Father’s Day this year will be unlike any other, but that doesn’t mean it will be less enjoyable. Here are 7 modified and new ways to celebrate dad during quarantine to stay safe at this time.
Share a Meal
We have entered Phase 2 and some restaurants have re-opened, but at 50% capacity. However, most are still only offering takeout or delivery.
If you want to take dad out for a meal, check with them first to see if you can dine-in. You’ll probably need a reservation as the restaurant can only serve so many people and it’s a busy day anyway.
Order a Meal
If your father would feel more comfortable at home or he’s immune-compromised, why not order his favorite dish and have it delivered to his door?
Here in Rhode Island, we have no shortage of great Italian, Mexican, Asian, Caribbean, Mediterranean, and American restaurants and they’re more than willing to oblige. You’ll support a local business and keep your dad safely indoors.
Go for a Bike Ride or Walk
Luckily, we still have the option of enjoying the outdoors, providing we do it safely. Phase 2 still requires face coverings in busy public areas, but with so many parks and beautiful neighborhoods to explore you can get out, breathe some fresh air, and still maintain social distancing.
Host a Brunch
Phase 2 now permits social gatherings of up to 15 people, preferably close friends and family. Send out email invitations, whip up some eggs, bacon, and hash browns and serve up some tasty mimosas. We’ve all missed social contact, but stay safe and keep your gathering small.
Go to the Drive-In
Yes, at least two Rhode Island drive-ins are now open, but things are different now. They’re operating at half capacity and customers must wear masks if they’re opening the windows or hatchbacks on their vehicles.
It’s an affordable, fun way to spend time with dad and the rest of family in the comfort of your own vehicle.
Gift a Lesson
Now that our state is slowly re-opening, Dad may be anxious to get out again pursuing the things he loves. Why not enrich his experience by offering him a professional lesson?
If he loves to golf, unfortunately most in-person golf lessons, clinics, camps or schools are still closed due to the coronavirus. However, several websites offer virtual golf lessons with expert instructors.
Let him take his knowledge and skills to the next level or he can learn something new. You’ll also find top-notch training in just about anything from cooking, to fly tying, fitness, and even building drones.
Organize a Tasting
Does your dad love beer or wine? Why not bring a taste of the world into his home. Whether you want to do this in-person or virtually, this activity is simple to organize, heaps of fun, and tasty too.
Support your local liquor store and buy a variety of drinks from various regions around the globe. If you want to do your tasting virtually, buy two sets of products and have one delivered to dad.
Sip wines from France, Chile, or the Napa Valley or brews from Germany, Russia, the UK, and America. If you want to make it really exciting, make it a blind taste testing to see who has the most expertise. Compare notes, choose favorites, and have a few laughs.