Is any summer setting more iconic -- or any place more perfect for a seafood feast -- than the beach? Whether your party goes down on the shore or in the yard, here's all you need to make it a shell of a good time.
Worth Planning For: Homemade chile butter gives grilled lobster a lift -- as if it needed one. If you're throwing your bash on-location, tote along a portable grill or make use of those often stationed on busy beachfronts.
The Quick Hit: This all-in-one seafood boil, complete with corn and potatoes, is as easy as it gets. (P.S. You can make this one on the grill too!)