You may not know it, but Father’s Day began in 1909 in Spokane, Washington. Inspired by a Mother’s Day sermon at church, Sonora Dodd wanted to dedicate a day to honor her father, a Civil War veteran, who, as a single parent, raised his family of six children. The following year, Father’s Day became an official holiday in Spokane, and to celebrate, daughters would honor their fathers by pinning them with a red rose.
Now 110 years later, celebrating Father’s Day remains a holiday tradition that honors our fathers, and other father-figures too. To express your appreciation, here are four ideas to let him know just how much you love him:
Making Father’s Day Brunch
Dads love to wake up to a homemade brunch at home. To make it even more special, cook his favorite meal. Being able to eat in your pajamas and enjoy the relaxation of being at home with loved ones is the perfect way to start the day!
Enjoying a Day in Nature
Being out in nature is a great way to spend quality time with your dad. Go out for a hike, walk along the beach, go biking at a park—there are so many options and inexpensive ways to enjoy the pleasures of the outdoors. If your dad is a big sports fan, you can always go to your local park and play some ball together too.
Family Backyard Cookout
If your dad loves to grill, having a family cookout is another fun option to celebrate Father’s Day. Invite friends, neighbors, and other family members—perhaps do a combined party to celebrate several dads together. You can plan it as a potluck or give it a theme. Bring out the outdoor games, like boce, giant jenga, or croquet. (Check out our other outdoor party ideas.)
Giving Him the Best Slumber
And to end his Father’s Day, give him the gift of a perfect night’s rest. Let him know you love him by creating a comfortable, soft, and relaxing bed with our Luxury Bedding Collection. For example, our Eternal Collection pillow is the ultimate in comfort with its premium memory-filled core. And if you’re looking for sheets, our Relaxed Cotton Sateen Sheet Sets are handcrafted, luxurious and buttery smooth. Your dad is guaranteed to have a blissful night’s slumber!