Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tablescape Thursday: All American Dads

As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him; 
Psalm 103:13
This past Sunday, Father's Day, Mr. Dishaholic & I spent some time with the family.  My parents, who were hosting the get-together, decided on an All-American menu of hamburgers, hotdogs, homemade french fries, & all the fixings (as we say around these parts).  Hot fudge sundaes were a perfect ending to the meal.   It was delicious!

Being the tablescape-aholic that I am, I offered to help set the table to coordinate with the "All-American" theme.  Well, what could be more all-American than baseball & red, white, & blue?

While we had originally hoped to enjoy the outdoors, the record-breaking 100+ temperatures forced us to move the gathering indoors to the dining room. 

A red & white checked tablecloth serves as the backdrop for this very casual table, while a variety of red, white, & blue dishes & accessories continue the theme.

The centerpiece included a jar filled with old baseball & softballs (purchased at an antique booth) & a couple of flags.  You can't have all-American without the American flag!

A baseball glove, borrowed from my husband, holds another baseball, while a second jar is filled with red, white, blue, & silver candy (which included Baby Ruths, of course).

A couple of popcorn containers & cracker jacks finish off this all-American centerpiece, giving us the guests a little something to snack on while the meal was prepared.

Each place setting began with a simple blue plate, & was topped with a red basket, perfect for hamburgers & fries!  A red & white checked liner, along with red & blue flatware, rests casually in the basket.

Alongside the basket, hotdog holders, alternating in red & blue, are ready to be filled with a yummy hotdog......well, just as soon as the red, white, & blue napkin is removed.  To continue the theme, the napkins are wrapped in ribbon with a "Take Me Out to The Ball Game" design.

A Coca-Cola glass, containing a blue & white striped straw, sits nearby.

A small metal pail hold peanuts for each guest, while a "baseball pennant" place card peeks out.

It was a fun family get-together & a time to tell our dads just how much we love & appreciate them!

Checked Tablecloth - Garden Ridge
Coca Cola Glasses/Popcorn Containers - Dollar Tree
Food Baskets - Walmart
Hotdog Holders - Target
Colorful Flatware - Kohls
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Thanks for stopping by.  I'm joining with Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.