First with Father’s Day coming up this weekend, next thing you know it’ll be Fourth of July then Labor Day in a blink of an eye! My favorite part about these hot summer months is all the festive parties we get to throw right in our very own backyard. My girls and I hosted an intimate Father’s Day soirée for the special hubbies in our lives and here’s how it all went down…
Step 1: Select a Theme
Let the season be your guide.
Step 2: Devise a Menu
While you know the men go ALL OUT with their Chef’s Bet dinners (seen HERE, HERE, and HERE) the women are a little more lax in that department so we decided to cater the event instead. For a party of 25-30 people, you can pre-select small bites, trays of hors d’oeuvres, book some servers for about $50 a head. (Yelp/ Google your local caterers for pricing) The servers will set up your buffet table, swap out menu items, bus and clean the space, and even pack all leftover food in convenient togo boxes for guests to carry home.
When guests are winding down, it’s nice to offer them a soupy nightcap dish to soak in all the alcohol.”
Step 3: Feature a Main Event
tasting is, it’s where you sample a few different varieties of aged whiskey, ounce by ounce to ascertain the complexities of its unique flavor notes. They can be a flight of different origins and different makers, or in this case, we elected for a variety of different years
from the same maker. We chose Hibiki, an award-winning Japanese whiskey infamous for its craftsmanship and harmonious
blends of fine liquor.
Hibiki® Whisky is not only Japan’s most highly awarded blended whisky, but among the most prestigious and honoured whiskies in the world.
(NOTE: This is NOT a sponsored post, we really love this brand of whiskey)
We started with Hibiki Harmony, the lowest end from their famous line and worked our way up to 12 years aged, then 17 years aged (my favorite), and ended with Hibiki 21, aged 21 years and retails for over $400 a bottle.
Yup, these things don’t come cheap guys!
So find out what your fellas are into and personalize the party to their preferences. After all, they do father those adorable munchkins of yours so best if they feel appreciated if only for 1 day out of the year! Lol
Step 4: Stop Stressing and Enjoy!
We even gathered around and one-by-one the ladies shared what it takes to make a great father, how fabulous their fellas have been, and how lucky their children feel to have these incredible Dads by their side. Aww, cue the waterworks!
Thanks for reading loves!