In previous years, celebrating your dad and other prominent father figures in your life meant going to restaurants, attending a sports game, or hosting a barbeque. This year’s Father’s Day is quite different than before, but what does this mean for your plans? While some state governments have lifted stay at home orders, many businesses have chosen to remain closed for the time being, making it harder to observe normal traditions. Although many of us are choosing to stay home, our father figures still deserve to be celebrated. Check out our ideas below on how to celebrate from the comfort of your own home.
Cook a Meal or Order To-Go
Whether you choose to cook, grill, or order from dad’s favorite restaurant, a good meal is a great way to show appreciation. Dining inside of restaurants is still limited in most states, but many are offering to-go and delivery options. Order breakfast or lunch for your dad while simultaneously supporting local small businesses.
Fun in the Sun
After months of staying inside, we all have a bit of cabin fever. Get some fresh air with your dad by having a picnic, taking a bike ride, or even going for a hike. Spending time together outdoors is always a great way to bond.
Many of us have immersed ourselves in home improvement projects to pass time. Ask your father or father figure if there are any projects you can assist with. Removing tasks from his to-do list can help him relax on his day of celebration.
Family Movie Night
Watching a movie together is a great way to close out Father’s Day. Pop in a DVD or log on to your favorite streaming service to watch a new movie or an old favorite. You can make this movie night even better by setting up a projector in your backyard!
Spending Father’s Day in quarantine is far from what we have become accustomed to in the past. However, with a little creativity, we can still celebrate our fathers and father figures the way that they deserve.