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Father's Day is always a special time, but for first time dads it's even more meaningful, and should be celebrated accordingly. To make it extra special, check out some unique ways to ensure your husband's first Father's Day is a memorable one.
Dad-Themed Movie Marathon
While outdoor barbecues are the go-to venue for Father's Day, all some new dads want is a little R&R with his favorite people. Throw a Father's Day movie marathon and spend the afternoon munching on your favorite movie theater treats in the comfort of your own living room. Flicks like Finding Nemo, Mrs. Doubtfire, Boyhood, The Godfather, and countless more all have dad-centric plots that are sure to warm hearts and make for great memories.
Create a New Tradition
Who doesn't love a good tradition? Well, now is the time to start. Do something as simple as walking through your local park, stopping for ice cream at your favorite shop, or breakfast in bed this Father's Day and make it a point to do it every year ahead. This way, when your little one grows and as dad's role changes you'll always be able to say, "Ever since you were born we've done ____ on Father's Day." Hearts = melted.
Mommy / Daddy Time
Since the arrival of your little one, it's a pretty safe bet to say you haven't been able to spend nearly as much 1:1 time as you used to. Rekindle the romance in the name of honoring your man for Father's Day. After you've spent the day celebrating with family and your baby, schedule some much needed mommy/daddy time. What you choose to do in that time is up to you — from in-home happy hours to some quality time in the bedroom, we guarantee new dads will be thrilled with the notion.
Surprise Photo Shoot
By this point you've learned, and have experienced for yourself, the power of family and the bonds that grow through generations. Surprise your husband (and your dad, and father-in-law, too!) with a photo shoot (professional, amateur, or iPhone — it all works!) to commemorate this special time in your lives. There's nothing sweeter than a Grandpa, Dad and grand-baby all in one shot and they'll be sure to cherish these images forever.
Send a Message
As new parents, its safe to say you're exhausted. So, make your baby do all the work! (Well, most of it anyway.) Decorate a onsie, t-shirt or jumper with a message and have your little one wake up Daddy wearing it. Whether it's "golfing reservations at noon", a simple "I love you Daddy" or anything in between — there's no cuter or more meaningful way to spread the word. Head to your local craft shop for fabric paint or iron on transfer paper and you'll have everything you need for this creative and adorable trick.