Who taught you how to swing a baseball bat?
Or checked for monsters underneath your bed?
Or taught you your bedtime prayers?
Or helped you ace your math test?
And taught you how to ride your first two-wheeler?
Who called you while you were away at college to check in on you?
Who walked you down the aisle at your wedding?
Dad is always there for you. Through the good. Through the bad. So here are some simple but thoughtful ways to celebrate Dad this weekend.
- Get Nostalgic: What activities did you do with Dad as a kid? I have super fond memories of playing catch with my dad in the backyard after dinner and hitting up the batting cages on a school night. Did you and your dad take camping trips or watch cartoons on Sunday morning? Find something from your childhood and recreate it.
Try something NEW: My Dad is not a golfer and neither am I. That’s why going golfing or even mini-golfing would be a good opportunity to learn something new together. Find that hidden gem that neither one of you have tried before.
LOL-ing ALL NIGHT: I love laughing so hard that my face hurts and tears are running down my face. WHO DOESN’T? Why not get tickets to a local comedy show and spoil Dad with some fond memories. And hope you don’t get picked on the whole night….
- STRAIGHT UP RELAXING: Does your dad need some TLC? Why not spend the day at the beach. Bring a sports magazine for him to read and a cooler full of food and drinks. It’s the perfect combination.
- BBQ : Usually Dad is the one behind the grill, so why not BBQ for him? Get some classic music going on, put a steak on the grill with some corn on the cob, and set up some horseshoes and cornhole. (And pray for no rain! Ha!)
BE OUTDOORSY: Go for a hike. Go fishing. Rent a kayak. Get outside and spend some time with Dad in nature on Sunday.
- ADULTING: Visiting a local winery and brewery is always a fun experience. Indulge in some adult beverages and reminisce with Dad.
- MAKE MEMORIES: Find an activity that Dad would enjoy: baseball game, go carts, racetrack, summer blockbuster or an amazing escape room. Instead of focusing on a tangible gift, find something to do where you can make a lasting memories.
Hope these gave you all some inspiration for celebrating Father’s Day on Sunday. What are your Father’s day plans? Any more ideas for BYOK? Sip, sip and BOOCH on! xx Erica