Going Coastal

I don't know about you, but my mind has been on everything coastal lately.  Here is a party idea that if you are lucky enough to live on or near a coast is perfect for you.  Even if you don't live near the coast you can recreate this in your own backyard! 

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A lobster boil is a fun, casual (or formal) way to get friends together and enjoy this fabulous seafood with a nice glass of Chardonnay and get a little messy!  Simple sides complete the feast.  Be sure to have plenty of handi-wipes for your guests.  Oh and don't forget the bibs!

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I headed straight to Coastal Living to get the how to on doing your own lobster boil.  You can find some great tips for yours here.

(images: lobster soup tureen available on HostessJo.com, lobster feast from Coastal Living, coastal table setting from Pottery Barn, white wine from myrecipes.com, lobster crackers available at Williams Sonoma, lobster platter available at HostessJo.com)