Beach Bound

At the end of the week I am packing my bags again for another week on the beach. This time I am off to Martha's Vineyard with a group of gal pals. This has me thinking of outdoor entertaining, lobster and all things nautical.

Canvas Tote Bags as Centerpiece. This is so simple = just nestle the vase inside custom totes.

Or a centerpiece of shells. Details HERE

Seersucker Cocktail Napkins. Find directions HERE.

Or these stenciled napkins

Watermelon Margaritas for Cocktails RECIPE

Urchin Place Card HOLDERS

Or Salt and Pepper SHAKERS

Love these Sloop Escort Cards

Plates from THOMAS PAUL

And, of course, it is not dinner by the beach without lobster. HERE is a recipe for a classic lobster bake.

Photos: Pinterest, Simple Song Design, Martha Stewart, My Recipes


  1. Nothing like a lobster bake!
    I love everything here, and how adorable are the small totes. Look like the ll bean totes in a miniature version.
    Have a great time, Kate.
    Happy Monday.

  2. I love your vacation calendar, Kate!!! And, always more fun with a group of friends.

    Great ideas for a seaside or sea-inspired party. Especially loving the flowers in the tote idea!!! My kind of centerpiece!

    Have a wonderful time!
    xoxo Elizabeth

  3. Perfect summer entertaining picks and will have to bring these ideas to the Hamptons next weekend! Love the Vineyard and we know you'll have a terrific time.
    C + C