Father’s Day is just around the corner, and it is time to plan on how you will spend an eventful day with the most important man in your life. Challenge your creativity in coming up with uniquely surprising activities that will leave an imprint in your dad’s heart. If you live in a condo with your dad, why not find a way to celebrate the occasion right in your own home.
By adding your personal touch to the amenities that are already there, you can transform the day into a wonderful moment with your dad without having to go out. With so many families out to celebrate, it will even spare you the stress of queuing up in crowded restaurants or being stuck in heavy traffic.
Here are some ideas you might want to consider:
1. Cook a special meal
Celebrate Father’s Day with a homecooked meal made especially for your dad. Start the day by surprising him with breakfast in bed. Cook his favorite dishes from breakfast up to his dinner. Decorate the dining table and lay all his favorite dishes out for him to enjoy.
2. Throw a surprise party
Who does not love surprises? After cooking for a whole day’s worth of your dad’s favorite dishes, you can invite your relatives and your dad’s friends, and throw him a Father’s Day surprise party in your condo. Have some drinks, play cards, or tell stories and fun memories with your dad. Nothing beats good food and good company.
3. Play video games together
Bring out the gamer and the child at heart in your Dad by playing video games together. Invite friends and family members for a more fun celebration. You can also hold a friendly competition with them. Whoever loses can do the dishes, some, or even all the chores at home.
4. Give him a personalized gift
Does your dad collect mugs, caps, tumblers, ref magnets, and whatnot? Why not give him a personalized one? You can also have personalized pajamas or a travel kit which he can definitely use during business trips.
5. Bake a Father’s Day-themed cake or cupcakes
One of the sweetest ways to celebrate Father’s Day is by baking your dad a special cake or cupcakes. It can be based on his favorite flavor, superhero, film, or just a simple one which says “I love you,” or “Happy Father’s Day!”
6. Watch his favorite films at home
Is your dad a movie buff? Then perhaps having a movie marathon at home with all his favorite movies and freshly popped popcorn is one of the best ways to spend Father’s Day at your condo. Rent his favorite titles, or stream it via Netflix.
7. Book a home-service spa
Father’s Day can mean long lines at spas, barber shops, and whatnot. And that is why you can book him a home-service spa. Give him the gift of relaxation and some pampering at home.
8. Give him a gift hamper
If you have the budget and resources, you can also give your dad a hamper or box-full of the things he would really love, especially if he is a collector. Or, you can fill it with books, tools, and more.
9. Create a digital scrapbook
While creating an actual scrapbook can be a good avenue to let you and your dad’s creativity do its magic, making a digital scrapbook is cheaper, and it lasts longer. Relive memories as you continue to create more by converting old photographs and videos into a digital file. You can also create a movie, and watch it together afterward.
10. Give him flowers
Make his Father’s Day even more special with flowers. Nowadays, flowers are not just for women—they’re for everyone, even our dads, who would also love to receive them. Show your appreciation through a bouquet of roses—the official flower of Father’s Day.
11. Have a karaoke party
Rock out or dance to your dad’s favorite tunes by having a karaoke party at home. Yes, you can have one even at your condo. This is ideal for soundproofed units, otherwise, you need to make sure that the music and voices are not too loud that your neighbors end up knocking on your door, complaining. You can still have fun singing along with your dad, but turn it to an acceptable level of volume and up to 10 pm only.
12. Start a DIY-project together
Most dads have a hobby that they enjoy doing in their spare time. So why not join him and start a DIY-project together? That way, you can bond, make memories and create something both of you will remember. Whether it’s cooking, painting, photography, or refurbishing furniture, doing his hobby together, will make his Father’s Day extra special.
13. Help him start a pocket garden
You can start a garden at home even if you have a limited space through pocket gardening. It can either be at the balcony, or you can make your own vertical pocket garden in your condo.
14. Order food online
Treat your dad to a feast of all his favorite food and drinks or dishes he’s about to have for the first time, and he’s sure to like.
15. Give him a handwritten letter
Go old school and write a heartfelt letter to your beloved dad. Tell him how much you love and value him. You can also tell him all the things you appreciate and thank him for. Or if you don’t want to be super cheesy, you can craft a card especially for him. Let your creativity flow.
Family life in a township community like Empire East Highland City presents you with endless possibilities for quality bonding time with your loved ones. Empire East Highland City in Pasig-Cainta is a grand luxurious master-planned township which is slated to be the first elevated city in the Philippines. Imagine coming home to the breathtaking views of the metro skyline and the lush rolling terrains of Antipolo and the Sierra Madre—just the perfect setting for a family get together.
Preparation for parties is effortless with the Highland Mall just a few steps away, offering you world-class options for dining, shopping, and recreation. You need not go too far to congested places to find the right venue for your outdoor activities because Highland Park provides you with wide open spaces landscaped with beautiful gardens and walkways. Add to this the elite recreational facilities available for its residents—the Chartered Club for sports, and the other amenities within the residences.
With all these great features of your condo accessible to you, all you have to do is add your personal touch and creativity, and you are set for a memorable Father’s Day celebration.
This article originally appeared on Lamudi.