How to Celebrate Father’s Day at Home With The Kids
You’ve navigated an iso Mother’s Day but this is the first time Father’s Day has fallen within a lockdown.
So to help you still make that day extra special for your dad or your child’s dad, here’s a step-by-step guide of fun things to do on Sunday September 5.
9am - Breakfast in Bed
It’s a no brainer really, isn’t it? Breakfast in bed on Father’s Day is a given but in lockdown, it’s time to level it up and order a pre-made breakfast hamper. There’s a few available in Sydney right now but our top picks are Box Catering which allow you to pick and choose what you want in your hamper, from freshly-made ham and cheese croissants to fresh fruit skewers and you pay per item, with free delivery in the metro area. Or if you're looking for a more DIY approach then you can order the Pepe Saya Butter pancakes mix.
11am – Massage Time
While the chances of booking in for a spa day are slim, you can still squeeze in some at-home pampering for dad. These incredible Road Massage T-Shirts by Bright Star Kids feature a racetrack so the kids can grab their cars and zoom around as dad enjoys a mini massage.
1pm - A Floor Picnic
While picnics are still permitted in Sydney, except for in the LGAs of concern, the weather isn’t expected to be great. So unroll the picnic blanket in the living room for a floor picnic. You could just cobble together some items from the fridge but why not make it extra special and order a grazing platter from Feed Well. There’s a huge variety, from cheese to charcuterie and everything in between.
3pm – Afternoon Quiz or Boardgame
When NSW plunged into lockdown, we did the groundwork and found the best pub trivia and quizzes available. There’s every type of quiz imaginable here. But we also have a fun 20 fun trivia questions for younger children and card games suitable for the whole family. But for us, a Sunday afternoon playing a board game like Monopoly is always a winner.
5pm - Pre-Dinner Virtual Wine Tasting
Let’s be real, the best treat for a dad on Father’s Day is having five minutes to themselves. This virtual wine masterclass by Le Pont Wines is the perfect escape. You need to pre-order and then four wines are sent straight to your door. You then jump onto an hour-long master class with one of their knowledgeable experts. It even comes with an artisan cheese and charcuterie pack.
6pm - A Delicious Evening Meal
Yeah, cooking a pie from scratch is wonderful but we like to leave the hard work to the professionals and order in. The Grounds of Alexandria have created a range of Father’s Day special meal deals that range from your traditional Sunday lunch to DIY BBQ kit or its famous Wagyu Beef Brisket pie with the trimmings. Delicious!
7pm – Movie Night
Okay, the day is nearly over. It’s time to unwind with a movie. We’ve handpicked the best child-friendly movies on Disney+ and the best kid movies on Netflix or if you’d prefer to wait until the kids have gone to bed, here are our favourite binge-worthy TV shows to watch right now.
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