He is the one on whose shoulders sway laughing kids and the family’s responsibilities. He encourages you to follow your dreams and catches you when you fall. He is a father, a giver, a leader and every child’s first hero.
So what better day to acknowledge and thank your father (or your child’s father) than Father's day that’s coming up on 17th June !!
Go ahead and bare your heart on this special day and let your dear dad know how much he is loved and cared for by his family. How can you do that? Here are some tips.
1.Breakfast in bed
This old but charming way to pamper your loved one never fails to hit the mark. Let the dad wake up to big bear hugs and lots of excited squeals from the kids. Turn on his favourite songs, make it an impromptu dance party in the morning and don’t forget to present to him a tray with his favourite brew, delicious hot breakfast, fresh flowers and a handmade card from the kids. What a great start to the day!
Dads love to display the ‘Best dad in the world’ showpiece on the mantle but why not take it up a notch? You could get personalized pair t-shirts with cool slogans (it could be a line your dad often says) or get a photo night lamp with your family’s picture on it so it can be the first thing he sees in the morning and the last thing he sees at night. You can gift him a beautifully engraved wallet or pen set or get a table calendar printed with photos from your fun vacations. You can get a heartwarming photobook done with pictures from his childhood to the present, that will help him recount all the wonderful memories and the amazing people he has encountered in his life.
Whisk your dad away to enjoy a picnic on a park he loves. Lush green grass, fresh air, colorful flowers and the feeling of lying in the lap of mother nature- your dad or your child’s dad will love the idea. Bring a football, badminton racquets or a frisbee and get into a fun banter on who plays better. Forget the woes of the city and take long walks with him, having the delightful conversations you miss having thanks to busy schedules. Spread the mat and serve him his favourite delicacies followed by a generous portion of dessert. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it?
Is the dad a sports fan or a movie buff? Thanks to ticketing websites, you can book tickets to a show or match online and present the e-ticket at the venue surprising your dad who would have no idea why brought him there! Check out the list of musicians playing in your city and get him backstage for a meet and greet (plus a selfie) with the musicians he admires. Does he love cricket or cars? Take him to a thrilling virtual reality cricket experience at a nearby mall and challenge him to a go-kart race. If dad is a book lover, we suggest you gift him an online library subscription so the books can come delivered to the doorstep.
Here’s a fun idea. Don’t do anything special in the morning. No wishes, no hugs, no gifts, nothing! Pretend to be blissfully unaware of what day it is and go about your daily tasks and mundane conversations. As your dad settles in thinking it is just another day, give him the shock of his life when a big group of his fellow dads turns over to turn the boring day into a happening one. Bring out the cake, food, drinks and music you have hidden and given all dads sweet little mementos to celebrate the memorable occasion.
Laugh, share and keep the phones ready (and memory cleared)! You are going to want to capture this exciting day with lots of photos and videos. Your dad, the one you look up to deserves this and so much more. Happy Fathers Day! Looking for more innovative party ideas? Check out Partyone.in.