This Father’s Day we got together with my husband’s family for a time of fun, food and swimming. I did the table and love how it turned out. I had been wanting to try making some bunting flags, and this was the perfect occasion. I didn’t want to spend a lot on fabric, and thought it would be fun for Father’s Day to use some men’s old shirts in different shades of blues, with some strips and plaids. I headed off to the second hand store, but at 4 bucks a shirt, I didn’t want to spend $20 for one decoration. The next day was Saturday, Garage Sale Day! 50 cents each is way more my style!
I also bought some pinking sheers -an investment piece. I found a bunting flag pattern at Grace Designs, and cut it down slightly. I cut out the triangles with the pinking sheers, and sewed them to a blue ribbon. I didn’t hem them or anything, the pinking sheer edge is supposed to cut down on unravelling, and I thought it looked great too!
I love how they turned out!
For the table I used a beach mat with blue trim, some simple candle holders with citronella candles, white flowers from the garden, and this fun caddy with all the essentials in it.
My favourite element was the “Dad” word. My name starts with “D”, and I had these bookends, I borrowed a “A” from Maddie’s wall to make our centrepiece. Love it!!!
We had an awesome dinner of steaks, lobsters, and salads.
My Mother-in-law made her amazing home-made buns, and to the delight of her grandchildren, she made a special one for each of them with their initial on it.
The kids and Daddy’s all a great time in the pool!
For dessert, they ordered some delicious cupcakes! Just for fun, I also made a mini-bunting for the top of the cupcakes -so cute!
On Father’s Day especially, life is a party!