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Host a Lobster Dinner!

Host a Lobster Dinner!

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Dinner table with lobster dinner plates and accessories

Celebrate with a lobster dinner:

Melamine lobster dinner plates Summertime is seafood time, right?  For me, it seemed like the perfect time to host a lobster dinner.  On our recent trip to Italy we enjoyed an amazing seafood supper right at the marina where the fishing boats bring in all of the catch of the day.  I am not a big seafood eater, but I know most shellfish and seafood eaters would have been in heaven!White tin pail with a lobster painted on it filled with red and white cloth napkins

Plastic lobsters and a driftwood art pieceI will indulge in a great shrimp cocktail with some horseradish infused cocktail sauce or a melt in your mouth lobster tail with some hot melted butter, YUM!  Adding a few plastic lobsters to my table set the mood before the lobster tails come off the grill!

Vintage lobster trap and melamine lobster dinner platesThe vintage lobster trap I often display in my fireplace box really sets the scene for this summery table. 

Overhead shot of a lobster dinner party setting with plastic lobsters and coastal accent piecesIt is easy to add a coastal vibe to the table with this DIY Driftwood garland as a centerpiece.  

Melamine lobster dinner place setting with galvanized charger platesGalvanized chargers and wooden handled flatware add a rustic feel to this table, which has been draped in casual blue and white striped throws.

The Food:

White tin pail with lobster painted on itInstead of flowers, a cute pail from Hobby Lobby is filled with lots of extra napkins!  They add a festive touch, and are handy for those buttery fingers!  In addition to my favorite Caesar Salad recipe, I serve up Ranch Potatoes and Onions, also prepared on the grill.   
Overhead picture of a lobster themed dinner party place settings with plastic lobsters I get my lobster tails at Whole Foods. For summer, grilling the tails is an easy way to cook them.  I grill them cut side down over medium high heat for about five minutes.  When the shells are bright colored, I turn them over and grill until the lobster meat is an opaque white.  Baste them with generous amounts of melted butter while cooking.

Vintage looking melamine dinner plates with a lobster on them and a lobster trap

Table set with seafood decorated dinner plates

Glass wrapped in seagrass or rattan holder with a red and white cloth napkin tucked insideTo carry through the theme, add seagrass and and rattan accents like these wrapped glassware or a braided rope hurricane.  

Table set for a seafood party with lots of lobster and coastal accents

Whatever your plans are for summer entertaining, have fun, this is vacation season!  It is so easy to make a weekend meal special with just a little effort!  Do you ever style a themed table?  What is your favorite way to entertain?coastal tablescape for summer with burlap andHere is another great summer tablescape to inspire your summer entertaining!  Check out this Summer Beach Tablescape!  

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Chloe is the creator of Celebrate & Decorate. Chloe is passionate about having a comfortable and well designed home - she also loves to entertain family and friends. Learn more about Chloe. Follow Chloe: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube

10 Comments

  1. Chloe, I adore your table! Imagine what we could do if we joined forces with my lobster and coastal tableware and yours! Love the plastic lobsters you incorporated into the centerpiece. And the lobster trap, how perfect is that? Not a lot of those in Pittsburgh!

  2. Chloe I’m in love with this table. It’s super fun and so coastal elegant. I think I made up a new style name.

    Love t h.g.h e buckets from Hobby Lobby and the rattan ones too. Table covering is adorable too.

    Thanks for sharing your grilled lobster tail recipe too.

    Have fun and enjoy. I pinned this beauty.

    Cindy

    1. Thank you so much Cindy! I am so happy with how this turned out! I am glad you enjoyed it too! Everyone enjoyed the lobster tails!

  3. This is so fun! Love the display of lobsters and napkins. The cross crossed striped linens really set the tone! I had a big lobster cage I sold in my garage sale. I bought it in Provincetown but never was able to find a way to use it. It was just too big. Your size would have been better!

    1. Thank you so much Liz! I can’t imagine what you would do with a trap that is even bigger! I bought mine in local Facebook group. I couldn’t believe that someone in central Florida had one for sale. It spends a lot of time in my fireplace box lending to my coastal home feel.

  4. What a fun table display! I particularly like the little pail with the napkins; it such an enjoyable display of colors and functionality. Great job Chloe!

    1. Thank you so much Edmee! I thought extra napkins would come in more handy than flowers in the pail!

  5. This is adorable! I’m loving the idea, every detail and the burst of red. Tablecloths look like cute bouquets, plates are so beautiful and I love all the details. You’re one of the most creative persons I know and I’m not saying that just because of this project.

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