Father, I am your daughter. This year, Father’s Day may feel a little different with social distancing and worldwide quarantines. With some Twinspiration, you can still host dad (or husband, uncle, grandfather) with a special Father’s Day dinner. We are excited to share the #1 dad in the world with you.
Instead of firing up the grill on Father’s Day, we recommend hosting an outdoor dinner party. We made this dinner more special by incorporating fresh mango into every course. Single-ingredient dinners are a fun way to jazz up a dinner party. Plus it makes picking the recipes and cooking a little more fun. So let’s make Father’s Day mango-nificent! For more on mango varieties, check out last year’s mango dinner party.
We set the table with a denim blue and white stripe table runner and lemon yellow and white plates. When using an outdoor table and a table runner, make sure not to put the silverware directly on the table. We placed the silverware on top of the napkins.
Each place setting featured lemon yellow and white appetizer plates stacked on top of dinner plates, a wine glass, a water glass and a mango dessert.
We poured Whispering Angel rose.
We made yellow paper flowers using our Cricut and used them as our table centerpieces. What’s great about paper flowers is that they don’t die, so you can keep reusing them.
We also placed white votives and hurricanes on each side of the floral centerpiece. We used rustic, wooden serving dishes, which complemented the table decor.
We started with a mango and goat cheese salad with avocado. We recommend adding seasonal fresh fruit to salads. Just chop fresh mango and slice avocado. Then add the spinach, goat cheese and sliced almonds. This salad is easy to make, and the fresh salad dressing makes the recipe quite unique.
For the main, we served cod with tropical mango salsa and quinoa. We try to eat fish once a week. Just marinate the fish and bake. While the fish is baking, make the mango salsa. Scoop quinoa on the plate, then add the fish and top with the mango salsa. Leftover salsa can be served with a salad the next day.
We concluded our meal with a tri-layered mango cheesecake parfait. We crushed graham crackers for the first layer. We made the cheesecake layer with heavy cream and cream cheese. The top layer was made with fresh mango, vanilla and salt. It was heavenly! We will be sharing the full recipe on the blog next week.
We paired our meal with a refreshing rosé.
We also used our Cricut to make a one of a kind Father’s Day card.
This Father’s Day, celebrate dad with a home cooked meal. It does’t take two to mango, it takes three courses.
A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.Billy Graham
What a lovely idea! I know my husband would love it. I definitely want to try that mango cheesecake parfait! Your table looks gorgeous, too. I love the colors!
We might still be on quarantine on Father’s Day. It is a bummer, because I can’t go out to get my husband a proper gift. I cannot even go to the cemetery to lay flowers on my father’s grave. Anyway, we can still have a little celebration here at home. I will cook my husband’s favorite meal – chicken cordon bleu.
Looks like y’all had an amazing fathers day celebration.
What a fun set up even while in quarantine. This seems like a fabulous fathers day!
Wow. Definitely you have a fabulous father’s day! Your table is gorgeous, too. I love the colors!
The table looks so neatly organized. The yellow paper flowers add a captivating effect to the whole set up.
What a lovely idea, I adore how the table is set up! Looks like you had an amazing father’s day.
I am in love with your table spread. I could look at it all day!
What a perfect Father’s Day menu and setting! I am glad you all had such a wonderful day.
that is a great idea and you totally pulled it off with style. Happy (past but never fully passed) father’s Day
We had a simple celebration at home too. My partner loved it and everyone was happy.
Such pretty pictures and I wish I was there eating this food too!
Your Dad is lucky to have you two! I love the floral centerpiece! It will never die!
Lucky dad! I love the idea and the salsa. I do mango salsa and we are so fond of mango inspired recipes
Seems like you had a nice time, glad you shared this with us, thank you!
table decoration really looks so lovely and fascinating especially those DIY flowers..Thanks for sharing about how you have spent..great work indeed…food seems to be very delicious and tasty…
I love those centrepiece flowers! I hope you guys had a great time – family times are the best! 🙂