Here are a few tips to help you host an authentic crab feast:
- Old Bay seasoning is a must. It is not only the perfect spice for the seafood itself; it also goes great with corn on the cob -- Old Bay
- Speaking of corn on the cob, it's a great side dish for a meal in which you'll already be getting your hands dirty -- Country Living
- Consider using butcher's paper or newspaper as your table cloth for easy clean up.
- Each place setting should include a mallet, a seafood fork, a butter knife, a small cup of melted butter (for dipping) and a plate of lemon wedges (for added seasoning). You may also want to line the center of the table with a few rolls of paper towels.
- Consider packaging your other side dishes in individual serving sized containers with lids for eating outdoors with ease -- Country Living
- These personalized, dishwasher safe plastic tumblers would be a great take-home keepsake for guests -- FineStationery.com
- Galvanized buckets are perfect for keeping bottled beverages ice-cold -- Pottery Barn
- Before you start, be sure watch this video on how to pick a blue crab -- OldBay.com
- Entice guests to your feast with this yellow crab invitation by Inviting Company or this crab cutout invitation by Sarah LeClere -- FineStationery.com