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How to plan the perfect Father's Day

How to plan the perfect Father's Day

Our dads are very special and deserve to be celebrated as much as possible. This Father’s Day, why not plan a day of fun for your dad, including all the things he loves the best?

The perfect breakfast

After a well-earned Father’s Day lie in, your dad is sure to wake up hungry, so why not whip him up a freshly cooked breakfast muffin to get his day off to the most delicious start. Whether he’s a sausage or bacon guy, you can customise his breakfast muffin to be filled with all his favourite things, and don’t forget a nice warm mug of tea or coffee to go with it. 

Alternatively, if your dad takes his healthy eating seriously, you could blend him a mango and pineapple smoothie to start his day, served with some nutritious overnight oats with a drizzle of honey.

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Help with the chores 

Sundays are often a day when dads are faced with a long list of household chores and DIY duties. So, this Sunday, why not give dad a day off and offer to take over the chores for the day? 

You could clean and polish his car, give the garage a well-needed clear out, or paint the garden fence – all while he sits and relaxes in the garden with his favourite magazine. The best part is that this gift won’t cost you a penny but will be much appreciated nonetheless!  

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Family time

Once the chores are finished, you could plan a lovely trip outdoors to enjoy some exercise and nature together. Whether dad prefers to walk, cycle or skate, choose a route with plenty of nice views and places to stop for a snack along the way. 

If the weather forecast isn’t looking great in your area, then you could opt for a little family time at home instead. Why not create a home cinema event with your dad’s favourite film and homemade popcorn and sodas? 

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A home-cooked dinner 

The way to most dads’ hearts is with a lovely home-cooked meal. But, “what should I cook for dad?” we hear you say? 

Your Father’s Day menu will be very personal depending on your dad’s favourite foods, and there are so many easy recipes online you could follow for inspiration. If your dad is a meat lover, you could prepare rump steak and chips, or perhaps he might prefer crispy cola chicken wings served with a crunchy salad for something a little different? Vegetarian options could include a beetroot and caramelised onion tart or maybe a veggie burger served with delicious halloumi fries.

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Perfect playlist  

A good playlist can create a great atmosphere during dinner, so write down a list of all your dad’s favourite songs and create his own personal soundtrack. 

You might need to ask some of his friends or other family members for help and suggestions with this, as there might be some tracks from earlier on in his life, which would bring back some great memories. 

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A favourite tipple 

Once you have decided on what to cook for your Father’s Day dinner, be sure to get in his favourite drink to wash it down with! 

Whether he is a fan of Jack Daniel’s and coke, or prefers his Goose Island IPA, Brooklyn Defender or Camden Hells, he is sure to appreciate a little tipple on his special day. Otherwise, a non-alcoholic mojito makes a great virgin cocktail on a warm June day.

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A sweet touch 

Our Father’s Day gift guide wouldn’t be complete without some suggestions for sweet treats to round off this awesome day. Your gift doesn’t have to break the bank, and a box of Cadbury Heroes or Ferrero Rocher chocolates is sure to go down very well with dad if he has a sweet tooth. Alternatively, a Terry’s Chocolate Orange is a classic choice and now comes in milk, dark and white varieties so you can select his favourite type. 

If you are still feeling creative, you could make some sweet treats of your own. From red velvet cupcakes to chocolate brownies, a selection of these are sure to melt your dad’s heart and offer the perfect finisher to a lovely family day. 

We hope our Father’s Day guide has given you plenty of inspiration to help you plan the perfect day for the special man in your life. Whatever you decide to do, we hope you have a great day celebrating together. 

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