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5 Creative Father's Day Ideas During Quarantine

Red Door Team

Sherri Hansen and Carmen Johnson, a mother daughter duo, together formed the Red Door Team...

Sherri Hansen and Carmen Johnson, a mother daughter duo, together formed the Red Door Team...

Jun 18 3 minutes read

Celebrating Father’s Day is shaping up to be tricky. Typically, you might celebrate the father figures in your life with a fun cookout, tickets to a baseball game, or even a visit to a theme park. This year, however, is different than most due to the coronavirus outbreak. The country is reopening, but experts have said to remain cautious and limit indoor gatherings. While some states have lifted their stay-at-home orders, many local businesses are still not up-and-running, which means it's harder to follow your normal traditions like Father's Day brunch at his favorite restaurant or a matinee showing at the nearby theater. Still, your special guy — dads, grandpas, father-in-laws, uncles, and so forth — deserves to be celebrated in a big way, which is why we've rounded up a number of Father's Day ideas that are appropriate for quarantine.

1. Write a handwritten letter.

Tell your father how much he means to you in a handwritten letter just like when you used to make him a greeting card when you were in Kindergarten. To make it really personal, use a plain piece of paper, rather than a card. The gift is a gift of memory, so many significant moments from our lives are displayed on social media posts that are public, impermanent and curated for a big audience, this is really intimate, specific and personal.

2. Serve a hearty brunch.

Start his day with a feast fit for a king, complete with scrambled eggs, bacon, and a build-your-own bagel spread. Round out the meal with a morning cocktail because it's a holiday after all (as if you needed an excuse). 

3. Organize a beer tasting.

Just because he can't hit up his favorite craft brewery, doesn't mean he can't enjoy their offerings in the comfort of his own home. Pick up a beer tasting flight in advance, and then pour a mix of lagers, ales, and IPAS from local breweries. That way, you can support local businesses while helping him discover new favorites.

4. Steal his heart with sweets.

The only thing sweeter than your relationship with dad is the Father's Day cake that you'll make him. Find one that best matches his flavor preferences, and then dress it up with decorations that suit his interests.

5. Laugh your way through Netflix's comedy specials.

Even if you can't go to an actual comedy show, you can still laugh your day away with some of today's top comics. You're guaranteed to find something on Netflix that'll give him a good chuckle, no matter if he prefers the comedic stylings of John Mulaney, Trevor Noah, Russel Peters, or Wanda Sykes (or all of the above)..

Take this time to show Dad some appreciation.

Keep it simple. Let’s face it — these are stressful times. 

So don’t feel pressured to give the gift of the century. A small gesture goes a long way.

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