Papa Quiz: 9 Quick Questions to Help You Make This the Best Father’s Day Ever

Break the mold and do something for Dad that’s truly memorable to show the big guy you care.

He works hard to keep all the balls in the air, and Father’s Day can be a time to celebrate his efforts. We threw together a quick set of questions to help you come up with the perfect way to show him how important he is.

Here’s what to ask yourself in preparation of his special day:

  1. What can you take off his plate? Think of something time consuming or tedious that you can outsource for your dad. With all the labor-related services out there that only require an app and a credit card, you can make a gesture of farming that repetitive task out.
  1. What is his favorite band? Unless you are die-hard fans of live music, chances are good it’s been a long time since either of you has seen a live show. Cruise the net and see if someone amazing is playing.
  1. What’s his favorite way to relax? Does lounging by a beach do it for him, or is he happy riding his bike up a mountain? Orchestrate some extended downtime at Dad speed.
  1. What’s the one thing he needs that he would never get himself? Maybe he’s worn a hole in in his winter coat, or he could use a massage. Take a look around and spoil him, even if that means new gardening tools or a new stereo.
  1. Who does he love he hasn’t seen in a long time? Maybe Dad has a college buddy he hasn’t seen in a long time, or a relative he is missing. Would he enjoy a weekend trip to see someone he is overdue to visit?
  1. Does he go old school high-tone, or rugged outdoorsy? Could you take him on a suit-and-tie date, complete with a movie at a revival house theatre, or maybe go on a camping or fishing trip? Would he rather go to the opera or a monster truck rally? Find a way to surprise him that suits his style.
  1. What’s his favorite thing to do with the kids? If he has a go-to activity, maybe you take it up a notch. A theme park or water park? A day at the bowling lanes or mini-golf?
  1. What would inspire him? Is there something educational that would broaden his horizons, like an Ancient Egypt exhibit at a museum or a conference on robotics? If your fella is a geek, look into something in town that would get his wheels spinning.
  1. Is the thing he wants to do nothing? For some guys, just lounging around the house with the kids, throwing some chicken on the grill, and watching a favorite movie is a Father’s Day well spent. Don’t over-complicate it if he’d be happy chilling.


The men in our lives deserve a little spoiling, and with just a little brainstorming and help from the kids, you can make this Father’s Day an unforgettable treat for him. In the end, it won’t matter what you do as long as it’s stress-free and a genuine gesture of appreciation.

About Susie Almaneih

Susie Almaneih spent several years during her young adulthood teaching children dance at her church group, as well as other cultural-based activities. Susie now spends as much time as she can giving back to the families in her community. Over the years, this love for community has evolved into a deeper love for delivering positive and creative content and awareness to families of all ages.

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