Throw shrimp, sausage, corn, and red potatoes into a big pot over a flame, and you’ve got a reason to have an outdoor party. Pack coolers or galvanized buckets with ice and drinks (or consider serving drinks in found items—canoes and old wheelbarrows work well, too!), and allow your guests to serve themselves. Classic Lowcountry boils are usually held early through late autumn, in an open outdoor area or beneath a tent. Be sure to provide various grouped seating areas for your guests; think beyond the basic folding chairs to seating options like logs, hay bails, and soft quilts or blankets.