Father’s Day is a once in a lifetime chance for you to show appreciation for the man that has sacrificed much for your family. Father’s Day 2021 takes place during the gradual entry into Phase 2 of the post Circuit Breaker period.
Although the authorities allow more freedoms during this period, it is still not a good idea to be out and about in public where there are large crowds. This is especially true if your parents are in the senior citizens category, whereby they’re at high risk from Covid-19.
As such, here are some creative ways you can celebrate Father’s Day in the comfort and safety of your own home.
Special Wine & Flowers
One way to celebrate the special occasion at home is to bring out the special wine. You can have them delivered to your Dad for this special occasion with some flowers too.
Having the wine beautifully packaged will no doubt make things much more unique. Plus, ordering some wine together with your Father’s Day flowers will give your Dad that something extra that he can enjoy.
One place that delivers flowers packaged with wine is Farm Florist. Apart from just bouquets, they’re able to deliver decorated red wine bottles, as well as one package that features succulents.
Farm Florist is able to deliver your gifts within one hour of ordering, so you don’t have to worry if you’re busy and need to make last minute preparations. Here’s one place you can fall back on to ensure that your Dad still has the best Father’s Day with your gift.
They can also deliver island-wide and can take your orders 24 hours a day. This means you can even surprise your father at the stroke of midnight, and create an unforgettable memory.
Source: Farm Florist
Family Karaoke Session
Here’s a relatively budget friendly way to celebrate Father’s Day with your Dad. If he’s into music, put on his favorite songs in Karaoke mode and turn on those microphones.
You don’t have to look far for karaoke tracks as they’re readily available on Youtube. Find out your Dad’s favorite songs and have a family sing-along. If you’re worried about disturbing the neighbors, you can forgo the microphones.
After all, as long as you can hear each other, that’s enough to make the session fun and enjoyable for everyone. Make sure you include songs for every member of the family, and pop songs from each generation to make sure everyone feels included in the karaoke session.
To make things easier, you may want to create a Youtube playlist beforehand.
Organize Movie Night
If you haven’t got a streaming platform at home, now’s the best time to have one. If you’re already subscribed to one platform, you can always add another one for Dad to enjoy.
In Singapore, Netflix seems to be the most common streaming channel. However, there are also other platforms like HBO Go, Disney+ and Amazon Prime. The more platforms you have, the more entertainment options you have and the more entertainment options you’ll have.
If you’re planning a movie night, you should go all out. Create a dark living room by drawing the curtains, provide popcorn for everyone and put on that surround sound system.
Have a Home Spa Day
There’s nothing quite like pampering your Dad with a spa day. You can prepare your own spa, by warming up some essential oils and giving your Dad a relaxing shoulder massage.
Alternatively, you can arrange for a home spa whereby professionals can come to your home and provide spa treatments. One example of such an establishment is Natureland Home Spa.
They’re able to provide various packages lasting from 90 minutes to 2 hours. These packages provide healthy massages for different parts of the body to promote blood flow, healing and relaxation.
All these can be experienced from the comfort of home, and you can even book couple packages so that Mum can enjoy a soothing massages session together with Dad for Father’s Day.
Many home spa providers in Singapore offer couples packages. Source: xFrame
Have a Home Picnic
Did you know that you can clear a space within your home, lay a mat on the floor and pretend you’re outside?
Instead of having the usual celebratory meal around the dinner table as per usual, why not have a picnic on the floor instead. You can prepare picnic dishes and finger food as if you’re really going out, such as sandwiches and cocktail sausages.
Alternatively, you can also order a picnic basket from certain caterers in Singapore. Did you know that there are many restaurants, cafes and others that provide picnic basket deliveries or pick-ups.
One such example is Bee’s Knees at The Garage, at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Each basket comes with food and drinks for up to 4-5 people, a picnic mat, foldable table, battery operated lights and even cushions.
Have a Family Cook-off
A family cooking session for Father’s Day is an excellent choice for bringing the family together. Pick a dish that can be customized by each member of the family, and can involve everyone.
Some ideas would include making pizza, waffles, creating wraps or even a popiah party. This way, you can prepare a wide variety of ingredients and each family can create their own version of the dish which can be enjoyed together later on.
The main aim of cooking together as a family would definitely be to spend more time with each other, and ensure that everyone feels included in a common activity.
That’s why having something simple to make will be a good choice, so that it’s not too complicated and everyone can participate, even those who don’t usually cook.
Remember that whatever your plans are for Father’s Day, it’s the intentions that count. The event doesn’t have to be flawless or perfect. Just make sure that everyone is able to relax and have fun. More importantly, the whole family will be able to spend some precious time together and build great memories.