I’m not going to lie; this article is a good excuse to get my thinking cap on to come up with some Father’s Day surprises! The kids are in charge of card making, which frees me up to plan some fun things to do.
No doubt most dads would enjoy peace and quiet, and a Marvel movie marathon but that’s no fun for the rest of us! Here are four activities that will make this year’s Father’s Day a blast for all the family.
A personal chef would be high on most people’s wish lists so why not make it come true for mad for the day! If your little ones are anything like mine, they’d love the chance to re-enact ‘Ratatouille’ and get creative in the kitchen. Maybe they’d even enjoy making menus so their father can choose what he’d like to order from room service! Syrup-soaked pancakes for breakfast, supersize sandwiches for lunch and homemade pizza for dinner; they’ll have earnt a Michelin Star by bedtime!
Dress To Impress
Dressing up is for life, not just for Halloween! How about getting out the fancy dress clothes this Father’s Day? It doesn’t matter whether the kids want to be pumpkins, Peppa Pig or Black Panther, as long as everyone has fun! If you’re feeling extra brave, you could even get the face paint out or try out some temporary tattoos. And seeing as you’ve made such an effort, it would be a shame not to have a record of it. Set the timer on your phone and all get in the shot for some family selfies that dad can frame.
Who needs TV when you have kids to entertain you this Father's Day with their activities? Let your little wannabe YouTube stars create a show that puts 'Britain’s Got Talent' to shame and marvel at how talented they are. Of course, you need to make sure dad gets a chance to shine, so get him in the spotlight with the backing track of a karaoke classic and let him warble to his heart’s content.
Sports Day is just around the corner, so why not get a head-start on the competition and host a family Olympics in the garden! You could even pick up some little prizes or the kids could make some plasticine trophies. Try the egg and spoon race, a three-legged race or a sack race around the garden and you’ll have the kids all worn out by bedtime so dad can finally enjoy a beer in peace.