The beach is a great place to have a party. With these ideas, you can host a gathering that will be full of enthusiam and a hit with all your guests.
The beach is one of the best settings for any sort of a party. Whether it's a birthday, graduation, or for no specific reason, you can host a great gathering by keeping these tips in mind.
Preparation is the name of the game. Wherever you live, check to see what the regulations are about having parties on your beach. Call the city, town, or county in which the beach is located. Ask them if reservations are needed or if permits must be obtained. Inquire as to the beach's hours. There is nothing worse than having a party in full swing, only to have a person of authority tell you that you have to close up shop because the beach is closing. Finally, if you are planning to have it, ask if alcoholic beverages are allowed.
Prepare as much of your food as you can ahead of time. Simple dishes like pork and beans are easy, but more difficult ones can be as well. Invest in serving saver containers, and place each type of food in one of these savers. This can include meats soaking in marinades, if your menu includes them. Make sure your cooler is large enough. Don't wait until the day of the party to find out that with ice and food, your cooler will not close. Utilize paper plates and plastic silverware.
Pack as much of the food and other items as you can the night before the party. Get your volleyball net together, for example. Never wait until the morning of the party, because you will have enough on your mind trying to get everything to the beach. Write down a checklist of everything, and go through it with several people.
Get to the beach early and allow plenty of time to set up everything. If you have games planned (volleyball, paddleball, etc.), take all the items out and spread them on the sand. This will encourage your guests to use them. Make it easy for your guests to find the party. Yours may be one of many, and you do not want people getting lost. Provide them with directions, and place a big flag or other item in the sand that will make your party site easy to spot.
Bring plenty of napkins and glasses, as well as a first aid kit. Injuries happen, and the beach may be a long way away from medical attention. Should the party be a daytime one, encourage each participant to wear copious amounts of sunscreen.
Clean up all of the trash left behind by your guests. The next people who use your site will appreciate it, and many animals, such as birds, may get sick trying to eat items such as styrofoam cups. It is only courteous to do so.
These tips will help you to plan a party that is both fun and responsible.
An oxford shoe is basically just a shoe constructed from heavy leather that features enclosed lacing. Historically oxford shoes were made of untanned leather and were plain in their design with little if any ornamentation. The shoe got its start back in Ireland and Scotland. The modern oxford shoes are today come in a variety of styles and are constructed from different types of leather such as suede leather, tanned leather and in some causes synthetic material (such as faux leather or pleather). Oxford shoes fall into the category of dress shoes or business shoes for both men and women (some people refer to them as dress casual or business casual) although there are modern forms of casual oxford shoes for women. Contemporary oxfords are shoes that don't come above the ankle and most have a piece of leather carefully stitched over the section for the toes. This is sometimes referred to as oxford caps or toe car oxfords. Another definition of an oxford shoe is, an esthetically elegant style with closed lacing that typically comes in plain, full-brogue and semi-brogue versions.
For men there are five main categories of oxford shoes and these include open-laced oxfords (also referred to as Bluchers), close-laced oxfords (or Balmorals), saddle oxfords, kiltie oxfords and wingtip oxfords. Blucher oxfords are open-laced leather dress shoes which have the sides of the shoe sewn on the front part (the top to be precise). Once laced up these shoes have a front, top, side and back and appear as though they are segmented. Balmorals leather oxfords are close-laced shoes in which the laces are sewn in a very creative way, they are sewn under the front part of the shoe and then the laces are closed over the tongue. The final result is a smooth, streamlined, very stylish looking shoe that has the appearance of being made from only one piece of leather.
Saddle oxford shoes, as the name suggests, have a piece of leather designed on them that is in the unique shape of a horse's saddle, the saddle being a different leather type or color than the remainder of the shoe. The fourth type of men's oxford shoe, referred to as kilties are fancy in their design and come complete with a leather tongue that is fringed and comes over the instep of the shoe and then covers both the laces of the oxford and the eyelets. By far the most popular type of oxford shoe is the wingtip. This pair of fashionable men's footwear gets its name because the toe brogueing (or leather embroidery) looks a lot like the spread of a bird's wings.
If you are out shopping for oxford shoes always look for genuine leather shoes, as they are durable and will stand the test of time. As far as color is concerned, black is the color to go with because all black leather oxford style shoes, regardless of the style of leather finish or structural design will complement business attire. The most formal of all men's dress shoes are the black leather close-laced oxfords (or Balmorals). They look especially sharp with both suits of the double-breasted style as well as pinstriped suits. However if brown is more to your liking then pairing your oxfords with a sort jacket or a tweed suit. Not to be denied their due, open-laced oxfords (or Bluchers) in either brown or oxblood look terrific when paired up with light suits (especially in the spring and summertime), sport coats and even more relaxed, casual wear such as khakis and jeans.
For women oxford shoes have never been as fun and fashionable as they are today! Women can choose from a variety of styles of oxfords, everything from casual saddle shoes to comfort oxfords, fashion oxfords, hiking oxfords and professional (i.e. lace-up walkers and trainers) oxfords. Casual saddle shoes for women feature a traditional split-suede buck, a cushion crepe sole and a comfortable heel. Comfort oxfords are sport shoes complete with a cushioned footbed, a leather sock lining, a removable cushion insole and a slip resistant sole. Fashion oxfords come in the form of either platform sneakers or athletic-inspired sports shoes and contain a cushioned footbed, suede uppers and a flexible and lightweight rubber sole. Hiking oxfords are both versatile and rugged with their steel toe, water-resistant and slip-resistant soles. Professional oxfords are so comfy for the feet with their padded footbed, leather uppers, slip resistant outsole and padded collar.
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