Give the Father In Your Life a Perfect Day!

Don't forget Delysia's Father's Day Collection to make Dad's day perfect!
Don’t forget Delysia’s Father’s Day Collection to make Dad’s day perfect!


Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 21, and this is a great time to celebrate all the Dads in your life — fathers, grandfathers husbands, brothers, uncles, and even those that are Dads to four-legged “kids.” This is their day to be honored for all the work they do as a father.

Did you know the tradition of Father’s Day is 105 years old? The first ever Father’s Day was held in 1910 in Spokane, Washington. It was the idea of Sonora Dodd, who had been raised by her father. She thought if mothers had their own Mother’s Day, why shouldn’t fathers? Dodd encouraged churches in her community to honor fathers that June — which was her father’s birthday month — and the tradition took hold.

Dads do so much for their families every day — giving him a day that is all about him is a great way to say thank you. Here’s some ideas for planning the perfect Father’s Day for the Dads in your life!

Take Advantage of Specials & Freebies — A number of museums, restaurants, and entertainment businesses off free admission and other discounts for Dads on Father’s Day. To find what’s being offered in your local area, try Googling “Father’s Day freebies 2015” plus your city’s name.

Pack a Picnic — Luckily, weather around Father’s Day is usually delightful and just screams outdoor fun. Why not make the most of the sunshine and plan a family picnic at a local park. Grab a few picnic blankets or use available picnic tables at the park. For lunch, make it easy by bringing assorted deli meats, salads, condiments, and breads and let everyone make their own sandwiches. And for dessert, surprise Dad with Delysia’s Father’s Day Collection, featuring scotch, dark chocolate and cigar truffles.

Plan a Quick Camping Trip — This might be a bit last-minute, but you also don’t have to go far to get away for Father’s Day weekend — look for camp grounds in your local area, throw some camping gear and food into the car, and off you go! Plus some campgrounds offer special deals for Father’s Day. For instance, many KOA campgrounds allow kids to camp free on Father’s Day Weekend. And don’t forget to pack some Delysia chocolate bark for the best s’more you’ll ever have!

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Nicole Patel

Nicole Patel is the proprietor of and chocolatier for Delysia Chocolatier. In 2006 while pregnant with her first son, Nicole made a batch of chocolate truffles as holiday gifts. To the delight of friends and family, she continued to create chocolates as a way to relieve stress from her corporate engineering job. In 2008, a chance trip to Becker Vineyards led to Nicole being the first in Texas to make truffles using local wines. Within five years, what started as a hobby turned Delysia into one of the Top Ten Chocolatiers in the Americas, as selected by the International Chocolate Salon.