Jun 182012

I hope you all had a wonderful Father’s Day!

Many times for Father’s Day we grill out, but this year we decided to go with my corn chowder as the main course.  It’s something everyone in the family will eat and we hadn’t made it in a long while.  I always serve crumbled bacon and shredded cheese as chowder toppers, and normally I make some corn bread to go long with it.  Hubby had been in the mood for dinner rolls, though, so we changed it up a little and had those, instead.  The appetizers were also pretty low-key: chips and dip and my hot artichoke dip with crackers.  Sometimes simple is all you need.

Father's Day Dinner

Our decorations were pretty low-key, as well.  I purchased a mixed bouquet of “guy”-looking flowers and arranged them myself in a short, rectangular vase.  I think they turned out nicely.

Father's Day Flowers

I also hung a garland of ties made from scrapbook paper that I found on clearance at one of the craft supply stores for 10 cents per sheet.  Bubbles got hold of it before I could take a picture, though, and after she’d used it to drag around while she danced, it wasn’t very photo-ready.  But it’s a really simple decoration to make. Just sketch out (or use a real tie or a printed template) a tie shape on the back side of the scrapbook paper and cut them out.  Punch a hole in each corner of the “neck” part of the tie and thread some twine (or string or yarn) through and hang!

How did you all celebrate Father’s Day?  Any special crafts, decorations or recipes you’d like to share?