June 15, 2011

Summer Party Idea: Lobsterbake

Did you know that today is National Lobster Day? Melt the butter and tie on a bib! There may not be time to throw a lobsterbake together for tonight, but there's no better time than now to start planning your next seafood fest. A red, blue and butter yellow palette will work perfectly, and nautical details always work for a seafood event. Try out this theme for the Fourth of July, Labor Day, a summer birthday, or a rehearsal dinner!
Lobster Party

Lemon Shandies are refreshing and festive for adult party guests -- Recipe and image via Martha Stewart

Set the table with shell candles and natural linens for a laid-back look -- Martha Stewart

Individually wrapped lobster-shaped lollipops make great favors for all guests. Fill a galvanized bucket with sand, and stick the lollipop sticks into it -- The Knot

If you aren't too keen on cooking whole lobsters, serve mini lobster rolls and chilled lobster gazpacho. If you do want to try your hand at cooking an entire lobster, check out these tips from Coastal Living -- Lobster Roll recipe and image via Martha Stewart, Gazpacho recipe and image via MyRecipes

Send out these shell and lobster invitations to invite friends and family to your lobsterbake -- available at FineStationery.com

As a guest, present the hostess with a set of coasters made from sailcloth -- Pottery Barn