For Blake’s Birthday this year we headed to the Mountains to be with family. We wanted to do something fun for his birthday, and we LOVE oysters so we decided to host an Oyster Roast.
An Oyster Roast is fun because of how interactive you are with guests and it can all be done outside for an easy clean up. I wanted to share everything we purchased for the party and why.
Island Creek Oysters are so good and worth the price. I actually found out about them through Living with Landyn. If you don’t follow her, she is always hosting and her and her husband make some pretty amazing dishes so I trust her judgment. 🙂
Shuckers: These matter! The ones pictured above I do not recommend. They didn’t work, splurging on a shucker is definitely worth it. They need to be sharp, and I am sharing one below that has better reviews.
Runner & Tablecloth: Super happy with how these turned out and I can easily use them again.
Plates: These are incredible, and the main reason is because they look great, but I can toss them when we are done with minimal clean-up.
Bin: Make sure you have something cute to toss the Oysters in. I use the bin above all the time for parties so I wanted to share a similar one below.
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Drinks: Bourbon pairs really well with oysters so of course we made Shoo-Fly Punch as recommended by Southern Living. I put a spin on the recipes, so sharing the details below.
Shoo-Fly Punch Recipe:
- 5 tablespoons bourbon
- 2 tablespoons Cointreau
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 3 Packets of Stevia in the Raw
- ¼ teaspoon orange bitters
- Crushed ice
- Nonalcoholic Fever Tree ginger beer, chilled
- Garnishes: orange slices, fresh mint sprigs
- Step 1 Muddle Mint, Stevia, Orange Slices, and Bitters in a cocktail shaker
- Step 2 Add in bourbon, cointreau, and ice to the muddled mixture
- Step 3 Shake until shaker is thoroughly cold
- Step 4 Pour mixture into glass filled with crushed ice
- Step 5 Top with Ginger Beer, and garnish with orange and sprig of Mint
- Enjoy Immediately!