June 13th, 2012 |

Father’s Day BBQ

Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday, so I am here today to inspire you with this fabulous {yet masculine} bbq from Honeycomb Events, as seen in the summer 2012 issue of The Party Dress Magazine. ┬áRead on for all of the details from Jeff and Jennifer:

We’re so used to designing baby showers, bridal showers, and young children’s birthday parties, that when the opportunity arose to create a barbecue table centered around Father’s Day, we were happy to depart from our usual pink, glitter, and lace. We started with the color palette, navy blue and orange. They pop against each other so well and still read very masculine, youthful and energetic. We love to mix the modern and the natural, so our neutrals were stainless steel and blonde wood grain.

We had the opportunity to paint a seven foot long picnic table and benches navy blue, so we took it. This amazing modern plus sign fabric was too good to pass up as a table runner, and the plus sign quickly became the symbol of the bbq. The slimness of the table presented an interesting challenge. In order to prevent crowding, we had to think up. We placed our condiments on stilts with custom made labels. The menu and our touch of grass were lofted up to eye level as well. Wood and metal met at the base of our pedestals with our pine crates wrapped in stainless steel and filled with hickory wood chips. Place cards doubled as utensil holders which were customized with our irregular line pattern that matched the napkins. We finished off the meal with a bottle of Orangina. Besides the color, we love the shape of the bottle. We couldn’t resist making our own label for it, and you’ve got to love a navy striped straw.

The food table featured that wonderful navy blue irregular stripe again as well as orange and stainless steel crates. For lunch, guests chose from grilled chicken sausages or pork and pepper kabobs with barbecue dipping sauce at the bottom of the glass, straight off the grill. The peanut slaw featured a few more of our great printables with wood grain or steel backing. Everyone’s favorite was the homemade orange creamsicles. After a great day of bbq and celebrating dad, we made the most of the expansive yard with a fun game of croquet.

Photography by Sarah Anderson


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