Make Fa­ther’s Day more en­joy­able for dad

The Covington News - - LIFESTYLE -

Dad gets to be king of his cas­tle at least one day dur­ing the year. Come mid-June, chil­dren near and far scram­ble for ideas to treat their fa­thers to a spe­cial day and award him with gifts for be­ing a role model, provider and con­fi­dante. Fa­ther’s Day ac­tiv­i­ties should be cen­tered around dad’s in­ter­ests. With that in mind, the fol­low­ing are some ideas to honor dad or an­other spe­cial man in your life.

Sports Sun­day

If dad is a sports fan, his idea of spend­ing a fun-filled af­ter­noon very well may be cheer­ing on his fa­vorite play­ers. Whether your fa­ther en­joys golf, ten­nis, base­ball, soc­cer, or an­other sport like hunt­ing or fish­ing, chances are there is a tele­vi­sion broad­cast on that you can watch to­gether. Other­wise, you can sur­prise dad by pur­chas­ing tick­ets to a sport­ing event and mak­ing a day of it at the ball­park.

Beach bound

A re­lax­ing day at the beach may be the per­fect way to spend Fa­ther’s Day. Dad can en­joy the en­tire fam­ily while sit­ting back in his beach chair and watch­ing the waves roll in. Pack a pic­nic lunch with his fa­vorite foods and a cold beer, and dad may just say this was his best cel­e­bra­tion yet.

Ad­ven­ture seeker

If yours is a fa­ther who en­joys liv­ing on the edge, a Fa­ther’s Day ac­tiv­ity built around ac­tion and ad­ven­ture should be a win­ner. Take dad base jump­ing, rock climb­ing, scuba div­ing, or race car driv­ing. Any of these ac­tiv­i­ties is bound to get dad’s adren­a­line pump­ing.


Dad’s idea of the per­fect Fa­ther’s Day may be an af­ter­noon free of obli­ga­tions and dead­lines. A re­lax­ing day in the yard swim­ming laps in the pool or hit­ting a few grounders to your wait­ing base­ball mitt may be all the ex­cite­ment he needs. Toss a few steaks on the grill to give Fa­ther’s Day a truly per­fect end­ing.

Im­promptu party

Some dads like to be the cen­ter of at­ten­tion. A Fa­ther’s Day party thrown in his honor, com­plete with friends and fam­ily, can be an en­ter­tain­ing way to spend the day. If you are wor­ried about in­ter­rupt­ing oth­ers’ Fa­ther’s Day plans, host the gath­er­ing on the Satur­day be­fore Fa­ther’s Day and let dad be the life of the party. Fin­ger foods, bar­be­cue, a limited list of cock­tails and other bev­er­ages and some back­ground mu­sic are all that you need to host a fes­tive func­tion.

Plan a Fa­ther’s Day cel­e­bra­tion with your dad in mind. Cater to his fa­vorite ac­tiv­i­ties and opt for en­ter­tain­ment that he will en­joy.

Photo cour­tesy of Metro Cre­ative Con­nec­tion

Fa­ther’s Day may be best spent tak­ing in a sport­ing event, es­pe­cially if dad is a big sports fan.

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