" — a crayfish-eating party marked by funny paper hats and big bibs (shown, right) — a national pastime.
In its international effort to bring Swedish culture to the forefront, IKEA is bringing the kräftskiva
stateside. On Sept. 18, IKEA Orlando
hosts its annual crayfish party for just $19 for adults and $5 for kids (additional discounts for IKEA FAMILY members
Here's the menu:
Tossed green salad
Hard-boiled eggs with mayo and shrimp
Rhode Island salad with crayfish
Najad Salmon with Horseradish or gravad lax with mustard sauce
Assorted Swedish cheeses
Meatballs with lingonberries
Boiled dill new potatoes
Since seating is limited, you're encouraged to purchase tickets early — so next time you head to Millenia to replenish your SINNLIG scented candle
supply (it's hurricane season, people), make your reservation.
Can't make it? IKEA has a hack for how to host your own crayfish party at home. Here's what you'll need, all of which you can pick up at IKEA Orlando:
Frozen crayfish in brine ($18.99)
Crayfish party pack — includes a sheet of drinking songs! ($6.49)
Lantern for crayfish party ($2.99)
Think NOLA is the only spot for big end-of-summer crawfish boils? Nope. The Swedes are in on the action too, since the 1800s when the little mudbugs got so popular that the government placed restrictions on harvesting them (making August the official beginning of the harvest) and designated the "