Father's Day Dinner and Tablescape

By Karin Brosnan - Wednesday, June 17, 2009

We Celebrated Father's Day early this year and this is what we came up with for my hubby's special dinner.


My daughter Emily and I used this "manly" bit of red and tan striped fabric from Ikea and made a simple tablecloth for our table. Then we set the table using our "manly" dark brown almost black place mats with white square plates on them. Then we got out the clear bubble glass goblets and placed them on the table as well. I had the glass apothecary jar filled with these fun porcelain white balls that have black letters on them sitting on my sideboard and we placed that in the center of the table with some of these fun black wooden decorator items that I bought at Hobby Lobby $2.50 each!!
Oh yeah I scored big on those little puppies. I recently saw them in another home dec store for $30.00 a piece.Emily saw these fun fish napkin ring holders sitting a drawer and decided that there were perfect for our "manly" tablescape. She pulled the white napkin through and then put the silverware in between the napkin and the napkin ring. The table came out looking perfect...not fru fru at all but nice and "Manly" for our special man. he he heHere he is reading the most precious card that Emily made for him. Very simple but the words were so heartfelt that I think if you look very close there is a tear in his eye.
This is the Father's day meal. Grilled Tuna steaks with fresh Mango salsa, Grilled asparagus, broccoli salad (made with turkey bacon by the way and it was good), and a little bit of chicken pasta salad. It was all scrumptious.
Then for dessert....My hubby loves chocolate and Ice cream so we made him a Chocolate Lava Cake and topped it with creamy vanilla ice cream and a few fresh raspberries.
He was in pure heaven!
What are gals doing for your man for Father's Day this year?

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17 Comments

  1. Looks like it was a very nice Father's Day celebration. Chocolate Lava Cake.....yum:)

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  2. This tablescape is yummy in every way! Love it!

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  3. How nice ! I bet your hubby was very pleased ! Great to get the kids involved and nothing better then a homeade card !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

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  4. That menu sounds delish! I know your hubs had a happy day!

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  5. I bet Dad was thrilled with this table and meal. The dessert looks divine! I noticed those alphabet balls in the glass jar--so cute! I almost bought some from Coldwater Creek last week, then decided not to. Darn. Now I want them!

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  6. Love the tablescape. It does look perfect for the man of the hour. The white plates and your finials are perfect finds. What a great day for Dad. Your meal looked sooooo good. Happy Fathers Day to him. Hugs, Marty

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  7. Great manly scape and the food looks yummy! Love the striped table covering...

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  8. Food looks yummy... I hope you enjoy a FAB Father's Day!

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  9. Looks like such fun! The table cloth is wonderful.
    The dessert....yum!
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  10. Love all the tablescaping decor...I know Dad must have loved it. I love those little number balls...I want to hunt me some dowwn also...Not so sure what we will do for Dad but something special though.

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  11. What a wonderful Father's Day tablescape!

    ~Beautiful TT! ;)

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  12. Great Father's Day tablescape!

    Carolyn

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  13. Thank you for the Father's Day inspiration! I've been looking for some ideas for our table.

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  14. What a terrific Father's Day celebration! LOVE your centerpiece, and the food looks awesome!

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  15. Great Father's Day tablescape.

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  16. Hey...Happy Fathers Day to your honey, how sweet the card from your daughter...Your tablescape is grand, I hope he enjoyed it! The choco.lava cake and ice cream almost put me over the edge, Yikes...I LOVE CHOCOLATE !!! You girls and your food photography are killin me... I've put my face on your "Followers" and I intend to do just that, have the best weekend ever, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... Stop in for a visit, No Lava Cake but maybe you'll find something else that strikes your fancy!!!...

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  17. Hi Karin, I have been enjoying your gorgeous blog and thought I'd leave a comment. Your brother has been in my prayers. Thank you for the inspiration! Please stop by and check out my blog. I look forward to hearing from you! God Bless you! Jodi http://thebarefootshutterbug.blogspot.com/

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