My friend and neighbor Ellen just celebrated her big 4-0 and asked me to help in planning her party and to make the cake. When she said she wanted to have a crab boil I was thrilled and I knew exactly what I wanted to make and luckily Ellen was really open to the design so I opted to make the cake look like a bushel of crabs.
I ended up making the favors, favor tags, signage and the centerpieces. Ellen came up with a great suggestion of putting out instructions on 'how to crack into a crab' for those who have never cracked into crabs before. I think it was a brilliant idea and I love the way they turned out.
'bushel of crabs' cake with crab sugar cookies
'how to crack into a crab' signs and sunflower centerpieces
Ellen found these wooden crab cutouts that we used to label the food with
old bay snack mix favors for the adult guests
crab bean bags favors for the kids
everybody having a blast
a few of the Chase Ladies
Happy 40th Birthday Ellen!