Ideas for Celebrating Dad and Summer

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This year, Father’s Day just happens to coincide nicely with the first day of summer—giving us extra daylight to celebrate our favorite guy.  Here are a few ways you can celebrate Dad and summer all in the same afternoon.

Have a Backyard Picnic
Fill a basket with your Dad’s favorite foods, grab a blanket, and find a nice spot in the yard for an alfresco lunch or even dinner.

Play Outdoor Games
From Simon Says to a family bag tournament, prepare your outdoor for a little family competition.  You can even just move traditional board games out onto the porch, patio or yard.  Candyland is even more when you are outside!

Make “Sun” Art
We are sort of in love this idea from NASA: sun paper.  With just a few items (get the list here), you can make marbled paper that looks just like the sun.  Dad can frame it as a keepsake of the day.

Create a Summer Playlist
Work together as a family to create a playlist of songs that contain the word “summer.” Some songs you may want to add: “Summertime” by Sam Cooke, “Summer Nights” by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, and “Cruel Summer” by Bananarama. Take your speakers outside and have your own dance party.

Make Ice Cream in a Bag
Nothing says “summer” and “celebration” more than ice cream! If you don’t have an ice cream maker you can still make this delicious frozen treat in a plastic baggie.  Yes, a plastic baggie.  Get the recipe and directions here and grab some of your Dad’s favorite toppings.

Share with us how you will be celebrating this weekend!


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