May 27, 2014
5 Inexpensive Father’s Day Ideas!
Celebrating Dad on a Budget
Dads may seem easier to shop for than moms, but when it
comes to your family’s plans on Father’s Day, what should you do? Luckily, you
don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to make Dad feel appreciated—read on to
discover five affordable things you can do as a family this upcoming Father’s
Breakfast in Bed
Rather than spending hours in the kitchen both preparing
meals and cleaning up dishes, most parents would prefer sleeping in and having
their spouse and kids bring breakfast to them on their special day. Fathers are
no exception and what better way to thank Dad for all he does for the family
than waking him up to a fully cooked breakfast with fresh coffee and the
morning newspaper? Having the kids make cards to leave on the tray is a nice
Assuming the weather remains nice and warm—depending on
where you live, of course—what better way to continue your trend of fantastic
meals with Dad than a family barbecue in the afternoon or evening? Load up on
meats and veggies from your local Costco, Sam’s Club, or grocery store and
while those are busy grilling, crack open a cold beer for Dad and whip up a
pasta salad or homemade guacamole with tortilla chips to supplement the main
Okay, so there has to be something more to do than eating on
Father’s Day, right? Working off those extra calories by going on a family hike
or something similarly outdoorsy can be a lot of fun for everyone, especially
if Dad works in an office most of the time and can use some fresh air on his
special day. Don’t forget to pack some snacks like trail mix or fruit, and
bring plenty of water (especially if you bring the dog along!).
Fishing is a stereotypical pastime for dads, and even if you
and your family haven’t gone fishing before, it could be a great way to relax
for a few hours with Dad on Father’s Day. You don’t even need a boat; all you
need is a fishing pole—store-bought or homemade, depending on how serious you
are about catching fish—fishing tackle, and bait. Fishing gear can be bought at
your local sporting goods store, but if you want to minimize your upfront
investment, then looking for
and order your gear before Father’s Day.
If you and/or your husband prefer to watch sports than take
part in them, then scout around for sporting event tickets for June 15. Groupon
often offers discounted tickets to local sporting events, including Major League
Baseball, which is most popular at this time of year. If you can’t find
anything in your area, consider hosting a sports party for your friends and
their families and watch a big event on television instead. Couple this with
the barbecue option I listed above and it’ll be one heck of a good Father’s Day
Kelly Kehoe is a staff writer for Money Street Smart and works with
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