What is Father Day ?

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Why do we celebrate Father’s Day?

The idea originated in the USA and has been officially celebrated there on the third Sunday in June since 1966.

The exact origins of what we now know as Father’s Day are disputed, though we do know the movement for a day which celebrated fatherhood began roughly 100 years ago.

You need to know celebrate dads is in June

Fathers Day 2017 will be celebrated on the third Sunday of this June. It is a day set aside to honor fathers everywhere, whether they are the new father of a baby who is just young to say thank you to themselves, the proud patriarch of a young family, or the father of grown children who has flown the nest but still chooses to remember him on that day. Whether he is a foster or adoptive father, a stepfather or simply a beloved father-figure, a Dad, a Daddy or a Father, this is usually the day to show him how much he means.

This day remembers all Fathers, Grandfathers, great Grandfathers and Father figures for their role in influencing the behavior or development of their children. On this day we celebrate fatherhood and male parenting, paternal bonds and influence of fathers in the society. All dads want to be the best father they can. Father has a very important role in a child’s life. The absence of him in child’s life can also lead to a severe negative impacts onto the child’s personality, and also psychology whereas his presence can have a significant role to play in child’s behavior or development.

Father’s Day, children make special efforts to express their emotions for their dads. Some people choose to visit their father while others choose to give cards, mugs, wallets, and other presents such as clothing, home décor items, etc. A Father’s Day celebration varies from a simple phone call or sending a greeting card or arranging parties honoring all fathers. Fathers can include father, step- father, father-in-law, grandfathers, and even any other male relatives.

Inspirational Quotes to Celebrate Father’s Day

Honor the men in your life with inspiring Father’s Day quotes that celebrate special dads and father figures.

 

Fathers Build

By profession I am a soldier and take pride in that fact. But I am prouder–infinitely prouder–to be a father. A soldier destroys in order to build; the father only builds, never destroys.
– Douglas MacArthur

The Man They Want

One night a father overheard his son pray: Dear God, Make me the kind of man my Daddy is. Later that night, the Father prayed, Dear God, Make me the kind of man my son wants me to be.
– Unknown

True Wealth

A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.
– Unknown

The Greatest Gift

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
– Jim Valvano

Making the Best

Father taught us that opportunity and responsibility go hand in hand. I think we all act on that principle; on the basic human impulse that makes a man want to make the best of what’s in him and what’s been given him.
– Laurence Rockefeller

It’s only when you grow up and step back from him―or leave him for your own home―it’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it.

Margaret Truman, in an address to a joint session of Congress (1984)

Your father, Jo. He never loses patience―never doubts or complains―but always hopes, and works and waits so cheerfully that one is ashamed to do otherwise before him.

Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.

Tim Russert, Big Russ and Me

I’d love to have a beer with you, Dad.

Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane on Frasier

 

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Smythson Short & Sweet Wee Notebook

Dad can slip this petite 2-by-3-inch notebook into his back pocket so he’ll always have a spot to jot down notes and reminders in a meeting. Made in England from rich cross-grain lambskin, this is the kind of luxury item Dad might not buy for himself, but that he definitely deserves.

To buy: $40; smythson.com.

Sriracha for You Package

If your dad is known for adding hot sauce to everything from eggs to chocolate ice cream, don’t let him leave the house without one of these mini Sriracha keychains attached to his belt loop. Designed for Sriracha-lovers who want to enjoy their favorite sauce both at home and on the go, the set includes one 9-ounce bottle, a 1.7-ounce keychain, and a one-ounce keychain.

To buy: $15; amazon.com.

Weber iGrill 3 Thermometer

If your father considers himself a grillmaster, this meat thermometer will modernize his grilling game. When this hi-tech thermometer is attached to the grill, Dad can remotely monitor up to four meat probes (two probes are included in the set) via a free app. An alert will buzz when the target temp is reached, so the chef won’t have to miss the party as he’s busy manning the grill.

To buy: $100; crateandbarrel.com.

100 Reasons to Panic About Dadhood

If you’re looking for a gift to calm the nerves of a dad-to-be, this book won’t help. But it will show him how funny, silly, and downright hilarious parenting can be. Will he be a “cool” dad? Will he still be able to travel the world once the baby comes? Chances are not looking good, but with this book as his guide, he’ll handle all of the challenges of dadhood with a healthy dose of humor.

To buy: $10; knockknockstuff.com.

Avantree 10W Bluetooth Bike Speaker

Outdoorsy dads don’t have to leave their music at home thanks to this bluetooth-enabled, water-resistant speaker. The cylindrical design lets it strap onto a bike or tuck into the mesh pocket of a hiking backpack. With a splash-proof, shock-proof rubber exterior, this rugged speaker will survive Dad’s great adventures.

To buy: $40; amazon.com.

Wilton Sweet Shooter Cookie Shot Glass Pan

The secret to the ultimate happy hour: cookie shot glasses. After a stint in the oven, raw cookie dough magically turns into cute shot glasses ready to serve milk, chocolate mousse, or a splash of dessert liquor. If your dad has a sweet tooth, this pan is destined to become his new favorite kitchen tool.

To buy: $15; amazon.com.

iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit

Techie dads who are always tinkering with electronics will appreciate this complete kit of every tool they need for gadget repairs. With the tools selected based on the data from thousands of repair guides, you can rest assured that these are top tools, even if you know nothing about electronics. Want Dad to feel extra cool? Let him know that the FBI and CIA also use this kit.

To buy: $70; thinkgeek.com.

Sriracha-Cha-Cha Gift Set

If Dad has an appetite for the spicy, let him test out his heat tolerance on these Sriracha inspired food items. He can test out two artisan blends of Sriracha or different varieties of infused popcorn. The set also comes with Sriracha bacon jerky and a jar of Sriracha jam.

To buy: $68.50, mouth.com.

5-in-1 Barbeque Multi-Tool

Like a pocket knife for the grilling aficionado, this cool tool has five functionalities and folds in on itself for portability or easy storage. Unfold to find a marinade brush, spatula, barbecue fork, corkscrew, and bottle opener.

To buy: $30, surlatable.com.

Many-Tools-In-One System

This isn’t your ordinary pocketknife. The multipurpose piece includes eight tools in one: a hammer, a slotted screwdriver, a can opener, a saw, pliers, and more. He’ll be prepared for any situation with this portable and tiny find that’s only nine inches long when opened. He may never need another tool again.

To buy: $13, amazon.com.

USB Turntable

This small but mighty turntable makes it easy to jam out to 7- and 12-inch records, no matter where he is. Powered by USB or battery, he can even take his favorite tunes on a camping trip. The USB cord also makes it easy to convert the analog version into a digital file that can be used across a variety of devices (like his iPhone or iPad). Available in three colors.

To buy: $55, amazon.com.

Portable Briefcase BBQ Grill

Now this is one kind of briefcase he’ll definitely want to receive this Father’s Day. The stainless steel design has a compact grill and a charcoal pit inside. Since it’s easy to tote around, it’d be perfect for a picnic for two. Or give it to an urban dad, who might not have a huge backyard or patio.To buy: $62, amazon.com.

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Bookshelf, $25 at Design Boom Shop 

           Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is just around the corner. Guys can be hard to shop for, can’t they? If you haven’t shopped yet for Father’s Day gifts, hopefully this list of will help you find the perfect gift! I have categorized the ideas by type to make it easy to find what the dad(s) in your life will love.

Entertainment

  1. Movie tickets
  2. Concert tickets
  3. Favorite series on DVD (Game of Thrones, MadMen, Dexter, Justified, The Office, Breaking Bad and  SOA
  4. Favorite movie
  5. Blue ray player
  6. Subscription to Netflix
  7. Poker kit
  8. iTunes gift card
  9. Nintendo Wii
  10. PlayStation 3
  11. Xbox 360
  12. Subscription to Hulu+
  13. Dartboard
  14. A fun getaway trip (check out Expedia.com for lots of deals)
  15. Gift card to his favorite restaurant

 

Sports

  1. Golf gift certificates
  2. Tickets to a sporting event
  3. Athletic wear
  4. Gym membership
  5. Work out equipment
  6. Running shoes
  7. Fitbit Charge Activity/Sleep Tracker
  8. Sports collectibles
  9. Sports team print or canvas
  10. Sports bar gift card
  11. Favorite team athletic wear
  12. Autographed memorabilia
  13. Sports Illustrated: Only $5!
  14. ESPN Magazine
  15. Baseball hat or gift card to lids

 

Outdoors

  1. Camping gear (Maybe this cool Rayovac SE3DLN Sportsman Xtreme 300-Lumen LED Lantern)
  2. Biking gear
  3. Fitness Gear
  4. Grilling accessories
  5. Subscription to Field & Stream Magazine

 

Handy

  1. Joby Gorillatorch Adjustable and Flexible Tripod Flashlight, Gray
  2. Toolkit (Home improvement stores always have sales on lots of different kinds of kits this time of year)
  3. Bucket Boss 56-Pocket Bucket Tool Organizer (If your guy doesn’t have one of these, they are so awesome!)
  4. Stud Finder (a good stud finder can make all t he difference!)
  5. Ladder
  6. Wonder Winder Hand Crank Extension Cord Winder (this looks amazing)
  7. Leatherman Pocket Multi-Tool (every guy needs one of these. We gave them as groomsmen gifts in our wedding!)
  8. Cordless Screwdriver
  9. Black & Decker 6-Volt Handisaw Cordless Powered Hand Saw
  10. Black & Decker RRW100 Ratcheting ReadyWrench (we gave these to our dads last year)
  11. Garage Parking Sensor (perfect for a small garage or tight parking spot)
  12. Black & Decker All-In-One SureGrip Laser Level (cool tool!)
  13. Swiss+Tech MMCSSS Micro-Max 19-in-1 Keychain Multitool
  14. Standard Digital Tire Gauge (a digital tire gauge – I want one!)
  15. Autel MaxiScan MS300 CAN Diagnostic Scan Tool for OBDII Vehicles (no more taking your car in when the check engine light goes on – this will tell the issue.)
  16. Car care products

Crafty/Handmade

  1. Photo canvas from Canvas People
  2. Photo book (make a hardcover 5×7 book from My Publisher)
  3. Framed photos that say “I Love Daddy” (like the ones above from my friend Leila!)
  4. Hand-stamped keychain
  5. Hand-stamped catch-all bowl
  6. Custom phone cover
  7. Photo Calendar
  8. A “coupon” book with coupons for his favorite things – dinner, chores, kisses, etc. (check out this free download)

Technology

  1. iPhone
  2. iPhone tripod
  3. iPad
  4. iPad case (maybe this one with a keyboard)
  5. Wireless mouse
  6. Bluetooth headset
  7. earbuds
  8. Beats Pill Portable Speaker
  9. Phone docking station (We love our Powermat – and it works with just about ANY phone or gadget)
  10. mophie for iphone
  11. Apple gift card
  12. Garmin GPS

 

Apparel and Style (Check out Rue La La for great deals on men’s and women’s clothing)

  1. Watch
  2. Tie
  3. Belt
  4. Sunglasses
  5. SwissGear backpack
  6. Travel bag
  7. Lisa Leonard hand-stamped leather cuff
  8. Cologne
  9. Wallet
  10. Money clip
  11. Electric shaver
  12. Bath and body products

 

Reader

  1. Kindle
  2. Booklight
  3. Book from child (Darth Vader and Son , Because I Am Your Daddy)
  4. Newspaper subscription (your local paper, New York Times, USA Today)

Creative Father’s Day Desserts

We’re fans of the saying, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” Celebrate Father’s Day in sweet style with a cute and easy Dad-theme dessert that has him in mind, whether it’s a football-shape brownie, a batch of Father’s Day cupcakes, or a summery frozen treat perfect for a June holiday spent outside

Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping side of bowl constantly. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill dough in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or until easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough, half at a time, to 1/4-inch thickness. Using 2-1/2-inch cookie or biscuit cutters, cut into desired shapes. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are very lightly brown. Transfer to a wire rack; cool completely. Decorate as desired. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Classic Vanilla Cake

Makes: 16 servings

  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Bake: 30 mins to 35 mins 350°F
  • Stand: 30 mins

Classic Vanilla Cake

Directions

  1. Separate eggs. Allow egg whites to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes (reserve yolks for another use). Meanwhile, grease three 8×1-1/2-inch round cake pans. Line bottoms of pans with parchment paper. Grease parchment paper and lightly flour pans; set aside. In medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and 3/4 teaspoon salt; set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large mixing bowl beat butter with electric mixer on medium to high for 30 seconds. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until well combined. Add egg whites all at once; beat on medium-high 3 minutes. Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to butter mixture, beating on low after each addition just until combined (batter may look slightly curdled). Divide batter among prepared pans. (If you do not have three pans, refrigerate remaining batter until ready to use.)
  3. Bake in preheated oven 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove layers from pans. Cool thoroughly on racks.
  4. Frost with desired frosting. Store, covered, in refrigerator. Makes 16 servings.

From the Test Kitchen

*To Make Sour Milk:

Pour 2 tablespoons lemon juice or vinegar into a 2-cup glass measure; add milk to equal 2 cups. Let stand 5 minutes.

**

If you do not have three cake pans, refrigerate 1/3 of the batter while the first two layers bake.

***

To avoid crumbs in your frosting, brush cake layers with a pastry brush. After stacking cake layers, spread the sides of the cake with a thin coat of frosting. Let stand several minutes before frosting cake.

Grilled Donuts

Makes: 8 servings

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 1 min to 2 mins

Grilled Donuts

Directions

  1. Heat charcoal or gas grill to medium-low. Coat doughnuts with cooking spray. Grill doughnuts, covered, until lightly browned, 30 seconds to 1 minute per side. Watch closely to avoid burning. Serve grilled doughnuts with Mint Julep Dip and Strawberry Basil Dip.

 Guinness Float

Makes: 1 servings

  • Prep: 5 mins

Guinness Float

Directions

  1. Scoop ice cream into a tall glass. Add Irish Cream and slowly pour in beer (mixture will foam).

Garden-Theme Cupcakes

Garden-Theme Cupcakes

Directions

  1. Press and shape small balls of green, red, and orange fondant to create small carrots, radishes, and lettuce heads. If needed, “glue” pieces together with a small food safe paintbrush and warm water.
  2. Let “vegetables” harden for 1 hour.
  3. Pipe or spoon chocolate frosting on top of cupcake.
  4. Turn cupcakes upside down and gently press into dark cookie crumbs until covered.
  5. Gently press fondant vegetables into frosting in centers of cupcakes until just the top is showing.

Fudgy Football Brownies

Makes: 9 or 10 football brownies or 48 brownie rectangles

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Bake: 18 mins 350°F
  • Stand: overnight

Fudgy Football Brownies

Directions

The day before:

  1. In a medium saucepan combine butter and unsweetened chocolate. Cook and stir over low heat until melted; cool slightly. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil, extending the foil over edges of pan. Grease foil; set pan aside.
  2. Stir sugar into chocolate mixture. Add eggs, one at a time, beating with a wooden spoon after each addition just until combined. Stir in vanilla. In a small bowl stir together flour and baking soda. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture, stirring just until combined. Stir in semisweet chocolate pieces. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading evenly.
  3. Bake for 18 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Using the edges of the foil, lift brownies out of pan. Using a 3- to 4-inch football-shape or other cookie cutter, cut out brownies. (Or cut brownies into rectangles.)
  4. Spoon Creamy Vanilla Frosting into a decorating bag fitted with a small round tip. Pipe frosting onto brownies to decorate. Let stand until frosting is set.
  5. In a storage container layer brownies between sheets of waxed paper. Cover tightly and let stand at room temperature overnight.*

Tailgate day:

  1. Tote brownies in container at room temperature.

From the Test Kitchen

Serving suggestion:

To use up the brownie scraps, coarsely crumble scraps. Layer about one-third of the scraps in a 1-quart canning jar. Pipe additional frosting over brownie layer. Repeat layering two more times. If desired, top the last layer of frosting with chocolate-flavored sprinkles. Seal jar and let stand at room temperature overnight.* Tailgate day: Tote in jar at room temperature. Use a spoon to scoop out servings.

*Tip:

For longer storage, store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Creamy Vanilla Frosting

Directions

  1. In a large bowl combine shortening and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Gradually beat in 3/4 cup powdered sugar. Beat in 2 teaspoons milk. Gradually beat in 3/4 cup additional powdered sugar. If necessary, beat in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make a frosting of piping consistency.

Fudgy Makes: 16 brownies

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cool: 15 mins
  • Bake: 30 mins 350°F

Brownies

 

Fudgy Brownies

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan heat and stir butter and unsweetened chocolate over low heat until smooth; set aside to cool. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8x2-inch baking pan with foil, leaving about 1 inch of the foil extending over the ends of pan. Grease foil; set pan aside.
  2. Stir the sugar into the cooled chocolate mixture. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating with a wooden spoon just until combined. Stir in vanilla. In a small bowl stir together the flour and baking soda. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture; stir just until combined. If desired, stir in nuts. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack. If desired, spread Chocolate-Cream Cheese Frosting over cooled brownies. Remove brownies from pan, using the overlapping foil to lift brownies. Place on cutting board; cut into brownies.

Happy Father’s Day Golf Cupcake

Hit a hole in one this Father’s Day with creative cupcakes for the golfing dad. Here’s how to make them:

  1. Bake a batch of chocolate cupcakes.
  2. Use green food coloring to tint vanilla frosting. Using a pastry bag and narrow decorating tip, create thin blades of grass with upward strokes.
  3. For the cupcake topper, write a message on a new golf ball. Hot-glue the ball to a new, clean golf tee. Stick the topper in the middle of the cupcake just before surprising Dad with the treat.

Shirt-and-Tie Father’s Day Cake

Does the dad in your life put in long hours at the office? Show him your appreciation with this adorable shirt-and-tie brownie cake. Here’s how:

  1. Bake a batch of brownies (see our basic recipe, below) in a lined 13×9-inch pan; let cool.
  2. Frost the cake with Dad’s favorite frosting flavor and color (we used chocolate). Use a second frosting (we used dark chocoalte) for the collar and pocket.
  3. Draw the necktie on waxed paper. Melt chocolate chips (we used 1/2 cup of white chips) according to package directions. Using a knife, spread melted chips to fill outline; cool. Trim to shape with a sharp knife.
  4. For a striped tie, use decorating gel icing or licorice.
  5. Add candy-coated milk chocolate pieces for the collar and pocket buttons.

Start to Finish:1 hr 5 mins

Cheeseburger-Ice Cream Cake

Makes: 12 servings

  • Makes: About 42
  • Prep: 1 hr
  • Freeze: 6 hrs to 8 hrs
  • Bake: 350° according to package

 

Cheeseburger-Ice Cream Cake

Directions

  • Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions for 8-inch layers. Cool in pans for 10 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely. Very lightly brush one of the layers with water and sprinkles to resemble sesame seeds. Place layers on a tray or baking sheet and freeze until firm.
  • Meanwhile, line the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with waxed paper; set aside. Place ice cream in a large bowl and stir until softened. Spoon ice cream into prepared springform pan; spread evenly. Cover ice cream with the plastic wrap and freeze until firm.
  • For “lettuce”, place coconut in a resealable plastic bag. Add green food coloring, a few drops at a time, and mix in bag to achieve a green color; set aside. For “cheese”, roll yellow fondant to about 1/16-inch thick. Have a spatula handy to loosen the fondant periodically from your surface as you roll it. Use a pizza cutter to cut into an 8- to 9-inch square; set aside.
  • To assemble, place plain cake layer on a serving plate. Remove sides of springform pan and remove plastic wrap and waxed paper. Place on top of cake layer on plate. If necessary, trim 1/4 to 1/2 inch from the edges of ice cream layer if it hangs over too much. Top with “cheese” and “lettuce.” Add remaining cake layer, sprinkled side up. Return to freezer for at least one hour until firm.
  • If desired, serve with Pound Cake “Fries.” Makes 12 to 16 servings.

 

Grilled S’mores Father’s Day Cake

Fire up a chocolaty s’mores cake for the outdoorsy dad. Starting with frozen pound cake and finishing with toasty marshmallows, this unique Father’s Day dessert might become an annual tradition.

Creamy Vanilla Frosting

Directions

  1. In a large bowl combine shortening and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Gradually beat in 3/4 cup powdered sugar. Beat in 2 teaspoons milk. Gradually beat in 3/4 cup additional powdered sugar. If necessary, beat in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make a frosting of piping consistency.

Pound Cake “Fries”

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil; lightly coat with nonstick cooking spray. Cut pound cake into 1/4-inch thick slices, then cut each slice into 3 “fries.” Spread evenly on prepared baking sheet. Mix together sugar and cinnamon. Lightly coat pound cake with nonstick cooking spray then sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Toss carefully to coat; spread in an even layer. Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp. Cool before serving. Makes about 42.

Bacon Chocolate Bark

Bacon-loving dads will flip for this salty and sweet Father’s Day dessert, and you’ll love how easy it is to make. The trick to this decadent three-ingredient dessert is brushing the thick-cut bacon with caramel sauce before baking it.

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