Dads and Denim

IMG_7187I don’t know about your dad, but most men I know don’t want to dress up on their “day off”, much less a day dedicated to them. Jeans (or shorts) are probably their outfit of choice on Father’s Day. So, I’m pulling some photos from the archives that would make for a quick and easy table setting for your favorite dad.

Especially fun to involve the kids with this one. If you’ve got some old jeans (the ones with holes in them that you can’t bear to toss), consider cutting of the back pockets to use for utensils and incoproate them into your table setting.

This also works well for a barbecue or 4th of July. Same color scheme, just change up your accessories.  For Father’s Day….consider tucking in a note that says, “thanks for always having a solution (or money)  in your back pocket“. Instead of tucking in a flower, tuck in tickets to a favorite sporting event.IMG_7188 IMG_7189 IMG_7194After all….it’s a day where he really can wear the pants in the family! Happy Father’s Day to all the dads!

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Denim and Dining

Here’s an idea to have in your back pocket, literally! Dress up your table with denim.

When I was in Kansas, my mother-in-law gave me a stack of denim pockets. She told me she had seen the idea at a Denim & Diamonds event and had cut off the pockets to all her husband’s worn out jeans, but didn’t have a use for them. 

They will be perfect to corral utensils if I ever host a BBQ, but in the meantime, I love them for a casual family dinner. I just popped my red check napkins and red handled utensils in them and it added a fun vibe to our Labor Day dinner.

These would be great for all the casual gatherings you host this fall:

Tailgates
Neighborhood picnics
Football watching parties
Cookouts

And, I love that this gives new life to all those outgrown, worn out pairs of jeans. Especially when my boys seem to be growing out of theirs faster than I can replace them!

Would you let your table wear denim to dinner?