Father’s Day Celebration Tips
You might think that Father’s Day is simply an excuse for commercial companies to cash in on our feelings for loved ones, or you could see it as an opportunity to let your dad know just how much he means to you. Our Father’s Day Celebration Tips are here to help make the day a success, by focussing them around what Dad likes!
The date of Father’s Day is not always the same in each country around the world. The UK shares the third Sunday of June with the USA, where the idea of Father’s Day originated in the early 20th century before becoming a permanent national day of observance towards the end of the century. The celebration was inspired by Mother’s Day as people thought it was a wonderful idea to celebrate the role that both parents play in children’s lives.
The commercial side of a national day can put some people off, but it is the thought put into the organisation and not the money spent that will make his day truly special. You know your dad better than anyone and know what he enjoys. But while you get your thinking caps on here’s some ideas to get you started:
Make it a family event-In some countries celebrating Father’s Day has grown to include step-dads, grandfathers, uncles and anyone who has played a father figure role in your life. If you are organising a father’s day party, it can be nice to widen the focus of the day to include all the dads in your family and to celebrate the central role they have all played in your life and also in contributing to the richness of your wider family
Make the most of the summer-June is the perfect time of year for an outdoor celebration. A barbecue is ideal if you would like to invite all your dad’s family and friends. For a more intimate celebration a picnic at a local park or the beach works well. This is also good if you want to incorporate some kind of family sporting activity, like football, cricket, volleyball or sandcastle building!
Serve dad’s favourite foods-Clearly if your dad’s favourite dish is roast beef and Yorkshire pudding you aren’t going to be able to serve that up at a picnic. But whatever form of catering you decide, keep in mind the kind of food your dad likes to eat and make sure that there is something on the menu to tickle his taste buds – it is his special day, after all.
Take a trip down memory lane-All families have wonderful stories to tell, but unfortunately in today’s busy world we don’t always have time to share them with each other. A family party can be the perfect opportunity to relive good memories or to learn something new about your family history. Putting together a collection of favourite photos of your dad and projecting them on a screen or showing them on your TV can be a good way to get the conversation started.
Remember what’s most important-There are many ways you can make your dad’s day special. Whatever you decide to do to celebrate Father’s Day it is important to remember the spirit of the day – that is to let your dad know that he is loved and appreciated. If you do that you are guaranteed a successful day – anything else is just the icing on the cake.
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