Father’s Day would typically be spent celebrating the father figures in your life with a fun barbecue, or a fishing trip. This year, however, due to the world-wide COVID-19 lock-down, most people will have to celebrate at home. So, we’ve rounded up a number of Father’s Day ideas that can still be enjoyed during quarantine.
Start the day right.
Wake Dad up with a great cup of tea or coffee and a home-made card. Add some rusks or cookies on the side.
Have a hearty breakfast.
Start his day with a crazy-good breakfast or brunch that tops his list of favourites. Maybe he loves classic bacon and eggs, or perhaps he would prefer a build-your-own bagel spread. It may even be fun to get some tips from grandma about his favourite childhood breakfast treat.
Revisit the greatest moments in sport.
If he loves watching sports, then hunker down for an all-day marathon in front of the sports channels. Search for the greatest moments in sport or track down his favourite team’s best games. For everyone’s sake, try to end it on a winning streak.
Enjoy some stand-up comedy.
For young adults and older, you’re sure to find something hilarious on Netflix or Showmax, including the comedic stylings of Trevor Noah, Adam Sandler, Ellen and Wanda Sykes. With the exception of a few of these shows rated 13+, the vast majority are not suitable for children.
Indulge his sweet tooth.
Bake a Father’s Day cake, and then dress it up with decorations that suit his interests. Or… who can resist a Peanut Butter Banana Cheesecake, it must be all his favourites in one!
Go on a (virtual) tour.
Even though you can’t yet physically go out sightseeing, there are still many ways you can explore the magnificent wonders of the world. Go on virtual tours online – experience the sights and sounds of the Louvre in Paris, the Sistine Chapel, or the British Museum in London.
Pitch up in the garden.
Camping trips might also be off the cards right now, but the kids will love to haul the gear into the garden and get it set up. Everyone can enjoy the fun that camping brings – campfires, marshmallows, sleeping bags and cosy snuggles.
Host a family game night.
Give Dad what he really wants this Father’s Day: quality time with his family. A great way to do this is by hosting a good old-fashioned game night. It’s so much fun to get together and share a few laughs. And the bonus… it doesn’t cost a dime.
Cook up a family dinner.
A hearty, delicious, and home-cooked meal will make the special day even sweeter. Spend time with dad by cooking his favourite meal together. Go to www.lecreuset.co.za/recipes/category/fathers-day-feast/ for some wonderful inspiration. You can even take an online cooking class. The internet offers loads of free and trending cooking classes taught by the world’s best chefs. Little additions to your dinner table place settings might make your daily meal feel more special. Make it even more special by listening to your dad’s favourite music.
Enjoy your Father’s Day. It’s a great chance to spend quality time with family and make each moment count. And whatever you decide to do on Father’s Day, don’t forget to include Grandpa!