July 13, 2010

Asian Inspired Sushi Party

Looking for a little inspiration for your next dinner party or birthday celebration? Go for an exciting Asian theme - complete with paper lanterns, chopsticks and... sushi! For a modern twist, choose a bright color scheme like lime green and orange. A party like this is sure to please with exciting tastes and great decor.

Sushi Dinner Party

This unique invitation is perfect for your dinner party, and so vibrant in color -- Invitation by Karen Adams, available at FineStationery.com

As an appetizer, serve pot stickers with sweet dipping sauce -- Martha Stewart

Set the scene with bright lime green paper lanterns. Embellish the lanterns with ribbons for extra flair -- Secret Diary

For the main course, serve avocado and shrimp sushi. Or, if your guests are up for a challenge, have them create their own sushi rolls. Set up a sushi bar, complete with all the essentials for rolling their own creation -- myrecipes.com

Ginger rice pudding and dessert sushi (made from rice cereal and fruit rolls!) are palette pleasing and easy to make -- Pudding via Martha Stewart and dessert sushi via Design Dump

Set pairs of authentic wooden chopsticks, tied up with ribbon and a cloth napkin, at each place setting. Encourage guests to use the chopsticks and then take them home as a party favor -- Social Couture

The party would not be complete without an Asian inspired cocktail, like this sake green tea martini with a crushed peppercorn rim -- McCormick

Small porcelain takeout boxes are perfect for dipping sauces, or even small floral arrangements on tables -- Crate&Barrel