12 Virtual Ideas for a Fantastic Father’s Day Blowout

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Written by: Aiya Rodjel

As the old saying goes, ‘any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.’ That’s why if you have a special father figure in your life, you should give him the appreciation he deserves. The same way you celebrate Mother’s day last month, you should also do the same this Father’s Day. While a lot of establishments may still be closed on the said day, you can get creative, and still have a fantastic day together.

With the ongoing rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, people will get to go out and about freely sooner than later. There is hope that families will get to celebrate holidays with a semblance of normalcy in the near future. However, for now, it would be best to stay put, and stay safe, and have your strong fiber internet connection be the way to do a blowout. There are many ways you can celebrate this special day even at the comforts and safety of your homes. Here are 12 ways you can make this Father’s Day extra special this coming June 20: 

1. Send him a liquor tasting basket.

Is your dad the type to crack a cold one open at the end of the day? You can send him a basket of his favorite beers and spirits, along with a little something to put a smile on his face. He’ll appreciate the gesture, and love the booze even more. 

Liquor Bouquets PH can even personalize your gift for you. They add snacks, coffee, balloons, and even flowers to their customized packages. They even have a money bouquet if you’re looking to give something back for all the sacrifices he’s made for you. Whatever your dad’s liquor of choice is, they surely have a lot of awesome recommendations for you to choose from. They deliver anywhere in Metro Manila, ensuring that his special package will arrive in good condition. 

2. Watch classic fatherhood movies. 

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There’s nothing like relaxing with your dad over a bunch of feel good movies. This Father’s Day, you can over the movie selections, and choose fatherhood flicks. You can even bring the cinematic experience to your home by making some popcorn, or watching the movies via a portable projector. 

The Pursuit of Happyness and Interstellar are great movies if you’re in the mood to cry together. Onward and The Lion King are awesome choices if you’re looking for a cartoon treat. Mrs. Doubtfire and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back are fun picks if you’re in the mood for something a little more old-school. The possibilities are endless. All you need is a subscription to a video-on-demand service like Netflix or Amazon Prime, and you’re ready to go. 

3. Host a Family Game Night Online over Zoom.

Even if you don’t live with your dad anymore, you can still host a family game night for you to bond. The whole family will get to join in on the fun, so no one will be left out. All you need is a smart device and strong fiber internet connection.

You can try playing Charades or Heads up through this video conference platform. You can also have a quiz night based on his favorite topics. If you do live together, you can invite your relatives all over the world to play as well. You just have to ensure that you have a strong fiber internet connection. You also need to explain the rules to everyone patiently. It can be challenging to host games in virtual space. Once you get your groove on though, it’ll be such an unforgettable experience. 

4. Take a virtual museum tour with your reliable internet.

Is your dad an enthusiast of the arts? Well, you and your dad can take a virtual tour of famous museums all over the world. The National Gallery of Art in the U.S. has two virtual exhibitions you and your dad can check out. The Van Gogh Museum also has online exhibits that you can browse together. 

If you’re looking to check out local artists, there are a lot of awesome choices as well. The National Museum lets you zoom in on famous pieces of national artists. The Ayala Museum has a lot of gorgeous artwork for you to feast your eyes on as well. From textile to paintings, sculptures to wood carvings, the choices are endless. You might even get inspired to start your own little art project together. Wouldn’t that be a great bonding experience? Again, make sure that you have a strong fiber internet connection for a seamless experience.

5. Do a virtual fitness class together.

Bond with your dad, and get in a good workout by enrolling in a virtual class together. It’s a great excuse to get your sweat on. Plus, you’ll be able to help your dad get moving as well.

You can try circuit training together via F45 Training. If spinning classes keep you pumped, you can take classes via Saddlerow. If you’re looking to slow it down a bit, you can try yoga classes at Beyond Yoga. While most fitness establishments may still be closed, a lot of them have pivoted to the new normal. Some even offer free classes if you’re looking to get in a free workout. All that matters is that you choose a fitness activity you and your dad would enjoy. 

6. Go on a virtual hike.

If your dad is passionate about the great outdoors, you can go on a virtual hike together. You’ll both get to see the beauty nature has to offer. Plus, the experience will be a totally welcome respite from the business of everyday life. 

There are a lot of gorgeous online trails on YouTube for you to choose from. Of course, you’ll need a strong fiber internet connection that is reliable so no lags will be encountered. You can also take the experience to the next level by dressing up for it. It’ll be a fun way to have an adventure together. You can cap off the day by camping out in your backyard or setting up sleeping bags in your living room. You just have to get creative, and maximize all the resources you have on hand. 

7. Bring the beach to you.

While it’s still unsafe to drive or fly to the beach, you can take the beach to you instead. You can set up an inflatable pool in your garage or backyard so you guys can swim. Dress up in your best resort wear so you can feel the beach vibes as well.

It’d be great if you can prepare mocktails and beach-friendly snacks. Grill some seafood so you can eat like you’re at the beach as well. You can also play videos of the beach to take the ambiance to the next level. Put on some beach-y music to set the mood, and relax like you’re in front of the sea. Your dad will surely appreciate the little escape right at your very home. 

8. Play vintage video games.

Boys love their toys. That’s why you should treat your dad to play video games from his era. He’ll appreciate playing his favorite games from his childhood. You’ll also get to appreciate the iconic video games of the past decades.

Even if you’re apart, you can play vintage video games like Street Fighter, Space Invaders and Super Mario Kart together. You can play them on video consoles, computers or even on your phones. It’d be great if you get the old school versions to set the nostalgic vibe. You just have to make sure your dad has all the necessary programs installed. That way, you can concentrate on having some healthy competition, and not have to worry about the technical details. 

9. Take a walk on Mars. 

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Enjoy an out-of-this world activity right in the comforts of your living room. While interplanetary exploration is not yet possible, you can take the virtual route for now. Next stop: the red planet!

On the NASA website, you and your dad can get a glimpse of what it’s like to roam around Mars. Through the free virtual experience, you get to follow the path of the Curiosity rover on Mars the way NASA scientists do it. You even get to visit several sites from the past five years of discoveries made by NASA’s Curiosity rover. It’s an educational yet adventurous way to bond with your dad. This super cool experience can be enjoyed on all desktop and mobile devices and VR/AR headsets. Isn’t that awesome?

10. Pamper dad with an at-home spa day. 

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Your dad probably works a lot, and performs a lot of physically laborious chores at home. This Father’s Day, give him a break. For now, it’s not safe to take your dad to a luxurious spa. However, you can take the spa experience to your house instead. Your dad deserves some rest and relaxation, too, of course.

You don’t even have to spend a ton to create an oasis of serenity in your home. You just need to buy aromatic diffusers, face masks, and massage oils. All of which can easily be bought online. Play some soothing spa music, and then set the relaxing vibe at home. If there are home service massages in your area, you can book an appointment for your dad as well.   

11. Enjoy a virtual concert together.

While large social gatherings such as concerts are prohibited for now, you can still enjoy some live music by watching virtual concerts together. In fact, a lot of your dad’s favorite artists probably have a lot of videos online you guys can indulge in.

To ensure that your virtual concert is hassle-free, make sure that you have a strong fiber internet connection. Also, you can subscribe to premium membership of video streaming websites such as YouTube. Alternatively, you can buy or rent concert videos of his favorite bands online. You can set the stage by mirroring the video on your smart TV. This way, you and your dad can sing along to his favorite songs on a big screen. Just remember to put your device on ‘do not disturb’ mode so there will be no interruptions to your bonding session. The last thing you want is for someone to kill your vibe because of an unimportant call or message. 

12. Cook his favorite dishes.

If your dad is the designated king of the barbecue, Father’s Day is the perfect day for him to take a break. Take over cooking duties, and prepare his favorite dishes. You can try your hand at one meal, or go all out and cook all day if you’re up for it.

Nowadays, you can purchase the best and freshest ingredients even in the comforts of your home. There are a lot of nice online stores that sell your dad’s favorite food such as steak and pasta. Even if you’re no wizard in the kitchen, you can easily search for recipes online. He’ll appreciate the fact you put in the work to feed him his favorite dishes. The not-so-secret ingredient to a delicious meal is love, after all. You’ll also get to practice your cooking skills, making this gesture a total win.

Bonus: Ensure you have a strong fiber internet connection.

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These are only some of the fantastic ways you can treat your dad this Father’s Day. Aside from being super fun, what all of these activities have in common is the need for fast and reliable internet connection. You wouldn’t want your precious bonding time to be stalled by slow internet after all.

That’s why it’s important you and your dad subscribe to an affordable home internet plan such as that of Streamtech. One of the newest fiber internet service providers in the Philippines, Streamtech is your gateway to a virtual world of fun and excitement. Streamtech offers not only fast unlimited fiber internet, it also has cable and internet bundles. This means you can enjoy fast internet and your favorite channels with Streamtech. 

Streamtech caters to key cities and municipalities in the Philippines. They also offer a lot of amazing products to take your home connectivity to the next level. You can enjoy Streamtech’s super fast internet connection wherever you are at home with the Extendifi Wifi Extender. You and your dad can also play more video games together with the Zpacks Gaming kit

With Streamtech, you and the entire family can #exceedlimits with speedy fiber internet that doesn’t break the bank. With all the expenses on your dad’s plate, he’ll surely appreciate how affordable Streamtech’s bundle plans are. Contact Streamtech today to get started. Subscribe now! You can also check out its Official Facebook Page for more details.

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