Unique Father's Day Table Setting Ideas

May 18, 2022

When it comes to your dad or partner’s dad, you want to show him how much you appreciate him. There are many ways of showing love and gratitude during this time of year, but one way is through a table setting. A table setting is the arrangement of utensils, plates, and other things on the table to have a meal. This article will give you tips on how to set up a table with beautiful accents that are perfect for Father’s Day. These ideas are super easy to follow so let’s get started!

Create a Picture with Placemats

Coral Flower Woven Placemat and Palms Napkin Ring Table Settings
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A chic and simple way to make your table setting stand out is by creating a picture with placemats. This can be done in many different ways, but one example would be taking two placemats that are the same style and arranging them on the table so they create an image. For example, you could have a red placemat on the left side of the table and another red placemat on the right side of the table. The two red placemats would create a heart shape in between them when arranged correctly. What’s great about this idea is that it’s very simple to set up and doesn’t require any additional items. You don’t need to buy any specific type of placemat because any similar ones will work as well. To make this even more special for your dad or partner’s dad, add something he likes into the design such as his favorite sports team or if he loves animals, include their favorite animal(s). Another idea is to take four placemats that are all different colors and arrange them so they create a pattern like stripes or polka dots. If you love color, you could use four different colored placemats without worrying about color matching like with the heart design.

Canvas Placemat with utensil pccket
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Sometimes simple is better: This Father's day table settings features a clear plate as to not take away from the picture we created.  This great Father's Day table settings idea features our Canvas placemat with utensil pocket and we paired it with a red tie to resemble dad's office attire.  Isn't this the cutest Father's Day table settings idea ever? Thanks for our client M. Ibanez for the idea.

Dining Table Decor

dining table decor
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The first thing you want to do is set up your dining table. You can get creative with different colors and patterns like the ones in this picture. You can also use a mix of different shapes and sizes of plates, bowls, and cups. Next, add some flowers or other decoration to make it more festive!

Use Vibrant Colours for a Touch of Beauty

Woven Napkin Rings
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One way to make your table setting look more radiant is to use vibrant colours. This can be done through the use of flowers and other decorations. You can also use food items in different colours. For example, if you are having pasta for dinner, you can place a green pepper on the plate or add green olive oil to the salad dressing for a touch of colour. If you want to keep it simple, you could try adding some blueberries to your strawberries for a pop of colour as well! These tips will make your table setting come alive with beauty and happiness.

Mix and Match Your Porcelain

ceramic plates

Mix and match different styles of porcelain to give your table a unique feel. Porcelain is an inexpensive option for dinnerware, which will make it easier on your wallet. There are many different colors to choose from, but pastels like light blue, pink, or yellow are perfect for a Father’s Day table setting. Porcelain is also an easy material to clean and won’t break easily. If you want to purchase some porcelain dishes without spending all day searching for the perfect pieces, you can buy packs at stores like Walmart or Target.

Add Greenery to the Table Setting

Small Woven Vase
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It is so important to include greenery in the table setting. Greenery provides a beautiful, natural touch to any table. You can include peonies, tulips, and other flowers that are in season. Once you have those in your vase, it’s time to add the other items to your table setting!

Including Food in the Table Setting

Brunch table
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The first thing you need to do is decide what kind of food you would like to serve. You could make a dish your dad likes or something more traditional like a ham and pineapple. Whatever you choose, it should be served in a rectangle-shaped dish. It’s best to have the meal placed on the left side of the table to show that it’s the main course of the meal. The drink should be placed on the right side of the table as this is typically where people place their drink. After you set up your drink, place your utensils next to it and lay down any napkins that are required for your table setting. When laying down a napkin, make sure to lay it on top of the plate so that one side hangs over both edges of the plate. This will help cover any food spills or drops from drinks. You can also use flatware if preferred instead of placing forks and spoons on your plate when eating!


Whether you're hosting a small intimate gathering or a large-scale banquet, it's important to take the time to put together a table setting that represents your personal style and your personality. This is the perfect way to show your dad how much you care about him - and all the sacrifices he's made for you over the years.

I hope this blog post about Father's Day Table Settings ideas has inspired you to put together a nice table.