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Posted by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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Dad. You want to make his day special, but that means what exactly? Does he want to have a big party, with tons of friends and family? Does he want to just chill with your core crew? Does he do what my husband does and not even give you a hint as to what he wants?

Are you at a loss of how to celebrate Father's Day? Here are a few ideas that don't cost much at all to make him feel rich!

Coupon Scavenger Hunt - Get with the kids and make some coupons for Dad (one afternoon of playtime, an evening with the guys, a whole weekend of sleeping in, his choice of pizza toppings and the like). Then hide them around the house and make up hints for a scavenger hunt that he has to complete to collect them. A fun way to give him his gift and spend time together.

Make Up a Show - Again, enlist the kids' help to get this going. Make up a song and a whole funny story about Dad. Get costumes and props and rehearse a bit. Maybe he's a super hero, maybe he's a spaceman, doesn't matter, just create a story, end with a song if you want....have fun with it and I know he will never forget it.

Do Nothing Day - Maybe the best gift is just letting him do nothing. No planning, no huge anything, just let the day go along and take your family where it may. Let him nap, let him play catch - whatever it is he wants to do, let him do it.

How do you spend Father's Day?

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by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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by Suzie on Jun. 12, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Actually no set thing really. We do what ever he wants that day and each year it varys.

Great article!

by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 1:19 AM
I'm working in the morning. And I'll make his favorite food (lasagna) for dinner.
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by Nikki on Jun. 12, 2012 at 7:45 AM

Great ideas. He doesn't really like to make a big deal so we ususally just get him a gift and that's about it.

by Bronze Member on Jun. 12, 2012 at 7:48 AM

We do the low key thing, let him relax.

by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 7:53 AM
We are going to the beach on Saturday, (90 mins away.) Then drive halfway back and stay at my parents to check on house and take care of plants and things cuz they are on vacation. On Sunday enjoy their pool
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by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 7:55 AM

hopefully DH will have off and we'll spend some time with him and go to see my Dad too..

by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 8:04 AM

We spend it at home.  My DH says it's no big deal because to him it's just another day.  This year we won't be doing gifts because he wants us to save our money for our trip to PA in about a month. 

by Carissa on Jun. 12, 2012 at 8:08 AM
Not sure what we're doing this, usually we just hang out or go out for dinner.
by Dawn on Jun. 12, 2012 at 8:27 AM
We will have a cookout and go fishing.
by Amy on Jun. 12, 2012 at 9:22 AM

 We usually do a cook out and my dh loves to shoot clay pigeons so he does that.

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