Monday, April 3, 2017

Birthday Crawfish Boil

Saturday, we hosted our son-in-law's annual birthday crawfish boil.  The last several years, our daughter has hosted this event but this year it was our turn! 

The crawfish were quite large and were shipped in from Louisiana!
Since we don't have any grass yet, the cooking pots were set up in the garage.
The birthday boy was the designated Boil Master.
Tables were covered in the garage as well as our grilling porch. 
Not only were there crawfish to eat but shrimp, sausage, corn, potatoes and onions.
We also had red beans and rice, slaw and other snacks!
This is how those young ones ate!  They just stood around the table and ate with their fingers.  Several of us (older) relatives took our meal and ate at another table.  :)
You can tell my great nephew wasn't quite sure about it all!

We even had "crawfish" cake!

Another exciting part of the day came when one of the guests literally flew in on his helicopter!  Since it was also April Fool's Day, we thought the kids were teasing us but they were serious!  This friend is a farmer who does field spraying on the side with his copter.  We really had the neighbors taking when he landed on the back of our property!
Grandma had to take the kids over to welcome him!

We really had a fun afternoon visiting, eating and celebrating!  Hope you had a great weekend, too!:



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7 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Looks like a grand party!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

It all looks delicious and so fun!

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh our family loves a Crawfish boil too. Looks like a great party girl! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

How fun for you all especially the helicopter! I'm afraid I'd have the same look on my face about eating crawfish :-0

Jann Olson said...

How fun! Hubby and I went to a crawfish bowl in OR last year and it enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Oh that looks like so much fun. I never had crawfish before but I bet it's delicious!
Julie

My Little Home and Garden said...

It looks like your family really knows how to throw a party! I can safely say that's the first time I've seen a crawfish cake.

-Karen