Can’t think of a single thing you
can do with your father and actually have fun? Hogwash! Sure, Dad
might not be a teenager anymore, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t
crazy cool. We’ve got 15 ideas—one of them is bound to lead to a
day you and your number-one fan (that’d be Dad, duh!) won’t
forget anytime soon.
tigers and bears, oh my! Spend the day at the zoo
together. When was the last time you and your dad visited the reptile
room or fed the elephants? Chances are, it’s been years.
Pack a picnic.
Take Dad to a local park, lake or scenic area with a picnic in tow.
He’ll love the one-on-one time with Y-O-U…and munchies never
Invite your fam’s best friends over for a delish dinner (or lunch,
if you’d rather) to celebrate dear old Dad. Take lessons on manning
the grill, you cooking queen, you.
One fish, two
fish, red fish, blue fish. Go pay the fishies a visit at
your local aquarium. Scope out the jellies, make faces at the puffers
and freak when ya get to the sharks.
Hit the road.
Grab your bikes, buckle those helmets and get cycling. Plan your
route so you can stop for a quick lunch or ice cream cone.
cookin’? Enlist your sibs and man the kitchen to cook
Dad’s favorite meal. Even better? Get him in on the fun!
Is there one CD or playlist that your dad plays over and over again?
Start taking notice so you two can rock out together at a concert.
Who cares if it’s just a tribute band?
Take Dad to a baseball game or sporting event that he digs. He will
be psyched that you are taking interest in a sport that he loves, and
he’ll be happy to give ya pointers or the 411 on the rules of the
popcorn. Pull out his favorite flicks of all time, grab a
box (or two) of his numero-uno candy choice and pop some corn.
Take a trip
down memory lane. Spend an afternoon pouring over old
scrapbooks and watching home movies. Come on, you were totally cute
in a onesie.
Nothing like a
little healthy competition! Whether you two dual it out
over an intense game of checkers or ping pong, the only rule is that
Dad gets to win…maybe.
handy girl. Give pops a hand with whatever project he’s
working on, whether it’s weeding the garden, washing his car or
painting a fence.
Hit up the local putt-putt course for a day of mini-golfing. He’ll
love to show off his swing and hey, navigating a course of faux grass
is always good for a few laughs, right?
Pull out a fresh deck of cards and get gambling. Bet M&Ms or
potato chips as you while away the day playing blackjack, poker,
rummy, go-fish or any other game that floats your boat.
daredevil. Head to an amusement park and spend hours
soaring high above the ground on some truly crazy coasters. Yahooooo!
favorite thing to do with your dad, babes?
BY MARILEE TURNER AND BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 6/16/2011 8:00:00 AM
POSTED IN father's day, summer, get outside