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How to Celebrate Father's Day While Social Distancing

June 19, 2020

Help make dad feel special this Father’s Day, from near or far.

Father’s Day has always been about making dad feel special, and social distancing will only make that even more evident. While celebrations might take a little more creativity than usual, dad will appreciate you going the extra mile to show him some love. Regardless of whether you’re together this holiday, here are our best tips for celebrating Father’s Day in quarantine.

 

Indulge in His Favorite Meal

 

There’s nothing quite as comforting as a home-cooked meal. If you’re under the same roof, get the whole family involved and give dad a sweet start with breakfast in bed. Eggs, bacon, toast and chocolate chip pancakes satisfy both sweet and savory cravings. For lunch or dinner, have him lend a hand while tossing pizza dough and sprinkling some extra cheese on top. Or fire up the grill and cook burgers, steaks or fresh fish paired with his favorite side dishes and drinks. For a no-mess option, consider ordering takeout from his favorite restaurant. Many local businesses are offering family-style meals at less expensive prices, so this could be the perfect opportunity to order from an upscale steakhouse or try a new neighborhood spot. If you’re not with dad this Father’s Day, consider ordering his favorite meal with the help of a food delivery service app. Once it arrives, break bread over video chat and feel like you’re right there at the table with him thanks to a fast, reliable wifi connection.

 

Head Outside

 

With the day before Father’s Day marking the start of summer, there’s no better reason to head outside for some fresh air and fun. Dust off your bikes or rent a few from a nearby business and hit the streets, trail or boardwalk. From the beach to the mountains or even just the park down the road, you can even keep dad moving with a leisurely walk around the city. If you can’t find a walking path near your home, start the day with a mini road trip to a new destination and embark on a full day of exploring the outdoors. Be sure to pack some of his favorite treats to surprise him with a mid-walk snack and show him even more love on his special day.

 

Partake in Family Game Night

 

Regardless of whether you’re quarantined with dad, the whole family can still get involved in family game night. Play old-school card games, Pictionary and Apples to Apples over video chat. Or download mobile apps—like Minute to Win It or Heads Up!—many of which record gameplay using your device’s camera so you can share your Father’s Day memories with your loved ones. If you’re home with dad for the holiday, bring the entertainment to life with corn hole, KanJam or backyard mini-golf. Use any materials you have lying around the house to build the course, be it cardboard, boxes, paint cans or rocks.

 

Father’s Day might look a little different this year, but with the help of your family, community and technology, dad will feel more loved than ever. Whether you plan a breakfast bash or game night, stay connected from near or far this holiday.

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