Easy Ways to Make Your Father’s Day Celebration Personal
When it comes to planning a Father’s Day celebration, it doesn’t have to be complicated. If you want to get elaborate and plan a huge party, have a blast doing it. But if you want to keep it smaller and focus more on your family, go for it! Focus on the experiences and memories you share with the father figures in your life and make it personal!
This might sound like a cop out but it’s not exactly what it sounds like. As a mom, one of the best gifts I could get for Mother’s Day is a day of nothing. No plans, no chores, no rushing around all day. The same is true for Dad!
So give him a day of nothing. Clear the calendar and make it about relaxing. Don’t worry about the to do list or the chores. They can wait for another day. Then just spend time together.
Focus on the family all day. Whatever that ends up being, just make sure it’s not just another day full of parental obligations and busy schedules.
Make a Handmade Gift
Whether it’s as simple as a homemade card with drawings from the kids or a more elaborate project. Spending time with the kids to make something for dad is a simple way to make it personal. Last year I asked Weston what he wanted to do for Justin. He told me that daddy was his superhero which inspired us to make a Superhero Handprint Father’s Day Card for him!
Justin loved the handprint and has the art still hanging by his desk at work where he can look at it every day!
Plan a Father’s Day Date
This is a fun way to celebrate Father’s Day! You can either let the kids plan a fun family date to celebrate with the dad in your life. Or plan a date with your significant other to celebrate Father’s Day with him without the kids. Or even think about planning both!
A few years ago we planned a family date night at home together. I picked up sushi (Justin’s favorite food), chicken nuggets (which the kids love), and a small cookie cake which is Justin’s favorite special sweet treat. Then we let the kids choose a movie that we watched together and Justin chose a movie that he and I watched together once the kids were in bed!
It was nothing too elaborate but a fun way to spend time with dad on Father’s Day!
Create a Photo Gift
While my own relationship with my father has been rocky at times, it’s still growing and developing. It’s been wonderful to get to know him as an adult and to see him spend time with my own kids. They don’t see Gpops very often but when they do, I cherish the moments they spend together and do my best to capture them on film.
Photos are pretty important to me in my life because they help us all remember times that have passed by so quickly. So when I’m looking for more personal gift ideas, turning to my photos is usually one of the first things I do. It’s one of the easiest ways to make any celebration more personal and works so well for a Father’s Day celebration gift!
Making photo gifts is one of my favorite things to do and I have to admit that it’s rubbing off on my kids. Weston loves to help choose just the right pictures to go into the gift and that makes it even more personal.
The truth is that many fathers and grandfathers seem to have a new take on the experience. In our family, they’re really involved and active in the lives of my kids, even if they live far away. Justin, Gpops (my dad), and Grandad (Justin’s father) are all interesting and inspiration while they develop close relationships with the kids. So they deserve gifts that are just as meaningful and inspiring.
This year we used Snapfish to make some photo gifts for the dads in our lives. I chose some of my favorite photos from a family photo shoot that ended up in lots of adventures for us. I created a tabletop panel that Justin can keep on his desk at home or his desk at work. Then I let Weston chose a photo to make a panel too.
Weston chose a photo from when we all went to a baseball game together. Going to baseball games with Dad is one of his favorite things to do these days. It’s fun to see his excitement and I think Justin will appreciate having the photo to look at when he’s away from us at work all day.
Make your Father’s Day celebrations more personal with these easy ideas!
Justin inspires me each day to be a good mom as I watch him work hard all day and come home to be Dad even when he’s tired. It encourages me to do the same and I look forward to watch his relationship with the kids grow as they get older. It’s magical to see my son look up to his father for guidance and watch Carrigan have her Daddy’s girl moments. Truly warms my heart.
So I wish him a Happy Father’s Day and look forward to our wonderful day of celebrating him and celebrating with him!
You can create your own personalized photo gifts for your Father’s Day celebration by visiting Snapfish. They’re great for an occasion when you want a more personal gift idea!
So keep it simple or do a bit more planning, either way be sure to enjoy the time with the important father figures in your lives! It’s a great time to focus on the family and make new memories together while you remember ones from the past!
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