I’ve shared my talented friend Danielle’s home before on the blog (see it here or visit her on Facebook), and today I wanted to show you the fabulous lobster dinner party that she hosted recently. The table setting was one of the cutest and most creative that I’ve ever seen.
Drinks and shrimp were set up on the huge butcher block in her kitchen.
While we stuffed ourselves with shrimp, her husband Stephen cooked the lobsters on the back porch (they were straight from Maine and so good!).
Danielle had originally set the table on her back deck so we could make a mess out there, but the weather turned nasty about five minutes before we were due to arrive so she had to move everything inside at the last second.
But despite all of that, isn’t this the cutest table setting?
The aluminum baking pans were perfect to hold all the drips and drops, and then we had the big buckets to drop our shells in.
The small buckets with the red napkins in them held our crackers, picks, and other tools.
Don’t you just love all the colors and patterns she mixed on the table? From the bowls holding our sides (potato salad, cole slaw, and breadsticks, by the way) to the placemats, to the striped towels that she used as napkins, everything worked together perfectly.
And yes, those are steaming hot towels with lemon slices that we used to wipe off after our feast. She thinks of all the details.
After a delicious dessert of cheesecake and lemon squares and lots of talking and laughing, we said our goodbyes.
It was a perfect evening.