4 ways to have the best father's day ever
Father’s Day is right around the corner on June 16th this year. Now that mother has had her special day, it is time to make dad feel equally loved and appreciated. Try to customize a unique experience based upon his likes and interests. This will make “his day” memorable for him and all those celebrating. Here are three recommendations to make dad feel special on Father’s Day.
1. Take him to the ballpark.
June is baseball season and a day at the ballpark is where a baseball dad wants to be. A wide array of delicious food, engaging conversation between innings, and the excitement of the game create an excellent environment for bonding. Purchasing an item such as a shirt or hat from the gift shop will definitely commemorate the day. Chances are that every time he wears that shirt, hat, or whatever you bought him, the memories of that day will come rushing back all over again.
2. Take him to the movies.
Father’s Day happens to fall on the calendar during the summer movie blockbuster season. Most dads love the action flicks Hollywood releases that time of year. A nice, cool movie theater with snacks and drinks offers a great refuge from the summertime heat and humidity. Taking pictures in front of movie props or posters in the lobby will help to personalize this event. Afterwards, a dinner at one of his favorite restaurants is a “can’t miss” way to end the day.
3. Take him on a day trip.
For those with a few more hours to spare, a day trip might interest you. Suggestions include going to the lake or beach, hiking a trail, or visiting a location that dad has always mentioned seeing. Traveling to a destination will present an opportunity to talk or listen to music on the way there. Afterwards while returning home, you can relive newly created memories. How exciting and refreshing would that be?
4. Take him to his favorite restaurant.
An easy but great way to make dad's day great is to take him to his favorite restaurant. There's a reason Lee's Mongolian is a favorite for many dads – it will bring a smile to his face, it tastes great, and the service is awesome. Ending a great day with some All-You-Can-Eat BBQ can just put his happiness over the top and make his day that much more memorable.
Being a dad is not an exact science. It takes a delicate balance of nurturing, guiding, and loving each child unconditionally. For most dads, it is eighteen years of learning. There are “How To” books and other resources that offer blueprints, but each child presents a father with both a challenge and an opportunity to be that special dad who creates an unbreakable, everlasting bond. Now go out and have a blast! Happy Father’s Day!