Fathers Day Party Guide

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The party guide helps plan a themed Fathers Day event with ideas, tips in the food departments, creative crafts, and clever conversation chats, menus, recipes, cookies, cakes and food labels. Free printable games, puzzles, place name cards and coloring pages.


Honor Dad this Fatherís Day with a grand celebration that includes its share of fun and lively music; songs that tug at the heartstrings, while at the same time inspiring guests to want to get up and dance. Any father is sure to love this Big Daddy of a party playlist:

Isnít She Lovely? By Stevie Wonder
Dance with My Father by Luther Vandross
Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle
Watching Scotty Grow by Bobby Goldsboro
Daddyís Hands by Holly Dunn
Leader of the Band by Dan Fogelberg
My Heart Belongs to Daddy by Marilyn Monroe
Cloudbusting by Kate Bush
Daddyís Girl by Red Sovine
Daughters by John Mayer
Claire by Gilbert OíSullivan
Something Stupid by Frank and Nancy Sinatra
Get Ready, Get Set, Donít Go by Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus
Changes by Ozzie and Kelly Osbourne
Even with all the right tunes, the host still needs some Ďbig daddyí party supplies to make the party complete. These could include plastic or cloth banners in manly shades of green or gold, that could read ďHappy Fatherís DayĒ or ďHereís to You, Dad.Ē Pictures of the father of honor could serve as wall art at the party, and the table centerpiece could reflect Dadís interests, whether it comes in the form of a model ship, a paper mache football or an oversized plastic golf ball. Creative suggestion: Avoid waiting until the last minute to pick things out or pick them up, no need to add more stress. Everyone does not drink alcohol, be inclusive when planning a get-together and have a choice of drinks that include non-alcoholic opinions. When decorating a room to match a given theme or idea explore not just the horizontal space, but the vertical space as well.

Homemade party supplies for Fatherís Day will definitely show how much dad is loved and appreciated. Include various party supplies and decorations for the Fatherís Dad party. What do you get a father who has everything in the world? Those who wish to make daddy a special Fatherís Day gift consider a homemade BBQ apron. Use fabric markers on a white apron and draw something truly meaningful such as Worldís Greatest Dad and so on. Drawing handmade pictures of dad is also a thoughtful gesture.

Fatherís Day party should include a Fatherís Day banner. Use a long white sheet of paper, plenty of color and make with love. A handmade college of dad with handwritten words in the photo album will be something he cherishes for the rest of his life surely. This is a fun way to compare how dad looked in his younger days until now.

What better way to emphasize that dad is a King than by making him his very own throne in combination with other homemade party supplies? Take a simple chair of any kind and dress it up with various king related items such as a King Dad sign, crown, umbrella, beaded seat cover If lawn chair), and gold paper placed on the chair to resemble a real throne.


On June 19th 2011 it will be time to celebrate with a Fathers Day theme cake. The selection of items that go into the cake, on it and around it should all focus on the day being celebrated. A good to place to start is with the planning and design of the cake, to help out with the needed party supplies. Start with making a marble cake, optionally consider including a jelly filled layer, then add chocolate cream frosting.. Once the cake is done it is time to decorate the cake before it is presented on fathers day. Here is where the party supplies will come into play, with placing a card next to the cake. On the cake go with miniature items that he is interested, like his hobbies or family activities. These might include a pair of running shoes, or making a baseball diamond on the cake, in which case change the chocolate for a green colored frosting. Then add things from his favorite team, if there is one. Maybe baseball is not his sport of choice, it could be football, just change the design to fit the sport. In bold icing the ĎHappy Fathers Dayí should be written onto the cake.

While we, as Americans, celebrate a variety of commemorative holidays, it might not be a far stretch to declare Father's Day among the favorites of our children. Back in 1909 beginning in Spokane Washington by a girl named Sonora Smart, a bright young galís wheels were turning as she sat quietly listening to a sermon in church. The sermon was declaring the honor and respect owed to the primary caregiver of most families: ones mother on Mother's Day.

The situation of young Sonora Smart was vastly different from those of most children her age. You see, her mother had passed away which left her and her siblings to be raised by their father, William Jackson Smart. After the sermon, she brought into light her perspective and thanked her father for all of his care to her and her siblings. It is to the determination and reflection of this young lady that we have to thank for Fatherís Day.

Fatherís Day is held on the 3rd Sunday of June to resemble the birthday of William Jackson Smart. The first Fatherís Day was declared approximately one year after the Sonora had sat through that momentous sermon that brought to light her personal experience and perspective. Seeing life through the simple eyes of a child can teach many lessons.

Fatherís Day is held to show our appreciation for everything that fathers provide and sacrifice in the role of parenthood. Whether it is showing respect for the long hours at work to make ends meet or the long hours put in by the stay at home dad, the devotion and hard work it takes to bring up a family is far from an easy task. It would be fun to do a great brunch or barbeque to celebrate this day.

Up the political ladder this idea traveled beginning in New York during 1926 where a National Fatherís Day Committee was formed. Followed by recognition of a Joint Resolution in Congress in 1956 and President Nixonís national observance declaration in 1966, the dream of a little girl became something in which America now stands behind: a tribute to the fathers of America.

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Fathers Day History, Facts and Educational Resources

Add an educational twist to any birthday party, holiday celebration, or theme party.  Share the history of the Fathers Day theme to the guests.  Play some free printable educational party games.  Shhh don't tell the kids that they are learning!

The history of Fatherís Day is relatively recent. Its first celebration took place on June 5, 1908, to complement Motherís Day, and it presently honors our forefathers, as well.

The very first Fatherís Day was organized and celebrated by Mrs. Grace Golden Clayton. She wanted to recognize the lives of 210 fathers whose lives had been lost in the Monongah Mining disaster a few months before, in West Virginia. The unfortunate fate of these men took place on December 6, 1907, and there is a church called the First Fatherís Day Church, which still stands in Fairmont, West Virginia, today.

Another theory to the history of Fatherís Day is that Sonora Smart Dodd recognized that fathers needed to be celebrated just as mothers were. She had been listening to a church sermon in 1909, and she wanted people to celebrate the life of her own father, who was a Civil War veteran and had to raise a family after his wife died in childbirth. With a reverendís assistance, the first Fatherís Day occurred in 1910, and Sonoma had suggested her own fatherís birthday as the day of celebration. However, more time was needed to prepare, and the date ended up to be June 19, 1910.

It actually took many more years for the country to consider Fatherís Day as an actual day of celebration. Where Motherís Day was taken very seriously, Fatherís Day was joked about. After several attempts, by various politicians, finally in 1966 Lyndon B. Johnson issued a proclamation honoring all fathers, and he designated the third Sunday in June as being Fatherís Day from that point on. When all is said and done, favors given to those guests who were able to attend will both feel appreciated and be reminded of the day whenever they look at that favor. Use unscented candles at a dinner, because the fragrance from the candle may not mix well with the aroma of the food. When all is said and done, favors given to those guests who were able to attend will both feel appreciated and be reminded of the day whenever they look at that favor. The history of Fathers Day has different interpretations by each person, so use your own judgement. Share these facts with friends at a celebration.
The Party Supplies Hut has more free elementary educational teacher resources for Fathers Day to use in the classroom for active learning to create lesson plans with trivia questions, games and fun activities.

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