11 Ideas for a CrawDAD Father’s Day Cookout

Father’s Day weekend is an ideal time for a summer beach trip! With a little advanced planning, you can prepare everything you need to host a seaside Father’s Day party. This CrawDAD cookout styled by Just A Little Sparkle is packed with all the party ideas you need! Megan Long […]


Father’s Day weekend is an ideal time for a summer beach trip! With a little advanced planning, you can prepare everything you need to host a seaside Father’s Day party. This CrawDAD cookout styled by Just A Little Sparkle is packed with all the party ideas you need! Megan Long Photography captured each special detail to inspire your Father’s Day celebration.

CrawDad Father's Day cookout on the beach | Megan Long Photography

Jazz up your cookout with these eleven details that will make for a memorable day:

1. A Festive Father’s Day Party Invitation

Set the date and send out invitations for a “CrawDAD” Father’s Day cookout. We love this nautical invitation that promises “beer drinkin’, lip smackin’, and crab crackin’!” This color scheme is perfect for a Fourth of July cookout, too.

CrawDad Cookout Father's Day Party Invitation | Megan Long Photography

2. A Private Beach Picnic

Line the path to a private beach party with rope lanterns hung on shepherd’s hooks.

DIY Tip: Fill the bottom of the lanterns with sand to keep the candles in place.

Lanterns on shepherds hooks line the path to a private beach party | Megan Long Photography

This simple detail makes a major impact as guests arrive!

CrawDad Father's Day Cookout on the Beach | Megan Long Photography

3. The Coolest Kids’ Table

The kids’ table has never been so cool! A mini picnic table with personalized place settings for the littlest guests makes them feel so special. How adorable is that mini crab pinata?

CrawDad Cookout Kids' Table | Megan Long Photography

4. A Family-Style Crawfish Boil

When the seafood is ready, invite everyone to hit the buffet. You can create a festive display with a few easy layers. Start with burlap, then add a checkered tablecloth on an angle, toss a fishing net on top, and finish off the look with a banner!

Crawfish boil Father's Day Party on the Beach | Megan Long Photography

5. All The Fixings For A Good Time

The trickiest part of a beachside cook out is making sure everything you need is packed and ready. Preparing details like citronella candles to keep the bugs away, butter warmers, and even buckets to collect the crab shells, ensures that your party will go off without a hitch.

CrawDad Cookout Father's Day Party | Megan Long Photography

6. A Hand-Washing Station

For every party planning challenge, there really is a solution! If there isn’t a restroom nearby, a genius hand-washing station will keep guests feeling fresh after they’ve feasted at the “crawDAD” cookout.

CrawDad Cookout Father's Day Party Beach Hand washing Station | Megan Long Photography

7. DIY Dressed Up Mason Jars

This nautical rope treatment for mason jars is the perfect beachy accent for the occasion! Fill them up with sweet tea and serve them with a paper party straw to keep everyone cool on the beach.

Nautical Rope Wrapped Mason Jars | Megan Long Photography

8. An Adorable Dessert Display

Layering is key for a show-stopping dessert display, too! Set out all the special sweets so guests can select their favorites to sample.

CrawDad Cookout Red White and Blue Dessert Display | Megan Long Photography

Take a closer look at the cutest cookies and cake pops we’ve ever seen!

Corn Cob and Crab Leg Sugar Cookies | Megan Long Photography

Beer Mug Cake Pops and Dad with son | Megan Long Photography

9. Custom Drink Koozies

Koozies are practical favors for a Father’s Day cookout. Dads will appreciate the cold drink and will think of this special day each time they use their keepsake koozie.

CrawDad Cookout custom drink labels | Megan Long Photography

10. A Toast to Dad

When all of the preparation is complete, gather everyone for a Father’s Day toast around the table and just enjoy the day surrounded by family and friends.

CrawDad Cookout Father's Day Party on the beach toast | Megan Long Photography

11. S’mores Favors

When the party is over, send guests off with a s’mores kit to take home. Simply stack graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate in mini gable boxes and tie them with a bow. This edible favor is like a party in a box, just add a campfire!

CrawDad Cookout S'mores Favors | Megan Long Photography


Styling + Printables: Just a little Sparkle| Monogramed Napkins: Great Stitch | Blue vintage votives, rope lanterns & paper straws : Kate Aspen | Vinyl Decals: Classy detailed events | Rugby Stripe Baking Cups: TomKat Studios | Customized plates: Createurplate | Crab Pinatas & Candy Wands: Lisa Frank Parties | Crab & Anchor Banner: Lisa T Creations | Mason Jars: Just add glitter by Marla | Mallets & Seasoning: J.O. Spice Co. | Navy Stripe Tablecloth: Bateson’s Boutique | Beer Koozies: Vinyl Eloquence | Misc. decor: Sweet Jelly Parties | Photography: Megan Long Photography | Chocolate Oreos & Chocolate Crabs: Bella’s Bakery & Bowtique | Beer Mug & Corn Cake Pops: Stick a Cake in it | Pretzel Rods: Sugar and Spiked Inc | Crab claw, corn, lemon and beer cookies: Auntie Beas Bakery

How will you celebrate Father’s Day? Share your plans in the comments!

Happy Planning!