Coastal-Inspired Entertaining Ideas from HGTV Dream Home 2015

Bring a little island flair to your next gathering with these easy-to-replicate, coastal-inspired entertaining ideas from HGTV Dream Home 2015.

Photo By: Jocelyn Filley Photography

Photo By: Jocelyn Filley Photography

Photo By: Jocelyn Filley Photography

Photo By: Jocelyn Filley Photography

Photo By: Jocelyn Filley Photography

Photo By: Jocelyn Filley Photography

Photo By: Jocelyn Filley Photography

Photo By: Jocelyn Filley Photography

Photo By: Jocelyn Filley Photography

Photo By: Jocelyn Filley Photography

Photo By: Jocelyn Filley Photography

Photo By: Jocelyn Filley Photography

Photo By: Jocelyn Filley Photography

Photo By: Jocelyn Filley Photography

Photo By: Jocelyn Filley Photography

Photo By: Jocelyn Filley Photography

Photo By: Jocelyn Filley Photography

Photo By: Jocelyn Filley Photography

Photo By: Jocelyn Filley Photography

Photo By: Jocelyn Filley Photography

Photo By: Jocelyn Filley Photography

Photo By: Jocelyn Filley Photography

HGTV Dream Home 2015 Clambake

It's natural to marvel at the charming Cape Cod exterior and swoon over beautiful interior design details, but this HGTV Dream Home 2015 is not just another pretty face. This year, HGTV personalities Matt Muenster, Ann Le and John Gidding wrapped up their shoot with a Martha's Vineyard-inspired clambake and proved the spacious back patio to be the ultimate entertainment venue.

Coastal-Themed Table Decor

HGTV Handmade host Ann Le put together a  coastal-themed clambake at the HGTV Dream Home 2015 on Martha's Vineyard. Steal some of her ideas for your own coastal-inspired gathering.

Nautical-Inspired Table Runner

A nautical themed table setting on the HGTV Dream Home 2015 back patio allows guests' imaginations to set sail and invites them to sit down and enjoy an island inspired meal.

Anchor Down the Dining Table

Anchors aweigh! Ann shows you how to dress up your dining table with this stylish and fun nautical table runner.

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Tie it Together

Rustic mason jar votives and metal pails for lobster shells serve as centerpieces atop the table runner and set the scene for a delicious North-eastern dinner menu.

Dress Up Napkins

Lifesaver rings with anchor charms slipped over blue cloth napkins complete the nautical themed table decorations.

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Napkin Ring Buoys

Metal rings, thread and anchor charms can easily be affixed to create one of a kind nautical napkin rings.

Sailor's Knot Mason Jar Centerpeice

Learn how to tie a sailor's knot for these fitting DIY nautical mason jar votives. Ann shows you how to recreate this rustic table centerpiece at home.

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Clambake Chef

HGTV hosts had the luxury of a local caterer preparing this scrumptuous clambake, but you don't have to be an expert to try your own clambake recipe at home.

Lobster with Lemon

A platter of lobster served with lemon not only looks delicious but also adds a colorful touch to table decor.  

Fresh Fruit Platter

A fresh fruit platter looks delectable and invites guests to snack and mingle before the main course is served.

Prepare For Guests

The table is set and Ann is ready to host a nautical clambake on the back patio.

Finished Clambake with Sausage and Potatoes

Mussels, clams, sausage and potatoes are served along side lobster to complete this ultimate Martha's Vineyard-inspired feast.

Signal Your Guests

Show off your seafaring knowledge and impress your guests with this DIY pennant garland inspired by vintage signaling flags.  

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HGTV Cranberry Sunset Drink

Make a toast to friends and family with this delicious HGTV Cranberry Sunset Drink served in a classic glass jar dispenser. HGTV Handmade host Julia Wycliff shows you how to make this signature drink at home.

Garnish Glasses

Cranberry skewers serve as a pretty garnish for the signature drink.

Share a Signature Coctail

It's a wrap! John and Matt join Ann for a signature drink after a day of shooting HGTV Dream Home 2015.

HGTV Host Matt Muenster

Say cheese! We grabbed a quick candid of Matt enjoying his afternoon at the clambake. 

Finishing Touches

Ann puts the finishing touches on the dining table.

Don't Forget Dessert

Top off an excellent meal with a platter of mixed brownies that are sure to please.

Enchanting Mason Jar Votives

Staggered mason jar lanterns covered in colorful stones add an enchanting ambience to an outdoor party and can be used in a row for long tables.

Colorful Glass Bead Candle Holders

Mason jars, glass stones and battery operated tea lights are the secret ingredients for this decorative table votive. Ann shows you how to create these tabletop lanterns at home.

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