Are you looking for an inexpensive way to celebrate Father's Day this year? For many families trying to tighten up budgets, finding no cost or cheap things to do or places to go on Father's Day can be frustrating. Hopefully these simple ideas will provide relief, and some fun family time, too!
Do some chores.
Around our house, the to-do list is never done. For Father's Day why not have each family member choose one or two of the tasks that never seem to get done, and let dad sit back and relax knowing that his family is taking over for an afternoon. Some of our favorites chore 'gifts' are cleaning out the gutters, filing papers, cleaning out junk drawers, organizing the garage, or updating dad's iPod.
Make a recording.
If there are musicians in the house, make a video or audio recording of them playing their instruments. You could design the selections by theme, or simply record what they're learning right now. No musicians? Record favorite family memories, read aloud stories, or special thoughts about dad. Dad will appreciate the ability to listen any time.
Take a picnic.
Find a particularly nice, shady spot in your local or neighboring community to have a picnic, preferably somewhere dad hasn't been before. Try to walk or ride bikes to your destination to increase the adventure. Instead of buying deli sandwiches, pick up your own buns, deli meats and cheeses, fresh fruit, and veggies at the grocery store, and pack a cooler full of homemade sun tea or water. Bring a blanket, a frisbee, a deck of cards, magazines, and of course, a pillow for dad to take an after-lunch snooze! Spend the afternoon together, making inexpensive Father's Day memories for the whole family.