Monday, April 18, 2011

I'm having a beach party and you're all invited!

When: June 8th, 2011

Where: Right here at Shellbelle's Tiki Hut

Why: To Celebrate World Ocean's Day 2011!

Why Should We Celebrate World Oceans Day?

The world’s ocean:

  • Generates most of the oxygen we breathe
  • Helps feed us
  • Regulates our climate
  • Cleans the water we drink
  • Offers us a pharmacopoeia of potential medicines
  • Is a source of inspiration, recreation, rejuvenation and discovery

In other words, the ocean is our friend and I love having a party for my friends!

It’s up to each one of us to help ensure that our oceans are protected and conserved for future generations. So…

Let's Party!

Last year there were events held in 45 countries around the world. You can check here to see if an event has already been planned in your area.

Need an idea for your own celebration? Just check out this page and you'll find lots of inspiration.

This year's theme is:

Youth: the Next Wave for Change

This year's theme was designed to focus on getting young people in our communities inspired to conserve our world's oceans, so I'm encouraging you to reach out to the kids in your life and inspire them to respect and love our ocean. This can be as involved as participating in a planned event, writing a special post on a subject/issue you'd like to share or simply going to a local zoo or aquarium (most have celebrations going on for the month of June), reading a book, watching a movie, or going on a beach picnic. Share a personal story, photos of your favorite beach, a poem, a song, a recipe using sustainable seafood, a tablescape with an ocean theme — whatever you'd like. Do this any time between now and June 8th and then come back here and link up your post between June 8th and June 12th.

What's a party without gifts? For all of you who participate, I'll enter your name into a drawing for a special package of goodies from The Hut. AND, two winners will be chosen!!!!! The winners will be announced on Saturday, June 18th, so be sure I have a way to contact you if you're one of the winners.

You can start right now by sharing this button on your sidebar and linking it to this post or by writing a post and inviting your friends — the more the merrier!

Link to:

You can see a countdown to World Oceans Day at the top of my sidebar and from now until then I'll be placing an ocean fact at the bottom of each post. Each will have a link to a website that you may find interesting and inspiring!

That's it for today folks, I hope to see you all at the party! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

More than 70 percent of the world’s oxygen supply comes from phytoplankton in the ocean. Every two or three breaths, remember to thank the ocean.  –Earth Gauge Kids

18 Thoughtful Comments:

michelle said...

Very cool!! I am excited and going to post this on my sidebar and start thinking about what I can do!! :)

Jane said...

I'll be there!!!
When I figure out how to add your button to my sidebar (yeah, I know...I am so forgetful of things I don't do repeatedly), I will add it. Now....what do I do? Tablescape? Beach photos? shell stuff? So many choices for us beachlovers...
Jane (artfully graced)

Lori E said...

I have your button on my sidebar. Couldn't fit the whole word Shellbelle's on one line though and had to take the S off. Poor grammar. Sorry.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Count me in! I'll bring the margarita's. :-)
Could somebody please tell me how to add the button to my sidebar tho?

Blondie's Journal said...

It sounds fun and for a worthy cause. I will put your button on my sidebar!


Completely Coastal said...

I need to remember..., shared this on facebook. Between creating posts and finding my beach getaway..., I'm a bit all over the place right now!

Desire Empire said...

I'll be there. Good on you for taking some action. Have a great week.
Best Carolyn

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm going to grab your button right now! I will definitely be HERE for the party! What fun we will have! Hugs! ♥

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi dear Rhonda
Sounds like fun.. and that's my sister's birthday so I should remember.. hehe

Hope you are well.. thanks for your lovely comments my way they really cheer a girl up

ciao ciao xxxx Julie

Beach House Living said...

Great idea! Last year I did the give away for World Ocean's Day and you were the winner. I'm glad your doing this.

The ocean is filled with beautiful creatures we need to be better at preserving it.

Sue said...

My dad will be here during that time, but I should still be able to party! Nothing better than a beach party in my book!

rjerdee said...

Sounds like a blast! ambitious little you, posting an ocean fact EVERY day!

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Loui♥ said...

The Mermaid cometh down from the mountains..
to languish by the sea shore..
surely Shelle will have refreshments for my soul..
not to mention eye candy for dessert!!
as MJ sang.."I'll Be there.."
warmest sandy hugs..

Della said...

I'm planning to do something, but forgot to comment when you posted this! I'm loving your ocean facts!
xox Del

Shelllady said...

I finally figured out how to add your button to my sidebar!! We actually will be at Sanibel that week so it will be easy to figure out something to do....about the gulf....that counts too...right?

Ryan said...

Awesome! Just posted the link on my sidebar.

Gypsea Nurse said...

I am sooooo IN!
Love it!

I love the beach and everything that goes with it! I love the waves lapping at my feet. I love the feel of the sand between my toes. I love the roar of the Pacific and the gentle waves of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. Let's talk about beaches around the world, bonfires, building sandcastles, swaying palm trees, flamingos, clambakes, sunrises and sunsets. If it's tropical, it fits this blog!


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