#1. Delivery from his favorite out-of-town restaurant. Does he like Chicago pizza or Kansas City BBQ? Many restaurants will ship items anywhere in the US. We are getting pizza from Husband’s favorite Chicago stuffed pizza place.
#2. Grill Accessories. Don’t just get a pack. Add a high temp mitt, an apron (even have the kiddos decorate it themselves…handprints etc.). Make sure the accessories are high quality. Better to just give one or two really nice things than something that will just break quickly.
#3. Movie Night. Does Dad like movies? Put together a movie box (not a basket for the guys) with popcorn and snacks he loves, his favorite soda, and DVDs or Blu-Ray he can enjoy with the kids. Think about movies from his childhood that he might want to show the kids or his favorite Star Wars or Superhero flicks that are kid friendly too.
#4. Make a Father’s Day bouquet with his favorite candy and snack foods.
#5. Ask each child a series of questions about their dad. How tall he is, how much he can lift, what he does at work, his favorite foods/movies/books/Sport etc. Add questions that are meaningful to your family. Print a page for each child (be sure to have each kid help you add clip art and graphics they think represent Dad) and have any kids that are old enough write their own answers. For younger kids, ask them and record what they say. Give these to Dad. TWIST – repeat this every few years to see how the kids’ answers change!