North Carolina Seafood: Paella Paradise with The Table Experience

What is better than going to the beach? Eating great seafood while at the beach at the same time. Today we are giving you tips for hosting a beach-inspired dinner party with inspiration from Ashley Lebelle’s latest Table Experience Paella Paradise event. As owners of Forsythe Seafood, where the event was held,  Ashley’s family is known for great seafood that they get fresh from Beaufort, NC and today we are showing her culinary skills where the South meets the Mediterranean. Get your dinner plans started with these Tips for Hosting a Beach-Inspired Dinner Party.

North Carolina Seafood: Paella Paradise with The Table Experience

Tips for Hosting a Beach-Inspired Dinner Party

Blue glassware is the perfect way to add coastal style to a tablescape. These blue wine glasses are perfect for pairing white wine or serving sparkling water.




Serving small dishes of bold seafood flavors is a great way to impress your guests with samplings of coastal cuisine. Paired with fresh herbs, you have a winning combination for a beach-inspired party.
If you are looking to add a wow element to your table, classic blue and white vases are a must. Paired with hydrangeas and greenery fresh from your yard, this is a classic southern and coastal style your guests won’t forget. If you want to add an extra pop, be sure to add your fabric table runner to pull all of your pieces together.
A drink station is always a must at a coastal party, white wines and clear alcohol pair perfectly with seafood. If you have time, add some elements of coastal art to your room as well.
Coastal cuisine in the South, especially the Outer Banks, is all about casual dining with high style. Be sure to place your chilled dishes in stylish large containers and make it easy for your guests to dive in and enjoy.


Feeling inspired but don’t have time to cook, be sure to attend the next Table Experience event here.


North Carolina Seafood: Paella Paradise with The Table Experience

Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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