This year Father’s Day won’t look like any other past Father’s Day, thanks to COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate, whether you’re quarantining with Dad or in your own home. Here are a few ideas to make his day special and let him know how much you love him.
Have Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner Delivered
If you usually go out for a meal on Father’s Day, you can still have a similar experience. Order up his favorite meal at his favorite restaurant and have it delivered. If you live close enough, bring it by and leave it on his front door step or sit outside, several feet apart, and enjoy your meal together, picnic style.
Go for a Walk or Bike Ride
What’s your dad’s favorite mode of exercise or relaxation? Do that with him! If you can maintain the minimum six feet of distance, hit the trails together. And if you’re not in town or it’s not safe for either of you to be too close, do it virtually. You go for a walk close to home while he does too, and chat on the phone at the same time. You don’t have to be physically together to spend quality time together.
Play a Board Game — or Any Game
Consider this another option for a virtual or in-person celebration. At home with your dad right now? Agree to play his favorite board, card, or yard game, especially the one you griped about when you were younger. Not able to see each other? Go online and play games together. Not sure what to play? Check out this list to find what piques your mutual interest — and your competitive spirit!
Watch Iconic Sporting Events
With live sporting events still on hiatus thanks to COVID-19, a lot of people are feeling nostalgic for games of the past. Whatever sport your father loves, watch a favorite past game together. Check out sports websites, like ESPN, or head to YouTube to see what’s been uploaded. You can watch together while hanging out online or watch separately and talk about it later. Even if the game happened before you were born, this is a moment to share with Dad.
Plan a Movie Night
Thanks to streaming platforms like Netflix, watching a movie together when you’re separated, is easier than ever. Of course, if you’re quarantining together, grab some popcorn and have a seat on the couch. But if you’re apart, you can have the same experience. To make it easier on Dad to participate and have fun, send him a care package with popcorn or candy so it can almost feel like you’re at the theater together.
Hang Out Online
A phone call is always great, but you can chat by Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime for a more personal conversation. Your dad wants to see your smiling face, and you don’t have to plan anything special. Cook dinner, take care of your own kids, or putter around the house while he does his thing. What matters is that you spend time together, in whatever way technology allows.
Here at Charlotte Insurance we want to wish all the dads out there a Happy Father’s Day. Even if we can’t be together right now, we can all make sure our dads know how much we love and appreciate them!