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!
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.