Top 5 Tips for Hosting the Ultimate Summertime Clambake

Top 5 Tips for Hosting the Ultimate Summertime Clambake

Summer is the perfect time to gather your friends and family, bask in the sun, and enjoy a classic clambake. At Burnham's Clambake Catering, we’re experts at making these events unforgettable. Here are our top 5 tips to ensure your clambake is a smashing success!

Plan Ahead

The secret to any great event is planning. Set your date, choose a location, and finalize your guest list well in advance. Send out invites early so everyone can mark their calendars. A headcount is essential for us to prepare enough delectable clambake favorites.

Pick the Perfect Spot

Location is key. Whether it’s a beach, backyard, or park, ensure there’s ample space for guests to mingle and relax. For beachside clambakes, check tide schedules and local rules to avoid any surprises.

Create the Perfect Atmosphere

Set a festive, nautical theme with decorations like seashells, lanterns, and blue and white tablecloths. Comfortable seating is a must—mix beach chairs, picnic tables, and blankets for a cozy, laid-back vibe. Provide shade with umbrellas or a tent to keep everyone cool.

Serve a Mouthwatering Menu

Clam bakes are all about delicious food. Our offerings at Burnham's Clambake include perfectly steamed clams & lobsters. Pair these with summer staples like corn on the cob, potatoes, and fresh salads, or amp it up further with additional barbeque dishes. We have many clambake menus and will work with you to create the perfect custom menu for your event!

Keep Guests Entertained and Comfortable

Entertainment is crucial. Set up lawn games like cornhole and bocce ball and create a playlist with summery tunes. Ensure guest comfort with sunscreen, bug spray, and cozy blankets or shawls for cooler evenings. Add string lights or lanterns for a warm, inviting ambiance.

Hosting a clambake should be fun and stress-free. With these tips, you’re on your way to an amazing summertime event. At Burnham's Clambake Catering, we’re here to help every step of the way. Contact us today to start planning your ultimate clambake. Here’s to good food, great company, and unforgettable summer memories!

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