If you normally treat Dad to a steak dinner at his favorite restaurant for Father’s Day, you’re likely facing a dilemma like so many others. Many lock-downs are still in place in much of the world due to coronavirus pandemic. Traditions and celebrations often involve social gatherings; but this year we just have to get a little creative with our methods
Here are some tips and ideas we’ve come across for this special day for dads and father figures in 2020.
In-Person Celebrations With Your Partner And Kids
The Perfect Brunch Or Breakfast In Bed
If your partner loves breakfast or brunch, you can still try this traditional option. Invite the kids (or other family members) to help with measuring ingredients, stirring mixes and setting the table/tray. If they’re old enough, they can do some of the cooking as a simple thanks to dad.
If you need some ideas for foods to prepare, check out some lists online.
Family Game Day
Plan Your Own Father-Daughter Dance Party
With social distancing still in place, groups that usually throw events like father-daughter dances and parties aren’t able to do that this year. If you’ve got a little girl who wants to celebrate her dad, you could throw your own and invite some friends to join in via Zoom.
In-Person Ideas For Your Dad
This one could also be translated into a virtual celebration. Order the wine and have it shipped to your dad ahead of time, along with any instructions for care of the wine, if he’s not a connoisseur.
Your dad probably has some kind of hobby that he could use some supplies for. Whether that’s a love of great books, fishing, camping, playing an instrument, running, woodworking, or something else less traditional like ham radio. You can find small businesses through various websites including Etsy or do a Google search for “small business [hobby].”
If you don’t know what he needs or wants, don’t be afraid to ask before you shop.
Virtual Ideas For Any Dad, Granddad Or Father Figure
If you’re feeling creative, write, paint, draw or otherwise create something unique for your dad this year. If you’re not a songwriter but play guitar or keys, learn his favorite song on your instrument. You can share via Zoom, Youtube or social media and invite your dad to enjoy while you celebrate together online.
There are many museums and venues offering virtual tours right now. Most are free or have easily purchased tickets and can be found on their websites. You can share your screen with Dad on a video-chatting platform while you stroll through the Met, a haunted mansion, see Machu Picchu or wander through the Paris Catacombs.
If your dad is more into live entertainment, you can stream a concert, movie, or theatrical performance from the safety and convenience of your living room. You can find tickets for any of these on multiples sites, including:
For lists of theater performances, concerts, and more, check out:
You can also lookup your favorite local theaters, concert venues, and movie theaters to see what’s streaming.
Creative options this year could well make this the most memorable Father’s Day yet. Enjoy the experiment as you celebrate dads the world over.