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Father’s Day is right around the corner, so it’s time to plan how to make this Father’s Day extra special. Struggling with how to spend the day or wondering what Dad might like? Check out the list below for a few fun ideas of how to come up with an exciting or sentimental Father’s Day plan to show Dad how much you appreciate him and all that he does.
Build Something – If Dad happens to be the crafty kind, tackling a project together or building something creative could be a great way to spend the day! Many department stores or craft shops have ready-to-build projects, such as models or Lego sets, which could be a great way to spend the day with Dad while doing something he enjoys. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, you could recreate a fun, yet messy, science experiment, such as slime. Enlist Dad to help pick the project for the day, and be sure to show off the results of your hard work when you’re finished building or experimenting!
Play a Round of Mini Golf – Not only is this a great idea to spend some time with Dad, but it’s also an enjoyable family outing as well. Bring out Dad’s competitive side with a round (or three) of mini golf. To make the game a little more interesting, create a friendly competition with him and your family members. Regardless of winners and losers, mini golf is a great family activity and a fun way for you to spend some one-on-one time with Dad.
Become a Chef – Throw on your chef’s hat and apron and prepare a homemade Michelin star meal for Dad. Ask him what his absolute favorite meal is, and then make it your mission to cook it! Whether it be grilled steak, spaghetti and meatballs, or just sandwiches, he will appreciate the thought and effort behind your cooking endeavor. Just be sure to clean up the mess in the kitchen afterwards!
Make Something Homemade – If the shops aren’t quite working out, make something homemade for Dad that has sentimental value. Whether it be a photo frame for a family photo, a handmade card, or a funny painted coffee mug, Dad is sure to appreciate that it came from you! Something homemade is unique and special, and is a gift that he can cherish and remember for years.
Design a Dessert – Following your self-made meal, treat Dad to a little something sweet. Take him out for ice cream, or make homemade ice cream sandwiches with his favorite flavor. You could also create an ice cream sundae bar in your own kitchen. Pick a variety of Dad’s favorite toppings, such as sprinkles, crushed Oreos, or chocolate syrup, and mix and match your favorite ice cream and toppings to create an out-of-this-world sundae! You’ll get to spend time with Dad while also enjoying his favorite sweet treat.
Be a Tourist in Your Town – Take Dad on a tour of your own town for this Father’s Day. Do a little research into where you live or surrounding towns, and find some interesting places or activities that Dad would like that you have never done before. Become a tourist by checking out popular restaurants, stores, or museums. Act as an official tour guide, and show him your hometown from a different perspective. Who knows? You and Dad might find a new favorite spot to visit in the future.
Family Field Day Competition – Take advantage of the warmer June weather and enjoy Father’s Day outside! Create your own family field day with some of Dad’s favorite activities. You could include a tug-of-war event, a pie eating contest, a football throwing competition and more to create your own tournament. Split your family into two teams, or participate individually, and keep score. Have Dad decide what the winning prize will be!
Movie Marathon – Pick a selection of Dad’s favorite movies, both new and old, and have a movie marathon! Make a large batch of popcorn, collect some of his favorite snacks, and settle down on the couch to enjoy some feature films. Dad can get busy sometimes and might not be able to stay up to date with the newest flicks, so make sure to throw some new movies into the mix as well. Spend this time with Dad catching up on blockbuster films, and maybe watch some movies you’ve never seen from when he was your age.
Be a Helper – Another good gift idea for Dad could just be simply helping him out! Sometimes Dad needs a hand running errands and getting necessary stuff done, and a little help goes a long way. Especially on Father’s Day, there might be some tasks that he needs to get done no matter what. Help him check these items off of the list to make the job a little easier. Not only does this save Dad some time and energy, but it’s also a great way to hang out with him on Father’s Day.
Dad’s Choice – Let Dad decide how he would best like to spend his Father’s Day! Prompt him to pick some of his favorite activities and let him decide how he would like to spend the day. There might be something he would really like to do and events he might not like as much. Put Dad in charge as Father’s Day is all about him!
Father’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate Dad. Whether you pursue one of the ideas above or come up with a fun Father’s Day activity on your own, be sure to make this June 17th all about Dad!