Father’s Day is creeping up fast on 5 September, 2021, and if you haven’t prepared anything special for the big day, it’s time to read on and find out how to wow him this time around.
With so many ways to celebrate dad on Father’s Day, it can be quite a challenge to decide what to do this year. With the annual tradition of picking out the perfect gift followed by writing meaningful messages in his card being a staple, the wonders of filling the day with activities surrounded by people he loves the most is often overlooked.
And honestly, if you were to ask Dad what his best days were, it would most likely be the ones that involved spending the day with his loved ones and having a blast. It all comes down to quality time, which is why we’ve compiled this awesome list of how to wow Dad this Father’s Day 2021.
Before diving into planning mode, you’ll have to figure out what your Dad prefers. Is he the quiet type that prefers a low key gathering with close family? Or is he a social butterfly who adores a big celebration with friends? You’ll find plenty of ideas ranging from ones you can do in the comfort of your home, to all day plans that will take you on an adventure away from home. Needless to say, there will be something your Dad will enjoy doing this Father’s Day.
Trace your family roots
Every Dad has a deep history that doesn’t get told very often. Even if you think you have a grasp about the story, reliving the moments with your dad over a drink can strengthen the bond, closeness, and your understanding of your family roots.
Take a walk down memory lane, flip through old photo albums and memorabilia, talk about stories and fond memories about your grandparents, great grandparents, and where they originally came from. Trace your Dad’s family tree to get a better insight into your family’s past and present, and reflect upon all the achievements they have made to lead to where you are today.
Take Dad out for the ultimate surf & turf meal
Father’s Day wouldn’t be the same without a cold beer on tap and a big feast. So if you happen to be in the Gold Coast on the big day, it’s time to roll out the red carpet and celebrate a grand meal at the Cooly Hotel.
We’re talking stunning beach views while you feast upon mouthwatering meals at the bistro. Dine in with the $25 Father’s Day special comprising a 250g rump steak topper with your choice of a grilled Moreton Bay bug or chilli prawns, and a schooner of XXXX Dry to seal the deal. Kick back and enjoy the free live music happening on the main stage while embracing the ambiance around you.
The Cooly Hotel’s full a la carte menu is also available if the special doesn’t tempt you.
Happening this Sunday, 5 September 2021 from 11am, tables are limited so be sure not to miss out and make a booking here.
Build a campfire
Spend the evening around a campfire, ending the day roasting marshmallows and warming up before the summer heat kicks in. Bring along a few cold ones and enjoy the talks of reminiscing about family to make the moment sweeter.
Take a family cooking class online
With Father’s Day falling on a Sunday, you may not be lucky enough to find a fun in-person activity to get the family involved. Instead, head online to a virtual cooking class and introduce Dad to some of the world’s finest cuisines. Some great places to explore include AirBnB’s experiences, or head to Craftsy.
Spoil him with a Limited Edition Australian Whisky
Bring in some Aussie spirit this Father’s Day and spoil Dad with a limited edition Australian Whisky by NED Whisky. This local Melbourne whisky distillery has a strong and loyal following, bringing boldness and ambition to the renowned Ned Kelly name.
This Father’s Day gift whisky uniquely has Dad hand calligraphed on the label adding to the personalisation and care of the present. It’s a whiskey that simply belongs to Dad. The man. The myth. The legend.
Host a lawn game tournament at home
Bring some Olympic spirit to your backyard by organising a lawn game tournament on Father’s Day. Some fun games include croquet, for hole, horseshoes, and more. Competitive families can up the anté with scores, tallies, and even prizes for the winners.
Host a family game night
Go old school with some good ole’ board games such as Monopoly, Pictionary, Jenga, or include more modern ones like Settlers of Catan or Codenames for a more competitive edge. If Dad is into trivia and brain teasers, you can even set up a family trivia night with prizes.
Go on a family adventure
Head up to Tamborine Mountains for the day or explore Springbrook National Park on a hike with Dad. Spending Father’s Day with an adventure could be a great way of bonding with the family while getting some fresh air in the great outdoors.
Don’t forget to pack a picnic lunch, and head down to the Cooly Hotel for dinner to not miss out on the Father’s Day special!
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