I have posted several fun Father’s Day ideas on the blog over the years. I think it is because men are a bit like big kids and it is easy to pick one of their hobbies or interests and create a whole theme around it.
Last year, we celebrated my husband’s love of fishing with a “What a catch!” Father’s Day dinner.
We pulled out the old-fashioned lanterns (previously appearing in the camping and train birthdays). We ate our fish dinner off of metal camping-style plates, and hung our sign, fishing net (dollar store) and fishing bobbins from the chandelier with–what else? Fishing line! The bobbers were inspired by Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line. I could only find patriotic lanterns at the dollar store, so I had to paint the whole thing. White lanterns would be much easier.
We made another fish banner, like the one we did for his fishing birthday several years ago, but this one was smaller. I think we just used it to hang on the back-side of his chair. Looks like he had a successful fishing trip! (If he was fishing for paper fish). I added some graham cracker crumbs on the other side of the river.
I took some serious short-cuts to making this fishing cake. I bought (*gasp*) a chocolate bundt cake and cut it up to make the edge of a river bank. The trees on the bank are spearmint leaf candies. My frosting river is full of Swedish fish waiting to be reeled in, and one is caught on a pretzel fishing rod.
I have a fun fishing gift in the works, if I can get it posted in time this year. Do you have a husband/Dad who loves to fish? Wouldn’t they love to be your catch of the day?