Father Day’s can be celebrated with big parties for your father, grandfather and uncles. But you can also celebrate in a more intimate way with just your immediate family. If your dad is more of a homebody or just someone who prefers to hang out with a few special people, you can still celebrate with him at home or in a beloved location with a customized meal and tablesetting. Check out this Fathers Day tablesetting for ideas you might use for your dad.My tablescape for this holiday honoring fathers began with a bright perky free printable I found online. My thanks goes to Desiree Campbell of The 36th Avenue blog for her delightful printables. Check out her interesting blog at the36thavenue.com/fathers-day-gifts. I loved her message: Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a daddy! I decided to make this message the focal point and theme of my table.
Since this round patio table at our river cottage is not very large, I needed a fairly compact centerpiece. I used a clear acrylic frame to hold my 8.5″ x11″ signs. These frames are very inexpensive and can be found in most drug and discount stores. I printed two copies of this sign on my home computer printer to use back to back, so guests on all sides of the table can read the message.If you have more space in your table’s center, you could use paper serpentine streamers in coordinating colors at the base of the sign for more color. You can also use colored glass marbles at the base–green would be a great color.
I covered my glass-top table with a white polyester tablecloth as a clean, bright ground for the other colors to show up when layered on top. I used four royal blue round straw placemats, bright yellow dinner plates, and royal blue cotton bandanas used as napkins.
At each tablesetting, I used a small green tin bucket filled with a pretzel-cheese cracker trail mix to serve as an appetizer. Nibbles are always popular with my dad! The “Happy Daddy’s Day” sign is also a free printable from The 36th Avenue.