Every third Sunday of June, the world marks Father’s Day to honour biological fathers, step fathers, spiritual fathers and all men who play the role of father figures. Without a doubt, men play a major role. They are role models by would never have been born.
Father’s Day is being celebrated in many countries the world over on Sunday, recognising the contribution that fathers and father figures make to the lives of families and children.
There’s a difference that children experience when they are raised by their both parents and especially when the father is very active in parenting roles. 90% of father’s keep their children on toes as they engage them in an upbringing that is morally stable.
You may feel the difference especially when you put families that are raised by a single parent and those that have both active parents.
How to celebrate father’s Day?
Father’s Day has been celebrated for over 100 years. It’s also an event celebrated in many countries around the world, although at different times of the year.Make this Father’s Day the best by giving your dad a day that shows him just how special he is to you.
Think about what makes your dad happy.
How you celebrate Father’s Day will largely come down to knowing what your dad likes and what will make the day most enjoyable. Dads do a lot, from taking care of the house, picking the kids up from school or practice, to just being there to listen to your problems. Think about a time when your dad did something for you, and see how you can pay him back. It could be as simple as mowing the lawn.
2. Get others involved.
If you have siblings, you could get them involved in planning something nice for your dad. Having all of his kid’s celebrate father’s day with him will make it even more special. Additionally, you could assign a part of father’s day that each sibling is responsible for.
3. Plan a party or an outing for your dad.
If your dad isn’t the gift type but enjoys nothing more than spending time together with family, then plan some type of activity where your dad gets to do something he loves.Be sure to run the idea by your dad before you make any big plans though! You don’t want to plan a whole party only to find out he doesn’t want to have one.
4. Let him sleep in
If your dad enjoys sleeping in, but normally doesn’t get to because of work and kids, let him do it today. Don’t walk around making a bunch of noise that will wake him up. Let him sleep as long as he wants, and start the celebration whenever he’s ready.
If you’re planning to bring him breakfast in bed, you can still let him sleep in for a few hours longer than usual.
5. Wish him a happy father’s day
This may seem obvious, but don’t forget to acknowledge that it is his day. When you see him in the morning give him yell, “Happy Father’s Day, Dad!” in a loud, happy voice. Don’t forget to give him a hug.
It’s good to do this first thing in the morning, that way your dad will know you haven’t forgotten and will see that you are excited to celebrate with him.
6. Ask him what he wants to do
You may have a lot of ideas about how to celebrate Father’s day, but it isn’t about you. On Father’s day ask him how he is feeling, and what he feels like doing for the day.
Try to be respectful of your dad’s wishes. If you had a whole list of ideas for the day, but your dad says all he wants to do is relax on the couch, then let him do it.
Your dad may want to do something all on his own or with your mom on Father’s day.
7.Make the day joyful
One of the most important aspects of Father’s Day is that you are present and attentive. Gifts are great, but showing your love, and reassuring your dad that you’re proud of him and all he’s done for you can be the most important factor in celebrating a fantastic Father’s Day.
For many dads, the most rewarding part of being a father feels that your children and partner love and appreciate you.
8. Talk to your dad
This is a straightforward one, but it should not be overlooked. In our daily lives, it can be effortless to miss out on spending quality time together. On Father’s day, make it a point to spend time just talking about things. Tell him about some things going on in school you haven’t told him, tell him about things that are going on in your life.
9. Make a photo slideshow
Make a slideshow with lots of photos of your dad. It can be photos from when he was young; it can include photos of the whole family, photos of just you and him, and even funny photos. Looking at photos together with your dad can be a great way to talk about fun memories together.
10. Get or make your dad a card.
A card goes a long way, and can sometimes mean more than a gift.
If you’re buying your dad a Father’s Day card, make sure that you don’t wait until the last minute to get one. If you wait too long, you won’t have as many options to choose from.
11. Tell him that you appreciate him.
Being a father is a tough job. If you’re having a party, you can give a toast in front of everyone that expresses your love and appreciation. If you’re not having a party, you can just tell him one-on-one.
12. Do his daily chores for him.
If your dad has a list of things that he does every day (e.g. taking out the trash, making the bed, doing the laundry, washing the dishes, etc.) then tell him that on Father’s day, you want to do all of those things so he can relax.
If there is a chore that you know he particularly doesn’t like (e.g. mowing the lawn) you could tell him that you are going to take care of it for him on Father’s day.
13. Make him a meal
If you know his favorite meal, plan to cook it for him on father’s day. You could also make him his favorite dessert. For example, if he loves chocolate chip cookies, you could make some that are just for him.
If your dad really enjoys cooking, you could make this activity that you do together.
You could also surprise him with breakfast in bed, if you think he would enjoy it.
14. Don’t put pressure on your dad.
On Father’s day, you might have a million things planned for your dad. If your dad knows this, he may go along with everything just to make you happy. However, remember that it is his day, so try to remain aware of your dad’s mood. If you notice that he seems tired or not really into what you’re doing, ask him what he feels like doing.