I’ve only hosted a couple of small dinners at my new house. It seems every time I have people over it turns into a big party and that’s fine by me, because nothing makes me happier than to have my house filled with family and friends. But for Father’s Day, I really wanted to do something special for the “Southern men” who touch my life every day. A lunch in front of the fire place seemed to be just the ticket –even if it is too hot to light a fire!
Here’s what I used:
Linen: Seersucker just means Southern gentleman to me. For the table runner and napkins, I bought five yards of seersucker fabric from my local fabric store and asked the lady who alters my clothes to sew everything from it. Y’all, there are a couple of things I am good at, but sewing isn’t one of them! She did a great job and I think I might take them to have them monogrammed for a Christmas present for someone this year, but that’s a secret.
Glassware and Flatware: I have a couple of different kinds of glassware on the table. The cocktail glasses are a wonderful (code for very heavy) cut crystal. What I really love are the stemmed amber glasses that I picked up at Habersham Antiques Market where I love to go junkin’ when I’m home. They are so pretty and remind me of something my mother kept around her house. The flatware is my own good silver, except for the soup spoons.
I hope you all put your own Dad’s or the special men in your life up on a very high pedestal this Father’s Day. Shower them with love. You can set a fun table with the things you have laying around your house and make a great meal! Let’s face it, if your men are like mine, the food is all they will remember anyway. The table décor –heck, that’s just for us!
Wonderful ideas!!! Thank you so much for sharing this information about such a great occasion! Cindy, your ideas always helpful and creative.
Sandra in Baby Showers and Sprinkles on June 15, 2013 at 10:59 am
Everyone calls Paula dean because i cook for friends and family and they say i talk like Paula tho i am 71and never as pretty as Paula i want to be like Paula i love her and her family
normal maskell in The Great Party Challenge on June 12, 2013 at 10:11 am
Susan Lott is a great party planner! She has tons of great ideas that she needs to share with the online world. I have been begging her to start a Facebook page or Etsy account. The graduation gift that she made me was hand drawn with my name and different definitions for each letter. She framed it and I cherish it.....I also would have paid about $50 for it in a store. Thanks for sharing her idea but this idea is nothing compared to some of her other quick and money saving tips! You should hire her for your creative team!
Love you Susu!
Adrienne Hilliard in Baby Showers and Sprinkles on June 11, 2013 at 10:55 pm
I love this idea!! It is too cute!
Sandi K in Baby Showers and Sprinkles on June 11, 2013 at 4:04 pm