Host a Lobster Dinner!
Host a Lobster Dinner!
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Celebrate with a lobster dinner:
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!
I 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!
The vintage lobster trap I often display in my fireplace box really sets the scene for this summery table.
It is easy to add a coastal vibe to the table with this DIY Driftwood garland as a centerpiece.
Galvanized chargers and wooden handled flatware add a rustic feel to this table, which has been draped in casual blue and white striped throws.
Instead 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.
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.
To carry through the theme, add seagrass and and rattan accents like these wrapped glassware or a braided rope hurricane.
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?Here is another great summer tablescape to inspire your summer entertaining! Check out this Summer Beach Tablescape!
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!
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.
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!
Great table, and I especially love all the layered stripes. Perfect summertime style!
Thank you so much Rita, it was a fun casual evening with friends!
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!
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.
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!
Thank you so much Edmee! I thought extra napkins would come in more handy than flowers in the pail!
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.