As Father’s Day nears, we have no doubt that you have already taken the time to curate the perfect gift for dear old dad and have crafted just the right caption to accompany the photo of you two that you’ll share on Instagram. But, if you are running out of ideas for how to spend the special day with your number one guy, we have just the Father’s Day activities to help you create new experiences together.
This year, you can add some extra pizazz to your Father’s Day plans by surprising dad with a unique activity that includes the entire family. Chilling at home and working on DIY crafts could be just the thing to make his day. Or, you could treat him to a day of relaxation by planning a spa day or allowing him to become one with nature on a fishing trip.
Whatever it is Dad will like, we’ve got you covered. Our list is filled with creative ideas ranging from kid-friendly to adults-only! If the dad or father figure in your life has a knack for cars, loves a good steak or prides himself on his athlete heydays, we have just the game, outing or hobby to bring you all even closer. And yep, we’ve got a ton of great last-minute and free ideas, too! Once you’re done having fun all day, be sure to plan a special Father’s Day dinner or dessert, and finish the night off by watching a movie Dad will love.
1. Plan a paint and sip.
Looking to shake things up and inject some creativity into your next social event? Look no further. Painting parties are versatile, affordable, and easy to set up, whether your group is meeting up in person or online. Even better, you don’t need Picasso-like art abilities to have a blast, create something unique, and make memories.
2. Take a road trip.
Knowing how driver a car will enable you to enjoy one of the most memorable vacation experiences, the road trip. The road trip is a general phrase that describles a long trek made in a vehicle for pleasure. Road trips take a little planning.
3. Create your own vintage arcade.
Celebrate your dad’s inner gamer by putting together a vintage arcade for him. All you’ll need to do is to rent out the machines for his favorite childhood games, like Pac-man and Sonic. Once you set them up, watch his inner child come alive.
4. Bake him a homemade dessert.
The perfect cure for any sweet tooth is a perfectly decadent treat. Whether your dad is a brownie guy or loves a good pie, the way his face lights up will be priceless when you present him with his favorite dessert made with love.
5. Surprise him with a race car test-drive.
Has your dad always dreamed of tearing down a NASCAR track at top speed? You can make that dream a reality by surprising him with a NASCAR racing experience where he can either ride with a trained professional or take to the asphalt all on his own. Whichever experience you land on, your dad is sure to have a Father’s Day he’ll never forget.
6. Take care of a task.
Even the handiest of dads seem to have that one project that they’ve “been meaning to get to.” This Father’s day. let your old man take a load off while you take care of whatever lingering tasks he may have cluttering his to-do list. Trust us you’ll be able to see the appreciation all over his face.
7. Build a campfire.
After a day spent outside, nothing is as comforting as a warm, crackling campfire.
Campfires are the heart of a campsite.
People seem to be naturally drawn to them. Whether we come to warm our hands, roast some s’mores, sing a few songs or share stories, a campfire gathers people close together.
However, building the perfect campfire isn’t as simple as tossing a few logs in a pit and lighting a match. Creating a good campfire is an art, and like any art, it requires patience, experience, good supplies and the right knowledge.
8. Garden with him.
If your dad already has a green thumb, why not join him in his natural habitat? You may be surprised to find yourself bonding over tomato plants and fresh herbs. And if his garden is far along you may even be able to create a meal with what you pick.
9. Challenge him to a pick up basketball game.
Assuming that your father has been training you in sports for a large portion of your life, right now is an ideal opportunity to check whether he’s actually got it. Challenge your father to an impromptu game. You might get the whole family included, making it kin versus guardians and set a bet for the award. What follows makes certain to make a legendary memory.
10. Trace your family’s roots.
Regardless of whether you think you as of now have a grip on all that there is to be familiar with your father, there’s a lot more in question. Go for a stroll through a world of fond memories by flipping through his photograph collections and school memorabilia. Then get some margin to follow your father’s genealogy to get a more profound gander at your family’s over a wide span of time.