IPC Youth Oyster Roast

It was such fun to tag along with my three teenagers to their youth group oyster roast at the Van Puffelen/McLean Farm. The cool weather that's finally coming around couldn't be more perfect for this fall oyster roast with games, hayrides and a bonfire.

A game of pumpkin bowling on the lawn, anyone?

Or a little canoeing on a beautiful lake? Benjamin, our mascot, looks rather nervous here.

Pumpkin carving! Hmmm......I was glad I was busy taking photos.

OK, I'll confess that the only reason I invited myself to this was to have some great oysters. And my favorite elder was going to cook it. So I made myself the official event photographer. Pretty sly, eh?

And did we have some beautifully steamed oysters.

My little friend, Catherine, shucked oysters like a pro and offered them to the guests around her. And she doesn't even eat them. This is the largest oyster she shucked for the day.

For those who dislike oysters or oysters disliking them, there were plenty of hot dogs and chili to be eaten.
And after the kids rode the hay rides around the lake, s'mores and hot chocolate were in order. It's just doesn't get better than this in Savannah....

Oyster Roast for 65
9 Boxes of oysters (40 lb box); for youth group 7 person/box of 40 lb. For adult gathering 5 person/box with other foods
2 quarts of cocktail sauce
65 hot dogs
15 quarts of chili


  1. Wow - looked like everyone had a great time! I've actually never eaten an oyster!! photos are lovely :)
    Mary x

  2. I've never had an oyster either--it's on my life's 'to do' list.

  3. I don't eat oysters, but that event sounds like such fun! Makes me want to re-live my teenage years :)

  4. Kay, you always get me missing Savannah! Gosh, I really miss those roasts!

  5. So wonderful, what a fantastic event and tradition...your photos do it justice, Kay, felt like I was there!

  6. We love our oysters here too! Gotta love living on the coast. Our rule of thumb here for oyster season is anything ending with "ember". This looks like so much fun, what a great time for all!

  7. Now that looks like a fun fall event! You really got some wonderful snaps. You've got talent both in the kitchen and behind the lens my friend!

  8. Beautiful food and lovely event!



  9. I absolutely love these guys. What a great show. It arrived on time and was in great shape. I love to watch and listen to this group. They are great.