June 10, 2013
Today’s your lucky day! We’ve got another fabulous FREEBIE for you! Use it as a super inexpensive & meaningful Father’s Day gift OR just start a new family tradition.
Because today we’re going to share…
Some of my most cherished childhood memories were daddy-daughter date nights. I remember my dad let me pick the radio station as he drove, and he always opened the door for me. I don’t remember everything we used to do together, but I always remember feeling special.
As a parent, it can be hard to balance your time with each child. Especially with the business of work and other responsibilities. But we’re learning that these moments we have now with our children are fleeting, and we have to make time to create the memories that we want them to remember the rest of their lives. That’s why we decided to start a tradition in our family.
We call it…
“The Daddy Date Jar!”
It’s super easy. We filled a mason jar with little strips of paper that had fun ideas on them. And then on the first Saturday of every month, my husband takes one of our girls out on a “date”- just the two of them.
They LOVE when it’s finally their turn to pick a paper out of the jar! It means they get dad all to themselves- no sharing with sisters OR mom. It always amazes me how even a simple and short 30 minute date with dad can make such a HUGE difference. A cranky, unmanageable toddler comes back with a beaming smile and an angelic attitude. (I’m hoping that if we start now and keep it up, it’ll work the same in the teenage years.) *crossing fingers*
Wanna make your own Daddy Date Jar?
One of our talented designers, Leah Aldous, create the darling printables to make it super easy to do!
It would make a great, meaningful gift for Father’s Day!
All You Need Is:
- A mason jar
- Our “Daddy Date Jar” printables
- (Oh, and this printable bow I found for the top, if you want.)
Here’s What You Do:
1. Print and cut out your 50 Fun Daddy Daughter Date Ideas AND/OR 50 Fun Father Son Date Ideas.
(Here’s a tip for you- even though we’ve divided the ideas that we thought daughters and sons would like better, most of the ideas could work for either your sons OR your daughters! I know my daughters would love almost ALL of the Father-Son date ideas. So don’t forget to check them all out!)
2. Put the slips of paper into your jar and tape or glue the “Daddy Date Jar” label around the jar.
3. Add the bow and tag to the top and it’s ready for gifting!
What could be better than the gift of memories? So go…
And if you’re looking to add a little something to go with your Daddy Date Jar gift- I’ve found the perfect addition! These two books, “Why a Daughter Needs a Dad” and “Why a Son Needs a Dad” are just darling!
For more Father’s Day gifts for dad, check out our 60 Fabulous Father’s Day Ideas with 50 Free Printables!
And don’t forget to plan some Mommy dates with your kiddos too! Run and grab our set of “Mommy & Me Date Ideas” cards!
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