Tablescapes, Lobster Fest for the 4th


Welcome to the Celebrate & Decorate annual Patriotic Blog Hop!

I hope you get to visit all my fellow tablescapers for amazing inspirations, ideas and patriotic eye candy!

Do you have big plans for the 4th of July?





It won’t be long now, the days just seem to fly by





I’ll be with my family on the Gulf Coast






This is the place we all love the most





Flags are flying in the summer breeze





Which keeps things cool even when it’s 90 degrees





It would be so much fun to have a real lobster fest





But we’ll probably have red snapper or shrimp,

fresh caught and local, is always the best





The table is loaded with flags and fishy things





Crabs, starfish and and red, white, and blue zings!





There’s a lighthouse, flag buckets, and lots of loose fish





A sailboat, glass floats and a big red fish dish





Coastal, nautical, and beachy things with a patriotic twist!





The cute lobster plates are paper not real





Easy clean up after a messy seafood meal





The lobster plates sit on top of melamine shell plates





They are patiently waiting for the next course of steaks





A festive flag plate full of cookies also awaits!





To oversee all the action, this chair is a favorite spot

The basket corrals everyone’s flip flops





A long story short, and all this to say,

I am ever so happy you stopped by today!


Juicy Details

Painted Palm Bark Lobster/tutorial here

Painted Flag Glasses/tutorial here

Painted Flag Bottles/tutorial here


You won’t want to miss a table during this fabulous hop,

the links are updated daily



Corner of Plaid and Paisley | Red Cottage Chronicles | a casa di Bianca | Bluesky at Home


Everyday Living | Life and Linda | Home is Where the Boat Is | Living With Thanksgiving


White Arrows Home | The Painted Apron | Me and My Captain | Panoply


My Family Thyme | Celebrate and Decorate | Darviny | Intelligent Domestications


Follow the Yellow Brick Home | Katherine’s Corner | My Thrift Store Addiction | Zucchini Sisters 
Our Crafty Mom



I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Dishing it & Digging it,   Between Naps on the Porch,

Merry Monday   Make it Pretty Monday    Celebrate and Decorate,

Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck   Sweet Inspirations   Happiness is Homemade

67 Responses to “Tablescapes, Lobster Fest for the 4th”
  1. Mary says:

    Jenna, I can’t believe you take the time
    To come up with a clever rhyme!
    All your elements of red, white and blue,
    Are ideal for a table and coastal home too.
    So clever and casual to use those cute paper plates,
    Dining on shrimp saves lobsters from their fates.
    Thanks for all the nautical fun,
    I’m out of brain power so my poem is done!

    • 😂 great job Mary! I don’t know why but when I do tablescape posts my mind immediately starts rhyming things, it just comes to me…so silly! I love your line that dining on shrimp saves lobsters their fates!

  2. Rita C. says:

    Jenna, Your creative brain seems to be lit just like a firework! You are always bursting with great words to accompany such a wonderful cache of elements to use in ANY kind of tablescape! Love the palm frond lobster you created, and everything about this festive table. I know your family will have a blast on the 4th at your beach house! Great job!

  3. Bonnie Morgan says:

    Jenna, you are always so much fun! Love your rhymes and coastal, nautical, and beachy things with a patriotic twist tablescape. Always so CLEVER.
    Wish, I could respond with a rhyme like Mary but alas I don’t have the brain power to even begin in that department.
    Your hand painted flag glasses are so perfect!
    Happy July 4th.

  4. Cindy Conner says:

    Everything is so adorable Jenna. Loving the red, white and blue. Speaking of lobster, my husband loves it! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  5. Jodi says:

    So cute! So fun! ENJOOOYYY!!

  6. Shirley Cumbie Wood says:

    Yes, it would be fun to have a lobster fest
    My family and I will likely just rest
    After grilling burgers and dishing
    We might be ready for some coastal fishing
    Catfish and Shrimp are my personal favorite
    Celebrations like these, we have learned to savor it.

  7. This is so festive and happy. I love every detail!

  8. too cute!!! can you call a lobster cute?! The way you do lobsters- they are!!! Sorry, I don’t have the brain function to rhyme my comment. You all are so creative. You have so many little details that I have to scroll through several times to catch all of them. This absolutely looks like the party to be at for the 4th!!! Love it! Have a wonderful summer!!! Enjoy!

    • Thank you Ann, my table ended up being kind of a hot mess, I couldn’t stop adding things 🙂 We can’t get decent lobster in Alabama so we have to pretend! Not sure if lobsters are cute or not, but they are certainly delicious! Happy Summer!

  9. Jenna, your lobster fest is fabulous! You make tablescaping so much fun with your clever rhymes and your happy personality. Wow, the details on your table are amazing, I love it all and will be scrolling back through to make sure I haven’t missed anything. You perfectly combined the red, white, and blue with beach life. I know you and your family will enjoy making more memories in your lovely beach home❤️🇺🇸💙

  10. Julie says:

    You decorated the prettiest lobster fest and 4th of July themed table. I love celebrating the 4th July, summer and it’s so much fun. Hope you have a wonderful time celebrating with your family.
    Enjoy the rest of the week and weekend.

  11. Cecilia says:

    What a fun and festive table! I love all the whimsical details! Blessings, Cecilia @ My Thrift Store Addiction

  12. Kristin says:

    You had me at Lobster Fest!! This is so much fun! I love all the things on your table, how fun it would be to be a guest at your party! I love how you shared in a poem too!

  13. Rebecca says:

    Jenna, we had a lobster fest on Memorial Day, but our table didn’t look this splendid! You really nailed the Fourth of July by the beach theme. I love how you blended the patriotic and nautical elements together. I always enjoy the hand made items on your tables and the tutorials. That painted bark lobster is so cool! It’s always a pleasure hopping with you. Happy 4th of July!

    • Thank you Rebecca! Lobster is a wonderful way to celebrate the patriotic holidays, I only wish we could get good ones in Alabama, they are way to stressed by the time they get here 🙂 Happy 4th to you too!

  14. Cyndi Raines says:

    What a spectacular 4th of July blow out! LOVE how you mixed the patriotic items with the coastal and nautical, all too cool. I would never have guessed our lobster plates are paper and I agree, easy clean up, love that! I know all of your food will be mouth-watering DELICIOUS! I would take shrimp and red snapper any day over lobster, they are too much work, ha. Enjoy your wonderful warm weather and the water, we are still getting lots of rain, hope by the 4th it clears up. 🇱🇷🌟🐚🚤⚓

  15. Chloe Crabtree says:

    Your table is so darn cute!! You certainly took advantage of your waterfront location in styling your Lobster Fest table! It looks like your stash of 4th of July decorations exploded onto your table and make it so festive! Those lobster plates are so cute, and no extra cleanup for those! The blue crab platter is really pretty and caught my eye! Thank you so much for styling and sharing your Independence Day table with us on this hop!

  16. thefrenchhutch says:

    Jenna, you have the perfect home at the beach for a red, white and blue celebration for the 4th of July! Loving all the flags and and patriotic theme with Lobster, yum. Love those plates. I know this is a wonderful time to enjoy and make memories with family. Enjoy sweet friend…….

  17. Kitty says:

    I’m glad that I stopped by today, too, Jenna. I love the ease of those paper lobster plates. Of course, I always appreciate your poetry, too. It’s so nice to picture you at your home along the water, knowing how much your family loves their times there.

  18. Loving this. Hubby ‘s birthday is the 3rd but it’s a work day–so I think we just may do this with the lobster appetizer and some steaks/chicken. Lots of fun in your decor, too!

  19. Beth Wilson says:

    Love this tablescape! So many cute and clever elements!

  20. Kari says:

    Jenna, I always enjoy your tablescapes with poetry….you are so clever my friend and so talented with your wonderful art as well as your tablescapes. I love it when you do your tables at the beach and the elements of your table are so bright and cheery. I am always ready to eat lobster and the red and white lobster plates are perfect for easy clean up. And seriously Jenna, can one really have too many items on a table at a picnic??? 😉 I don’t think so. Love all the nautical and Patriotic feel. Hug,. Kari

  21. Carol says:

    Jenna, what a lush table, full of so many fun items on your table. Love the idea of a lobster feast outside with all your pretty dishes and tablecloth and lobster stuff.

  22. I love your poem! The whimsical table made me smile HUGE. How wonderful it all looks.Love it all! I used paper plates too, no dishes to wash is always a good thing ( wink). I always enjoy my visits to your wonderful blog and having you share at TFT every week too. It’s such a joy to be on this hop with you my friend. XO

  23. Marsha says:

    Lobster, fish, hamburgers or hot dogs……I am ready for some time at your table! It is so cute and so appropriate for your lovely setting. All the details are so fun for seaside Fourth of July. Have a happy holiday!

  24. Linda says:

    Hi Jenna, your table is full of wow! Love the explosion of colors. The lobster theme is so cute. Who would have guessed the lobster plates are paper. What a perfect location for your fun filled table. Starfish, crab and lobster is lovely with the red, white and blue. Even the cute lighthouse. Anytone would love to be a guest at this sweet table.

    • Thank you Linda! I do wish the lobster plates were real, but it will be nice to use them and toss them away~we have a lot of fun during the summer dining at this table, evenings are usually pleasant and breezy!

  25. marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared.

  26. Miz Helen says:

    I love your tablescape done up in true Jenna fashion! Hope you are having a fantastic week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  27. Caron says:

    So adorable! Love your very cool, red, white and blue nautical-Americana tablescape. Let us know if we can contribute something to your next creation!

  28. Jenna, I said it once, and I’ll say it again, I love this tablescape. Thanks for sharing at Happiness is Homemade Link Party.

  29. Cute, Cute, CUTE! It would be such fun to celebrate the 4th at your table overlooking the water. Love the variety of your linens.

  30. lynnemyfamilythyme says:

    This is the perfect setting for a 4th of July celebration! I love the nautical lobster-theme with your creative patriotic touches! So fun and festive! Wishing you a wonderful holiday!

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