Nothing pulls a party together like a motif and a vibrant palette. Set the tone in advance with claw-shaped invitations. Then use lobster-red and sail-white hues on place cards and festive flag streamers. Striped dish towels serve as napkins -- the generous size is just right for a lobster feast.
Box-pleated bunting adds a crowning touch to a gazebo or other outdoor structure. We trimmed the traditional flag design to highlight the blue-and-white part of the pattern. For crisper folds, iron the pleats as you make them.