DIY :: Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts {free printables}

It's probably too late to make a photo card or order another photo gift to give to dad on behalf of the kiddies, so here are a few DIY Father's Day gift ideas that won't take very long (i.e. can be done while the kids are napping) and will make you look like you've had it together all along.  Happy Father's Day to all the daddys out … [Read more...]

DIY :: Bow “Tie” Gift Wrapping for Father’s Day


The only tie I'll be giving my baby daddy this year is the one made from ribbon on the outside of his gift.  Inspired by the packaging from Teuscher for their Father's Day chocolate truffles, I will be making a ribbon "tie" in lieu of a classic bow to top his gift.  Use a thick ribbon (necessary width will vary depending on the size of your … [Read more...]

DIY :: Use Balloon Ice Packs to Keep Bevies Cool

balloon ice packs

While I'm not genereally a huge fan of decorating with balloons, I do love the idea of using balloons in unexpected ways for parties (see my post from last week on water balloon cake toppers).  With graduation season upon us and outdoor parties of all sorts coming up (Memorial Day, Father's Day, 4th of July to name a few), I think this idea is … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Party Theme Ideas


Spice up the usual Father’s Day routine with one of these great theme party ideas.  Using a personalized theme is a thoughtful way to celebrate dear old dad. Tasting Theme Make a tasting theme party out of the food or drink your dad loves. Have a beer, scotch or wine tasting and serve complementary foods (pizza, wings, steak, cheese or … [Read more...]

Host a Father’s Day “Cook-In”


Don't let the rain ruin your plans for a Father's Day cookout.  You can still throw your favorite father a BBQ in his honor -  just shift gears from a cookout to a “cook-in.”  Here’s a menu that you can make on the grill or in a grill pan.     Cookout or "Cook-In" Menu   Black bean and corn quesadillas Chips and mango salsa Coffee and chili … [Read more...]

Mini Hamburgers

Mini Hamburgers

Don't save small bites for your tapas or cocktail party - serve mini hamburgers and other mini grilled items (hotdogs, chicken sandwiches, pulled pork sandwiches, etc.) at your next BBQ.  Mini burgers are easy to make, quick-cooking (watch them - you don't want them overcooked and tough!) and just so cute.  Even those with bigger appetites will … [Read more...]