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.
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.
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.
This simple detail makes a major impact as guests arrive!
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take a closer look at the cutest cookies and cake pops we’ve ever seen!
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.
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.
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!
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!