sailboat dinner party!

This weekend there was a stunning sailboat anchored in front of where I was staying.  It was white with light wood trim, and is pictured below on the right.  If I could have gotten closer to take a better photo, I would have.  However it would have required me to swim closer to it in really cold northshore waters, so I opted for this photo from the shore instead.

It got me thinking how wonderful it would be to host an intimate event on an elegant sailboat.  It’s lovely to be seaside but imagine being a bateau?  I think I need to add that to my list of goals…to design an event on a sailboat.  Here is my current thought on a tablescape concept – neutrals and blues with the perfect opportunity to embrace nautical details.

Sail Boat Dinner Party | POISE. blog

1 | A neutral set of melamine white dinner or salad plates {currently on sale}

2 | I came across these napkins at Milk & Honey lifestyle boutique in Rockport, MA recently and think they would work perfectly on a boat or for a seaside home.

3| extra pillows are always nice for comfortable seating.  These customizable monogram outdoor pillows would be a nice touch.

4 | These gold detailed canapé plates from Hudson Boston are the perfect detail to add to this tablescape.  The crab and fish options would also be quite suitable.

5 | If you are looking for a beautiful summer wine, I highly recommend this Sauvignon Blanc.  Pairs beautifully with seafood and is light, floral and incredibly refreshing. Not to mention it is priced really well and quite a crowd pleaser even to the pickiest of wine drinkers.

6 | You can’t go wrong with a neutral beach grass charger for a summer tablescape.  Instead of dealing with linens where space is limited & elegant simplicity is key, these chargers are a great substitute for a tablecloth or placemat.

7 | This beachgrass hurricane candle holder {currently on sale} by Aerin Lauder for Lenox would be a textural yet functional element and centerpiece for the table.

8 | I love the idea of a striped seat cushion.  This outdoor tufted option {currently on sale} is perfect.  If you are more interested in an outdoor solid cushion with contrast piping as pictured above, you can find it here.

9 | Melamine bowl with rope trim {currently on sale}

Wishing you a beautiful summer evening,


About Emmanuelle

Event Planning & Public Relations in the Boston Area specializing in fashion, beauty, textiles & consumer goods.
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2 Responses to sailboat dinner party!

  1. Robin says:

    I’m in. Maybe for a future anniversary….

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