Father's Day is just around the corner! Luckily, many members of the Sophie Allport team have had lots of practice at helping their children celebrate the day with their Dads, so we put our heads together to share some our best ideas with you...
Help them make him a Father’s Day card
Perhaps a card seems a little bit sentimental, but there's not a Dad on the planet who doesn't like to feel appreciated. Your kids can show him how much they love him (perhaps by writing down one or two things they like best about him or think he's really good at) and all they’ll need is your help to create the card they’ll write their message in. The card doesn’t have to be a work of art, and it’s bound to prompt a smile when he sees his portrait drawn in felt-tips with various bits of sparkle attached!
However, if you're struggling to get your hands on craft supplies or are just really pushed for time, consider checking out our range of cards here at Sophie Allport. We've a number of cards that are suitable to give him this Father's Day, and many members of the Sophie Allport team have been known to snap one up for their dads at short notice!
Help the kids to bake him a cake
Fasten a set of apron strings around your little ones’ waists and help them get to work in the kitchen. A chocolate and Guinness cake is sure to go down a storm, as is a lemon pie or a rhubarb crumble... especially if it's devoured mid-afternoon with a cup of tea! If your family lack confidence on the baking front, we've yet to meet a Dad who didn't appreciate a good bacon sandwich for a Father's Day breakfast, and after all, don't they say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach?
Organise a family day out
If quality time is something you struggle to fit into your day to day plans, why not help your children to celebrate by organising a family day out on their behalf? The Sophie Allport team heartily recommend a day at Rutland Water, taking a tour on the open-topped boat before settling down for a family picnic under a shady tree. Everyone can explore on their bikes, and there's even an adventure playground and plenty more child-friendly activities on offer to keep your little ones amused. If all else fails, why not send Dad off on his own to have a kayaking or rock climbing lesson? If he fancies himself as a bit of a Bear Grylls, it will be a memorable Father's Day for sure!
Assign jobs to older kids
Older children are capable of doing a little bit more for Father's Day than their younger siblings, so why not enlist their help to make Father's Day perfect this year? Assign jobs like remembering to feed the dog, watering the plants and even mowing the lawn, explaining that sometimes it's doing something for our Dad that shows him how much we appreciate him. Many Dads among the Sophie Allport team have commented that they would love a day where they didn't have to any jobs to do, so this just might be the perfect present!
Assist the kids with gift buying
Finally, we all know how hard it can be to buy the right gift for someone, but children have a particularly hard time getting it right. You could help them to buy him a present this year by setting them a budget and letting their imaginations run wild, or you could gently offer them a few suggestions based on what you think he'd really like. New pyjamas and comfy clothes to wear around the house are always well received, but you could help your children to pick their Dad a new Sophie Allport mug for his office desk, or something from the Balls collection is bound to appeal to the sporty Dads.
How will you celebrate Father’s Day this year? Let us know!