Fourth of July Clam Bake anyone?

Ok so if you have been here for a while, you may have caught on to the fact that I am in love with all things clam bake. It is my all time favorite wedding dinner, however farm to table is definitely catching up. I have never actually hosted a clam bake myself, but I am playing around with the idea for the fourth of July. Anyone out there done this before? Would love some tips!!

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I love the idea of kraft paper on a picnic table, and these tiny colanders are to die…(although probably a bit out of the budget).

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