Father’s Day BBQ

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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!

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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!

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I love how they turned out!

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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.

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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!!!

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We had an awesome dinner of steaks, lobsters, and salads.

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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.

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The kids and Daddy’s all a great time in the pool!

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For dessert, they ordered some delicious cupcakes! Just for fun, I also made a mini-bunting for the top of the cupcakes -so cute!

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On Father’s Day especially, life is a party!

This post is linked up at Blue Cricket Designs and Between Naps on the Porch.

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  1. A perfect poolside Father’s Day celebration. Your bunting is so cleverly conceived and executed, and the food looks amazing! Thank you for sharing your wonderful design. Cherry Kay

  2. A very pretty table and so perfect for Father’s Day! Loved the food!

  3. Your bunting is soo very very cool. I love pinking shears! Your party looks like it was great fun. Many blessings, marlis

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