06 Jun

Celebrate Dad this Fathers Day

Robert Nickell

Robert Nickell

Robert Nickell, aka Daddy Nickell, father of 6, offers his "5 cents" worth of advice to expectant and new parents. Daddy Nickell is the founder of Daddyscrubs.com, delivery room duds and daddy gear for dads, and the Daddyscrubs.com blog where he covers topics about parenting and the latest baby and kids gear, all from a Dad's perspective.
Robert Nickell

Father’s Day, or Daddy’s Day as I like to call it, isn’t all
about presents, it’s about celebrating dad and letting him know you appreciate
all of his hard work and dedication. This year, make Dad feel extra special –
without wrapping up a present! Some of my very favorite Daddy’s Day memories
don’t include traditional presents at all, but simple memories sharing love and
gratitude with my family.

So here are my top 5 suggestions that’ll help ensure Dad
gets an extra special Daddy-friendly celebration this year:

1. BBQ Time: It’s a known fact that dads love to barbeque – a
whole lot of them do, anyways! If the dad in your life loves to grill then I
suggest planning an extra special Daddy’s Day barbeque complete with dad’s
favorite foods, favorite beer and favorite people. You can leave the grilling
to Dad, but make sure you take care of everything else! Family barbeques are
great for bonding, laughter and lots of fun. Don’t have a yard or a barbeque?
Don’t fret, check out local parks and find a great spot that will work for you.
And make sure you pick up something for dessert to end the night “sweetly”!

2. Garage Makeover: Know a dad who loves his garage or “man
cave”? This Daddy’s Day give his special hideout a makeover! It’s up to you
whether you want to ask for Dad’s help or turn it into a surprise!! Make sure
you frame a family photo and place it in just the right spot to show Dad you’re
always by his side and you understand he might need a place to escape to from
time to time! Kids can help their dads organize tools, get rid of old toys and help
clean up a garage or “man cave” space that dad will love.

3. Daddy’s Day Out: If the dad in your life is always
talking about a new restaurant he has been dying to try now’s your chance to
take him out! Daddy’s Day (or night) Out should be entirely planned by you and
your children ahead of time. Figure out what it is that Dad has wanted to do
and just do it! Daddy’s Day Out will make Dad feel both loved and appreciated,
while allowing him to enjoy some family time participating in an activity or
visiting an establishment he’s been talking about for months.

4. Surprise: A good surprise goes a long way. If you have
older children or family members you haven’t seen in a great deal of time,
Daddy’s Day is the perfect day to get everyone together to surprise Dad! You
can all meet at a specific destination or have someone get Dad out of the house
for a few hours and throw the surprise party there. The efforts taken to gather
loved ones will surely touch Dad’s heart and make memories he’ll reflect on

5. Adventure: Some dads love adventure! And Daddy’s Day is
just the day to show the dad in your life just how adventurous you and your
children are. Has Dad been talking about renting a boat and exploring a nearby
lake or cove? Has he been hinting about his desires to take a camping trip?
Whatever it may be, show Dad you appreciate his adventurous side and take a
special family outing altogether! Make sure to think out of the box, be
creative and don’t forget to plan the details.

No matter how you choose to show the dad in your life just
how much he means to you make sure by the end of the day – he knows just that.
Make time to express your favorite moment, tell him the top 10 reasons you’re
happy he’s you’re dad or allow time for each family member to “toast” to Dad!

At the end of the day, Father’s Day is about celebrating
dads! So have fun and shower Dad in love and appreciation – he’ll be sure to
remember the special day for the rest of his life.


Daddy Nickell


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