How To Make Your Christmas Party Different This Year

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Christmas is a time for family, friends and, of course, food. So while most people will be tucking into a roast dinner or turkey with all the trimmings, why not try something a little different this year? Make Christmas about Seafood, Pina Coladas, and beach vibes with the perfect Christmas Pasty. This blog post will show you how to make the perfect sand, sea and shells party!

1) Plan the event;

Look up recipes, and shop for ingredients and decorations. Get creative! A beach-themed party should have some fishy decorations like streamers or a sandcastle centrepiece. Furthermore, get creative with the menu. Start off with a delicious seafood platter of calamari, mussels and prawns. Then move on to Pina Coladas served in coconuts or pineapple glasses for that extra beachy feel!

2) Make the Christmas Pasty;

A traditional pasty is made up of shortcrust pastry with a savoury filling, like minced beef and vegetables. For our version, we’re adding some seafood flair to the mix. Start by preheating your oven to 220C/200C fan/gas mark 7. Next, roll out two sheets of ready-made puff pastry and cut them into circles using an 8-inch plate as a template. Finally, place one circle onto a lightly greased baking tray.

Mix together a can of cooked crab meat with frozen peas, sweetcorn, spring onions and parsley for the filling. Season with salt and pepper, then spoon onto one of the pastry circles. Dampen around the edges to help seal properly. Place the other circle on top and use a fork to crimp all around the edges to lock it in place. Brush with beaten egg and bake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with a side salad or some tartar sauce!

3) Gather the ingredients:

Fresh seafood such as squid, prawns, mussels, clams and other shellfish can be found in most fishmongers at the seashore or In addition, be sure to get some chilled oysters and mussels for that seafood taste. Furthermore, get some canned crab meat or potted shrimp for the pasty filling. Finally, for the all-important Pina Coladas, you’ll need white rum, cream of coconut and pineapple juice.

4) Send out the invites;

Don’t forget to invite your guests! Send out some beach-themed invites and let everyone know that the Christmas party will be a beachy affair. Lastly, prepare to have a good time with Sand, Sea and Shells, The Perfect Christmas Pasty! Have fun, relax by the seashore and enjoy the delicious seafood flavours. Remember to create those special moments!

5) The entertainment;

To get in the festive spirit, why set up a Christmas music playlist everyone can sing to? Have some beachy games like volleyball or a sandcastle competition! And finally, enjoy the Christmas Pasty and other seafood delicacies with your guests.

In conclusion, Sand, Sea and Shells; The Perfect Christmas Pasty is a great way to celebrate the festive season. Get creative with your decorations, menu and entertainment for an unforgettable beach-themed party! From assembling the perfect pasty to decorating your venue, you’re sure to have a fantastic Christmas with this seafood-inspired get-together. Enjoy!


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