Jun 17, 2011

Father’s Day Roundup

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds

Photo Credits above:  (1) Martha Stewart (2) Lilyshop (3) Paper Crave.

Father’s day is this Sunday so we’re sharing a Father’s Day Roundup of some terrific ideas to ensure that dad feels special. While mothers are often touted as fashion inspirations, fathers seem to get stuck with the short end of the stick. Whether it’s a grandpa sweater they wear every day in the winter, or a Halloween costume hat-turned-favorite accessory, dads seem to be remembered more for their fashion misses than their fashion hits. But while we bemoan every short sleeved shirt in an outdated print or khaki pant and running shoe combo that Dad walks out of the house in, the man deserves some credit for his self-confidence.  After all, he’s the one who taught us how to ride a bike (and bandaged up our knees when the first few tries didn’t go so well).  He’s the one who played one-on-one basketball with us until we made the team.  And he’s the one who gave us a reassuring squeeze as he walked us down the aisle. We may not have inherited Dad’s unique sense of style, but we sure got a healthy dose of confidence from him.  Treat dad to some fun masculine treats this weekend and who knows, maybe the polka dot ties from Bees Knees Creative will inspire him to finally part with his piano key necktie.  To all the dad’s, grandpa’s and men {including our husbands!} that inspire us, Happy Fathers Day!

This post is dedicated to my dad (who would have been 73 this week), my father-in-law (who we lost just this month), and Lisa’s dad (who passed away earlier this year).  They all lost battles to cancer and we miss them dearly.

Photo Credits above: Shindig Parties to Go.

Photo Credits above:  (1) The Pastry Tip (2) Bakerella (3) Bees Knees Creative (4) Eleni’s NY (5) Eleni’s NY


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  • LOVE these ideas!!! Hmm…..how much time do I have left to make more cookies?!?!?

  • All wonderful ideas! I love that neck tie banner~

  • Oh how I love the bowties on the packaging! How perfect!

  • Love the packaging ideas! And the cookies are all so adorable. Too bad my husband already got his gift.

  • I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father and father-in law and Lisa’s as well. Your post reminds me just how much care and time I should take to celebrate my dad not only on fathers’ day but every day. Lots of fun ideas and happy colors to make the day all around special. Thanks for your ways of sharing your appreciation of dad’s this day in that Amy creative way!

  • loved them all!!! Thanx Amy!!

  • Thank you, Amy, for featuring my Father’s Day printables set. And what a great grouping of ideas – love those fondant tie cupcake toppers!

  • Thanks so much for featuring the tie cookies from my party! Lovely roundup!

    So sorry to hear about your loses :[. Happy Fathers day to all.

  • ADORABLE! I love the tie banner and the bow ties on the packages are adorable!! We made a fun edible bow tie for Dad. Check it out here: http://www.supermommoments.com/2011/06/candy-bowtie-dad/

  • Adorable! I love the bow ties on the gifts!

  • great post Amy, cool ideas for gifts and packaging…
    best, peter

  • loooove the tie wrapped gifts!

  • LOVE these ideas for Daddy-0! Especially the ties & suspenders as embellishments for the packages!

  • Marilyn

    Thanks for all the great ideas. You always have such good links. Love Lilyshop.com and the Party to go sites.

  • Thank you so much for featuring our Suspenders and Tie packaging! Lovely Blog ~ xo

  • TIE-rific ideas!!!!!!!…. love the tie cookies… have a sweet father’s day!!!

  • You are so inspiering! I love youre desserts tables. I made one for the first time this friday to celebrate my graduation. The theme was Pink Paris! So now im eating eiffel tower cupcakes = ).Thank you for all the beutiful joy you send out!

  • Nice party!!! Beautiful ideas!

  • Thanks for inspiring by blog post for Father’s Day! 🙂

  • What a sweet and wonderful post! Everything is adorable, especially the tie cookies! I love everything Renee at Bees Knees does! So sorry for your losses, but what a sweet post to honor them!

  • Love the neck tie cookies in the round up!

  • Lovely designs!!!

  • Love this banner! Fathers day tomorrow here in Australia. Have just linked to you from my facebook page too! Thank you 🙂

  • I love the tool cookies! Perfect for my handy husband!