One of my favorite things in life is hosting parties. Over the years, I've learned that preparation and attention to detail are everything. My Aunt from the Florida Keys came home and what a perfect party weekend she chose. MK and I already had a little gathering scheduled for Saturday so we just continued on with the fun and had a family soiree the following day.
Sunday morning came and I started prepping. Fresh flowers, premade sangria, and lobster canapés ready to go.
I am absolutely an appetizer person. As much as I love to gather around my table in front of a big bowl of spaghetti and my family's smiling faces, there is something to be said for mingling and floating around nibbling on some delicious hors d'oeuvres.
Here is my Lobster Canapé recipe:
- 1 pound lobster
- 2 tbsp. mayo
- 2 tsp. fresh lime juice
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/3 cup mango (diced)
- 1/4 cup celery
- 2 tbsp. red onion
- 2 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
Throw everything but the cilantro in a bowl and toss. Take a full tablespoon of the mixture and put in on a slice of cucumber or in this case I used a mini phyllo bowl. It adds a nice flakey crunch.
Fresh flowers are the best! Be your gathering inside or out, they really add some elegance. When choosing your flowers pick colors from opposite sides of the color wheel so that they compliment each other.
Here is Mk and I with the guest of honor. It was so great to have her home.
We will miss her dearly!