Father’s Day is a reminder to everyone of what their fathers have done for them in their lives. Even if fathers weren’t always around, they were able to teach their children values and life lessons. Father’s Day may seem overrated, but just think how hard your dad works to make things happen at the right time. There’s a reason why dads are always confused, or stressed and want to relax, and that’s because they spend all day serving the kids.
It may not seem like it, but dads just want to let go and play, but are bound and committed to providing their children with a solid quality of life. I remember how much my father loved chocolate chip cookies. He had to hide them from his children because we would be scouring the kitchen looking for the goodies. As we got older, we heard Dad hid the cookies in the top drawer of his dresser, and we devoured them. Dad’s only comfort was his cookies, which he usually kept to himself.
Looking back, it was crazy and fun to grab Dad’s cookies, so a year before Father’s Day, we ordered a commercial box of chocolate chip cookie dough. This box was cold packed and weighed about 25 pounds. That’s a lot of cookies, but my dad loved opening the Father’s Day gift and instantly remembered how we used his chocolate chip cookies when we were young. Cookie dough had sentimental value to my father and that gift was an unforgettable experience.
When you come up with a good gift for Father’s Day, try to find one that will help him remember his childhood. Don’t get caught up in the normal barbecue hardware and grilling aprons. Make your dad feel like he contributes more to the family than the person paying the bills. Playing board games will spark a conversation and help you reflect on the good times over the years. You can also write him a handwritten letter telling him how much you love and look up to him. Dads are just giant teddy bears.
There will also be some activities to admire in addition to a cake or gift care for this Father’s Day. Here are some exciting events for your dad on Father’s Day.
Ideas for a Father’s Day Party
- Decorate the house with his favorite football team logos. Cups, plates, hats and other themed decorations will set the tone for the family gathering.
- Make sure your theme complements the decorations. If you choose a sports theme, you can find ways to decorate with the sports team and even play a family soccer game.
- Father’s Day should not go unnoticed. Make a statement and throw a giant block party for all the dads on the street. Families can get a specific dish to take away so that everyone can eat and enjoy each other’s company. Dads love BBQs, so make it the biggest block party BBQ ever!
- Daddy’s love junk! You can find any pointless gadget or gadget for Dad that will make him happy. From calculators to key chains, dads will find a use for it. The one thing Dad hates the most is cleaning up trash – so make sure your party favors don’t leave a mess for Dad to clean up.