A little birdie mentioned that all golfers love to “par-tee”, especially after the 18th hole. For all the dads who love the game, celebrate his special day with a “par-fectly” planned lunch.
This man-sized menu includes a hearty beef and cheese “club” sandwich smothered with caramelized onions and served with an au jus sauce for dipping and side of Seasoned sweet potato fries. The dessert,Putter Nutter Par-Faits are served in tall skinny parfait glasses. Scoops of home-made salted caramel ice cream layered with chocolate and caramel sauce topped with fresh whipped cream. Added to this delicious dessert as a garnish is crumbled Nutter Butter® peanut butter cookies, coarse sea salt and one mini round Nutter Butter Cookie. To keep everyone in the swing of things serve your favorite iced tea, perhaps an Arnold Palmer (half tea/half lemonade), Dr. Enuf, an upper East Tennessee made soda and or coffee.
Fairway Friends Will Applaud Pristine Course Table Top
Upon arrival, your fairway friends will applaud the pristine course tabletop. Faux Astro turf lines the tables as the putting green. A turquoise, lime green, navy and white table runner lines the center of the table and was the color inspiration for this luncheon.
The centerpiece is a large glass urn filled with new golf balls and tees surrounded by potted monkey grass as a reminder that there are “hazards” in this game. Standing in the midst of the balls and tees are pennant flags made from card stock and golf inspired stickers proudly boasting accolades and Number One Dad.
Monochromatic argyle designed scrapbook papers were fashioned as beverage wraps for glass bottles while plastic stir sticks sport a practice ball on one end of the stick. The dinner is served on the classic white dinner plate while practice balls are attached to the base of green chargers. At each place setting light blue cloth napkins are rolled tight and placed in a “Tee” crafted napkin ring. The rings are made of card board paper tubes cut to Tee- length size, glued in opposite directions and spray painted glossy white.
Lunch FORE Dad Features Golf Balls and T’s as Centerpiece
You don’t have to know how to play the game of golf to host a great par-tee for dad but it might be a good idea to brush up on a few golfing terms to be in the know. Here are a few accurate terms that were used in a pun-way in this article. A birdie is a hole played in one stroke under par. A par is a standard score for a hole (defined by its length) and a tee is a wooden peg used to hold the ball up for driving, it is also the term used for the area where the play begins on a particular hole, like the third tee is where the third hole starts.
Fun Game of Golf Begins with Knowing the Terms
For those who are not familiar with the game of golf, here is a complete guide to common golf terms. A person could get tee’d off just learning all the terms but this particular term is a familiar one, at least when I have played the game. My personal favorite is fore, a warning shout given when there is a chance that the ball may hit other players or spectators; hopefully that term will not be heard during this Father’s Day lunch event.
Accolades for DAD
While your dad discusses handicaps, strokes of the game, and the holes-in-one, sit back, and savor every moment that you have with your dad. Just “fore” the fun of it, tell your dad how special he is and that you think he is really “Tee-riffic!”
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