How to Host An Epic Clambake
Are you a little intimidated by hosting a Clambake? I have found you some ideas and tips for you to host an epic clambake from the top bloggers and caterers….gorgeous coastal tablescapes, delicious recipes, and the little details that will make your clambake exceptional!
Till next time,
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Tips to Help You Host Your Epic Clambake
Create a colorful coastal inspired tablescape, with outdoor lanterns and candles, personalized menu cards, wine labels and name tags, bistro napkins and coastal linen, individual mallets and lobster crackers, wet towels and buckets for shells.
Create a drink station and stock it with an assortment of ice cold lagers, today’s popular IPA’s, and spiked seltzers, and find a summer cocktail that is refreshing for an outdoor party, and make a large batch of it and serve it in an self-service beverage dispenser.
Create a simple menu, clam chowder as a starter, a one- pot New England Clam boil, and the finishing touch a home-made blackberry cobbler.
Create your unique spin on your personalized clambake…and it will be an epic clambake.
The place settings were both pretty & fun! From the plates, to the drinkware, to the table runner, setting a stand out table is all about layering! Elegant and pretty enough table to host and celebrate an engagement party.
This beach clambake was styled by Black Twin, they are a modern entertaining platform. These professional styled this shoot for a Lobster Bake Party company. If you are planning your clambake at the beach or lake and do not want to bring your own china and stemware, then keep it easy by using disposable products. They’re are a lot of pretty disposable products on the market today, you can have your plates personalized with your name and date of the clambake. I love the colorful red and aqua blue disposable products they used in this tablescape..I always say the details of the party are what people remember…so impress. ..which they did. More details that I loved, is that they added a “how to eat lobster” card, (which is great, because honestly some people have never had to crack a lobster), individual place cards and adding some coastal charm to the table with some nautical decor.
Carol Harper Knapp, creator of the blog House of Harper, made the food the main attraction by layering newspaper on the table and then piling the seafood medley down the middle. Her tablescape is a blueprint for you to create your own informal clambake. She wanted to create a laid-back coastal vibe, but still create a beautiful table. ..add pops of color-chilled Rose and fresh flowers, add pretty table decor-mixed and match blue and white plates, flatware and napkins..and finally keep it simple but delicious.
Courtney Whitmore, founder of the blog Pizzazzarie, style this clambake for a client. I love the red, blue and white party table, it is refreshing and beautiful. How cute are the individual wire baskets, she stocked them with a mini bottle of wine (which she personalized the label of the bottle-love this idea), bright red flatware tied together with rope, a pretty coastal striped napkin, and a printed menu. My favorite thing I love on this table (and will use at my next time I host a clambake) is the lemons cored-out to hold a wet towel, so you can clean your hands with after the feast…so fancy and thoughtful.