Here in the south, we love any excuse for a summer throw down and crawfish boils are the perfect excuse! In high school, I had a friend whose family would throw one at the end of the school year and they would cook tons of crawfish as well as lot of other delicious cajun dishes. It was a perfect way to kick off the summer and now that I am older I wish I was going to one to start my summer. So get together all of your favorite southern decorations and here is how you can pull off a perfect boil bash!
For me when I think about patterns for a crawfish boil, I instantly think gingham. Its one of my favorite country chic patterns and of course the red goes perfect with the crawfish you will be boiling up! These invitations from Nico and LaLa are perfect for setting the tone of your boil. I love the fun type on the invite and then you just top it off with the gingham lining on the envelopes-you already have the perfect party before you have even gotten to the party part! (via Nico and Lala)
Of course, you have to have some fun decorations and this crawfish garland is perfect! If you have a Cricut or Silhouette di-cut machine, this garland would be easy-peasy to make, just simply find a this shape and cut it out. Don’t have one of these fancy machine? No worries, just find a crawfish silhouette on Google images and print out on red paper and cut out yourself. String it along and hang up at your boil. Super cute and super cheap. (via Far Flung Youngs)
How cute is this drink station? PERFECT for a crawfish boil! The drink dispenser is a boiling put converted to pour out drinks! Continuing with the red theme, you have the cute gingham ribbon tied around the dispenser and the red stripe straw with the mason jars. You could also set out a tin ice bucket with other various beverages like beer and soft drinks so that you have a variety for your guests. (via Three Pixie Lane)
Now we all know what food you will be serving at the boil but what about dessert/possible party favors? I think these adorable cookies just might do the trick! Sugar cookies to look like crawfish, corn and all the goodness that you eat a crawfish boil. Delicious in a different way! These cookies would be great just to be served after the boil or to package up in little bags to send home with guests as a party favor! Either way, guests won’t be able to stop talking about how cute these cookies are! (via Vicki’s Sweets)
I am wishing I had the time to throw a summer kick-off crawfish boil because these ideas are just too great not to use!!