- Family game night
Is your father competitive and creative? Father’s Day is the perfect time to challenge him with classic games such as Monopoly, Jenga, and Charades. If he prefers trivia and brain teasers, don’t hesitate to take advantage of that and spend quality time testing his mind with them. You can even take it a step further and host a trivia night for the whole family.
Game nights give you a chance to create lasting memories and relive old ones. A beautiful game night gives you a sense of bonding and belonging.
A nice, tech-free, face-to-face family time with the man who raised you is more valuable than you can ever imagine.
- Explore the water
Spend some quality time with him near a water source. You can rent out a personal watercraft or a boat and teach him how to ride on it if he is not familiar with it yet or even better you both have a session with an instructor. A more pocket-friendly option would be to take him fishing- you can hire the equipment or dust off his fishing gear if life has stopped your dad from carrying on with this favourite pastime.
Dads have truly revolutionized the sport of fishing. Without them, it wouldn’t be the same thing it is today. That’s why fishing on Father’s Day truly celebrates their contribution to society as a whole.
- Get tickets to his favorite game
Is your dad a wrestling, baseball, basketball, or football enthusiast? Buy tickets and take him to his favorite game on Father’s Day. We all know the game is usually ten times as exciting when you are watching it live and in real-time compared to the screen version of it.
If he loves art, perhaps take him to an exposition that he hasn’t been to and if you can’t get him tickets to his favourite concert why not organize karaoke with the rest of the family. To rendition music of his favourite band, this will fun not just for dad but for the entire family!
- Head out to the golf course
If you were to ask him how he would like to spend his Father’s Day, golfing would certainly be at the top of his list. Dads love golf, it would be safe to say that most of them are truly smitten. Father’s Day is the ideal occasion to make his wishes come true.
Treat him to some tee time at his preferred golf course. Make him feel extra special by arranging his transportation and organizing his gear well ahead of time. You can rest assured that this is something he won’t be forgetting anytime soon.
- Go on a beer tasting spree
Do you know your dad’s favorite brewski? Well, on Father’s Day you are allowed to spoil him with a refreshing pint of his favorite cocktails. The best treat, however, would be a beer-tasting affair with a wide variety of local lagers, ales, and IPA’s.
He may even fall in love with a new flavor. What’s better than knowing you helped him pick it out? He will be thanking you for this for a long time.
- Take him out to steak dinner
If you were a Dad, would you not appreciate a nice plate of steak and chips served with your favorite bourbon? Of course, you would!
So fire up your stovetop and arm yourself with the right recipe to spoil him all the way. Practice everything ahead of time and make sure you got what it takes to sear the steak perfectly.
They love us so much and they do a lot for us already, they shouldn’t be responsible for Father’s Day dinner too.
- Work out together
You should do your dad’s favorite fun activity on Father’s Day, even if it means a family workout session. Forget the gym for once and go for a run or a jog on a trail or along the water. If the weather is not friendly, let him choose another workout that both of you or the entire family can enjoy indoors.
If he loves kickboxing or golfing, you can surprise him with a brand-new membership at a local gym, studio, or club.
Join him there if you live close enough and bond over his newfound pastime. He is more likely to stick to the routine and stay in shape when he has a fitness buddy by his side.
- Plan a road trip
Were you a fan of vacations and road trips as a child? Your dad was probably the all-time designated driver, right? It’s time to return the favor. Drive up to that exciting location you plan on surprising him with this Father’s Day.
And the best part is that you are free to make it as long as it suits both of you. Visit nearby towns and cities if you are short on time; you can do this within a day. If you are more interested in the ultimate experience, plan an extensive trip and spoil him with a bona fide vacation.
Make the road trip better by incorporating his favorite hobbies. If he loves history, for example, you can come up with a travel plan that stops at the best historic sites and landscapes. If he is a fan of ice cream, make sure he samples all ice creams in all the top-rated ice cream shops along your route.
- Order pizza and have a video game bash
If your dad is more of the fun, laid-back type, don’t bug him too much. Let him stay in his comfort zone for Father’s Day. Give him the dad off- no chores, no running after little ones; simply a day he can put his feet up.
Maybe you can even play some video games together, Introduce him to all the new ones in the market. Ask him to teach you some of his favorite classic games and have fun seeing who’s best at them.
You can also decide on a day out to the arcade and make it a family day out.
And in case dad is a little be older, spending the day with him and having a takeaway or even bringing catered meal if you want to go the extra mile. To remind him of how grateful the family is for all the sacrifices he made.
Some final thoughts
Too often it may feel that Father’s Day is simply to compensate for having Mother’s Day. But this isn’t true; Fathers are just as integral to society and therefore rightly deserve their very own day of celebration
Make Father’s Day the most memorable day of your dad’s life with fun activities and gifts. Because after all, Dads need love just as much as the rest of us!
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