Planning the perfect Father’s Day is no dad joke. However, you’ve come to the right place. Ask Team Clean has created a road map for everything you need to celebrate the father figure in your home, all while trying to keep the sports metaphors to a minimum. Now remember, commemorating Father’s Day is a team effort, so you’ll need to get the whole family involved. Here’s what you need to plan for.
Think about what Dad loves and incorporate those things into the day. No two dads are the same, but here are a few suggestions to help get you started.
- Surround him with dad music: Just have his favorite songs playing all day. Whether he’s a fan of The Eagles, or prefers the greatest hits of the 90s, build his dream playlist and stream it all day.
- Getting things accomplished: Dads love this. Create a list of easy stuff that needs to get done and cross it off together.
- Getting credit for said things accomplished: Dads want the glory too!
- Spending time outside: From the garden to the golf range, you have to find time to get outside together
Avoiding what your dad dislikes is as key to a perfect Father’s Day as heavying up on his tried-and-true favorites. When it comes to a great Father’s Day, for me it’s all about the little things. Here are some recommendations that would go a long way in my house.
- Turn the lights off when you leave a room.
- Hang up any wet towels.
- Close any doors when you enter a new room.
- Place used dishes make it all the way into the dishwasher.
- Ensure empty wrappers land in the garbage can.
- Don’t leave dirty socks lying around.
- Keep the peace, i.e. no fighting or squabbling amongst the kiddos.
While gifts don’t have to be the main focus of a great Father’s Day celebration, an excellent gift can certainly elevate the occasion. Avoid the usual book or tie and check out these tips that any dad can get behind.
- Spend your money wisely: Dads are nothing if not practical, so maybe consider something fun that you’ll need anyway.
- Gift an experience: Many dads already have too much stuff, so an experience like a grilling class, a zip line tour or some live music are great, experiential alternatives.
- A fire pit: Dads tend to get lost in the beauty of a raging fire.
- Vinyl: For the music fan, help round out the record collection or try out a turntable if he doesn’t have one yet.
- Golf stuff: For the Golfing Dad, you can never go wrong with golf stuff, doesn’t matter what.
Unlike the gift, Father’s Day isn’t complete without a proper feast. BBQ is a classic, but you can elevate the experience further with a great wine pairing (or what about a custom cocktail or mocktail that speaks to his personality!), a new marinade featuring his favorite flavors, or a stand-out side dish that makes the whole spread extra special.
In the end, what usually matters most is memorable time together. Spend quality time focused on his favorite hobbies – even if that means hearing a few cheesy jokes throughout the day.