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Need ideas for a Key West themed party

Cincinnati, OH
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Need ideas for a Key West themed party

Good day! I host an annual island-themed party for friends and neighbors and this year our theme is Key West. I visited KW about 4 years ago and got a lot of stuff I can use but was wondering what else you'd add. Here's what I already have going on:

- food: sloppy joes, tequila lime chicken, mojo cubano pork, key lime pie

- drink: landshark on tap, margaritas

- fun: got a buffett-style acoustic guitarist coming

- decor: making my deck/patio into a combination of BO's Fish Wagon and Blue Heaven, lots of signs and artwork, Conch Republic Flag, Mile Marker 0 sign

Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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1. Re: Need ideas for a Key West themed party

We asked the same question a little while ago (more food related) and got some great replies.

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Have fun!

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2. Re: Need ideas for a Key West themed party

You have to incorporate the Southern Most Point into it somewhere!

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3. Re: Need ideas for a Key West themed party

I'm thinking some Hemingway stuff, chickens/roosters along with some island stuff for added decor!

I think fish dip and cuban crackers would be an excellent addition to your food plans as well as cuban bread if you can find it at a local bakery. Since I'm a good Texas girl, I say add in some chips and salsa but you could do a tropical salsa. Maybe a nice tropical slaw as well. I'd add dark and stormies and/or sangria to your drink menu.

Sounds like fun, I'm thinking I'll steal your idea for my bday party!

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4. Re: Need ideas for a Key West themed party

How far do you want to go? Maybe get a Robert doll for the table. Set him up in an acrylic box! Know any drag queens to be bartenders? Set up a Garden of Eden section surrounded by palms. I'm sure you'll have no problems finding a friend to be a bodypainter (although you may not want to sub that out).

Smilin' Bob's fish dip is mandatory. That stuff is just amazing. Thanks BBA for the reminder to get on the internet and get some!

MrLTF is right - you will need to incorporate the SMP into the party. He and his wife make killer SMP beer mugs from which I drink from regularly!!! How cool would it be to have chickens running around as well!

Edited: 11 June 2010, 15:19
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5. Re: Need ideas for a Key West themed party

Do Key West Ale instead of Landshark. ?

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6. Re: Need ideas for a Key West themed party

When is the party? I'll be in Key West end of July and will add a Conch Republic Flag.

And the group that plays at El Meson de Pepe sells CDs of their music. For breaks.

Pjk

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7. Re: Need ideas for a Key West themed party

Great ideas, please keep them coming.

- already pulled some recipes from the site. is it too late to get a cookbook?

- SMP mugs, how do I get one?

- looking for a framed hemmingway photo

- cuban crackers and tropical salsa

- bodypaint would be fun, but there'll be kids there so...

- smilin' bob's fish dip, how can I say no?

- been looking for sunset ale, can't get it here

- live chickens? would be awesome, but then what do you do with them?

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8. Re: Need ideas for a Key West themed party

Shrimp!!

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9. Re: Need ideas for a Key West themed party

Drew - I'm sending you a IM!

Pjk
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10. Re: Need ideas for a Key West themed party

…passion4art.com/members/agattorno/Gattornos…

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