A father is a guide, a teacher, and a friend to his child. He is the man who loves his children enough to allow them to make mistakes, so that they can learn a lesson from them. A father is someone who does the right thing rather than the easy thing, and learns to say "No" when it is required. A father is someone who resists the urge to catch you before you fall. Instead he picks you up after you fall, and allows you to try all over again. Yes, there is no doubt about the fact that a dad is indeed a gift from God Himself.
Fathers are unique, and the reason for fun and laughter at home. No matter how old they get, dads retain that boyish and playful streak, which allows them to let the child take a ride on the shopping cart in the mall, or even try a hand at driving as they sit on his lap holding the steering wheel. It is not that he is not scared for you. He is. But he also knows it is important to let you grow up. Fathers are just like mothers. Their love for the children is as unconditional and as subliminal as a mother's. Dads love their children even when they are at their worst. Loving is not an option for them. When he is correcting your mistakes it is not because it irks him; it is because he wants you to be a better human being.
Father's Day is a day for family. It is the day when children living with parents do special things to honour their dads. Children living away try and be with their dad on that day or at least make the day special through phone calls and gifts.
Here are a few ideas for spending the special day with your dad.
1. If he is interested in sports, get ticket for a sports event and go along with him to watch it. It need not be on the same day. Remember, the gesture is more important.
2. If your father plays any game, join him that day for a game. It can be a round of golf, tennis, badminton etc. Sweat it out together and see the bond getting stronger.
3. Boys will be boys. Take your father to an amusement park and see the thrill that he feels. You will be amazed at how much he enjoys it.
4. If you are girl, you can take your father for paintball or bowling. Let the warrior in him find a space, and there is nothing like a little friendly battle of generations to express love.
5. Go Karting is another fun option to spend the day with your dad. Let him forget about the inhibitions of family safety and go wild with speed on the tracks.<
If you want to make the day special for your father with a gift here are a few ideas on what you can give him:
1. Make a scrap book with memories penned down and pictures of some of your precious moments of togetherness.
2. Personalised t shirts, coffee mugs, photo frames, accessories with the message "the best dad in the world"
3. Books are anyone's best friends. If you can lay your hands on the paperback edition of a book your father wants to read or loves reading time and again, then nothing like it.
4. Buy him the membership to a gym. Help him keep fit.
5. Book a day at the spa for him. He will love being pampered.
6. Sponsor a "boys day out" of your father along with his friends to any place of their choice.
There is nothing in the world which is more expressive of love than a handmade gift. Here are a few ideas:
1. Convert any plastic box, like chocolate boxes, into a tool box complete with nuts, bolts and a small screw driver, which he will surely find handy next time your mom calls out to fix a leaking tap.
2. Make a homemade car wash kit with all the supplies in one place. You can use a small cardboard box, cover it with a colourful paper, decorate it with glitters, and put the supplies in it.
3. Make your own atlas tea coasters. Cut small circles from a cardboard. Take an old atlas and cut out the places that your dad has been to or wants to go in the same circular shape and size. Stick them onto the cut out card oard pieces. Your dad will just love them.
4. Take an old cloth hanger. Fix hooks in a row at the lower rung of the hanger. This can be used by your dad to hang ties.
Celebrate Father's Day in the only way that will please him. Be with him. Spend time with him. Let him know that he is one of the most important people in your life. Here are a few ideas on celebrations:
1. Book a day in a resort, away from the mundane surroundings of the four walls. Join your father along with the entire family, and spend the day doing things together.
2. If you have a family home, call the entire family, including the extended family, for a day over, to be with your dad. Spend the time playing family games, singing the favourite family songs, watching old classics with your dad on TV, cooking his favourite meal, eating together and ending the day with a long drive with the entire family and maybe having a milk shake.
What you feel in your heart would be the real wish for your dad. But here are a few ideas on how you could wish him:
I want to thank you for so many things.
But then the list would be endless.
So I just want to thank you for being my dad.
Happy Father's Day!
The man I am going to marry can only be a prince in my life.
You will always remain the king.
Happy Father's Day!
I hope it is not too late,
but I want to thank you for correcting me when you did.
For I am in a lovely place today because of your corrections.
Thank You Dad.
Happy Father's Day!!
Let him wake up to the fragrance of flowers…gift him a bunch of beautiful roses. A handmade card if tagged along with a short poem scribbled by you for him in your best ever handwriting would give his day an ideal start. Express your affection, care and concern for him…just as he does for you every other day of the year. Read the poem aloud while you hug him tightly to say that he is the biggest support of your life!
This would be immensely overwhelming for him. Organise a small leisure outing for him, go to the countryside or to a sea shore or to any other nature-bound serene location. Play his favourite music as you drive for him on this day. Go fishing together, play badminton, perform a song, and play guitar. Do not forget to capture all these memories in your camera.
Keep the later part of the evening reserved for a heartfelt conversation session with him. Take every opportunity to tell him how special is his love, strength and support for you. Narrate to him instances that prove how his mentoring and guidance have helped you evolve into a better human being, and how best you are trying to make him proud of yourself. Share your life’s small secrets with him, update him about all matters concerning your life, something which you could not do all the while he was busy with work. And while he expresses how he feels, shoot a video. This session would surely overwhelm him and work for him as the biggest form of rejuvenation.
Throwing surprise parties are quite clichéd ways of celebrating father’s day. Let’s try to be different this time. How about planning a surprise rejuvenating day for him? Considering your father works rigorously hard to make life comfortable for you, it is now time to let him know that you are indeed grateful to him…and that you want him to have a superb relaxing time exclusively with you, your mom and your siblings on this day.
Father's Day is a day to show your father how much he means to you and how everything he does is appreciated.Selecting a few games and including them in your Father's Day party guarantees heaps of fun. It would for sure be a day to remember for a long time.
Create a photo album of special moments from the past year with Dad. Show your dad your chow much you love with a digital photo album that you post online or a physical album that you present to him on Father’s Day. Add captions to each picture for added fun. It’s not a bad idea, hence, to let your father know on this finicky occasion of father’s day that he is very close to your heart.
Cook bacon until it turns brown. Cut bread into smaller pieces. In a lightly buttered deep casserole, make layers of bread pieces and bacon. Whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, mustard, and paprika; pour over bread and bacon. Bake for about 40 minutes at 350°, or until its puffy and insert a knife to ensure that it comes out clean.
Separate the egg white and put it in a whipper and till it becomes frothy, whip at least for 2 minutes. Sieve the corn flour, cocoa and baking powder, and set it aside. Take a container and put the butter and start mixing the sugar in it in small proportions. To the mixed butter and sugar add the sieved flour, cocoa and baking powder, add the whipped eggs so that it do not contain in balls. Grease a baking dish with butter or oil and pour the mixed contents to it. Bake it for 25 minutes at 170c. Let it cool down after its done. Your chocolate cake is ready, be ready to surprise your dad with it.
Combine milk with vinegar in a medium bowl and set aside for 5 minutes to let it turn sour. Combine baking soda, flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Mix egg and butter into the sour milk. Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and whip until lumps are gone. Then warm a large skillet over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side.
Firstly mix together the salt, pepper and thyme and then rub this mixture all over the salmon.Next melt the butter in a baking dish and then add the salmon to it. Also add the light cream, parsley, garlic, bay leaf and onion slices to this mixture and place the cucumber strips by the side of salmon. Bake the dish for about 40 minutes or till the time the center bone can be removed without any efforts. Lastly eliminate the bay leaf, onion, parsley and garlic from the dish before serving.
Firstly mix milk, beaten eggs and melted butter in a bowl. Blend the mixture thus prepared in the corn and set it aside. Next take flour, baking powder, sugar and salt and mix them together in a separate bowl. Now grill the oil pancake and place the 3 bacon slices on the griddle. Now transfer the corn in the flour mixture and also mix it briefly to make it moisten. Next turn the bacon over and also cover the bacon with 2 bundle of Tbl batter. Cook the pancakes on medium-high heat till you can see the air bubbles forming on the top of the pancakes. Time to time flip the pancakes till the time they get browned. Repeat the procedure for the other ingredients also. Once prepared, serve the dish along with the maple syrup as well as Sauteed apples.
Firstly melt the butter in a medium-sized frying pan. Next mix the apple slices and sauté for about 7-8 minutes over medium flame. Lastly mix cinnamon, ginger and maple syrup.
Firstly mix brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and flour along with apples. Next place a 9" pastry lined pie plate and flute the edges of the crust of the pastry. Now spray nuts and rum over the apples and also dot it with butter. Now roll the remaining bit of pastry and cut it into ¾" strips. You can arrange these strips into a lattice model. Bake the dish at about 425 degree Celsius for duration of 50-60 minutes. Take the help of foil paper for covering the top part of the pie while it is baking in order to prevent the over browning of the crust. Once the dish is prepared, serve it with rum sauce.
For preparing the rum sauce, mix the sugar, water and cinnamon together in a saucepan. Boil and cook the mixture for about 5 minutes on the medium high flame. Take care to stir continuously. Slowly, mix the cornstarch and cold water together. Blend the mixture into the hot sugar mixture. Cook it until the mixture becomes thick. Next mix the rum to the thickened mixture and cool it slightly. Your Rum Sauce is ready to be served with warm pie.
Below you can check out cake recipes and Father's Day cake decorating ideas so as to get a delicious cake ready for your dad on the Father's Day.
The ingredients required for this cake recipe are as follows.Ingredients
To prepare this cake, you should melt candy and add corn syrup. Blend the mixture and shape it onto a 1-inch square of waxed paper. Keep the mixture at room temperature till it dries up entirely. Now, you need to wrap the mixture and store it at room temperature. Next, add candy and icing or food coloring. Add corn starch to the mixture to avoid it from getting sticky. The candy you can now roll out shouldn't be more than 1/8-inch thick. Use buttercream icing to add flavor to your Father's Day cake.
These Father's Day cakes can be used to offer a delightful treat to your dad. The ingredients for this kind of cake are given below.Ingredients
Use the edges of a wrapper to trim the cupcake. Then frost the cupcake and apply the decorators' gel around the edges of the cake. Now, you need to create a backboard as well. For this, you should frost half part of a cookie and add decorators' gel. Now, place the cookie in a flat position and press the cupcake against the cookie after applying the frosting. Use frosting again to press a chocolate ball against the cookie. Let the cookie and the cupcake settle down for some time and then serve this recipe to your dear father.
You can try preparing a unique cake for your dad on the Father's Day. You can actually bake a homemade cake, decorate it and add flavors to prepare a completely new cake item. Now, if you'd want the cake to look like a shirt, you'll need the following ingredients.Ingredients
Bake a cake in a 9-by-12-inch cake pan. Remove it from the pan and let it cool. Then place the cake on waxed paper. Take a 9-by-12-inch cardboard shirt box and try lining it with tissue paper. Cover the box with waxed paper and then place the cake on the paper; let the cake fit inside the box. Now frost the cake with pastel-shirt colored icing. Cut pieces out of the white paper to create the collar and cuffs. Use candies to create the cufflinks. Add colorful frosting tie, the collar and cuffs to make the cake look adorable. Then remove the waxed paper before you serve the cake to your dad and family members. This is how you can decorate your Father's Day cake and make your dad feel really special.
A golf-shaped cupcake is one of the cutest Father's Day cakes you can bake for your dad so that he enjoys savoring it. You will need cupcakes made at home or bought from a store. In addition, you should have homemade buttercream. Other ingredients required for decorating this Father's Day cake are given below:
Take the bowl of buttercream and tint 3/4th part of it with dark green color. Apply green frosting on the cupcake, but leave a small hole at the center of the frosting. Add white frosting into the hole. Now, sprinkle a few cracker crumbs over the white frosting. Glue the triangle-shaped pieces around the white sucker stick. Then place the flag at the center of the cake. Put a white gumball close to the flag. Your Father's Day cake decoration is just complete, and the cake is now ready to be served!
This is one of the most exciting Father's Day cakes you can serve to your dad and add sweetness to your relation with him. The ingredients required for this cake are mentioned below:Ingredients
Heat the oven up to 350 degrees. Grease a circular cake pan and a square-shaped cake pan. Pour the butter and sugar in a large bowl to form a creamy mixture. Put the eggs one by one into the mixture and pour milk and vanilla into it. Add melted chocolate into the mixture. Pour flour, baking soda and salt into another bowl and stir the mixture. Add this mixture into the cake pans and bake for half an hour. Let the cake cool and use a knife to engrave the words, “Happy Father's Day” on the cake. Use decorator's icing having bright colors to outline the letters you have written.
Flowers are beautiful and they are the best way to express one's thoughts to a loved one. So why cant these flowers be used as perfect Father's Day gift?l. The reasons being that the flowers possess an enigmatic charisma that can bring a sense of elegance to any occasion. Thus the Father's Day celebrations can be made all the more special with the help of fragrant flowers.
You can always get an exquisite Father's Day bouquet or a nice flower arrangement for your dad and make this Father's Day celebrations all the more fragrant for him.
Men always have a liking for bright and aggressive colors like purple, red, orange and yellow. So you can always select these flowers for Fathers Day Flowers and can prepare an exquisite flower arrangement for your father.
A common Father's Day flower arrangement can be made up of bold and architectural flowers just like the tropical flowers that are regarded to be masculine, tall and strong, just like the fathers.
White as well as red roses are officially known as the Fathers Day Flowers. A white rose is used for paying respects to a deceased father while a red rose is used for honoring a father who is living.
Another favorite among flowers for men are the linear flowers that best represent their calculating and controlled minds.
One can also go for natural as well as modern floralbouquets that are made to be both trendy and stylish.
Here is a list of some of the movies on fathers, have a look at them to select one, that you feel, you can thoroughly enjoy with your dad.Father of the Bride
Initial release: 20 December 1991 (USA)
Director: Charles Shyer
Music director: Alan Silvestri
Starring: Steve Martin, Kimberley Payne Williams, Diane Keaton, Martin Short and Kieran Culkin
About: A light-hearted entertainer, this amazing movie explores different issues that is associated with parenthood, family interaction, marriage etc. The movie manages successfully to capture the thoughts of a worried father.My Father the Hero
Initial release: 4 February 1994 (USA)
Director: Steve Miner
Music director: David Newman, Michael Muhlfriedel
Starring: Gerard Depardieu, Katherine Heigl, Dalton James, Lauren Hutton and Faith Prince
About: This movie was released in the year 1993. This movie showcases the tribulations of a father when he was accompanying his daughter to a distant tropical island. This funny movie will certainly bring a big fat smile on your face.
Initial release: 14 March 1972 (New York City)
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Featured song: Speak Softly Love
Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Al Lettieri, Sterling Hayden and John Cazale
About: The movie was released in the year 1972, and it bagged 10 Academy Awards. The story mainly revolves around a Mafia family and wonderfully depicts crime from all possible angles.
Initial release: 8 January 1999 (Ireland)
Director: Paul Quinn
Starring: James Caan, John Cusack, Aidan Quinn, Moya Farrelly, Stephen Rea and Colm Meaney
About: This interesting movie brilliantly tells the story about an ill-fated romance and its impact over the succeeding generations of a particular family. The story mainly revolves around a Chicago schoolteacher who was in search of his real father.
Initial release: 12 September 2003 (Russia)
Director: Alexander Sokurov
Music director: Andrey Sigle
Starring: Andrej Shetinin, Alexei Nejmyshev and Alexander Rasbash
About: This movie was directed by award-winning Russian filmmaker, Alexander Sokurov. He made this movie as a complementary piece to his previous movie titled 'Mother and Son'. This movie reflects an ambiguous relationship of a father and son.
Initial release: 9 May 1997)
Director: Ivan Reitman
Starring: Robin Williams, Billy Crustal, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Nastassja Kinsi and Charlie Hofheimer
About: This movie revolves around locating a teenager who runs away from home to follow a rock band. It was directed by Ivan Reitman and was released in the year 1997.
Initial release: 19 December 1979 (USA)
Director: Robert Benton
Starring: Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, Justin Henry
Initial release: 5 October 2001 (USA)
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow, Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman
Initial release: 1 May 1998 (USA)
Director: Spike Lee
Starring: Ray Allen, Denzel Washington, Michael Jordan, Milla Jovovich
Initial release: 17 September 2013 (Tokyo)
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Starring: Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Lily Franky
Initial release: 12 November 1993
Director: Bruce Joel Rubin
Music director: John Barry
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Michael Keaton, Queen Latifah
Initial release: 24 November 1948 (Italy)
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Starring: Enzo Staiola, Lamberto Maggiorani, Lianella Carell, Gino Saltameren
Initial release: 16 May 1973 (New York City)
Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Starring: Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman
Last Updated: 2nd June, 2017