What makes celebrations so special is that we get to spend it in the company of the people we love and care about. These past few months have meant having to reconsider how we celebrate those time-honoured traditions. With Father’s Day and Graduation Day right around the corner, you may not be able to commemorate these occasions the way in which you normally would, but that doesn’t mean they’re cancelled. Instead, with a little bit of planning, you can get creative with how you celebrate. Whether you’re looking for ideas on how to have a fun-filled celebration or searching for the perfect present, here’s how to make it a day to remember.
There are many thoughtful ways to celebrate the dads in your life, even if you’re not under the same roof on Father’s Day. Figuring out how to spend quality time together is all part of the fun.
If he’s a big film buff, plan a movie night or binge-watch his favourite television show by setting up the Netflix Party app, which will let you both watch and share commentary in a chat sidebar. And don’t forget to load up on popcorn! If he’s a foodie, it’s the perfect season to fire up the grill and make a delicious meal. If you don’t live together, assemble a picnic basket with all his favourite food and drinks and arrange a porch drop-off. You can even host a virtual happy hour and send him a selection of his favourite drinks.
Now that you’ve done all the planning, it’s time for a gift. Get your dad’s grooming game on point with a skincare set – especially since it might be a struggle to keep up with his usual maintenance. For the sporty dad, add to his sneaker collection with a pair of kicks he’ll want to wear ASAP. If he’s into tech, upgrade his gadgets with a tech toy he’s sure to love.
Graduation Day is an important milestone that deserves to be celebrated, even if the traditional ceremony has been postponed or replaced with an alternative. Organize your own virtual graduation party or a celebratory lunch alongside friends using a video conferencing software like Zoom or Google Hangouts. Whip up a feast at home or support your local business by ordering takeout or doing a curbside pick-up. See all of our participating retailers available for curbside and take out here. You can also bake a celebratory cake or sweet treat for the occasion with these special tools:
No ceremony, no problem. Get crafty by decorating your front door, windows or lawn with signs and posters congratulating the class of 2020. You can even put up balloons, streamers and photo collages of your new graduate’s most cherished memories. Another option is to hold your very own graduation day photoshoot at home.
Missing the graduation speech? Luckily, there are several inspiring commencement speeches both old and new that you can find online, including from our proud Canadian stars such as Ryan Reynolds and Lily Singh.
Mark the momentous occasion with a graduation gift. Your new graduate might love a fragrance, a special piece of jewellery or a cool gadget for his or her next adventure. You can also send a congratulatory bouquet using a local flower delivery service and include a note with your well wishes.
If you’re in a rush and won’t let delivery time stop you from gifting your loved ones, you can also pickup your online or telephone orders curbside from our participating retailers or restaurants.
With some planning and creativity, you can still celebrate important occasions and milestones and make them extra special for our loved ones. It may require a few necessary adjustments, but they’ll definitely be worth it.