Make Your Food Truck's Crab Boil Party a Success!Pan with cooked crab, corn cobs, shrimp, potatoes, and lemon slices

Make Your Food Truck's Crab Boil Party a Success!

Are you ready to host the ultimate food truck seafood boil party? Crab boils are an especially popular event along the East coast, but you can have a “boil” with just about any seafood!

To make sure your food truck’s event is a success and a hit with guests, we’ve compiled a guide for how to keep your food truck crab boil party going all night long. Keep reading to learn more about hosting a great seafood boil, and how our selection of disposable bibs, plastic forks, and moist towelettes can come in very handy!

Provide Entertainment

Keep your guests entertained with games and activities. Cornhole, frisbee, and even sandcastle-building contests are all fun options. And if you want to really up the ante, consider hiring a DJ to keep the party going all night long.

Keep the Drinks Flowing

What do you serve at a party? Let's start with drinks. After all, a cold drink is a must-have for any party. This is especially important on the beach on a hot day. Make sure to have a cooler filled with ice-cold drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, for your guests to enjoy. Creating a signature drink for the night is a way to make the event memorable.

Have Plenty of Seating

It's important to have plenty of seating. Whether it’s beach chairs or picnic tables, make sure everyone has a place to sit and enjoy their food. And don't forget to provide some shade for those hot summer nights and a seafood bib for each guest.

Keep the Bugs Away

Bugs can quickly damper the fun at any party, especially one that involves seafood. Make sure to have bug spray and citronella candles on hand to keep the bugs away. Smoke from a bonfire also helps keep the blackflies and mosquitoes away.

Keep the Food Coming

Now let's discuss food, arguably the most important part of a party. So, what do you serve at crab boil? Crab, of course! There are lots of other options if you want to throw a more general seafood boil party. Mussels, clams, lobsters, crawfish, corn on the cob, and potatoes are all popular and delicious choices.

The cooking time needed for seafood depends on the type being served. This is why mesh bags are extremely useful during a boil where multiple options are offered. Use a different mesh bag for each type of seafood; the bags can safely go into the pot of boiling water. Take out the bags as soon as the seafood inside is done cooking. This helps prevent overcooked and rubbery shellfish because everything is removed on time and at once. It is also faster than scooping out the seafood individually.

Don’t forget to provide plenty of napkins, plastic forks, moist towelettes, and plastic bibs for seafood because things can get messy!

Have a Fire Pit

A fire pit is a perfect way to end a night filled with seafood and good times. Safely set up a fire pit on the beach and provide your guests with marshmallows to roast. If you really want to impress your guests, provide them with their own personal s'mores kit.

Stay Safe

It's important to stay safe during your food truck’s crab boil party. Make sure to have a first aid kit on hand in case of any accidents, and make sure to keep an eye on everyone to ensure they are staying safe and having a good time.

Having a supply of sunscreen and ensuring your staff are well hydrated will help the day go smoothly.

Hosting the Ultimate Food Truck Party

A seafood boil is a classic summertime activity that can draw a crowd for music, laughter, and of course, loads of delicious seafood! Using the tips above will help ensure that everyone has a great time. Please contact us today to find out how CiboWares’ products can help take your upcoming food truck event to the next level.