If you’ve never heard of a floral sushi tower, it’s probably because we might have just invented it! Emma, Emily, and I got together a few weeks ago for a summer sushi party, which we 10/10 recommend recreating yourselves! Not only did we have a great time lounging around the pool and catching up, but styling the sushi tower was a fun, engaging activity we all enjoyed! This party was made possible thanks to Citarella (my #1 spot for grab & go sushi), Nielsen’s, Two’s Company, The Preppy Stitch, and I’ll touch upon our coordinating outfits later!! Keep reading for all the details on our summer sushi party featuring a floral sushi tower!
It’s no secret I’m the BIGGEST sushi lover. Could I eat it every day and never tire of it? 100%. And sometimes I do. Without a doubt the best grab & go sushi in and around Greenwich, CT is from Citarella. Trust me on this one. I’ve been shopping at Citarella since I first moved to Greenwich, which is now over 6 years ago now. Yikes! You bet I did a happy dance when Emma told me that they were interested in partnering with me to make our summer sushi party dreams come true! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, when a business you shop at regularly wants to work together it feels extra special!
My pro-tip to enjoy your Citerella sushi the most is to let it get close to room temp. The rice tastes even better when it’s no longer got a chill.
There are so many reasons to throw a summer sushi party, one being the myriad of whimsical ways you can display sushi! While I’ve previously used platters, trays, boards, and cake stands, this was the first time I made a floral sushi tower.
Step 1: Choose a sturdy tower, ideally one with 3 levels. Our rattan tower was generously sent to us by Two’s Company.
Step 2: Depending on the material of your tower, you might want to line it with parchment paper as a protective measure and for easier clean-up! I love using the compostable parchment paper that is brown because A) it’s better for the environment and B) it blends in perfectly with the rattan’s natural color. If you’re using a white tower though, I’d probably opt for the regular white parchment paper.
Step 3: Place the sushi starting on the middle level and then working your way up or down. This allows you to space out the sushi in the most effective way, versus if you start with the smallest level or the largest level you might not have enough left over.
This might be the most difficult because I had to exercise major self control and not eat the sushi while placing it on the tower.
Pro Tip: in an effort to be mindful of guests’ dietary preferences, I’d suggest putting all of the vegetable sushi on one level that way it doesn’t touch any fish. If you have guests who don’t eat meat/fish, they’ll really appreciate this!
Step 4: Decorate all or some of the sushi tower with cut flowers to make it an even more beautiful focal point at your sushi party! Nielsen’s provided us with such a fun selection of cut flowers in addition to the stunning floral arrangements you see. I love how our sushi tower looks like a piece of artwork!! It’s certainly the centerpiece at our sushi party!
Step 5: Enjoy!!
Emma’s dress is from Hermoza. She’s in a size XS. We’ve found that Hermoza pieces typically tend to run small (especially their swimsuits), so consider sizing up!
Emily’s tunic is from NavyBleu. She’s in a size XS. We’ve found that NavyBleu cover-ups tend to run slightly big, so consider sizing down or staying TTS (true to size) depending on how you like your clothing to fit.
We wanted to keep the rest of the table scape and the entire party in general pretty low-key. We all just felt like the sushi tower was begging to be picked off of, which was fun and interactive! Glassware, pitcher, bowls, and tray are c/o Two’s Company along with the napkin rings. The custom Phillips Lane napkins are c/o The Preppy Stitch and are such high quality! And as previously mentioned, the floral arrangements and cut flowers are c/o Nielsen’s in Darien, CT. They always do such an amazing job and have the kindest staff! That’s why I’ll never hesitate to drive the 25+ minutes up to Darien. It’s 100% worth it!
What did you think about our Summer Sushi Party Featuring a Floral Sushi Tower? Have you ever hosted a sushi party, or if not yet, have we inspired you to host one this summer?! Let us know in the comments below!
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