We make a lot of fuss over Mother’s Day! Lots of lists of what Mother’s really want for Mother’s Day- gifts, a day away, a day of no responsibility, a mani/pedi, and on and on. But there is definitely a lot less love spread around the blogging world come Father’s Day. Well I am here to help all of the new, first time mom’s find incredible ways to help first time dads celebrate Father’s day!
This is our first year being celebrated as a mom and dad! Growing up for me we always did small little things- often hand made gifts and cards for Mother’s and Father’s day. It wasn’t a big holiday but we always enjoyed them together as a family. To me that is always the most important part, is being together. Celebrating that we are an even bigger family before.
This year unfortunately, due to the Army we are celebrating apart! But I don’t want my husband to miss out on being celebrated for being the awesome dad he is just because baby and I are away from him right now.
So whether you are together or apart this Father’s Day, here are some ways to help celebrate the father in your life!
If you are together, you have far more options for fun celebrations, so we are going to start there!
Does dad have a favorite hobby?
- Chances are your hubby has been imagining enjoying all his favorite past times, and teaching them ton his little ones since he became a dad. Whether its fishing, hunting, sports, cars, or anything else there are probably ways he can share them with his little one even on his very first Father’s Day! Ok well maybe not hunting, but you can probably take the baby fishing at the lake or a fishing pond. Take the baby to a sporting event if its in season. The point is get out and do something with dad and baby, even if isn’t your favorite thing. It is his day! So do whatever it is with a smile on your face!
A 100% Daddy Spoiling Day
- Ok so maybe dad’s favorite hobby’s aren’t baby friendly. But that doesn’t mean he can’t be spoiled on his day. Make his favorite meals, go his favorite places, watch his favorite shows and movies. Do whatever it is he wants! When it comes to Mother’s day this is often a popular route for showing mom appreciation but somehow it doesn’t always get translated to dad!
But, Maybe you are like us and dad is deployed or away for Father’s Day. Here are some ways you can celebrate him from afar!
Go all out on a care package!
- Here are some great ideas for your first Father’s Day Care Package: a craft made by baby for dad. Framed picture of him and baby if you have any, or just framed picture of baby if you don’t. Send Dad his favorite treats- does he love a certain type of goodies that he can’t easily get where he is at? That is a great way to make him feel special. Do you have the ability to video call? Let him and baby spend some face time together via the computer! The older the baby the more fun it will be for her, but Dad will love it regardless! And finally send something with hand or foot prints in it. Being able to see a tangible item of baby’s growth will help make him feel like he isn’t missing as much!
Regardless of how you are spending Father’s Day help him feel special and celebrate him in his own way!