Family holiday celebrations these days include three or even four generations of loved ones since more people are living healthier and longer lives. It takes a good amount of planning in order to make such gatherings engaging and enjoyable for everyone. We are listing a few tips for you to plan an intergenerational celebration in the best possible way on the eve of this Father’s Day.
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The gift of time is considered to be the most precious of all for many fathers and grandfathers in the face of the busy lifestyles that most youngsters lead these days. A few suggestions that you can consider include:
Sports Event- If the fathers and grandfathers in your family have a favorite sport (which for many is baseball), you can just organize a trip to the local ballpark for a minor or major league game. You can then just end the night on a sweet note like on an ice-cream or cake.
Hiking Outdoors- There’s no better way to celebrate Father’s Day than with a nature walk and picnic in the great outdoors. Your walk could be an easy stroll along an accessible trail at a local park or a more serious hike at one of our country’s national parks which totally depends on the health of your family members. Do make sure to carry lunch, snacks and bottled water.
Movie Night Outdoors- Here “outdoor” is being referred to the backyard where you can easily host your movie night. It is as easy to set up your own outdoor theatre as it is to borrow or rent a projector to use with your laptop and hanging a white sheet to project on. Stream or purchase a DVD for a family-friendly movie.
Go Fishing- Going fishing can be a lot of fun. Organize a family fishing trip as per your location which can be to a local park with a stocked pond or as elaborate as chartering a commercial boat for a day trip on one of the local seaways or any other waterbody. There are many parks that have accessible facilities for people who use devices such as walkers and wheelchairs.
Organize a Talent Show- This can prove to be a very good idea for you. Individual or groups of family members can create their own “act” to share during a Father’s Day talent show. Assign responsibilities to each family member like one can act as emcee, someone else can record the event, and another loved one can be the producer. Your family members living far away can also participate by recording their own videos where they have shown some sort of talent and send it via mail which you can then show through the course of the show.
If you do not want to consider an outing or a special event, there are other activities that you can consider. Catch a movie together which is a great way to spend time with your parents or grandparents; have a meal together; see a sports game; listen to music; listen to family history and so forth.
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