Hosting a Crawfish Boil Party: Ideas and Decor
Table Setting: A beautiful table is an essential part of every party. For a crawfish boil, we love the idea of using disposable pie pans instead of plates. This will add a rustic feel to your table while keeping cleanup easy. Crawfish-printed paper would also help set a festive tablescape. You can create flatware packets by filling small paper bags with folded napkins and utensils. Metal buckets can be used to hold condiments, extra napkins, or other accessories for guests. We think sunflowers would add a nice touch too. You should also consider where you’ll want guests to dispose of their shells and other debris. Strategically placed trashcans or buckets can be helpful.
Drinks: A drink station makes it easy for guests to serve themselves. The drink dispenser above was made out of a cooking pot, but glass and plastic versions can be found at a variety of stores. Consider setting up two drink stations – one for kid-friendly or nonalcoholic drinks and one for alcoholic beverages. Include cups or mason jars, straws, and other items guests might need.
Hand-Washing Station: For added convenience, you can create a hand-washing station. With a large drink dispenser full of water, soap, some lemon slices, and a couple of towels, you can keep guests from having to go all the way inside to rinse their fingers. This extra step is all about anticipating your guests’ needs.
Extras: A few themed party goods like crawfish garlands or plastic cups can bring your event together and add a hint of whimsy. For a quick treat, try putting popsicle sticks in watermelon slices. This makes them easier to hold and prevents sticky fingers.
If you have any crawfish boil tips or tricks to share, leave us a comment below!