Originally Posted by jennyema
Clambake at your house? How do you do that?
Clambake for me is a beach event.
It's one thing to have it as a beach event when the entire eastern shore of your state IS a beach! But you have to get creative when we live in OH. Besides, from what Andy said, it sounds like you are limited to a specific area during a specific time period. Either that, or you do it when you want, where you want, and make sure you have a look-out keeping watch for the police!
If you have it at a home/lodge/metropark picnic shelter you can have it when you want on (mostly) your own terms. No alcohol allowed in the public parks. Since we held it annually at a residence we could start when we wanted, party as late as we wanted, and drink on-premise. I suppose if we had really wanted to cook those babies in the sand someone would have trucked in 3 tons of sand. After all, the street we live on now did just that for our "Beach Party" block party one year. After all, the kids needed to be able to build sand castles! Seriously, there was a huge pile of sand in the cul-de-sac that had no homes in it.