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A perfectly delicious getaway is right around the corner. Okay, so maybe you do not live on a tropical island with your private beach and hammock. That does not mean your party, even amid winter, still can not have an island vibe. If there’s one thing that Parrotheads, enthusiastic fans for Margaritaville, have learned over time is the lifestyle & music is a state of mind.
Setting the Stage
It’s five o’clock somewhere, and if the snow is flying or the temperature is sizzling, you do not need to go to a Jimmy Buffett concert to enjoy the concert experience. Perhaps Jimmy is not playing in your area, or you could not score tickets to his live concert. That is no reason not to host your Parrothead Buffett party at home! It is easier than you might think.
Here’s what you need to throw a Jimmy Buffett Party at home!
Decide on a date- We like to suggest this event in the late winter or early spring to experience “Changes is Latitude/Changes in Attitudes” and chase away the winter blues. Although any time of the year is a superb time to have an”In-Home Buffett Bash”!
Send out a creative invitation (it’s simple and free to make either an online invitation or something in a word document) send it to all your parrot head (A term used to refer to a Jimmy Buffett follower) friends-if you prepare it a family-friendly celebration don’t forget to send the invitation to the”parakeets” (kids of Parrot’s heads). This is even a wonderful time to invite family and friends who have never enjoyed anything Jimmy Buffett since it’s all about having fun and sharing a few laughs.
Imagine if Jimmy Buffet never drops into that past, researched the island, listened to this old man’s stories, then he never would have composed that song, sang it out loud, and introduced us to this song. It all began with a song, so you’ll have to give music for your celebration. Fortunately, there are lots of options available.
Buy or lease one of Jimmy’s DVDs of the concert. The “in Home Buffet party”is a yearly event in our home, particularly in the years that we do not score tickets, make it a live concert event. We pick a new DVD annually to keep things clean. Additionally, it helps to have a large screen TV, surround sound, and an area to dance to increase the fun!
Did you know that you can listen to the Sirius Radio Margaritaville Channel online? This is Jimmy Buffet’s radio station. It is 24-hour and commercial-free, including Jimmy’s music and terrific songs from similar artists. Radio Margaritaville also carries all of Jimmy’s concerts live, so it would be an excellent idea to organize your party by assessing his tour schedule to find dates and times.
Otherwise, the radio station provides concert replays. Move on over to the official Margaritaville Website and tune into Jimmy Buffet 24/7 at no cost.
When you start to plan your menu for the party that the obvious option is to have cheeseburgers and margaritas like the tune, but the editors of the website would like to provide you more hints for the feeding frenzy, so menus and recipes will be supplied with Margaritaville branded food items.
The menu planning can be very easy; Cheeseburgers (in heaven ) and Margarita’s, of course! It’s also enjoyable to think about having a few of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville’s own Land Shark Lager available also.
LandShark Lager, fermented in Jacksonville, Florida by Anheuser Bush, is a 4.6% ABV island-style lager found in 2006 as the home lager for “Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville” hotel chain. The name comes from the Jimmy Buffett lyric “Fins,” where guys in a beach city hoping to woo a vacationing lady are known as “sharks that can swim on the land.” It can be bought at retail supermarkets nationally.
Nothing like grilling up some cheeseburgers and mimicking that you are tailgating at a genuine concert. Offer plenty of appetizers like chips, guacamole, and salsa, etc.. Round out the menu with a killer Key Lime Pie. By no way are you limited to cheeseburgers-let your creativity and sense of adventure kick in and make it a spread to recall.
Below are some other options to help your Buffett party at home:
Baja Buffalo Shrimp – crunchy tail-off butterfly buffalo and shrimp sauce
Boomerang Shrimp – crunchy shrimp with a spicy, creamy garlic sauce
Captain’s Calamari Rings – crunchy breaded calamari rings, served with Creole remoulade dipping sauce.
Calypso Coconut Shrimp – filled butterflied shrimp in a coconut breading with mango chutney dipping sauce
Island Lime Shrimp — overly-sized shrimp in a savory Caribbean citrus sauce
Jamaican Jerk Shrimp – filled shrimp seasoned with Jamaican spices
Key West Chili Citrus Shrimp
Sweet Shrimp Scampi – shrimp in a lemon garlic butter sauce
Sailor’s Sweet and Spicy Shrimp – blossom tail off shrimp coated with an oven-ready coating, with sweet & spicy sauce for pitching or dipping. Volcano Shrimp – jalapeño and cheese stuffed crispy shrimp.
The Margaritaville brand draws its inspiration from the songs of Jimmy Buffett. All products are developed in the kitchens of Margaritaville Restaurants and feature exceptional island-inspired recipes. You need to be able to locate some of them in major supermarkets.
For everyone’s safety, as you may be serving some adult beverages, Consider placing a bowl where your guests can put their car keys upon their arrival. Later, you may distribute the keys to the motorists in the proper shape to drive at passing the time. If any guest has had one too many adult drinks, you’ll already have their keys, and you may have a designated driver or a taxi to help them out. This small step can stop an ugly ending to a terrific night!
You have a variety of choices in alcohol and mixers for your party. If you would like tequila, there are regular, silver, and gold brands.
You will find exotic fruit-flavored liqueurs to create an island getaway from the everyday. The flavors include cherry, passion, fruit, coconut, tangerine, and island lime. If you like rum, there are spiced rum, silver, black, or coconut rums available. Ready to drink margaritas and punches are also found in supermarkets.
Time to throw some booze in the blender to create that frozen concoction to help your friends hang on. The great frozen drinks make party heaven. With the support of a machine, you will find the secret ingredient that’s perfectly shaved ice, which will keep your guests coming back for more. Venture beyond margaritas and attempt a Pina Colada or Daiquiri. The restaurants serve many diverse flavors.
Off Into The Virgin Islands
If “adult beverages” are not your thing, then create some yummy tropical punch and add some small paper umbrella’s only for fun—no alcoholic beverages for the little sharks in the celebration.
Many of the restaurants offer a non-alcoholic daiquiri made with all-natural fruit purees. Remember, it is possible to omit the booze from some of the recipes on this site.
What To Wear
A Jimmy Buffett party at home does not need you to create an upscale party. Island attire is laid back and can be tourist tacky. Think luau: leis, Hawaiian shirts, grass skirts, straw hats. While barefoot is acceptable, you might prefer a set of flip flops. Get a box of leis to hand to all of your guests. Stock up on grass skirts, too. Not only are they terrific for guests who might have left theirs at home, but you can string a whole lot of these together around tables and beneath counters to make that grass shack look.
Make sure to decorate in the appropriate Buffett theme- Believe Luau Theme-lots of hibiscus flowers and hand out some parrot head or Hawaiian Leis hats to your visitors. Invite your guests to dress in “Buffett wear,” including grass skirts and Hawaiian shirts. It’s also interesting to have a “best dressed” award or another fun and joyous thing you can think of to bring the party.
After eating the nice burgers and Key Lime Pie, turn on the DVD and allow the concert to begin! Consider having a dance competition or individual who looks and sounds like Coral Reefers or Jimmy.
Remember to have your camera or cell phone handy to record the event Because you might want to capture your Parrot heads in actions.
Need More Ideas
If you want inspiration from Parrot’s heads, check out Margaritaville (the official Jimmy Buffett site ) for more ideas to help your Buffett party at home. The main issue is to have fun and enjoy good music, food, and friends and possibly even chase off the winter blues or welcome spring in style or make some fun summer memories!
Now you probably do not want to read this, but it’s important to remind you that our nation is still battling the coronavirus or Covid-19. To reduce the possibility of spreading the virus to family members or other loved ones. Follow these guidelines.
Remind visitors to stay home if they’re sick. Remind guests to stay home if subjected to COVID-19 in the past 14 days or are revealing COVID-19 symptoms.
Anyone who has had close contact with a person infected with COVID-19 should also stay home and monitor their health. Guests that reside with those at higher risk must also look at the possible risk to their nearest and dearest.
Think about keeping a list of guests that attended for potential future contract tracing needs.
Encourage Social Distancing
Host your Buffett party at home outside, when possible. If this is not possible, make sure that the room or area is well-ventilated.
Arrange chairs and tables to allow for social distancing. Members from the same household can be in groups together and do not have to be 6 feet apart — only 6 feet away from other households.
If organizing activities for adults or children, consider the games where social distancing can be followed, such as sidewalk chalk art or frisbee.
When guests come, minimize gestures that encourage close contact. For example, do not shake hands, give hugs, or do elbow bumps. Instead, wave and greet them.
Wear masks less than 6 feet apart from individuals or inside.
Consider providing Hawaiian cloth masks for guests or requesting them to bring their own.
Clean Hands Often
Consider providing hand sanitizer along with clearly marked handwashing stations. Wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds when entering and leaving social gatherings. If soap and water aren’t readily available, use a hand sanitizer that comprises at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
Ensure adequate hand sanitizer or soap is containing at least 60% alcohol available in the restrooms and invite guests to not form a line at the door. Consider also providing cleaning supplies that enable visitors to wipe down surfaces until they leave.
Invite visitors to wash their hands before eating or serving food.
Use paper towels or single-use hand towels for drying hands, so guests don’t share a towel.
Restrict the number of people serving or handling food
Restrict people going in and out of the areas where food is being prepared or handled, like in the kitchen or around the grill, if at all possible.
If serving any food, consider identifying one individual to serve all food so that multiple individuals aren’t tackling the serving utensils.
Use single-use choices or identify one individual to serve sharable items, like food containers, salad dressings, and condiments, so that numerous individuals aren’t handling the items.
Limit contact with commonly touched surfaces or common objects
Use touchless garbage containers or pails.
Use gloves when lifting garbage bags or managing and disposing of trash—wash hands after removing gloves.
Wipe and clean commonly touched surfaces and some other shared products between usage when feasible.
If you decide to utilize any shared items reusably (e.g., tablecloths, seating covers, linen napkins), clean, wash, and sanitize them after the Buffett party at home.