Okay, people. It’s time to brainstorm.
Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16th. While you may have hit a home run for Mother’s Day with a lovely bouquet of flowers and a sweet card, Father’s Day doesn’t have quite as many solid traditions to fall back on. But you love Dad as much as Mom, right? Right. So let’s get planning.
A List of Chores
What does the average father figure do on a typical Sunday? Mow the lawn? Rake the leaves? How about setting your alarm clock ahead on Father’s Day and knocking out all the boring tasks he usually handles on the weekends.
People don’t want to take a day off only to face double the work tomorrow! So make sure anything he might be worrying about is crossed of the list.
Here’s some more ideas:
- Wash his car
- Take the trash out
- Clean a part of the house that usually gets forgotten (windows on the outside, anyone?)
- Walk the dog
- Change lightbulbs
- Check fire alarm batteries
Imagine how surprised he’ll be when you hand over a list of completed chores he doesn’t have to do that Sunday. (Although he’ll probably ask why you can’t do these things all the the time). And doing the dishes after breakfast would be an extra-special cherry on top of an already awesome Father’s Day!
Father’s Day Events
Make a list of the things dad likes to do outside of work. Football game? Movies? Even if it’s just sitting back with a cold bottle of beer and watching some TV, whatever activity he does for relaxation or a fun day out is the perfect choice for Father’s Day.
If there aren’t any events going on around you, then plan a hike or a day on the lake. Dad (Or Stepdad. Or Grandpa.) will love just spending some time with you.
Food. Food. Food.
What dad-type person doesn’t like food?
But unless he’s really into the eggs and bacon option (which can be pretty awesome), brunch probably isn’t the way to go. Make a list of dad’s favorite restaurants and then narrow it down to one that’s really special or he doesn’t get to often.
If he’s the kind of guy who likes to try new things, then find a place he’s never been to where the food sounds super delicious. Just remember to make a reservation wherever you decide to go!
Thank You, Dad
Whatever you end up doing for Father’s Day, make sure to let dad know how much you appreciate everything he’s done for you and the family!