This old school skateboarding inspried Father’s Day inspiration shoot is based on my husband and his love of the sport and his penchant for saying, “Let’s do this thing” to my boys when they ask him to do something. When Amy of Amy’s Kitchen Table (recently redone as Southern Belly Kitchen) and I decided to work together on a post, me doing decor and she doing food, I was super excited. I haven’t gotten to do any fun projects with her since Easter. A year ago. I came up with the idea for the look of Father’s Day for my family and asked Katherine of The Side Stuff to help with the graphic design. I took her design and changed it up a bit to make more decor. I bet the party would have been even better if Katherine would have been able to work with me on the whole thing but she’s about to have a baby any minute and I didn’t want to bog her down. If you haven’ checked out her site, GO (My fave party is her Monster Happy Hour! for moms and kids)! The ideas and decor for this is solely based on my family. I’ve got two little boys and they love to have “boys club” with dad. So I decided that Father’s Day would consist of lots of activities and, of course, if Amy is involved, delicious food.
I didn’t intend to use neon when I first thought of the idea (it’s soooooo 5 minutes ago, said with big eye roll for dramatic effect, but not by me) but I found the Todd Oldham paper tape set at Target and knew it had to be part of this. Because I still love neon. I don’t know when I’ll be over it and that is ok. If you are over it feel free to use something less offensive. I added lightning bolts to make it a little more fun. I can’t tell you why I think lightning bolts are fun, I just do.
And then it’s time for dinner. Amy came up with a delicious menu and guess what? I got to eat this for lunch after we took pictures. Bangin! Coffee rubbed steaks with homemade steak sauce and homemade potato chips. Hop on over to her page for all of her recipes! You HAVE TO check out her blog if you haven’t already. She’s the most insane cook I know. She has that ease and common sense and creativity in the kitchen that I, and most people, lack. I love to watch her cook! And I love eating what she’s cooked even more!
My kids are obsessed with snow cones right now. So I decided for the “chillax” portion of the day we would serve snowcones that the adults and kids could both enjoy. My husband and I have been exploring whiskey sours lately so I found a recipe that was a bit fruitier than usual and used that in place of the standard snow cone syrup.
Serves AT LEAST four adult snowcones with some left over:
1 cup Orange Juice (fresh squeezed is best!)
5 oz. pineapple juice
1/2 cup whiskey (if making this kid friendly, use ginger ale. Leave out the whiskey, duh)
1 tsp agave
2 tsp maraschino cherry juice
Pour over shaved (of crushed ice)
Garnish with a cherry
What could be better than drinking a whiskey sour snow cone while playing a game of dominos? The kid friendly version of the snow cone is shown with the little green picks. The ginger ale keeps the color similar to the adult version and is sweet enough that the kids really enjoy it.
Ain’t nothing more chillaxing than a red cup filled with the leftover whiskey sour after an afternoon of activities. Your Father’s Day might look a little different than ours especially if you have little girls. But I am sure dad would be just fine with having his hair brushed for a minute. But he might draw the line at makeup.
BIG thank you to Katherine for creating the main graphic for the shoot and Amy for wanting to play with me. Seriously, go check out her site and tell me what recipe sounds delicious to you. My answer, all of them.
Happy Father’s Day!