Celebrate dad by incorporating his favorite sport into your party.  For instance, if he likes golf, get a mini putt mat and let everyone have fun trying to get a hole in one.  If you have memories of tossing a football around with your dad, take the time to 
go and do that with him.

Before you sit down to eat, work up an appetite by playing some fun outdoor games your dad likes. Play some baseball or football, or just toss the ball around if you don't have enough players.  Same goes for basketball, play a game, or just shoot some hoops.  Volleyball, badminton, soccer, bocci, ladderball, and horseshoes are some other fun ideas.  After lunch/dinner, go for a short family stroll around the neighborhood, or visit a park if there are young kids at your party.

Where I live, the summers are especially short, so Father's Day is one of the celebrations I look most forward to hosting.  
If you choose to throw an outdoor party, be sure to have a back-up plan in case it rains.

Everyone's dad has his own unique tastes and interests, so try to incorporate them into your party - below are some suggestions.

Decorating the table for Father's Day can be fun, especially for me as we are a family full of girls.  A paisley, or a red and white checkered table cloth are festive, and while flowers might be a bit feminine, green plants make a nice centerpiece.

I like to set up a table with framed photos of the dad's in our family - try to go back as far as you can (great, great, great grandfather's).  Dig up old photos of you and your dad and write funny captions under each of them for a good laugh. 

Make a playlist of your dad's favorite music - my dad gets excited when he hears The William Tell Overture!

Scatter beer bottle caps all around the table.  You can even put a bunch of them in a 
glass bowl as a centerpiece.  Set up a beer sampling station.  Get a variety of beers from around the world and keep them in a cooler next to the station.  It's a sure bet to get guests to relax, mingle, and have fun!  Clickhere to view our top ten beer list.

Get your dad some fun barbecue gifts if you are sticking with the party theme (hot sauces and hot peppers, barbecue utensils, thermometer, and other grilling tools).  Use newspaper flyers from barbecue stores to wrap your gifts.  You can use sports pages and 
other manly sections of the newspaper as well.  

Give an experience as a gift.  Offer to take your dad golfing, the driving range, or mini putting.  Take him on a brewery or wine tour, cocktail or beer masterclass, archery lessons, shooting 
range, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, Hummer driving adventure, fishing, sky diving, hand gliding, drag  racing, horseback riding, paint balling, water skiing, sailing, the batting cages, 
flying helicopter tour, jet airline pilot or FA 18 jet fighter simulator, or Boeing 737 full flight simulator.  


Here are some of my favorite Father's Day quotes, they are great to put in a Father's Day card.

 "He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it."
Clarence Budington Kelland

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

"A father carries pictures where his money used to be."
Author Unknown

"It is much easier to become a father than to be one."
Kent Nerburn, Letters to My Son: Reflections on Becoming a Man, 1994

"Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad."
Author Unknown

"Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever."
Author Unknown

"When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years."
Mark Twain, "Old Times on the Mississippi" Atlantic Monthly, 1874

“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.” Sigmund Freud

“The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.”

“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.”
David O. McKay

“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.”
Charles Wadsworth

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

"A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child."
Knights of Pythagoras