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Ikea Is Hosting an End-of-Summer Crawfish Buffet Party

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Would you like some crawfish with your Swedish furniture?

We may love Ikea for their inexpensive furniture and Swedish meatballs, but we’ve probably never considered them for a spot for a classic seafood boil.

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That is until now, because our favorite Swedish furniture warehouse will be hosting a Swedish Crayfish Party that will feature a crawfish, also called crayfish by some, buffet, deviled eggs, gravad lax (raw salmon cured in salt), those famous meatballs, Swedish cheese and so much more.

The end-of-summer crawfish party is actually a time-honored Swedish tradition. “The Crayfish Party is an anticipated celebration in Sweden marking the end of the summer and the official beginning of Crayfish fishing season,” said Patricia Meumann, Ikea food manager. “We invite everyone to celebrate this tradition and share a piece of our Swedish heritage over a delicious meal.” 

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Tickets for the all-you-can-eat crawfish buffet will be $18.99 per person or $4.99 for kids 12 and under or at a discounted rate for Ikea Family members ($14.99 per person or $2.99 for kids 12 and under) and can be found at participating Ikea locations nationwide starting Friday, Sept. 15. To find a participating location near you, just visit their website and enter your zip code.

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