While restaurants are often jam-packed for Mother’s Day brunch, Father’s Day tends to be more of a laid-back affair. In fact, spending the day at home makes it easier to really center the day around the World’s Best Dad. You can start off by letting him sleep while preparing a breakfast fit for a king. Then, plan a few games or activities that the whole family can enjoy before sending him off to relax or dabble in one of his hobbies while you prepare dinner and set the table.
Creating a table that’s just as fabulous as he is an extra touch that will make him feel appreciated and loved. Whether you’re going all out with a surf and turf or keeping things casual with a backyard barbecue, there are plenty of ways to go the extra mile without breaking the bank. Here are a few ideas to get you started on creating a Father’s Day table that’s all about him.
For the baseball loving dad: You might not be able to take him out to the ballgame on his big day, but you can create a baseball themed table scape that is sure to be a home run. Start with the Pinstripe collection, which is especially perfect if Dad is a Yankees fan. Or mix and match pieces from the Fete collection. There are more than 20 vibrant colors in this classic collection which makes choosing his team’s colors a breeze. Not sure what to serve? Consider a hot dog bar with all the fixings. From ketchup and mustard to homemade chili, onions, and relish, there’s something for everyone, and he’ll really feel like he’s at the Ballpark.
For the grill master: There’s no better way to kick off Father’s Day and the start of summer than with a cookout. Set the table with the Buffalo Check collection. It’s an elevated version of the classic picnic tablecloth he remembers from his childhood and makes the perfect backdrop for platters full of barbecued chicken and macaroni salads or pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, and pitchers of fresh lemonade.
For the captain: If it’s only a matter of time before Dad gets his boat back in the water, a themed table is sure to amp up his excitement. Linens from the Amalfi Stripe collection in navy or sky blue will give your table that coastal vibe. And if you prefer a more nautical themed table, then opt for navy and white linens from the Fringe collection. Scatter some seashells around dishes of surf and turf, shrimp scampi, or fish tacos for a finishing touch.
For the dad who likes a little bit of everything: If he’s not obsessed with any one thing, that’s okay! Create a neutral table starting with pieces from the Sonoma collection. Put the kids to work creating colorful placecards, pictures, and centerpieces that Dad can admire while eating some of his favorite foods.