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Ideas to Celebrate Father’s Day

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Got plans for Father’s Day this year?

With the pandemic, Father’s Day might look a little different in 2020. No Major League Baseball games, no theme parks, no matinees, and no giant cookouts.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate!

We’ve compiled a list of 5 fun and safe activities you can do this Sunday to show fathers, brothers, uncles, or any important male figures in your life that you care about.

Need a gift idea? We’ve got that covered, too!

5 Father’s Day Activity Ideas

  1. Family Game Day

Most dads want nothing more than to spend time with their loved ones. The whole family can bond with a day of games, from board games to activities. Let Dad pick his favorites and bring lots of fun snacks to the backyard or living room.

  1. Stay at Home Brunch

Restaurants in many areas are beginning to open, but capacity is limited, and not everyone feels safe venturing out into crowds.

To keep everyone safe and allow the whole family to participate, why not make brunch at home? Everyone can pitch in making a sweet or savory breakfast dish. Frittatas and quiche can be made in advance and serve a larger family.

Don’t forget to add a brunch cocktail like a mimosa or a “manmosa” (orange juice and vodka) to add to the festivities.

  1. Bring the Brewery Home

In the past, you might have taken Dad to a brewery for a tasting. But if that’s off the table, bring the brewery home instead. Pick up a selection of beers from local breweries and host a tasting. Make a fun game out of it by asking Dad to guess what type of beer it is!

  1. Movie Night

Just because you can’t go to the movies doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a new or classic flick. Does Dad have a favorite movie? Watch it on Netflix, Amazon, or wherever it’s streaming. Make popcorn or bust out the sweets to make it feel more like a movie theatre experience.

  1. Take a Virtual Trip

That European summer vacation might be canceled, but that doesn’t mean you can’t see the sights! Create a slideshow of your favorite destination. If you’ve already been there, dig up old family photos and share the pictures on the television to relive those lovely memories.

If there’s somewhere you’ve always wanted to go, consider downloading iconic photos from the area and photoshopping (or using another program) your images into the scenery. It might add a few laughs to the occasion and inspire you to visit a new place when things begin to open up.

5 Healthy Gift Ideas

  1. Bowflex Adjustable Dumbbells

Gyms are starting to open up in some states, but if Dad isn’t ready to go back, why not bring the gym to him? Bowflex makes an adjustable set of dumbbells that give you the power of owning an entire weight rack into a single piece of compact equipment. 

  1. Fitbit Charge

Continuing in the fitness theme, you might want to give Dad something that can track his activity levels. The Fitbit Charge is one of the best smartwatches on the market. It includes a GPS, tracks activity zone minutes, and even comes with Fitbit Pay, so Dad can buy a coffee on the go.

  1. Musical Instrument Lessons 

Has Dad always wanted to play the guitar? Piano? Why not get him virtual lessons? You can find an instructor online (our favorite spot is School or Rock) or get started for free at Taylor Guitars.

  1. Grilling Equipment

If Dad loves to grill, consider upgrading his equipment. Whether it’s an entirely new grill, a thermometer, cookbooks, or custom spices, Dad is sure to be thrilled to have another excuse to enjoy the backyard.

  1. “Healthy” Cocktail Mixes

The tequila brand Casamigos, of George Clooney and Rande Gerber fame, now has a kit of four cocktail mixers, allowing Dad to become a master mixologist. He can make margaritas, Palomas, ginger-lime mules, and a blackberry basil smash. All he needs to do is add tequila and ice. 

Have you made any unique plans for Father’s Day? Let us know in the comments!

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