We've got some lovely ideas to help you celebrate Father's Day this year.
Father's Day is this Sunday and we are looking forward to celebrating the men in our lives. We are in a funny little stage right now. We recently welcomed phase two of Ireland's roadmap and with that came another set of changes. Although these changes were positive it required another adjustment period and the mere suggestion of any more change will have been a trigger for a lot of people. Nonetheless it is great to see the light at the end of the what has been a very surreal tunnel since March.
Father's Day falls on Sunday 21st June this year and it is no great surprise that a lot of people seem to have forgotten about it. So how exactly can we celebrate the big day and honour the father figures in our lives? Restaurants will remain closed until June 29th so once again we are putting the creative hat on to make nice plans but within the context of phase two. Here are some ideas which we hope will help you have a lovely Father's Day 2020.
Cook Up A Storm For Him
Many of us have been enjoying cooking on a whole new level since "lockdown" was announced several weeks ago. While cooking up a storm may not feel like a total novelty anymore, cooking for your father should be. Phase two allows for short visits to other people's homes when social distancing is considered. Whip up his favourite dinner for Father's Day and enjoy a long awaited dinner together at one of your homes.
Treat Your Dad To A Pint
Many bars have started offering home delivery services of alcoholic beverages. Imagine the look on your father's face when his favourite drink arrives at his front door in an actual glass. That's Father's Day goals right there.
Plan A Family Picnic Or BBQ
Get the family together in one open space for a big family picnic. Everyone can bring a dish or snack with them and the kids can run wild as the adults have a much anticipated catch up. Pick up a fancy cake or treat for the daddies in attendance. We've seen people do this in Phoenix Park in recent days and it looked ideal.
Pop In To Town For A Coffee
The last couple of months have given us a deep appreciation for the little things. Imagine the simplicity of a take-away coffee and a jaunt around a city park like Stephen's Green. Just bare in mind that toilets could be an issue as hotels are closed and cafes/coffee shops are currently prohibiting use of their toilets (we are speaking from experience).
Order Take-Out From Dad's Favourite Restaurant
There is a very real chance that your father's favourite restaurant is offering some kind of take-out option right now. We've seen burgers, wings, tapas and even a Sunday roast offering in our vicinity. Why not treat him to something a little bit special for the day that is in it?
Make Some Home-Made Crafts And Hand Deliver Them
Until now the kids have been sending pictures of their crafts and activities. Why not make a collection of Father's Day offerings and hand deliver them to the man himself. Finally that will be possible for a lot of families.
Leave Him Alone
Hear us out. A little birdy has told us that on the very weekend that Father's Day falls football is back on the TV (I know, we are horrified too). I know a couple of men who would adore a couple of hours alone to fully enjoy what they have missed for so many weeks. We'll take one for the team and bring the kids to the park.