Happy Happy Friday!  Even as a teacher on Summer vacation we still get excited for the weekends.  And this Sunday is Father’s Day!  Since my family lives in Ohio I actually won’t see my dad until his visit next weekend, so we’ll celebrate then.  But I thought it’d be appropriate to share to do a Friday Favorites Father’s Day Edition on the blog today.  From gifts to recipes I got you covered on how to make a special day for Dad.

Masterbuilt Electric Smoker

Now my husband isn’t a Dad, unless being a dog dad counts (which we’re pretending it does this weekend), but the greatest gift I ever got him was this Masterbuilt Electric Smoker.  We have gotten our money’s worth and he’s only had it since December.  Tom’s smoked chicken, ribs, and pork all of which have been delicious.  We have always been master grillers so it’s been fun to learn a new method to cook our protein and I know Dad would enjoy it as well.

Masterbuilt Electric Smoker

Fitbit Alta HR

The new Fitbit Alta is slim wristband with heart rate monitor, sleep tracker, and more.  I always love gifting my dad the latest technology trends, even though it takes him almost a year to learn how to use them, hehe.

What I Love About Dad Journal

I saw this What I Love About Dad Journal on another bloggers gift guide and think it’s such an adorable idea, especially if you have young kids to fill it out.  They also have several different versions for any family member or loved one in your life.

Cook Dad a Special Meal

Growing up we always celebrated Mother’s Day with a special brunch and Father’s Day with cooking out.  I’m sure Dad loves some good BBQ food, steaks, burgers, or hot dogs.  Pair any of these with my Mediterranean Chickpea Salad.

And if your Dad is like mine and my husband, they love their desserts!  Last weekend I made these S’mores Brownies and brought them to a cookout.  A graham cracker layer, brownie layer, and topped with marshmallows, so YUM!

S'mores Brownies

Spend Time with Dad

I am all about creating memories on holidays instead of purchasing gifts.  Go for a hike, play golf or tennis together, plan a date night, do a beer or wine tasting, surprise him with concert or sporting event tickets, or plan Dad a guys day out.  The last time my Dad visited we decided to take his love of pastry to the next level and took him to get his first beignet.

Friday Favorites Fathers Day Favorites

Happy Father’s Day weekend to all the Dad’s out there.  Hope you your day is as special as you are.  Love you Dad!

Friday Favorites Father's Day Edition

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Thanks to Heather for todays Friday Favorites link up.  You can view previous Friday Favorites posts here.

What are you doing to celebrate the Dad(s) in your life this weekend?

What’s on your Father’s Day Menu?

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12 Comments on Friday Favorites Father’s Day Edition

  1. Evangeline
    June 16, 2017 at 12:54 pm (6 years ago)

    These are awesome ideas for Father’s Day. I love how personal and meaningful they are. A huge yes to “creating memories instead of purchasing gifts.” That’s so important. Hope your weekend is lovely!

    • sweetandstrong
      June 16, 2017 at 4:42 pm (6 years ago)

      I’m all about the making memories and the food, hehe.

  2. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West
    June 16, 2017 at 5:30 pm (6 years ago)

    Being a dog dad totally counts. I got my hubs a present from our dog. 🙂 Love these ideas!!

    • sweetandstrong
      June 16, 2017 at 9:32 pm (6 years ago)

      Aw that’s so sweet of you. I should have thought of that, lol.

  3. Bethany
    June 16, 2017 at 8:07 pm (6 years ago)

    I love the just cooking and hanging out with dad! I wish I didn’t live thousands of miles away from mine! I would gift him so many freezer meals =)

    • sweetandstrong
      June 16, 2017 at 9:34 pm (6 years ago)

      I feel ya, it’s so hard being away from family on holidays like this. But I’m sure your dad would appreciate just a phone call 🙂

  4. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups
    June 16, 2017 at 8:21 pm (6 years ago)

    Those brownies look amazing! ? The babies have Father’s Day presents for the hubs and I am planning give him the gift of sleeping in, plus some fun activities. Hope you have a great weekend!

    • sweetandstrong
      June 16, 2017 at 9:34 pm (6 years ago)

      Aw sounds like you planned a great day for your hubs. Happy Weekend Emily!

  5. Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy
    June 17, 2017 at 2:01 pm (6 years ago)

    I love the more sentimental memory type gifts as well – there’s so much that money can’t buy!

    • sweetandstrong
      June 18, 2017 at 9:07 pm (6 years ago)

      Totally agree, I’m looking forward to spending some time with Dad next weekend.

  6. Amanda @amanda-isms
    June 18, 2017 at 7:47 pm (6 years ago)

    these are all great ideas! We’re together for brunch and a movie and his gift is time with him at a phillies game in August! We’re all excited!

    • sweetandstrong
      June 18, 2017 at 9:08 pm (6 years ago)

      Aw a Phillies game will be so fun. Sounds like you have a great few days planned for dad =)