Father’s Day is around the corner, but it’s not too late to put together a memorable gift. Whether you’re celebrating your own dad, your father-in-law or dad on behalf of your kiddos, here are some ideas to get those creative juices flowing without breaking the bank.
Start an annual tradition. Have the kids fill out this survey or one of your own creation, and read it over breakfast. Per the linked survey, I asked my 2-year-old what her daddy is really good at, and she replied, “Bacon!” Fun for all ages, folks. We’ll see how her answers vary next year.
We began our Father’s Day tradition last year with these D-A-D photos. All you need is a “D” and an “A,” which you can find at nearly any craft store or cut out of cardboard yourself. Snap a few pics of the kids holding the letters, or the letters strategically placed near the distracted kids, as the case may be. I put our pics in a large 3-slotted frame, displayed proudly in his office, but this year I may combine them to create a card instead.
Is Dad a technophile?A big Apple fan? Rarely without his iPhone or iPad? Take a little inspiration from his obsession and make him an iDad card, complete with messages under the app icons.
They say a way to a man’s heart is through the stomach. He’ll love you forever when you present him with these treats. Those hot dogs are Hot Tamale candies!
While the BBQ cliches are perfectly fine for the right dad, the possibilities are endless when you consider his other interests. My husband’s mind would explode if I was able to pull these off, inspired by his all-time favorite movie. I may even take the lazy baker route and spend my creative energy on the fondant toppings, which I’ll place on cupcakes from our favorite local bakery.
If you really want to go all out for Dad, this adorable set of printables has absolutely everything you need for a party in his honor — invites, flags, tented cards, labels, napkin rings, favor tags, banner, and more.
Are you getting creative this Father’s Day? Share your ideas below!