Easy Father’s Day Table Setting Ideas

Easy Father’s Day Table Setting Ideas: Fathers day table ideas that are simple, and masculine, and inspired by men’s wear with DIY bunting.

fathers day table ideas

For this year’s Father’s Day we set a beautiful outdoor dining table, and today we’re sharing all our best Father’s day decoration ideas.  These Fathers Day table ideas are perfect for a Father’s Day bbq, but if you’re inside you can bring these ideas indoors too, at your kitchen or dining room table, or for a buffet table set up.  We wanted to keep things fairly simple and classic, not too fussy and somewhat masculine for our Father’s Day table decorations.  What better way to show the best dad some love, than to set a handsome table and enjoy a delicious meal together of dad’s favorite things?  Oh and don’t forget to throw in a few a great gifts and Father’s day card, or a homemade gift if you have young kids.

fathers day table ideas

We started with a color scheme of classic black and white, with a little blue added in for Father’s Day.  Our Father’s Day decorations are inspired by a fun theme of a classic men’s shirt, so stripes had to be involved.  We started the table with a table runner.  It’s a great choice rather than a tablecloth for a simple, unfussy masculine feel to the table.  

fathers day table ideas

Father’s Day Centerpiece

As a centrepiece for the table for dad’s day, I went with blooms from our snowball tree.  They’re in classic straight sided vases, again unfussy and masculine feeling.  I used just one type of flower, again for a great way to add simple, unfussy flowers.  I also added in a few blue candle votives.  Votive glass will keep the candles from blowing out if there’s a wind, and citronella candles will help keep the bugs away for outdoor dining.  The blue here helps tie in the bunting.

Father's Day centrepiece

And more of my  favorite Father’s day décor ideas, we spelled out “Dad” with some letters.  My “D”s are actually bookends, and the “A” is from a craftstore.  You could look at the craft store for letters that all matched, or mix and match like mine.  This is a really simple but great idea, that adds so much fun to this special occasion.  The letters are a creative way to really set this table apart for Father’s day.  The napkins are also simple, and the stripes are reminiscent of men’s wear, without being to much. 

fathers day centrepiece idea

Place Settings

For the place settings, we again went for no fuss, simple.  Skip the paper plates and elevate your bbq with real dinner plates, and black cutlery for a masculine feel.  We had to include some Dad’s root beer.  It’s such a fun way to add to our Father’s Day decor, and one of Dad’s favorites, that the entire family also loves.  It’s always a nice thing when your party decor doubles as a favorite food loved by kids of all ages, and most of all dad.

Father's Day place setting

fathers day table ideas

Father’s Day Bunting

We also made some of our own Father’s day party supplies with this DIY bunting.  Fun DIY projects like this one add a personal touch and are the perfect way to add a classic dad detail.  Rather than going with something like napkins inspired by dad’s tie, or necktie napkin rings, we’re adding that men’s wear inspiration in a slightly more subtle way.  We made our bunting out of old men’s shirts.  Use dad’s old shirts for a personalized touch, or as Father’s Day approaches look for them at garage sales or the thrift store.  We used pinking sheers to cut them out as bunting triangles with a zigzag edge.  Then we stitched them to a ribbon.  These fun crafts were a little bit of effort, make it easier and no-sew by using fabric glue to attach them to the ribbon.  

fathers day table ideas

fathers day diy bunting banner

We went for classic blues in solids, checks and stripes, but you could use your choice of colors that your dad loves.  This handmade Father’s Day party décor feels extra special and was very easy and inexpensive to make.  Save it and use this happy Father’s day banner year after year for all your Father’s day tablescapes, starting with their first Father’s day for a new tradition or use it for any special day.

Father's Day outdoor table ideas

This table was perfect for our backyard bbq, and dear ol’ dad loved it.  But it would also work really well in the dining room, or for a Father’s Day brunch.  

fathers day table ideas

Father’s Day Menu

Since the way to Dad’s heart is through his stomach, our Father’s day dinner menu centered on classic bbq.  This is perfect for the grill master dad.  Be sure to choose a menu that suit’s father’s taste buds.  We started out with ribs, and grilled whole flatten chicken -get the chicken recipe here.  Then we added in our favourite sides, like homemade mac and cheese -recipe here, homemade baked beans -recipe here, coleslaw, corn on the cob, and cornbread. And for dessert, especially for the dad with a sweet tooth, we enjoyed a homemade banana pudding pie -get the recipe here.

Father's Day bbq

Father's Day bbq ideas

fathers day table ideas

It was a feast that everyone loved, but one of the best parts was spending time with family cooking all the great food together.  The most important thing is always family time.

Fathers Day table ideas

I hope these Fathers day table ideas give you a little inspiration for your Father’s day celebrations, and that you have a wonderful time celebrating with the whole family!

More Inspiration For Father’s Day

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