As we began planning a creative Father’s Day idea to celebrate the special fathers in our lives, we were brought back to one of our most favorite experiences from our childhood. Every year as kids, we’d pile into the car with Nana and Pop, and take a road trip up to Virginia. We loved the excitement of this annual trip, and especially enjoyed getting to choose our favorite snacks to bring for the long car ride. What was a go-to of ours? A bag of beef jerky! It’s always been one of our favorite (and most delicious!) memories we have from these trips with our grandparents, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Fast forward to last year, we created a Father’s Day Jerky and Beer Pairing Party for a fun and unique way to celebrate the special men in our lives — and it was a hit! We loved seeing everyone sharing their own recreations of this idea. So, this year, we’ve decided to do it again, with an updated menu and fresh pairings that’ll delight any dad in your life!
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A Father’s Day Idea for All the Dads
Our dad holds a special place in our heart. He’s always loved spending special one-on-one time with each of us, bringing us to basketball games, the driving range and even to McDonald’s to enjoy an ice cream cone. But Father’s Day also has us, of course, wanting to celebrate all the other dads in our life, including our step dad, grandfathers and our husbands who are amazing fathers to our little ones. We cherish these special men in our lives, and appreciate how they carve time out of their schedules to make us all feel special and loved, so we want to show the love right back to them this holiday.
This Father’s Day, let’s celebrate all the dads in our lives, and shower them with affection and show them how much they matter to us, with our brand-new Jerky & Beer Pairing Party!
Jerky & Beer Pairing Party
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Father’s Day Idea: Set the Table
Though this is a deconstructed tablescape design, we still begin with the first step of our tablescape recipe: the foundational table throw. We kept it casual with a beautiful cream chenille throw that elevated the experience without it feeling overly fussy.
Hostful Hack: Add visual interest by laying down your table throw at an angle, allowing the beauty of the throw to complement the contrast of your dining room table.
Dinnerware, Drinkware & Dinner Napkins
Elevate the experience by opting for dinnerware, carafes, and cloth dinner napkins to complete the look. We recommend having neutral colors on hand so that, no matter the overall design aesthetic, your pieces will blend seamlessly.
Father’s Day Idea: Get the Free Printable
Add a special touch to your Father’s Day gathering by including food and drink labels, as well as a menu to help guests pair their jerky and beer. Frame your printable menu to elevate the overall look even more and choose place card holders in warm hues to bring the whole look together.
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Father’s Day 2021: Jerky & Beer Pairing Party
- Textural Table Throw (1)
- Small Planters (2)
- Medium Planter (1)
- Assorted Florals (for Planters)
- Serving Trays (2)
- Small Carafes (4)
- 5×7 Antique Brass Photo Frame (1)
- Set of Printable Pairing Party Cards (1)
- Place Card Holders (8)
- Bread Plates (4)
- Salad or Dessert Plates (4)
- Natural Leather Napkin Rings (4)
- Pure White Tealights (4)
- Dinner Napkins (4)
- Small Fluted Tumblers (4)
- 1 package Wild Heat Beef Jerky
- 1 package Sweet & Hot Beef Jerky
- 1 package Bacon Beef Jerky
- 1 package Hickory Smoked Beef Jerky
- 1 bottle Brown Ale Beer
- 1 bottle IPA Beer
- 1 bottle Dry Pilsner
- 1 bottle Summer Lager
- Spread Textural Table Throw diagonally on table top
- Place Planters with Assorted Florals on top of Throw
- Place Serving Trays, Place Card Holders, and Printables on Table
- Place Beef Jerky on Bread Plates and arrange with appropriate labels (from Printables) on one Serving Tray
- Pour each Beer into a Small Carafe and set on second Serving Tray
- Enjoy with the special Dad in your life!