Dad's Big Day
Patch Picks highlights the best local ideas to help you treat Dad to a day worthy of his name.
So you have a great gift picked out for Dad this Father’s Day. Congratulations, you're on your way to treating the old man to a fantastic day. Now, you need something to do.
I know what you’re thinking. What do I do for the man who has everything?
That’s easy. You do what he likes to do. We all know by now Dad abhors change, but he loves doing...well, whatever it is he loves to do.
That’s why Patch Picks has combed the inner workings of Dad’s brain to come up with a list of Dad-friendly activities that will put a smile on any patriarch’s face.
1) Take Dad out to eat. Everyone has a favorite place to eat, and the person who invented this concept was Dad. Once he finds his favorite dish, he sticks with it, and no amount of whining or moaning will change his mind when he gets a craving. Dad’s always happiest when he’s had a good meal, so why not treat him to his favorite?
2) Stay in and grill. The only thing Dad likes more than his favorite restaurant is his grill. The grill, the meat and a cold one are all Dad needs to unwind, and though he may be the one doing the cooking, he’s anything but stressed. Paul’s Market and Max's Meats and Deli are great local destinations to get that perfect cut for Dad’s special day. Just make sure you don’t tell him when to flip the meat. You don’t want Dad “accidentally” dropping your steak on the ground.
3) Take Dad out for a round of golf. Dad is counting down the days until retirement, and that means he'd better have his golf swing down. Help Dad get a head start by taking him out for a game at the Golf Club of Florissant. Get in a quick round of 9 holes or go the whole way with 18, but either way, make sure to let Dad win.
4) Connect with Dad’s smooth side. The Just for Him Jazz and Spoken Word Father’s Day Event is a great opportunity to let Dad enjoy some music and conversation. Just take a quick drive down New Halls Ferry Road to the Ambassador. The whole family is invited to come out and enjoy a night of smooth jazz and poetry. A full buffet and drink bar will be on hand, so head over and join the fun from 4 p.m.. to 7 p.m. Sunday afternoon to celebrate Dad. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
5) Baseball, baseball, baseball! Chances are Dad taught you how to throw a baseball, and no matter how old you get, he’ll never get tired of playing a game of catch. Still, that doesn’t mean a toss in the back yard is the way to bring Dad his favorite sport. The Cardinals will be hosting the Kansas City Royals over the weekend, and tickets are still available for all three games.
There you have it, Florissant. Five solid options to ensure Dad gets the most out of his day. Just remember to keep Dad in mind and do not (really, do not!) surprise him with flowers. Nothing good can come of that.