8 Ways to Celebrate Father's Day at Home
June 11, 2020
1. Send over breakfast in bed. Nothing says “I love you” like a basket bursting with breakfast goodies. Put together all his favorites and drop it off for him to enjoy. Take it over the top by including a build-your-own bagel spread, a gourmet cheese board, and a homemade iced latte.
2. Take a virtual gym class together. Does dad miss his bootcamp class at the gym? You can choose from the dozens of virtual fitness classes now being offered at no cost through Orangetheory, Fhitting Room, Rumble, Tone It Up, P.volve, or 305 Fitness.
3. Learn something new. If dad’s been complaining that his brain is starting to rot from too much time at home, an all-access pass to MasterClass might be just what he needs to get the gray matter pumping again. He’ll be able to join fascinating classes taught by experts in sports, cooking, gardening, photography, history, and more.
4. Take a bike ride together. Get outside and enjoy the glorious spring weather together with a safe and socially distant bike ride.
5. Take a virtual trip. You might be stuck at home, but that doesn’t mean you can’t tour the world! Packing in the sights is easier than ever with virtual tours now available at iconic museums like the Guggenheim in NYC and Musée d’Orsay in Paris. Is dad more of a furs-and-claws type of guy? Get up close and personal with the giant pandas through special panda cameras at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, tour the Cincinnati Zoo from the comfort of your couch, or check out the koalas and kangaroos at the San Diego Zoo. For something really out there, you can even take a virtual walk on Mars! If you’re celebrating with dad remotely, be sure to FaceTime while both of you tour to make it a trip you take together.
6. Host a dad joke contest. Nobody loves a punny joke like dad! Bring out the giggles this Father’s Day by hosting a dad joke contest on Zoom. Invite the extended family and all of dad’s best buddies to join in. Give everyone three minutes on air to share their best dad jokes. The comedian who gets the most laughs wins!
7. Watch a concert together. Annual music festivals have been canceled all over the country, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a rocking performance by dad’s favorite band. Check out this list of live-streaming musical events taking place during COVID-19, or search for dad’s favorite performers on YouTube.
8. Throw a tasting party. Stock up on dad’s favorite brews for a fun evening of beer! If dad’s quarantining alone, send him his own stash of bottles and open them together at a videoconference party. Up the fun factor with a rating sheet from Etsy.