10 Ways To: Have A Stylish Coastal Clam Bake

Whether you are having a good ol' down home or a fancy style clam bake we have some great ideas to make your shindig famous.
Coastal clam bake table set up
With these 10 tips you will have a stylish classic clam bake design just in time for summer gatherings.
Coastal clam bake party
1. A large table. You need a lot of space when you have a clam bake, the main dish and sides take up a lot of room. Try a teak or wood table to serve your guests on.
Coastal tables
2. Seating. Various seating options are available depending on the style of party you are going for. Classic wicker Nantucket chairs for a classy look, while bench seating or stools have a more casual feel and can squeeze guests in around the table and fit more.
Coastal seating
3. Table setting. Lightweight nautical striped table cloths are great to cover the table and give the party a coastal feel.
Coastal table setting with striped table cloth and lanterns
4. Lighting. Authentic lantern candle lights are a great way to pull the ocean in and give the party a nautical ambiance.
Coastal driftwood and shells

5. Decorations. Accessories like driftwood, shells and sea glass are an easy way to dress up the table with coastal style.
Blue and white coastal table set up
6. Dishes. Blue and white nautical dishes and bowls set the table for a perfect clam bake feel.
Coastal image of big ol mess

7. Newspaper. Instead of placemats opt for newspaper, it soaks up the mess and is an easy clean up. You can even line the plates and bowls with it.
Coastal drink troth
8. Drink troth. Galvanized steel or zinc drink troth's can hold large quantities of drinks while still looking stylish.
Coastal accessories, fire pit, blue and white throw pillows

9. Finishing touches. In design finishing touches style the design and make it look complete. We love to throw in seaside accessories to pull the coastal deign together.
Coastal clam bake with clams and corn
 10. The Fixings. Last but not least make sure to have all the fixings for a clam bake feast. See the link below for a complete list for your clam bake.
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suzanne chabot
11 months ago
WoW! Sooooooooooo beautiful!
Carol Kitchin
11 months ago
So sorry to hear of his passing ... he certainly looked like someone who was full of life. Prayers offered for those that were touched by his passing.
Angie Arnsbarger
11 months ago
This looks good will be making this could use shrimp or salmon
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