If you didn't know, Father’s day is coming up next week. Yes, next week. The day is upon us.
Amidst the bustle of fancy restaurant reservations, elaborate cards and cool activities, there are the low-key dads who would rather spend a chill day at home rather then at a restaurant or a cool place. If your dad falls into that category, here are four stay at home activities you can do with him to celebrate the occasion without much fuss.
1. Have a spa day
Spa days are usually reserved for moms but dads need some pampering too. A great idea for fathers day would be to turn your home into a mini spa.
Before the big day, you could pick up some sheet face masks from Sephora or Innisfree.
Innisfree has masks for only $1.91. For dad, I would recommend something moisturising like the Manuka Honey mask or the Shea Butter one. They are specially made for dry or rough skin types. If you feel like spending more, you can try Sephora where you can get sheet face masks for $6. I recommend the Green Tea or Avocado masks which are brightening and moisturising.
If sheet masks are not your thing or if you would just like to add an extra element of fun to your spa day, you could opt to make your own masks from all natural and fresh ingredients. It’s not that hard to do as well.
For a moisturising and brightening face mask, try this recipe:
All you need is:
- Half a ripe Avocado
- One tablespoon of honey
- Half a teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
Mash the avocado and mix in the honey and lemon juice well. Then, wash your face with warm water to clean it, apply the face mask and let it sit for about 20 minutes. After that, wash it off and you’re done! Super simple and easy.
2. Have a movie marathon
My dad’s favourite thing to do is to just chill in front of the television. It’s his favourite way to relax after a tough day. So why not take that a step further by turning your living room into a mini cinema.
Start by grabbing loads of pillows and blankets and piling them onto your couch and the floor in front of your TV.
Then, pick a movie. You could buy a movie from iTunes or pick something from Netflix. If you’re going with iTunes, you could rent Black Panther if you dad loves action movies. If he’s more into mysteries of thrillers, Murder On The Orient Express is a great choice.
For Netflix, you could relive your childhood with some of Disney’s classics such as The Incredibles or Finding Nemo.
Next up, get some popcorn. I recommend Orville Redenbacher’s Movie Theatre Butter Popcorn. It’s one of the best microwavable popcorn brands and they are addictively salty.
Finally, kick back and enjoy a day of movies with your dad. You can even rope mom in for this one.
3. Cook together
If your dad is anything like mine, he probably avoids the kitchen at all costs because of the sheer amount of work that is involved. However, you can show him that cooking, when done right, can be an extremely fun, therapeutic and fulfilling activity.
The most important part of this activity is to pick the right recipe. You want something that suits both your levels of expertise however, don’t make it too simple because you don’t want to cook or bake something that only takes a couple of minutes.
Once you pick your recipe, you can take your dad out to buy ingredients and the two of you can get to work. It’ll definitely be a great experience for the both of you especially because you can talk and have a fun time while you cook.
4. Do something he likes with him
In this day and age, we can sometimes get very caught up with our own work, our gadgets and our lives. We get so busy that sometimes we forget that we need to dedicate some time to our own parents as well.
Take some time this father’s day to do things your dad loves. Find out what he likes to do and whatever that is, ask if you can join in and make it a fun bonding activity. From tending to his garden that he loves to simply sitting down and chatting over a cup of tea. There’s always something you can do with your dad when you take the time to listen to what he loves to do.
Trust me, he will completely love the fact that you are taking an interest in his interests and will really appreciate that quality time.
You could also use this time to introduce him to some of your own interests. It could be as simple as showing him a video of your favourite YouTuber or teaching him how to use a tech gadget.
Celebrating your dad doesn’t have to be expensive or require a lot of thought. Parents are usually pleased with the simple things in life. Especially getting to just spend some time with you.
So stop racking your brains for something exciting for your dad but rather, clear your schedule and dedicate some quality time to your dad.
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