Real Party – Southern Style Crab Boil

I love taking a client’s vision and really bring it to life.  I was so excited when my dear friend asked me to help plan a Southern Style Crab Boil themed birthday party.  How exciting, I would be able to pull from my southern roots to help make a memorable event.

The guests were greeted with a customized sign I created for the birthday boy’s special day.

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I will be sharing a DIY post on how to create this sign so you can create for your party.

Now a crab boil wouldn’t be a crab boil without crab.

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Our guest of honor loves blue crab so we searched until we found live blue crab.

Our host wanted guests to feel as though they were at a true southern crab boil.  I started by creating these menus made with a blue and white chevron pattern with a splash of red and yellow.  On the menu was a true southern styled meal.

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We used the red and white picnic table cloth pattern and set-up newspaper down the middle of the table so that we could place the crab directly on the table.  We added galvanized buckets to hold the corn and potatoes.

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And we star the cooking, first the corn, then potatoes, then the crab, voila!

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The guests had such a nice time, and joined in the cooking fun!


Throwing a shindig and need help pulling your vision together?  We’d love to help, so just give us a call.  Have a great weekend!

Take Care,



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