Give Dad the Gift He Really Wants This Father’s Day

by Tracy Kunzler

Sunday, June 16 is Father’s day, and it’s very important to celebrate dads, because they’re the ones who kill the spiders. A June 2012 survey conducted by RetailMeNot.com found that quality time spent with the family is the gift dads most want to receive on Father’s Day! The gifts dads said they least appreciate receiving are neckties and “#1 Dad” T-shirts. (I am guessing soap-on-a-rope would be up there too!) So, give dad what he really wants this year – quality time with the family! Following are three EASY celebrations (the name of this page is “Relax” after all) that dads of all generations will enjoy. (Of course, anyone named “Dad” will need to be responsible for eliminating any spiders interfering with the festivities!).

Golf Par-Tee

If your dad likes golf, this par-tee will suit him to a “tee!”

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Serve this casual buffet on a table lined with artificial grass (found at hardware stores) for the look of a putting green!

Flavored “Tees”

Make up batches of a variety of flavored “tees” and “tee-off” with a “tee-tasting!” There are lots of flavored teas on your grocer’s shelves these days that you can either brew or make up from a powdered mix.

Journeyofparenthood.com

Via journeyofparenthood.com

Golf Club Sandwiches

Make up a platter of club sandwiches (turkey, bacon, lettuce tomato and mayo on a variety of breads), insert a golf tee into each in lieu of a toothpick, (we like the way they did this on journeyofparenthood.com) and voilà! Your theme-appropriate main “course” is ready!

“Chip Shots”

Fill foil cupcake liners (tin cups) with a variety of gourmet-flavored potato chips. Find liners in the bakery aisle of your grocery near cake-decorating supplies.

“Wedge” Salads

Good Clean Fun Wedge salad

Via goodcleanfuneating.blogspot.com

Remember this childhood and diner favorite? For a simple wedge salad, cut a head of iceberg lettuce into small wedges. Top each with your favorite bleu cheese (or ranch) dressing, chopped tomato, crumbled bacon, bleu cheese and a few slivers of red onion. Serve immediately. We found these pretty wedge salads on the blog “Good. Clean. Fun.”

Tin cup-cakes

Make dad’s favorite flavor of cupcakes in foil (“tin cup”) liners or buy pre-made cupcakes and set into foil liners (found in the bakery aisle of the grocery store.) Frost the cupcakes (if homemade), top with coconut colored with green food coloring or green jimmies to look like grass, insert a golf tee in each. If you like, use a dab of frosting as “glue” to adhere a white gumball to the top of each tee as a golf ball!

Gifts and Activities

SwimWays Pro-Chip Spring GolfThis tee-rific gift doubles as a party activity for dad! SwimWays Pro-Chip Spring Golf Game can be played on land or in the pool! The twist-and-fold floating target green opens and closes with a flip of the wrist. Game includes 1 floating golf target, 12 golf balls (3 red, 3 orange, 3 yellow, 3 blue), chipping pad, and 1 movable 18th hole flag along with a carry/storage bag. Assign a different color ball to each player in rotating foursomes to have a backyard golf tournament! Sold at various stores across the country or get it here. Other fun golf-related activities for your par-tee include playing croquet and ladder golf.

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Tracy Kunzler knows relaxing like no other. As a young woman, she studied relaxation at Radford University in Virginia and then devoted herself to a career in relaxation, earning her LCT (License To Chill) status early on. Consequently, she has developed a high level of relaxation skills few can match. Tracy lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia where she regularly relaxes and entertains beachside and at her backyard pool with husband Neil, their twin sons Cole and Duke (when not away at college), and their beloved mixed breed Bogie.

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Tracy Kunzler knows relaxing like no other. As a young woman, she studied relaxation at Radford University in Virginia and then devoted herself to a career in relaxation, earning her LCT (License To Chill) status early on. Consequently, she has developed a high level of relaxation skills few can match. Tracy lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia where she regularly relaxes and entertains beachside and at her backyard pool with husband Neil, their twin sons Cole and Duke (when not away at college), and their beloved mixed breed Bogie.