cocktail party

Cocktails by the Sea

Take your cues from Lulu’s swoon-worthy cocktail party on the shores of Nantucket! This plan will guide you through creating an unforgettable event with inspired designer touches, all on your own. Stunning coastal decor ideas, detailed instructions, perfect product picks, and Lulu’s own hors d’oeuvres recipes make it simple for you to host in any setting!
  • Ages: 21 & up
  • Time Saved: 10 hours
  • Level: Beginner

3 Steps to the Perfect Party

1
Plan
No need to stress, just follow the steps to plan your party like a pro!

Set the Budget

Begin your planning by setting a budget for your event. Knowing this upfront means less stress down the line and more enjoyment for you and your guests.

Pick the Venue

This cocktail hour is made for the outdoors! Whether hosting a small or large event, select your space early.

Send Invites

Draft a guest list and send paper invites about 4 weeks before your event. Have guests RSVP so you can better plan for food and party setup.

2
Prep
Now on to the shopping and crafting! Remember to try to shop for your supplies about 3 weeks before your event to allow time for delivery.

Decorations & Supplies

Start by shopping for these glam supplies!

Bell Cocktail Shaker
Bell Cocktail Shaker
Anchor Lamp
Anchor Lamp
Shell Cocktail Skewers
Shell Cocktail Skewers
Nautical Fabric
Nautical Fabric
Wine Glasses
Wine Glasses
Chalkboard Spray Paint
Chalkboard Spray Paint

Food & Drink

Guests will love these fresh and summery recipes.
Caprese Grilled Pineapple Skewers
Caprese Grilled Pineapple Skewers
Lulu’s Sweet Pea Spread
Lulu’s Sweet Pea Spread
Lulu’s Prickly Pear Margarita
Lulu’s Prickly Pear Margarita

DIY

Personal touches will set this party apart!
Surfboard Welcome Sign
Surfboard Welcome Sign
Anchor Decorations
Anchor Decorations
3
Setup
Before your friends arrive, get the party set up. It’s sure to amaze them!
Decor & Tables

Decor & Tables

The Bar

The Bar

Appetizers

Appetizers

After the Party

Share your photos with us at @beenjoius with #mycocktailsbythesea

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