Gift Idea He’ll Love: An Outdoor Inspired Father’s Day Party

With Father’s Day around the corner, I wanted to give you some inspiration on how to create a stunning outdoor tablescape for those who plan on hosting.

Looking back at my childhood, I definitely get my love for entertaining from my mom. She would always put together the most beautiful table settings when my parents would have friends or family over for dinner. She would have the napkins ironed and folded just perfectly on each plate. The food menu would be planned weeks in advance, and my mom would welcome guests with hugs, warmth, and of course, plenty of drinks and appetizers.

Create special moments for Father’s Day

I always loved seeing the effort she put into sharing these special moments with our guests. It was certainly not about portraying this ‘look’ of perfection, it was more than anything, a love and passion for creating a beautiful, comfortable and welcoming space for the people she loves.

I inherited this interest from her, and oftentimes, my husband will muffle under his breath ‘why can’t we just throw together an easy meal and use paper plates?’ I’ll admit..this is beyond challenging for me, and it’s mainly because entertaining is very much my creative outlet and I love seeing guests truly enjoying the food, the environment, and the company.

father's day outdoor tablescape party

I’m super excited to share this Father’s Day tablescape with you because I typically don’t show a more masculine inspired way of entertaining. Those who read my blog know that I love that floral, airy, feminine style. But sometimes you’ve got to mix it up. And Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to try something different!

KSP summer 2019 outdoor collection

For starters…it’s June! That means the warm weather is here and we want to be outside as much as we possibly can! All of the products on my table are from Kitchen Stuff Plus! I’ve come to realize that they have the best selection of outdoor items. Their Summer 2019 collection is amazing!

father's day tablescape

I also love the idea of hosting outside for Father’s Day. You can easily tie your Father’s Day present with the decor. I found this amazing grey cooler and knew Nick would love it. This cooler fits a ton of drinks. Plus, it’s on wheels which makes it easy to move around, and it fits in so well with the patio decor.

grey cooler chest beside outdoor patio furniture

Grey Chiller Cooler Chest On Wheels

Add a special touch

If there’s a way for me to add an extra touch to my outdoor tablescapes, I do. I added fresh herbs to these small glass bottles. I felt like flowers wouldn’t fit as well with the theme that I was going for. Herbs just seemed like the perfect alternative. Using fresh herbs as part of the table decor works on so many levels. It adds the nicest aroma to the space. I also added a sprig of rosemary, oregano, and mint to each napkin for an added touch and tied them with twine.

leaf shaped side plate

The final step in creating the perfect outdoor Father’s Day party is purchasing bottles of their favourite beverage and stocking that cooler! Enjoy! xo

white melamine pineapple

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You’ve got your party essentials, all that’s missing is the perfect Father’s Day gift. Check out our favourite Father’s Day gifts for some gift inspiration! Still can’t decide on the perfect gift? Take a look at our Father’s Day 2019 Gift Guide for gift ideas at every price point!

Alexandra Rodi

Alexandra Rodi is the founder of Honestly Alexandra (, a blog that is referred to as 'a one stop destination for women looking for inspiration, ideas, and advice relating to different aspects of life'. Alexandra is a mom of two young girls, wife and blogger. When Alexandra isn’t online creating new content, you will find her snuggling her girls, jogging at sunrise, or enjoying a glass of sparkling wine in the evening with her friends and family. Follow along with Alexandra on Instagram @honestly_alexandra and don't forget to say hi!