My husband, at the risk of pegging him as totally basic, loves nothing more than a barbecue with family and friends. Meat on the grill? Yes please. Better yet, meat on the smoker. In my husband's eyes, it doesn't get more relaxing than that. But not all dads enjoy a whole day spent lolling around the barbecue like my husband, and that's why we all need to add these fun Father's Day activities to our collective celebratory ideas list.
Whether you're barbecuing or not, most dads do truly want to spend time with their families and feel celebrated by the people they parent. Sure, that can happen while they singe their eyebrows by the side of the grill, but it can also happen while mini-golfing their way through a game of putt-putt golf, or traipsing around their city or town competing in a family scavenger hunt. Sometimes planning an activity that's out of your family's usual routine can help make a day feel way more exciting.
It doesn't have to be an elaborate, either. But with a little advance planning and thoughtfulness, you can plan a special day that will show your number one dad just how much you love him.