Father’s Day Fun Guide

It’s that time again to celebrate that special dad in your life. Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 19th and if you are wondering what to get him look no further.

Get him……nothing.

Yes, you read that right, get him nothing. Well, not nothing.  Give him the gift of meaningful Father’s Day activities that will make lasting memories.  Not to mention that the kids will remember and enjoy as well.

So, I am going to do something a little different at Girlfriends Guide. I am going to focus on the memories you can give any dad.  I have put together a Father’s Day experience guide that is full of experiences that any dad will enjoy.

Experiences to Last a Lifetime

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  1. Take a Hike – if your husband loves the outdoors, treat him to a hike. There is nothing better than getting out in the fresh air and enjoying nature with one’s family. Research new hiking places that you haven’t tried before and surprise him. Make sure that the hike you choose will be suitable for the ages in your family.
  2. Plan a Picnic – check out the weather beforehand, and select a beautiful setting for a picnic. Prepare delicious but easy meals to pack, get a large blanket and off you go. Oh, and maybe throw in a bottle of wine for that special treat for Dad.
  3. Give Breakfast in Bed – get the kids up at the butt crack of down and get cooking. If your husband is anything like mine, he loves a good breakfast and coffee in bed. The trick is to not wake him, so he is surprised when you wake him up.
  4. Mini Golf – okay, so it’s not the real game of golf, so he might be disappointed that he can’t get in a real game of golf. But, I am sure the golf lover dad in your family will love getting to play a game of putt putt with the family.
  5. Go to a Ball Game – nothing goes better than Father’s Day, hot dogs and baseball. Take that special dad in your family to a pro or minor baseball game. Don’t forget to pack his glove, just in case he catches a fly ball.
  6. Fishing – pack the car with all the fishing gear and go cast a line. Surely the dad in your family will love getting to create a memory with the kids. Not to mention, maybe he will get lucky and catch a fish!
  7. Visit a National Park – if you are lucky enough to be close to a national park, take the day and go exploring. Adventures for Dad and the kids always go hand and hand.
  8. Bike Ride – spend the day cruising around the neighborhood with your clan. Maybe stop for a treat on the way home. There is nothing better than a bike ride and ice cream.

I hope with the help of this guide, you make memories last a lifetime. We all know that we can’t get back time with our loved ones, so forgo the gifts this year and spend the day with your favorite dad.  Maybe a few extra kisses and hugs too!







8 thoughts on “Father’s Day Fun Guide

  1. Awe, such a great post with great suggestions, Theresa! In our house we are all about making memories over buying things. This year we bought Jon a golf club he’s been wanting but that’s unusual for us. We almost always do something fun and of course begin the day with breakfast in bed. There’s nothing better than spending time together as a family.

    1. Thanks Mara:) I don’t know if it’s age or having kids, but material things don’t matter as much as they used too:) Ooohhh, a membership? That is very nice. Don’t get me wrong, presents are nice and we do indulge, but trying to not make it the focal point. Good for you guys. You definitely have this down Mara. I cannot wait to see what you guys and what you are exploring next. You guys enjoy. P.S. Vann is getting so big!

  2. Great ideas! I’m still trying to figure out what I’m doing for my husband. This weekend is supposed to be nice by us so we were thinking maybe a picnic on the beach of Lake Michigan…

  3. I like this version of a Father’s Day gift idea. I definitely go towards materialistic items for gifts first, so I’m going to give one of these ideas a go on Sunday. Thanks!

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