Christa, a lovely Texan lady contacted us to see if we would make a Vodka Luge for their 'Crawfish' party they were having in Oxford in August 2013.
She sent us an image of what she wanted frozen in to the ice and the overall design - a map. We printed off the image on a hi-res printer, laminated the image and then over the next ten days slowly froze the laminated picture into the ice.
When the freezing process was completed we were left with a a block of ice with a picture in one corner. We then proceded to carve the map into the ice. After several hours in the cold room the piece was completed. The final thing to do was to turn the ice sculpture into a Vodka luge. This was done by drilling a channel through the ice.
The party consisted of friends and colleagues all enjoying Signal Crayfish, salads, a buffet and of course drinking Vodka (and American spirits) through the Vodka Luge. The party started at lunch time and went on to 'late'. The idea of a Vodka Luge and a Crayfish Party is new in the UK. It is different and toatlly enjoyable - if you like crayfish (lobster) and getting your hands 'stick-in'. It is a real guest participation -type of event.
The crayfish used are not the UK white Crayfish but the American Signal Crayfish which, to be honest are a menace in our rivers and canals. Having a Crayfish party is achieving two main goals - enjoying fesh crayfish and secondly helping eradicate thye American invader!
If you would like a Crayfsh party - fill-in our Contact Form and we can organize it for you (with or without a Vodka Luge!)
No. of Ice Blocks - ONE and a Half ice blocks (ice plinth base created)
Item - Ice Sculpture or Vodka Luge
Format - Landscape
Height - 1 1/2m x 1/2m wide
Text - No
Delivery to venue - Yes
Complete set-up of sculpture at venue - Yes
Lighting included - Yes
Lighting set-up created for you at venue - Yes
Drain Tray - Yes
Thick-bore Tubing - Yes
12-point Check Assessment - Yes