He's a wonderful husband and a spectacular father. So I'm ashamed to admit that with the end of the school year, several family birthdays, and our anniversary, Father's Day doesn't always get the attention it deserves. Does the special dad in your life need a Father's Day surprise fit for a king? These unique ideas for Father's Day fun can help you show Dad just how much he means to you this year.
Take Dad on a treasure hunt.
Ahoy, dads! Surprise your father with a Father's Day pirate treasure hunt that will lead him to his Father's Day gifts. Leave smaller favorites (such as trail mix or coffee) with each clue along the way. Hide the big gift for Dad to find at the end. Let the kids help put together the map and write the clues for the treasure hunt. With any luck, Dad will love the treasure hunt just as much as the gifts he finds along the way.
Don't forget to dress up like pirates for the hunt!
It's all par for the course.
Dad doesn't need to be a golfer to enjoy a day on the course or driving range with his family. Depending on the age of your children and your father's interest in the sport, spend the morning at the driving range, miniature golf course, or local public course. Hit a bucket of balls or play a round together as a family. Kids, try to keep the complaining to a minimum. Head out for ice cream afterward to celebrate the winner (it's Dad, of course!).
If your dad prefers to watch instead of playing a round of golf, surprise him on Father's Day by purchasing general public tickets for a future PGA event. Attend together as a family.
Every dad is a kid at heart.
Appeal to Dad's inner child this year on Father's Day. Buy his favorite kids' cereal. Serve chocolate milk instead of coffee. Watch "GI Joe" or "Thundercats" instead of "Phineas and Ferb." Shoot hoops in the driveway, play Dad's favorite card or board game, and spend the afternoon building a massive Lego castle. Kids will love doing all of Dad's favorite kid activities, and they won't be bored by a day of grown-up fun.
Celebrate dad's favorite pastime.
My husband would gladly sit on the couch and play video games all day if he had a free pass. Give your husband just that this year for Father's Day. Don't feel the need to take the kids and give him the day to himself, either. Create a day of family fun around his hobby of choice. This might mean Wii Bowling, heading to the movies to catch the newest superhero flick, or going for a bike ride. The point is that everyone should take part in something that father loves best.
Don't forget the flowers.
Moms are the traditional recipients of bouquets of flowers, but don't let that stop you. Serve your dad or husband breakfast in bed on Father's Day along with flowers in a vase. If Dad is a gardener, consider a plant for the garden instead of cut flowers. He'll appreciate the sentiment, and you can spend some time planting later in the day. Make it an annual tradition.
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