Rad Dad Club – a Father’s Day Dinner Party

Calling All Rad Dads

This dinner party was made for you! Together with two friends, we created this interactive dinner menu to celebrate our amazing husbands on Father’s Day. I designed a fun, masculine logo that D Shelez Designz produced for me out of black foam board and walnut veneer. Instead of a backdrop, I simply placed the sign on an easel in front of large dried palm fronds (which I found while taking a walk around the block. The benefit of living in south Florida!). From there, we planned a cocktail pairing menu. Each course had a cocktail paired with it!

The Nosh & Details

This party is filled with DIYs! Using leftover curtain fabric, I sewed some napkins. I’m a sucker for stripes! For the centerpieces, I painted the smaller dried palm fronds I found on my walk with some black paint for added interest. I printed some Father’s Day tags from Threadmama Story as well as had at the kids draw a picture for their dads and answer some questions. I rolled them up and tied them with a bow for the dads to open with the last course.

The first course was an individual charcuterie board waiting for them as they arrived. For this course, they actually had to make their cocktail themselves. A delicious Negroni! An instructional card held up by a binder clip was at each setting along with all the ingredients.

To go with the main course of ribs and mashed potatoes, we paired a smoked Old Fashioned with homemade dried oranges and a custom stir stick. The twist? They had to smoke the cocktail themselves with their own personalized cocktail smoker from Lily & Blue – sporting their custom logo, of course!


I didn’t manage to get pictures of the salad and main course, but for dessert we had the most delicious macarons from Bon Macaron paired with an Espresso Martini with a lemon twist – SO GOOD!

All in all it was such a fun night. I think we succeeded in making these hardworking dads feel loved.

What are your Father’s Day plans? I’d love to hear!

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