3 Creatively Romantic Ideas for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is coming up and I was online hunting up some good ideas for a creative and romantic way to surprise Ed this year. As you may already know if you’ve been married for a while, coming up with something new and different gets harder the longer you’re married!

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I did find some great sites that have some terrific ideas for romantic gifts or gestures, not necessarily for Father’s Day, but for any occasion like a birthday or anniversary. Looking through the tips I found got my creative juices (and romantic nature) going and I wanted to share some of the ideas I’ve come up with.

1. The Sounds of Silence

Since Father’s Day is on a Sunday, why not get up early, make a pot of coffee, set out a plate of some bakery treats and leave a note that says this:

The kids and I are gone for the day. The house is yours to do as you please. We’ll be back for dinner. I expect you to be well-rested when dinner’s over. Happy Father’s Day!”

Nothing gets me in a romantic mood like having some time away from mothering  duties and getting a little time to myself. I’m thinking this may work for my husband, too!

2. One Love Note Per Year

If you’ve only been married a short time, you may need to get even more creative. Ed’s been a Dad for over 20 years, so he’s going to be finding quite a few notes in his briefcase, iPhone case, inside his laptop, in his shaving kit, etc. The first one will say, “You’ve been a Dad for 21 years. I thought I’d help you remember why you’re still the hottest guy I know, so you’ll be getting a reminder for every year. This was #1. Then I’ll label each note #2, #3 and so on. If being told why he’s a hottie 21 times doesn’t do the trick, I don’t know what would.

3. Get Rid of Him!

This is one I’m really putting some thought into and when I’m done researching ideas I may do a blog post on what I’ve found. Every year for my birthday, Ed send me somewhere for the weekend. One year it was an all-girl’s hotel spa in our town. Another year it was a rental cabin on a lake about an hour away. One year when things were tight, he put me up at a local Ramada Inn, but with a stack of paperbacks from my favorite authors. Every Sunday, I come home feeling very appreciative and very romantic. I’m thinking that sending him off to a hotel that has a great golf course or getting him a room near the baseball stadium (and a ticket to the game) would be good.

If you’ve got some great romantic ideas for Father’s Day, please share them! You can also check out a site called Fathers Day and More for more ideas.

One Response to 3 Creatively Romantic Ideas for Father’s Day

  1. Cathy Lorient May 28, 2012 at 12:10 am #

    What are your plans to surprise your husband this coming father’s day? Share your excellent ideas here. We’d love to learn from you!

    – Cathy Lorient

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