the kitchen with my to-do lists!

Comments (8)

Sounds like you'll be hosting a fabulous shower. The menu sounds great. Have fun in San Diego.

You go girl...You always make things so special. Have a great time!

Bill Frost:

Just wanted to let you know I have been enjoying your daily events. Also I enjoyed seeing you Easter Sunday.


Wow, Palma -- that sounds like a shower to remember!

Barb Cabot:

Palma I'm sure this occasion will be such a joyous one. Nothing like a wedding and this one for your God-son is especially meaningful. Knowing you the guests and bride-to-be are in for a very special day. Your menu looks wonderful.. I know you are in heaven throughout all the prep...it's your forte.
Enjoy every minute of this and looking forward to tomorrows post and pictures of the event on the day!


Looks like fun; we just went to a rehearsal dinner with an "aloha" theme - the couple are honeymooning on Kaui; the dinner was held at the Aloha Steakhouse in Ventura. After dinner there was a "tacky aloha shirt" contest for the guys in the hotel bar - your shower is way more sophisticated :). And I hope there is a pina colada for the co-hostess!

Lilikoi curd?
Passionfruit jam?
Be still, my heart!
Those are my very favorite.
I usually bring home a huge stash from Hawaii when I am there.
Where did you find the curd, the jam? YUMYUMYUM!

Here's my favorite Coconut Lilikoi Cake recipe:

Have fun! Sounds like a wonderful time.

This sounds like a wonderful party! I can't think of a better wedding shower host than you, Palma! Have fun!!

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