With Father's Day approaching this weekend, many of us may still be coming up with last-minute plans to help dad feel special. Although many people are back to in-person visits, it's likely that some may still be celebrating dad's holiday from afar. If this is still the case for you, you're in luck! We've put together some ideas for celebrating your dad, no matter the distance.
1. Set up a Zoom meeting with the grandchildren
There is nothing quite like the feeling of having everyone you love all in one place and having everyone together on a Zoom call in the perfect way to catch up on how everyone is doing. If there are grandkids, that's a bonus! Have them create a little show to perform or plan a craft that everyone can do together. Either way, a grandparent loves to see their grandchildren, and it would be so special to have the kids create something specifically for their grandpa on Father's Day.
2. Organize a drive-by celebration
If you live close to your dad but are still unable to enjoy in-person visits together, try organizing a drive-by parade celebrating him! You can bring balloons, snacks, or a gift and set it outside his doorstep. He will be so excited to know that his kids were thinking of him, and he'll be especially happy that you took time out of your day to go and see him.
3. Host an online brunch
Everyone loves brunch. Hosting an online brunch is such a fun alternative for those who can't come together. All you need to do is prepare a meal for your family and coordinate plans with your dad. Maybe he wants to cook a meal for himself, or even better, you could get a meal delivered right to his doorstep. Sitting down for a meal with your family (even virtually) is a lovely way to connect and can mean so much.
4. Send him a care package
If you want to let your dad know you are thinking about him, get him a care package! Nothing says, "I'm thinking about you," like a box full of all of his favorite things. You can fill the box with snacks, activities, pampering supplies, or anything else that you know your dad would love. If you have kids, you could even include homemade treats or crafts made by them!
5. Take Dad to the museum
Take him to a museum? Yes! Even if you are celebrating Father's Day virtually, you can still plan a fun activity to do with your dad, all from the comfort of your home. There are many websites and organizations that offer virtual tours that you can take. If your dad likes art or history, there are multiple museums that you can tour as a family, and you can do it knowing that you are safe.
There are so many ways to make your dad feel special this Father's Day, even if it is virtual! We discussed a few safe Father's Day activities, but there is a world of other options out there as well. Do you have any ideas that were not on this list? Share your thoughts below!
About Sadie Walshaw
Recently, Presbyterian Senior Living teamed up with the Communication/Journalism Department at Shippensburg University to provide students with professional writing experience. This opportunity allows students to not only learn the ins and outs of blog writing but also offers them a platform for published works. This author is a Communication/Journalism student at Shippensburg University.