Summer Entertaining Blog Party

by Sherry
12 Blogs
6 Days
1 HUGE party!

Hi everyone and welcome to the Summer Block Blog Party sponsored by At The Picket Fence! The link to join the party is at the bottom of this post. I look forward to seeing your Summer entertaining ideas.

I had planned to have my party on the deck today but with the temperature at 94 degrees I thought we would all be more comfortable inside.  I have the air conditioner turned down low, that’s Jimmy Buffet playing in the background and the food is almost ready.

I found these cute lobster place mats a couple of years ago in Destin, Fl and I thought they would be great to use today.
I didn’t have lobster themed napkins so I  painted my own with a fabric pen. I also made the little place cards and added them to glass ball holders that remind me of fishing floats.
Would you like a glass of lemonade?
I’ll be having a Virgin Mary if you would like to join me.


For those of you that like beer we have some chilling in the bucket.




 Herman (the lobster) has been through a lot with us…including surviving two hurricanes!  I couldn’t leave him at the beach when we moved so now he resides in my pantry.  Even though I don’t have the heart to cook Herman (plus he would be a little rubbery)  I have made something yummy for you.
Shrimp Salad – perfect dinner for those hot days of Summer.
The only thing better would be homemade lemon ice cream.
I’ll be back later with recipes.
Now,  Lets get this party started!
Here’s how it works.
Link up your Summer Entertaining post(s) below and your links will appear on all twelve blogs that are hosting the party as their posts go public! That means your posts will appear simultaneously on all of our blogs once you have linked them up here and will be there throughout the party! You are welcome to share  as many posts as you like related to Summer Entertaining below.  
There are 13 Giveaways going on with the Blog Party. Winners will be selected from all those that link to the party.  Please join the ladies above to participate in their parties and enter their giveaways.
 My GIVEAWAY is for this fabulous French Script pillow donated by Gathered Comforts.  I hope you will visit their Etsy shop to see all the wonderful pillows they have for sale.
Thank you to all the sponsors that donated items for the party.


Link up below any post, past or present, related to Summer Entertaining

Be sure to link back to your original post and not just your url (main blog address)

Please post the Blogger Block Party button (code located above and in sidebar) in your post so others can join in in the fun! (Mandatory).

We love it when you party with our other guests! Please take a moment and visit some of the other posts and leave some comment love! This is what makes a party so much fun!

We’d love it if you’d share the Blogger Block Party on your Facebook Pages and Twitter (use #BloggerBlockParty in your tweet) (Not mandatory but we’d appreciate it!)

That’s it…so get to linking up and partying with us at the Blogger Block Party!!

Go all the way to the bottom of the post to link up.


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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style June 22, 2011 - 9:50 pm

Cute table setting, Sherry. Love your Herman lobster. Love the beer in the bucket.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ June 22, 2011 - 9:59 pm

Hi Sherry! This party just has been so much fun. I found an old post with some outdoor entertainment settings.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) June 22, 2011 - 10:14 pm

Love your tablescape and the lobster is just wonderful. I would like to have a virgin bloody mary and some shrimp salad please. This looks so good. It is 113 here today, so I am definitely inside with the air on really low. Wonderful party and your tablescape is gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

NanaDiana June 22, 2011 - 10:15 pm

Sherry- What a fun party at your place. Poor Herman…he does look a tad rubbery…Was he rubber necking when you drove him from one house to the other? Did you cage him for the ride or just let him ride on the dashboard?;>) Love your napkins..that you MADE! I'd say that was quite a themed party! Love it- xo Diana

Miss Char June 22, 2011 - 10:16 pm

Sherry, thank you so much for hosting on the Summer Blog Party, its so much fun to see what everyone is up to. Your table looks just like I would imagine summer on the shore.

Lori June 22, 2011 - 10:22 pm

I had fun playing along! Thanks for hosting.

[email protected] Porch Musings June 22, 2011 - 10:30 pm

This looks fabulous Sherry!!

Thanks so much for hosting.

Becca June 22, 2011 - 10:35 pm

How absolutely delightful, whimsical and refreshing your tablescape is! I love your beloved lobster, too. And, the beer in a bucket is too cute, and your napkins are so creative! I can't wait for recipes! Thanks so much for hosting … I've got Jimmy Buffet playing, too … perfect summer gathering music, isn't it? I'm off to party. xoxo

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove June 23, 2011 - 12:38 am

Sherry, those placemats are just too cute! Love the whole lobster themed table and I really LOVE that you painted the napkins to match!

At The Picket Fence June 22, 2011 - 10:59 pm

How much fun is this??!! I just love the theme you went with Sherry and I cracked up that you named the lobster "Herman". 🙂 Where did you find that "Corona" bucket? I can't believe you did those napkins too! Everything is so wonderful. 🙂
P.S. I keep forgetting to tell you how much I like your new profile pic. 🙂 Beautiful!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting June 22, 2011 - 11:13 pm

What a great table setting Sherry, and that salad and homemade ice cream look so yummy! Martina

Pam June 22, 2011 - 11:46 pm

I love your post! It looks like a FUN party!

Thanks for hosting the Block/Blog party. Lots of fun.


Gina June 23, 2011 - 12:05 am

A perfect summer tablescape! I can't believe you painted your own napkins…you did an excellent job on them. Your salad looks delicious & don't even get me started on that ice cream…yum!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage June 23, 2011 - 12:18 am

Hi Sherry!! What an absolutely charming table! I love your place mats and the charming lobster touches! Looks like lots of fun! Thanks for hosting!
Love your new pic too btw!! 🙂

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage June 23, 2011 - 1:00 am

What a fun lobster table! Those are cute placemats and clever napkins. Are we exhausted from this mega party yet? Thanks for hosting some of the fun, Sherry!

xinex June 23, 2011 - 1:03 am

Your lobster table setting is pretty. You are so clever painting the lobster on the napkin. They turned out great. Love your wicker cloche….Christine

Judy June 23, 2011 - 1:40 am

So nice to meet you Sherry. I am now your latest follower. I am Judy/DIYbyDesign and one of the co-hosts along with you of this fabulous blog block party. I don't know how I haven't met you before but any friend of Vanessa and Heather's is a friend of mine. Hope you stop by and say hi.

Mary June 23, 2011 - 1:42 am

How fun~ love your creativity & talent with the paint pen for your lobster napkins! Wonderful placemats! Herman looks like he's making an escape 🙂

Donna, The Decorated House June 23, 2011 - 2:04 am

Hi Sherry~
So enjoyed my visit and seeing your fun table setting. Now I'm so hungry for shrimp salad! Must make a note to make it tomorrow. Thanks~

The Polka Dot Closet June 23, 2011 - 2:42 am

WOw, Sherry what a party this is, oh the food you're serving looks absolutely wonderful!! That homemade lemon ice cream about jumped off the page.
PS: I think she is guilty too!


The Tablescaper June 23, 2011 - 3:18 am

Ah, the joys of summer: lots of seafood spread across the table.

– The Tablescaper

Michele Smith June 23, 2011 - 4:35 am

I just found your blog! I love it, you have such great style.
I am your newest follower!

lvroftiques June 23, 2011 - 4:36 am

That's a perfect summer tablescape Sherry!! That lobster is adorable!
Please pass me a salad and some lemonade and especially the lemon ice cream!! Pleeaasseeeee! *winks* Vanna

Sherry June 23, 2011 - 5:02 am

Hi Sherry,
I love what you did napkins, very cute. I also love the beer bucket. Thanks for having us.

Ivy and Elephants June 23, 2011 - 9:21 am

Hi Sherry,
Your tablescape is so wonderful. I love this idea. Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful party!


At The Picket Fence June 23, 2011 - 1:07 pm

Sherry!! Every ounce of this is fabulous! I adore the napkins you painted, the food looks delicious and Herman…oh my! I think he might be my favorite. lol You outdid yourself! Thanks for co-hosting the Blogger Block Party! Love ya!

P.S. I had meant to tell you as well…LOVE your new profile picture.. gorgeous!

CAS June 23, 2011 - 7:23 pm

It's all just so inviting. The napkins are so cute. Of course, now I'm so hungry for lemon ice cream! Thanks for a wonderful party!

Curtains In My Tree June 23, 2011 - 8:00 pm

I am loving that Emma Bridgewater black toast & marmalade dishes in your header. My new want

you have a big party going on


Reply June 24, 2011 - 12:24 am

What a delightful table setting – it is so cute and inventive. That shrimp salad looks yummy and I can't wait to get the recipe.

Take care,

saltbox treasures June 24, 2011 - 2:40 pm

Your table looks great! Thanks for hosting the block party.
~ Julie

The Pennington Point June 24, 2011 - 3:43 pm

Oooh I love the sea side party you created! That shrimp salad is making me hungry. It's perfect for the summer. Lisa~

Debra June 25, 2011 - 3:23 am

Love your table. Your napkins turned out so cute. The salad looks delish! Thanks for hosting the block party. There are so many fun things to see

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ June 25, 2011 - 12:15 pm

Your tablescape reminds me of Boston! One of my favorite places to go shop and eat.


Poppy June 30, 2011 - 12:19 am

The lobster table mats are looking so perfect for this gorgeous tablescape. Loved how you have the lemonades in those lovely bottles… and the shrimp salad I loved… it's looking totally deelish! Beautiful summer tablescape!~Poppy

save a marriage July 18, 2011 - 5:56 am

Salad and some lemonade and especially the lemon ice cream is best for serving in any occasions. Your tablescape is so wonderful.


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