Father's Day 2021: How To Celebrate With Your Dad At Home
Last month was mum's special time; now, we're celebrating all our fathers and father figures! Planning at-home celebrations have become our forte amidst the pandemic, and so we're here to offer you the best ideas and to-dos for 20 June 2021!
Nothing beats an at-home movie night. Make the Father's Day version even more special by creating a cosy atmosphere and preparing delicious food. If popcorn isn't enough, we suggest getting takeout from your favourite restaurant and then decorating the space with Christmas lights. Simply have fun with it and maybe even build a fort in your living room. After all, movie night is just as much about the ambience as it is about the movie itself.
We're so used to having game nights with our friends that sometimes we forget how fun it is to play with our parents! If you're above 18, why not suggest a round of tipsy Jenga with your old man? Otherwise, focus on silly games such as Pictionary or Taboo. Not a fan of buying board games? It's easy to get involved with games that utilise just your imagination—like charades or Pinoy Henyo—or even with ordinary playing cards.
Sometimes the simplest activities are the ones that mean the most. If your dad is a fan of nursing a glass of whiskey, we suggest you join him. Online spirit retailers have plenty to offer in terms of whiskey tasting. Manila Wine has a set of four whiskies in one tube that you and your father can taste together. Otherwise, just sit back, relax, and enjoy a meaningful conversation with dad over some drinks.
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Work out together
Sweaty workout sessions are best shared with a loved one. Whether or not you're dad's a fitness freak, going for a workout with him this father's day is sure to be a good idea. Keep it safe by avoiding gyms and heading to the great outdoors (whether that's a park or a road trip to greener areas nearby). You can jog, bike, swim, or even do yoga or tai chi in open spaces. Afterwards, go on a picnic to re-energise and spend some quality time together.
Something I've noticed about dads who cook: each one has a specialty they're incredibly proud of. As for my own dad, he's especially proud of his beef tapa and spaghetti; his own father was famous for his cha misua. If your father has a secret recipe he's dying to share, then now is the chance to learn it from him!
For dads who don't cook, then perhaps this Father's Day is the time to learn. Baking, cooking, or even preparing a simple steak can be a fantastic bonding activity that you can enjoy for lunch or dinner.
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Greet him with a video
Surprise your dad with a special compilation of messages from loved ones. Thanks to the pandemic, your dad is probably missing some of his best friends or favourite relatives. Compile messages for him and show them off (perhaps at movie night?) to instantly put a smile on his face. Don't forget to include supportive videos from your mum and your siblings as well! That's sure to be what your dad is most excited about.